Indie folk artist red steppes have a new album out today via Native Cat Recordings. The sophomore release, Arcs, is the fruit of a series of displacements, disturbances, and reorientations. Stylistically diverse, the album delivers minimalist guitar pop, mathy folk, and even a Peter Gabriel-tinged meditation on loss, finding equilibrium in songwriter Nika Aila States’ intimate vocals. Album cut “A Careful Garden” is featured today in NPR' New Music Friday playlist on Apple Music and Spotify! You can order it here.
Brooklyn via CA folk artist red steppes will be releasing a new album on Native Cat Recordings (John Vanderslice, Sis, etc) May 31 and today we have a new song and video premiering courtesy of Under the Radar, who say “The track is a minor key rumination on distance and growth, embroidered with delicate fingerpicking and haunting vocals.” The album is available for preorder via Bandcamp.
Brooklyn via Oakland artist red steppes have shared a new single from their forthcoming full-length for Native Cat Recordings via The Deli, who compare her styled finger picking to that of Kaki King. The artist states that the song is her way of coping with chronic illness in a society that discounts the testament of women's bodies. She wrote the gorgeous track to "keep an account of who I am when I’m not in the worst of it and trust her to carry me through when I am." She goes on to say the song "is for anybody who’s had to commit that kind of radical trust, for whatever reason." Stream it below and preorder the album via Bandcamp.
red steppes is a project by Californian songwriter and visual artist Nika Aila States who will see the release of her sophomore record in May. Fans of Joanna Newsom, Phoebe Bridgers, and Fionn Regan will find her first release A Mouth May Grow (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) a welcome treat. Her second full-length from Native Cat Recordings, Arcs, is a lyrical meditation on migration, quiet hope, and comfort. Stream the first single below and keep an eye out for more soon!