Delicate Steve's second album, Positive Force, is out July 10 on Luaka Bop and you can download two tracks from the album at the top of this post. If you'd like to hear more, Delicate Steve has devised a sort of scavenger hunt, installing playbutton devices in ten locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, each containing one of Positive Force's tracks. The two-borrough musical installation is up now (5/31) through June 3. Locations of all ten tracks are below -- it's supposed to be a nice weekend, might be a fun thing to do. If you do decide to try and find them, bring your own headphones which you can plug into the playbutton devices.
In other news, Delicate Steve is currently on tour with tUnE-yArDs which hits Terminal 5 on Friday (6/1) with Micachu & the Shapes on the bill for that one as well. Once that tour wraps up, Steve will join Yeasayer on the road before doing his own headlining shows on the West Coast. All Delicate Steve tour dates are below.
Delicate Steve -- Positive Force Installation Locations:
EAST RIVER PROMENADE
Address: East River Promenade on East 10th street.
Button Location: FDR Pedestrian Overpass on 10th street and then walk straight towards the water. Button lives on the first bench on the left.
CREATIVE LITTLE GARDEN
Address: 6th street between Avenues A & B
Button Location: The button will be attached to the swinging iron bench in front of the yellow, ivy-covered wall fixture.
Hours: Roughly 11am-6pm
Address: Prospect Park, Brooklyn (near Propect Park stop on B,Q,S)
Button location: Nethermead Arches, the bridge by The Boathouse
Hours: 5am - 1am
N 6th STREET/NORTH WILLIAMSBURG FERRY STOP
Address: North 5th Street & Kent Avenue
Button location: At the end of the pier, straight down from North 5th Street.
Hours: 9am - dusk
Address: Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan NY
Button location: Coming from Manhattan, at the end of the walkway where the walk and bike paths split to each side.
GRAND FERRY PARK
Address: Grand Street at River Street, Brooklyn
Button location: On the bench furthest south closest to the water
Ferris St. between Coffey St. and Van Dyke St. Red Hook Brooklyn
Button Location: Two thirds of the way down the pier on the left hand side the button is anchored on the top of a railing.
THE MORRIS TRUCK
Various Locations / Hours
Home to the 'Delicate Steve' sandwhich so named for 'Delicate' Steve Marion, check the Morris Truck website for current location of this button.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Harbor View Lawn
Button Location: Walking down the path above the Harbor View Lawn you will find a bank of benches. Behind one of the first benches you will find a wooden post. Button is anchored to the post.
Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Button location: At the top of Battle Path, on the bench by the Battle of Brooklyn monument.
Hours: 8am - 7pm
Delicate Steve - 2012 Tour Dates
6/1 Terminal 5 . New York, NY %
6/10 Contemporary Arts Center . Cincinnati, OH *
6/11 Wexner Center for the Arts . Columbus, OH *
6/12 Mr Smalls Fun House . Pittsburgh, PA *
6/13 Town Ballroom . Buffalo, NY *
6/14 Pearl Street Ballroom . Northampton, MA *
6/16 Frendly Gathering . Windham, VT &
6/18 DC9 . Washington, DC
6/19 The National . Richmond, VA #
6/20 Orange Peel . Asheville, NC #
6/21 Bijou Theatre . Knoxville, TN #
6/22 Cannery Ballroom . Nashville, TN #
6/23 Headliners Music Hall . Louisville, KY #
6/24 20th Century Theatre . Cincinnati, OH #
6/29 Visual Arts Collective . Garden City, ID
6/30 Holocene . Portland, OR
7/1 Brick & Mortar . San Francisco, CA
7/3 Echo . Los Angeles, CA
7/5-8 High Sierra Music Festival . Quincy, CA @
7/10 Moe's Original . Englewood, CO
7/11 Bourbon Theatre . Lincoln, NE
7/12 Subterranean . Chicago, IL
8/3 Electric Eclectics Festival . Meaford, Ontario
8/31 End of the Road Festival . North Dorset, UK $
9/6 Hopscotch Music Fest . Raleigh, NC @
% with tUnE-yArDs, Micachu and the Shapes
* with tUnE-yArDs
# with Yeasayer
& with Dr. Dog
$ with Grizzly Bear
@ with Built To Spill