Steve Poltz has a record coming out on January 22 (actually two) and none of these brand new songs will be on it. These have appeared on Steve Poltz blog the last couple of months and they are quirky and real, done in one take and off the cuff, and sometimes silly. “Greeny” is particularly silly, as it’s about the guy’s dead travel bag for Christ’s sake! But there are real moments of insight as well. Take “Some Things About Me” which is a litany of characteristics that seem pretty autobiographical (“I use humor as a crutch”, “I’ll sell you a song”, “I act really glad even though I’m really sad sometimes”).
Steve will be hitting the Midwest in February and I’ll have an update, hopefully with some music from the new records, then.
Bonus back catalog tracks:
Video of “Streetfighter’s Face” from Steve’s upcoming record Travelling:
“You Remind Me” live at Tiki in Halifax (yes it’s the song from that Jeep commercial):