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by Stone Irr

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    We're only pressing 200 copies of Stone's new album on Bright Yellow vinyl. It's super limited, so don't wait!

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    Stone Irr's new album 'Performance' on classic black vinyl.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Stone Irr's second album 'Performance' on CD, in a 4-panel wallet.

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Stone Irr's new album 'Performance' on a yellow tint cassette. Limited pressing of 100!

    Includes digital pre-order of Performance. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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1.
Nosedive
2.
3.
Fine With Me
4.
I Don't
5.
Calm
6.
Storyline
7.
Move
8.
Cheer Up
9.
Incessant
10.
Lift Your Shirt

about

Stone Irr’s new, second album 'Performance' is equal parts heart-on-the-sleeve Midwestern indie and warm, West Coast pop, reflecting the artist's Indiana upbringing and recent move to Los Angeles.

Stone's growth as an artist, songwriter, and arranger since his 2017 debut album 'Sinner' is obvious on the standout track "All We Want Anymore." The song features a bright, Beatles-like melodic structure and a cascading finale of strings and horns that pushes Stone's voice deep into the mix.

That voice, often multi-tracked with layers of harmonies, is Stone Irr's defining quality. It floats through the record, at times whispered and ethereal and at others gritty and broken, reminiscent of Thom Yorke, Jessica Pratt, Jens Lekman, and Sufjan Stevens.

Lyrically, Stone meditates on "performance" as the relationship between observer and observed. This metaphor allows him to explore the modern experience of hyper-connected isolation caused by "sharing your life on the screen" (Nose Dive), and the delicate nature of self knowledge ("I'm more selfish than I thought", Cheer Up).

'Performance' also features essential, thoughtful production and beautiful performances from Mark Edlin and Ben Lumsdaine (Kevin Krauter, Major Murphy, Steve Marino) and album art by William Schaff (Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia).

credits

releases September 10, 2019

All songs written and performed by Stone Irr
Produced and Mixed by Ben Lumsdaine
Co-produced by Mark Edlin and Stone Irr
Engineered by Ben Lumsdaine and Mark Edlin
Additional engineering by Stone Irr
Mastered by Mike Bridavsky

Recorded at Primary Sound Studios
Mixed at Russian Recording

Mark Edlin: drums on Nosedive, All That We Want Anymore, Move, Calm, Storyline, Fine With Me, Incessant

Ben Lumsdaine: drums on I Don't, bass on Storyline, organ on Nosedive, Cheer Up, tac piano on Storyline, additional guitar on Incessant, Lift Your Shirt, aux percussion

Yoed Nir: strings on Cheer Up, All That We Want Anymore, Calm

Brennan Johns: brass and horns on Storyline, All That We Want Anymore
Molly Pope: organ on I Don’t

Horn and brass performance and arrangement by Brennan Johns
Horns and Brass recorded at Butter Music + Sound

String performance/cello & string arrangement by Yoed Nir.
Strings recorded at Yoed Nir's Studios.

Thanks to Mike Adams, Zac Canale, Steve Marino, Mark Edlin, Joey Wańczyk, Nick Faidley, Jack Andrews, my Butter family, Mom and Dad

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Stone Irr Los Angeles, California

Stone Irr is the product of a special kind of Midwestern religious folk. Just start with the name: what seems like an obvious pun was, in fact, an honest mistake, and as soon as Stone's parents found out, they offered to take him to the Lafayette, Indiana courthouse and change it. He was already in middle school. True story. ... more

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Track Name: All We Want Anymore
What if I sing a song
Only for me
The only tune I sing
To provide some ease
Lately

You said you wanted to see
Me with no emotion
Foul mouth opens up
Every word you break my little heart

It’s all right now
I’m blind with optimism
In my musical world

It’s all that we want anymore
A melody to drown our sorrows

Do I think I'm better since I woke up with someone new
The face familiar in augmentation but who isn't you
It's so funny that you ask if I have a new person in my life
on your birthday

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