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Festooned!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

While Scranton based psychedelic rock wunderkinds, The SW!MS, may be taking a little time off to regroup, we’ve teamed up with founding member Brian to bring you some free unreleased holiday SW!MS music. First up, is a free download of the group playing 2007’s Summersteps Records’ Holiday bash in acoustic mode. Grab it here.

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Tracklisting:
1. Take A Dip
2. Blood In The Lanai
3. That’s What You Get
4. Depth Charge
5. Pile Of Features
6. EV-9D9
7. Truffleberry Wine
8. Sara Jean
9. 93 Spurs
10. Jack In The Box (De Spys Cover)
11. Festooned
12. Center Eye

…and while we’re in the giving spirit, here’s a free download of the now out of print SW!MS release on Summersteps Handmade, Festooned – A Pile of Christmas’s. Download it here and have a merry one!

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Tracklisting:

1. Festooned
2. I Know What Donnie Jeffcoat Is Gettin’
3. Silver Bells
4. Christmas Sweater
5. Cheerkick
6. Placenta of Christ
7. Jingle-Jangle

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The Dan Aykroyd Compilation

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Summersteps Records is proud to announce our latest release, The Dan Aykroyd Compilation. A semi-concept record & homage to one of our favorite “not ready for prime time” players, the album will be available in a limited edition run of 100 cassettes (access to a free mp3 download will be included). We are accepting pre-orders now and the official release date is 12/19. Tapes are $3 postpaid.

Tracklisting:
1. Ode to Mr. Aykroyd – Maryl-lyn Cooper
2. Mr Thickdick and Mr Urinal Cake – The SW!MS
3. The Unidentified Flying Ballad of Daniel – The Cult of James
4. Dan Aykroyd Fight Tape – These Elk Forever
5. Retired Ghost Hunter – Kid Icarus
6. Neighbors – Tigers Jaw
7. Spies Like Us – amasa
8. Ray Toy – Fulmarine Petrels
9. Magic – Das Black Milk
10. Ghosts of Your Past – My Dad Is A Dinosaur
11. Hittin’ on Dana – Girls Galore

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13th Anniversary Show

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Summersteps Interview part 2

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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Here is the second part of my interview with Jason Dean who runs the vinyl appreciation blog 7 Inches Everyday. Check it out here.

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Summersteps Interview part 1

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

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I took some time with Jason Dean who runs the vinyl appreciation blog 7 Inches Everyday. Check out the first part of the interview here.

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Local Band Feel

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Saturday, July 11th Kid Icarus & friends at The Bog in lovely Scranton, PA.

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Everything Here Is Free

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Summersteps co-founder, Cassie Rose Kobeski is having a rare exhibition of her artwork.

“everything here is free”
paintings, drawings, and installations of
cassie rose kobeski and terra steele
AFA gallery
opening reception: friday, june 5th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
artist’s talk: 5:30 PM

june 4th to june 27th
AFA Gallery
514 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
www.artistsforart.com
570.969.1040

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Suetta LP Olympic Stain (1994 – 1996)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Summersteps is very proud to present a special LP of the heretofore unknown group known as Suetta. This collection of demos and home recordings committed to tape back in the mid-90s collect the best of the groups’ output. Lost noisy indie rock chestnuts that recall the sound of their era’s peers and influences while forging a shaky, endearing and unique sound of their own. The album will be available in a very limited handnumbered edition and will feature 4 different covers each representing one of the members of the band. (Top L to R; Eric and Ted & Bottom L to R; Kenny and Jason)

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Suetta features future members of Kid Icarus, amasa and Youth Aflame (The Choppers). We are no longer accepting orders, it’s sold out.

Suetta playing live sometime in 1995.

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The Marshmallow Staircase’s Red Giant on iTunes

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Do it!

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The Marshmallow Staircase - Red Giant

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Drink Absinthe w/ Kid Icarus

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

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This will be a rare full band acoustic set in a real absinthe bar. There will be lots of new tracks and few re-workings of chestnuts from the vast icarus catalog.

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