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.”
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.
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.
Midnight arrives June 7th through Saddle Creek. Find the artwork and full tracklist below.
01. All I Do is Lie
04. Method Man
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
To pick up Messes and Chura’s other vinyl releases, head over here.