Steve Marino
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album

Fluff

Release Date
May 24, 2019
Catalog number
DAR023
tracklist
1
Fluff
Fluff
04:01
2
Six Two Four
Six Two Four
03:50
3
On the Line
On the Line
02:22
4
Green and Blue
Green and Blue
03:54
5
Open Door
Open Door
02:58
6
Under the Table
Under the Table
02:17
7
Dehilya
Dehilya
03:24
8
Vat
Vat
05:30
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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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