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Fluff

by Steve Marino

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    releases May 24, 2019

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Steve Marino's "debut" album 'Fluff' on a limited pressing (of 200) coke bottle green vinyl. There's a song on the album called "Green and Blue", and green looks better with the album art (in my opinion). That's the back story on that big decision.

    International friends - we're so sorry that shipping prices are so high! We recommend you reach out to your local record store and have them grab a copy for you. Postage rates are insane right now.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fluff. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 24, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 23, 2019

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Steve Marino's "debut" album 'Fluff' on classic black vinyl.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fluff. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 24, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 23, 2019

      $17.99 USD

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Steve Marino's "debut" album 'Fluff' on CD, in heavyweight 2-panel wallet.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fluff. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 24, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 23, 2019

      $10.99 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Steve Marino's "debut" album 'Fluff' on limited-edition green tint cassette tape.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fluff. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 24, 2019
    item ships out on or around May 23, 2019

      $5.99 USD or more 

     

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04:01 video
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Six Two Four
3.
On the Line
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Green and Blue
5.
Open Door
6.
Under the Table
7.
Dehilya
8.
Vat

about

Over the last decade Steve Marino has recorded multiple solo albums (as Moor Hound), been in countless bands, and toured the country consistently, but his newest full-length, 'Fluff', is the first collection of songs he's released in his own name. In that sense it's his "debut" album.

One might expect such a transition, from the artifice of a band name to the intimacy of one's given name, to be born of some newfound, inward focus. It makes sense; it's a story of an artist going back to basics, getting real. It's also not what happened.

'Fluff' is an album about home, and one's place in it, love, and intimacy, and it's the result of Steve marrying his direct, honest songwriting with a deeply collaborative process. He developed the record with fellow Bloomington, Indiana resident, and standout producer Ben Lumsdaine (Kevin Krauter, Major Murphy, Juan Solorzano) and together they open up the songs, giving them tangible depth.

The title track, "Fluff", with its precise drums, layered guitars, and visceral, emotive vocals, captures the power of this collaboration. It's a song that is delicate, yet driving, lyrically opaque, yet emotionally direct. It is, like the rest of the album, in perfect balance.

credits

releases May 24, 2019

Recorded in summer 2018 at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN
Additional recording done at Magnetic South in Bloomington, IN

Recorded, produced and mixed by Ben Lumsdaine at Russian Recording
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music

Strings performed and recorded by Diederik van Wassenaer

Layout by David Woodruff

Mural by Judah Mergl

Thanks to Mark Edlin, Zac Canale, Judah Mergl, Alex Swartzentruber, Stone Irr

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Steve Marino Bloomington, Indiana

Over the last decade Steve Marino has recorded multiple solo albums (as Moor Hound), been in countless bands, and toured the country consistently, but his newest full-length, 'Fluff', is the first collection of songs he's released in his own name. In that sense it's his "debut" album. ... more

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Track Name: Fluff
This ain't over
Til the fluff is gone
Turn it over
There’s another part

Rolling over
On my mother’s floor
I trade lonely
For an open door

Did I mean to
Put holes in your arm?
I still need you
Is your love now gone?

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