Ears Wide Open: Steffaloo


Steffaloo has been a frequent collaborator for most of her career. Her recent ones that have made the rounds on the blogosphere include hazy electronic tunes with Blackbird Blackbird and Sun Glitters. However, Steffaloo, aka Steph Thompson, has also accrued a good number of short EPs and one album titled “Meet Me In Montauk” where her delicate, ethereal vocals have had more room to flow and build in simple guitar, ukulele or keyboard arrangements rather than drown in chillwave beats. Her latest song, “The Red Runs Free,” displays Steffaloo’s strengths the best yet with her looped vocals creating harmonies that recall the purity of stripped-down Feist tunes. The foundation of Steffaloo’s songwriting springs from the concept of minimalism, and for now the clarity of her catalog is ringing quite nice.

||| Download: “The Red Runs Free” in exchange for your e-mail address over at her Bandcamp page.


||| Also: Check out her cover of Justin Timberlake’s “My Love.”

||| Live: Steffaloo plays Saturday at the Bootleg Theater with Correatown, Saint Sea Hat and Nick Macedo.

Photo by Parker Ehret