The Stepkids

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Albums: The Stepkids (2011), Troubadour (2013) The Stepkids formed in 2009 after playing in bands and as sidemen for other musicians for years. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh—came together to “really get back to the nucleus of why we play...

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The Stepkids - Wanderers

Recording artists approach their work from many different perspectives, thinking about what might work in a live setting, or with their friends or a particular... Read More

The Stepkids - Insecure Troubadour (video)

The Stepkids tell a story with their latest video "Insecure Troubadour" directed and produced by Green Ink. The band has some exciting things in the... Read More

Jeff Gitelman (Stepkids) and Stevie Wonder

The Stepkids' Jeff Gitelman played guitar with the legendary Stevie Wonder at the 45th NAACP Image Awards this weekend. The Stepkids latest album Troubadour was... Read More

video: The Stepkids - Art of Forgetting

Here's a new clip for "Art of Forgetting" from The Stepkids' 2013 album Troubador. This was directed with original animation by Georgia, and camera by... Read More

Pyramid Vritra x The Stepkids "Bitter Bug"

Check out Stones Throw's newest artist Pyramid Vritra's remix of The Stepkids' "Bitter Bug." The original version is taken from their album Troubadour, released earlier... Read More

video: The Stepkids - Sweet Salvation live in studio

THE STEPKIDS - EUROPE TOUR - OCTOBER 2013 Oct 9: Frankfurt @ Das Bett Oct 10: Vienna @ Fania Live Oct 11: Cologne @ Club... Read More

Watch: The Stepkids - "Moving Pictures"

The Stepkids just released a new video for “Moving Pictures,” the latest track from their sophomore album Troubadour. The video stars comedian Kyle Mooney, who... Read More

Album Preview: Troubadour by The Stepkids

In the store | The Stepkids - Troubadour A week ahead of the September 10th release date, is hosting a listening of The Stepkids... Read More

The Stepkids "The Lottery" 12-inch vinyl

In the store | The Stepkids - The Lottery EP Two tracks from the forthcoming album Troubadour plus instrumentals.  Props to Potholes: "The sonic palate... Read More

Next Collective x The Stepkids "Wonderfox"

Here's a cool cover of The Stepkids track "Wonderfox" by the NEXT Collective - a jazz group whose members include folks like Matt Stevens, Ben... Read More

The Stepkids - Lottery (Video)

Here's The Stepkids video for their new track "The Lottery," from the forthcoming album Troubadour. The 'Kids have been forging their own path in video,... Read More

The Stepkids - Troubadour - Coming September 10

In the store | The Stepkids - Troubador The Stepkids new album Troubadour. 10 tracks, released September 10th, 2013. Listen to the single "The Lottery"... Read More

The Stepkids "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk cover)

The Stepkids do what they want. Today, they want to Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams & Nile Rogers. A couple weeks ago they did their own... Read More

The Stepkids "Suit and Tie" Justin Timberlake cover (Video)

"Suit & Tie" by Justin Timberlake - jazz lounge cover by The Stepkids. The band is finishing their new album Troubadour, for release on Stones... Read More

Stepkids in Red Bull Studio: The Art of Forgetting

The Stepkids perform "The Art of Forgetting" from their upcoming album Troubadour for the newest installment of In The Red Bull Studio. And below, the... Read More

The Stepkids - All Saints Basement Sessions

The Stepkids are working a new album, Troubador, which we expect to release this summer for fall. Here's one of the new tracks called "The... Read More

The Stepkids - Legend Remix feat Krondon and Percee

Krondon & Percee P join The Stepkids on a remix of their track "Legend in My Own Mind" by Dave the Producer. Download MP3 |... Read More

The Stepkids - Sweet Salvation - YACHT Remix

Download MP3 | The Stepkids - Sweet Salvation (YACHT Remix) Props to YACHT for this Stepkids remix - it's the title track from their new... Read More

The Stepkids - Sweet Salvation - Video

"Sweet Salvation" is the first single off The Stepkids forthcoming album Troubadour (coming 2013), and the title of their new 4-track 12-inch, Sweet Salvation EP.... Read More

The Stepkids: RBMA Mixtape

The Stepkids did an interview with Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) for their "headphones highlights" show when they were in Berlin - you can listen... Read More

Checking in with The Stepkids

Another great remix of The Stepkids track "Suburban Dream" - this one from Justin Robertson. The Stepkids are about to begin a few dates in... Read More

The Stepkids - Summer/Fall 2012 tour dates with Mates of State and Kimbra

For updates check EUROPE SHOWS (SOLO) Aug 30 Basel, Switzerland - Stadtmuzik Festival Sep 1 Oxford, UK - End of the Road Festival Sep... Read More

The Stepkids 500 Miles High

The Stepkids do their version of "500 Miles High" by Chick Corea and Return to Forever. WEST COAST TOUR WITH MATES OF STATE 28 Jun:... Read More

The Stepkids: Van Jam #1 - Video

The Stepkids are wrapping up a tour of the middle of the U.S. with Mayer Hawthorne before doing some live dates with Mates of State... Read More

The Stepkids remix Bruce Haack, announce west coast tour dates

Download MP3: Bruce Haack - National Anthem to the Moon (Stepkids Remix) The Stepkids remix of Bruce Haack's National Anthem to the Moon is one... Read More

Mayer Hawthorne and The Stepkids: U.S. tour dates, Spring 2012

Mayer Hawthorne & The County and The Stepkids kick off their U.S. tour tonight in NYC at Webster Hall.  Scroll down for a clip we... Read More

The Stepkids, Pharoahe Monch and Homeboy Sandman - Suburban Dream Remix (MP3)

On the eve of The Stepkids US tour with Mayer Hawthorne, we're releasing a new track "Suburban Dream (Union Remix)" featuring MC's Homeboy Sandman &... Read More

The Stepkids: Shadows on Behalf video, tour with Mayer Hawthorne

Here's the premiere of the "Shadows on Behalf" video by The Stepkids. We're also pleased to announce the band will go on tour with Mayer... Read More

The Stepkids live session on Daytrotter

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, published by on January 16, 2012. PLAY LIVE SESSION at Surely, you're familiar with those... Read More

The Stepkids Live in Tokyo (Streaming)

The Stepkids recently performed for the first time in Japan, at Tokyo's Unit Club with PB Wolf.  Red Bull Music Academy how has the show... Read More

The Stepkids - Suburban Dream (Official Video)

Directed and animated by Chris King, taken from The Stepkids debut, self-titled album. THE STEPKIDS ON TOUR: EUROPE Thursday, Nov. 24 - Paris, France -... Read More

The Stepkids: Legend In My Own Mind (Video)

The Stepkids “Legend In My Own Mind” from their debut album The Stepkids. Video – Album – The Stepkids Download MP3 – Legend In... Read More

The Stepkids

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS (SELF TITLED) CD/LP with bonus postcard 45. We've been waiting all year to release this record, and here it is.... Read More

The Stepkids Postcard 45

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS - THE STEPKIDS (ALBUM) THE STEPKIDS - BITTER BUG (POSTCARD 45) Web orders of The Stepkids album on CD or... Read More

Horror Mixtape: The Stepkids

Written and published by, September 15, 2011 EXCLUSIVE HORROR-THEMED MIX FROM THE CONNECTICUT PSYCH-FUNK MARVELS: Connecticut’s suave psych practitioners The Stepkids have gifted The... Read More

Video: The Stepkids - Shadows on Behalf (Wilcox Sessions)

The Stepkids debut album drops September 27 Read More

Stepkids and Peanut Butter Wolf: Japan Tour, Stussy T-shirt and postcard 45

The Stepkids and Peanut Butter Wolf will visit Japan in early November for two shows. Stussy, who is presenting the tour, will also release a... Read More

The Stepkids: Legend In My Own Mind 12" single

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS - LEGEND IN MY OWN MIND 12" The Stepkids second 12" single, another limited edition single, this time with white... Read More

The Stepkids: Direct to Disc LP, video and US tour

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS DIRECT TO DISC Limited edition single LP, recorded live, directly to vinyl. Two announcements for The Stepkids today: Fall 2011... Read More

The Stepkids + The Horrors, North America Tour, September 2011

The Stepkids tour North America this fall with UK's The Horrors. Their self-titled album The Stepkids will be released September 27. THE STEPKIDS & THE... Read More

The Stepkids - Wonderfox (Video)

COMING SEPTEMBER 27: THE STEPKIDS (SELF TITLED) CD/LP/Digital Wonderfox is an album track from The Stepkids debut, coming September 27 this year. Directed by Henry... Read More

The Stepkids - Shadows on Behalf - Limited 12" Vinyl

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS - SHADOWS ON BEHALF/LA LA We now have copies of The Stepkids debut 12", pressed on multi-colored, semi-translucent vinyl. This... Read More

Village Voice: Stepkids Throw A Startling Psych-R&B Dance Party At Mercury Lounge

Live show review by Max Willens published in Village Voice, March 11, 2011 The Stepkids at Mercury Lounge, Thursday, March 10 Better Than: Being dry.... Read More

Friday 2/11: The Stepkids at Freak City, Hollywood

L.A. Record Presents Stones Throw artists The Stepkids performing live in Hollywood this Friday, February 11th, at Freak City. THE STEPKIDS - LIVE PB WOLF... Read More

The Stepkids: Free live show, Fullerton CA 2/10

If you're anywhere near Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton CA this Thursday night, join us for a free show with new Stones Throw artists The Stepkids.... Read More

The Stepkids - Shadows on Behalf

IN THE STORE: THE STEPKIDS - SHADOWS ON BEHALF/LA LA The Stepkids are the first of several new Stones Throw artists to be announced in... Read More

The Stepkids

Albums: The Stepkids (2011), Troubadour (2013) The Stepkids formed in 2009 after playing in bands and as sidemen for other musicians for years. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh—came together to “really get back to the nucleus of why we play music to begin with, to go back to the art,” notes Gitelman. The resulting music is a gleeful blend of classic jazz, R&B, funk, 70s pop rock and countless other genres and styles to create a uniquely personal brand of modern psychedelic soul. The Bridgeport, Connecticut-based trio’s one-of-a-kind sound is the result of the creative and instrumental alchemy that occurs whenever they get together, opting to record on a reel-to-reel versus recording songs using loops and samples like many of their contemporaries. “It’s amazing what a human being can do when reacting to another human being,” Gitelman explains. “When you play a song all the way through together, you never play it the same way twice, and that’s the stuff that really excites us. We’re able to come up with humanistic approaches that no machine will ever be able to do.” The world got to first hear The Stepkids through their self-titled debut, released on Stones Throw Records in the fall of 2011. The album led to extensive tours of North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, which included stints supporting Kimbra, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Mates of State and The Horrors. “We started to tour really hard as a band right after our first record and we haven’t really stopped since,” says Edinberg. “Along the way, there have been times where we’ve had to ask ourselves, ‘Are we musicians? Are we businessmen? Or are we both?’” Out of those questions rises Troubadour, the band’s second album, released on Stones Throw in 2013. From the opening “Memoirs of Grey” through the closing “The Art of Forgetting,” Troubadour follows the travels and travails of the titular character as he grapples with love, life on the road, and the commercial requirements of the music biz. “The album’s kind of autobiographical,” explains Edinberg. “The troubadour character represents an extremity of who we really are.” “Though honestly,” adds Walsh, “It’s a character anyone can find themselves in.” The band also strives to extend creativity to the concert stage. From early on, they’ve utilized kaleidoscopic projections to enhance their music and turn their sets into fully immersive experiences for their audience. But there, too, the band is evolving. “We’ve actually started to do acoustic performances and acoustic videos, broken-down stuff without any production,” says Gitleman. “We’re trying to expand the brand and do more psychedelic stuff, but also more of the revealing, conventional type of performances.” “We thought our fans would want to be able to focus on what we’re actually playing and who’s actually singing,” adds Edinberg. “We’re all for that, too. We like a healthy mix.”