Steven Lambke's album, Dark Blue. Available here on standard vinyl.
Dark Blue is a celebration of ritual, a series of creation myths, a document of disruption, an attack on colonialism, a lament for environmental ruin, and evidence of endurance and transcendence. It is a product of this time. Dark Blue marks the 10 th anniversary of You’ve Changed Records, the label co-founded in 2009 by Steven Lambke and Daniel Romano. It’s a long overdue collaboration between these independent and prolific artists, as Romano brings the full array of his multi-instrumental skill and production talents to Lambke’s songs. Built out of a visceral swirl of narrative images, Dark Blue combines evocative poetry with a loose, confident energy, and guitar work reminiscent of Lambke’s long career with indie legends The Constantines (Sub Pop Records). Dark Blue is as intimate as a prophecy, as resonant as a revelation.