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Stef Chura announces new album, Midnight, shares “Method Man”: Stream

Produced by Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo

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Stef Chura, photo by Chloe Sells

    Detroit indie rocker Stef Chura introduced herself to the world with her 2017 debut album, Messes. Today, she has announced the follow-up, Midnight, which she worked on with the help of Car Seat Headrest mastermind Will Toledo.

    Compared to its predecessor, the forthcoming LP was written with more clarity and reflection. “I think a lot of Messes was lyrically unintelligible which was somewhat of a bummer to me,” Chura explains in a statement. “I had no self awareness that I was singing like that. With this album I wanted it to be clearer and more listenable, in a number of ways.”

    (Read: Why Car Seat Headrest Is The Indie Rock Hero We’ve Been Waiting For)

    In addition to assisting Chura in realizing her vision, Toledo left his own impression on Midnight. “This album has a depth to it and a particular sound because of Will,” she remarks.

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    To tease the new album, Chura has unleashed “Method Man”. A clamorous, high-energy jam, the single sounds like Karen O fronting a grunge-leaning art-rock band from Seattle. This is all to say that it will rock your face off and should be promptly added to playlists like our own New Sounds mix.

    Take a listen below.

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    Midnight arrives June 7th through Saddle Creek. Find the artwork and full tracklist below.

    Midnight Artwork:

    stef chura midnight artwork album

    Midnight Tracklist:
    01. All I Do is Lie
    02. Scream
    03. Degrees
    04. Method Man
    05. Trumbull
    06. Jumpin’ Jack
    07. Sincerely Yours
    08. 3D Girl
    09. Sweet Sweet Midnight
    10. Love Song
    11. They’ll Never
    12. Eyes Without a Face

    In support, Chura will spend most of the spring and summer touring across the US.

    Stef Chura 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/12-14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 2019
    03/16 – Hot Springs, AR @ Valley of the Vapors
    03/17 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
    04/23 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
    07/05 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    07/06 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    07/07 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
    07/08 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
    07/09 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    07/10 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
    07/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    07/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
    07/15 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
    07/16 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
    07/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    07/20 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite
    07/21 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    07/22 – Dallas, TX @ Regal Room
    07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    07/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sodabar
    07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
    07/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
    07/30 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    07/31 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    08/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    08/02 – Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Lounge
    08/03 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    08/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    08/06 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    08/07 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb
    08/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
    08/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Backroom at Colectivo

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    To pick up Messes and Chura’s other vinyl releases, head over here.

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