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Fluff

by Steve Marino

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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.

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released 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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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?
Track Name: Six Two Four
Everyone’s here
Everyone’s out
Follow the sound
Cause everyone’s out
We’re in the mood
We’re here to move
Pulse of the room
I don’t know where else
I should be

Everyone’s here
Everyone’s out
If you ain’t here
You’re missin’ out
We’re in the mood
We’re here to move
Pulse of the room
I don’t know where else
I should be
Track Name: On the Line
Day out of love
Give my eyes
Until the end of the night
Stay on the line
Lay me down
In your dim room light

Wait, could you tell?
I’ve got nothing going on
I’m in hell
Look out for me
Alone and drunk
Down Washington street
Track Name: Green and Blue
Bent out to find someone
Maybe like you
Straining through green and blue
New in smoking light
Not sure what to do
But I’m loose enough to move

Move me
I’ll be alright

Lulled into cellar light
Sing one or two
I don’t mind to have a few
I’m there to be around
Buzzed with a view
And I’m loose enough to move

Move me
I’ll be alright
Track Name: Open Door
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Under the Table
It’s like you left me on the lawn
Wheel’s still spinning
But you’re gone
And I don’t know what pulls me inside
But I heard a call
Just a sweeter sounding offer overall

Everything to hear you hum
I exist to make you cum
But something pulls me out of Eden
Back into the room
Hanging up on where I left you
Trying not to give in too soon

Our love under the table
We don’t mind
The two of us
Just learning how to be
Set out on the tracks now
You and me
Here’s a bit of me
Before you leave
Track Name: Dehilya
What you want from me
Is anybody’s time
All you got from me is done
There’s another name
Ripe and on the vine
All the time I have is gone

Dehilya
Loved you once

All I want to feel
Is any other way
I brood useless through the day
I will choose to not
Learn from what went wrong
All the love you gave is gone

Dehilya
Loved you once
Track Name: Vat
Before you see the world
Wallow in the dark vat
Where you form your eyes
Before the fear of living
Sentenced giving glory
He just steals the light

Seeing the whole
Through anointed eyes
I gave it up before
I missed everything
Living through the flesh
To save my life
I won’t leave until
I’ve seen everything

Before you see the world
Sullen in devotion
Pray, evangelize
Let his spirit break your own
Into his service
Til you see the light

Seeing the whole
Through anointed eyes
I gave it up before
I missed everything

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