Thursday, March 7, 2019

Stef Chura - "Method Man"

Photo by Choe Sells
We were both huge fans of Stef Chura's debut album Messes. It had this great 90's inspired alt rock feel. She's about to release a follow up, and the first single, "Method Man," is available to listen to. "Method Man," is still 90's alt rock inspired, but while Messes was the bouncier side of 90's alt rock, "Method Man is decidedly harder, noisier, and more disjointed in the best possible way. It still has it's bouncy upbeat feel, but it's far thrashier and has some moments that dabble into the experimental side of grunge. Chura says about the song:

A long time ago I was pondering the literal words "Method Man” while listening to Wu-Tang. There was a person in my life that I had a confusing array of emotions for, sometimes I was in love with him, I admired and looked up to him, I thought of him as superior to me. He was older than me and I was a teenager. At that age I experienced a titanic amount of anxiety that usually expressed itself as silence. 
This song was born out of a total frustration regarding a man who seemed "methodical" to me. He was literate. He waxed poetic. Almost do I say this…that you wanted to be condescending to you? As long as they were talking to you. He drank a lot of energy drinks and had this overall outlook that no one understood him. That he was in on some kind of cosmic secret that I couldn't get. He smoked so many cigs it stained his fingers yellow. 
He was always talking, and I was so enamored with this person. I was always nervous to reply. He would go on and on for hours. He sometimes would look at me and be like "oh maybe you won't get this.... maybe you don't get this." I was too terrified to say much. 

You can listen to "Method Man" below. Midnight, the new album from Stef Chura, will be out June 7 on Saddle Creek. You can pre-order your copy here. For more on Stef Chura, check out her website. Tour dates are below the song.

Tue. March 12 - Austin, TX @ Beerland - Tiger Bomb Promo (SXSW)
Wed. March 13 - Austin, TX @ @ Barracuda  - GCT Showcase (SXSW)
Thu. March 14 - Austin, TX @ Container Bar - Dr. Martens (SXSW)
Thu. March 14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall - The Grey Estates (SXSW)
Fri. March 15 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies - Ad Hoc Free For All (SXSW)
Sat. March 16 - Hot Springs, AR @ Valley of the Vapors
Sun. March 17 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Tue. April 23 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig

 Fri. July 5 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. July 6 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Sun. July 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Mon. July 8 - Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
Tue. July 9 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri. July 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Sat. July 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Mon. July 15 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Tue. July 16 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Wed. July 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. July 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Sat. July 20 - Houston, TX @ The Satellite
Sun. July 21 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. July 22 - Dallas, TX @ Regal Room
Thu. July 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Fri. July 26 - San Diego, CA @ Sodabar
Sat. July 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
Sun. July 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
Tue. July 30 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Wed. July 31 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Thu. Aug. 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Fri. Aug. 2 - Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Lounge
Sat. Aug. 3 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Mon. Aug. 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Tue. Aug. 6 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed. Aug. 7 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb
Fri. Aug. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat. Aug. 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Backroom at Colectivo

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