Listening to Positive Force, the latest release from Delicate Steve, is like getting lost in a delicious late summer afternoon full of warm, golden sunshine and giant leafy trees. The release, which is Delicate Steve‘s a.k.a. New Jersey songwriter Steve Marion’s second full length album, is set to hit stores on July 10.
Like the 2011 debut Wondervisions, Delicate Steve‘s sophomore album will be released on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Records. And where Wondervisions came on like a whisper; Positive Force is more like a bang! I’m not kidding when I say I want this album to be not only the soundtrack of my summer (its ideal season) but possibly of my life. It is a musical interpretation of the beauty and immortality of youth. It makes you smile from the first note to the last, and oh yeah, maybe do some epic air guitar.
In the spirit of seizing every exciting moment of life, Delicate Steve and Luaka Bop have partnered with the WWMTH Creative Lab to scatter “public listening installations” across Brooklyn and Manhattan. At each of the 10 stations, you can plug in a pair of headphones and hear a track from Delicate Steve’s upcoming album. All you need is this map of New York, complete with the hours and locations of each of the tracks, and a lot of time to kill (it’s totally worth it). But you better hurry and plan your audio scavenger hunt because the installations will only be in place from May 31-June 3! If you snooze, you don’t lose, but you will have to wait until July 10th for the album’s regularly scheduled release.