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 Art of Forgetting” filmed by AllSaints for their Basement Sessions series.
Connecticut’s The Stepkids are a trio of songwriters/vocalists, consisting of Jeff Gitelman (guitar), Tim Walsh (drums) and Dan Edinberg (bass and keyboards). Before this project – fusion of jazz, 1960s folk and soul, combined with 20th century classical – the members performed as the touring backing group for a number of high-profile R&B and rap soloists, including Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill and Pharoahe Monch.
The Stepkids signed to Stones Throw in early 2011, playing the label’s showcase at SXSW that spring. After releasing two 12” singles, ‘Legend in My Own Mind’ and ‘Shadows on Behalf’, the trio went on to release their self-titled debut album in September 2011, a live-sounding conglomeration of psychedelic funk and neo-soul, recorded straight to analog tape.
We took this one back to the original basement under our East London store, and got down and dirty for this very special performance.
Artist page: THE STEPKIDS