NY Times + NPR Accolades, Billboard Heatseekers Chart, Extended Tour + More For Becca Stevens Band
New Album Perfect Animal Out Now On Universal Music Classics, NYC Album Release Show April 23rd At Joe’s Pub
April 20, 2015 – The Becca Stevens Band’s recently released new album Perfect Animal has been receiving a loud chorus of praise from critics, been featured in two national NPR segments and ended up on two Billboard charts (#24 on Heatseekers, #22 on Folk). The band will play a hometown album release show this Thursday, April 23rd at Joe’s Pub in New York before heading out on an expanded U.S. tour that will see them hit the Midwest and West Coast in April and May, with more U.S. dates in the works.
Watch the video for the Becca Stevens band’s take on Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” here.
Here’s what we’ve ben hearing about Perfect Animal:
“Stevens focuses on cultivating tension within a song and then finds riveting and flat-out gorgeous ways to release it…. Stevens looks for detours and wild ear-stretching sounds that make you want to listen again.”
“Ms. Stevens has a wizardly proficiency on an array of stringed instruments, and her singing is luxurious: pliable and hale but often foreshadowing a sob.”
“Stevens' strange brew, which can be pictured thus: St. Vincent (edgy math rock) meeting Björk (off-kilter electro folk), Esperanza Spalding (buoyant jazz classicism), and Grace Potter (smooth noodling) in Usher's studio. “
“At times resembling a more folk-tinged St. Vincent, Stevens offers richly twisted originals alongside covers of Frank Ocean, Usher and Steve Winwood.”
"This is a statement of arrival, a piece of proof that exciting, complex and interesting pop music is still out there and it’s still as good as it’s ever been."
“She blends a clever range of styles into a fine hybrid without ever sounding like she’s showing off.”
Becca Stevens Band Spring 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 23 - Joe's Pub - New York, NY
Apr 25 - Dream Away Lodge - Becket, MA
Apr 26 - BSP Lounge - Kingston, NY
Apr 28 - The Space - Evanston, IL
May 20 - Grosse Pointe War Memorial - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
May 22 - Mahall's - Loveland, OH
May 26 - The Loft at UC San Diego - La Jolla, CA
May 27 - Hotel Café - Los Angeles, CA
May 28 – Kuumbwa - Santa Cruz, CA
May 31 – Rendezvous - Seattle, WA
June 1 – Cozmic - Eugene, OR
June 2 - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse - Berkeley, CA
July 2 - Iowa City Jazz Festival - Iowa City, IA
The Becca Stevens Band is Becca Stevens (vocals, guitars, ukulele, charango), Liam Robinson (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Chris Tordini (upright and electric bass, vocals) and Jordan Perlson (drums and percussion).
For more information on the Becca Stevens Band, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Olga Makrias at Universal Music Classics, 212.333.1485 or email@example.com.