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Jun 17, 2014

Releasing their sophomore LP Troubadour last year, genre fusion artists The Stepkids have announced that they are sharing a brand new EP—for free. More

Watch: The Stepkids “The Art of Forgetting”

Troubadour Is Out Now Via Stones Throw

Jan 30, 2014

The Stepkids’ new video “The Art of Forgetting” features a crazy wash of color.  More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Watch: The Stepkids - “The Lottery” Video

Magic Mike Meets Trombone Tom

Jun 18, 2013

Funk disco groovers The Stepkids have premiered a new music video for their Troubadour single "The Lottery." More

Listen: The Stepkids - “The Lottery”

Off Upcoming Album Troubadour

Jun 12, 2013

Following their 2011 self-titled debutThe Stepkids will return with their signature blend of funk, soul, and psychedelic disco grooves with their upcoming sophomore LP Troubadour on Sept. 10. More

Watch: The Stepkids - “Sweet Salvation” Video

Off Upcoming Sophomore Album Troubadour

Oct 17, 2012

In early 2013 disco-psychedelic enthusiasts The Stepkids will release Troubadour, the follow-up to their self-titled 2011 debut. More

CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Opossom, GZA, DIIV, Dent May, Foxygen, The Love Language, Com Truise, and more

Aug 22, 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon 2012 has just released the initial line up for its October 16-20 run in New York City. Artists include The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Love Language, Dent May, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, Foxygen, Opossom, The Stepkids, Arthur Beatrice, Com Truise, DIIV, Exitmusic, Electric Guest, Prince Rama, The Presets, and more. More

Nov 29, 2011

Under the Radar had a CMJ party on October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. We'll be posting videos of some of the songs that were performed and today we have The Stepkids performing "Shadows on Behalf." More

Nov 22, 2011

Check out the animated cut for “Suburban Dream,” a cut from The Stepkids’ self-titled debut. More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party

Featuring, The Stepkids, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and More!

Oct 24, 2011

Check out a photo gallery from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party. With performances from Chad Valley, Caskiokids, Porcelain Raft, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and The Stepkids. To see the full gallery, click here. More

The Stepkids — Under the Radar’s CMJ Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's CMJ Party is October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn

Oct 14, 2011

On October 19 Under the Radar will host a free CMJ day party sponsored by PRS GuitarsLeading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting The Stepkids.


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Watch: The Stepkids “Legend in My Own Mind” Video

Band to Play Our CMJ Party, October 19

Oct 05, 2011

The Stepkids’ new video for “Legend in My Own Mind” starts with The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac attempting to hock their self-titled debut album. Then things get...weird.  More

Under the Radar Announces CMJ Party, Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, The Stepkids, and Still Corners

October 19 at Public Assembly; Lineup Also Includes Casiokids, Porcelain Raft, and Chad Valley

Oct 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is excited to announce the details of its first CMJ event, sponsored by PRS Guitars. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19 at Public Assembly in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Featuring performances from Eleanor FriedbergerStill Corners, The Stepkids, Porcelain RaftCasiokids, and Chad Valley, the party is free and open to the public (21+), no CMJ badges or RSVP required. More

Sep 16, 2011

On Thursday, September 15th, 2011, The Horrors performed at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA with support from The Stepkids. Photographer, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery here. More

The Stepkids Announce Self-Titled Debut

Out September 27 via Stones Throw Records

Jul 06, 2011

Today, future-funk kings The Stepkids (who were interviewed in our Music vs. Comedy issue) announced their self-titled debut full-length (out September 27 via Stones Throw). We have the details.  More


Interviews

The Stepkids

Neo-Soul Narrative

Oct 11, 2013

With its unusual blend of funk, soul, and trippy jazz, the self-titled debut from Connecticut's The Stepkids was one of the most offbeat records to make Under the Radar's 2011 Best Albums of the Year list. More

The Stepkids

Anti-Revivalists

May 17, 2011

It's best to verbally engage The Stepkids with a drink in your hand and plenty of time to chat. The Connecticut-based trio of Tim Walsh (percussion), Jeff Gitelman (guitar), and Dan Edinberg (bass/keyboard), (plus touring member Fred Dileone and projectionist Jesse Mann, who creates psychedelic light installations, projected directly on the band as they play), love music and can speak at great lengths about it, be it their ultimate guilty pleasure Steely Dan or collective favorite George Clinton, who they lovingly call George as they talk over each other to expound upon his genius.
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Reviews

Troubadour

Troubadour

Stones Throw

Sep 12, 2013

Bridgeport, Connecticut's The Stepkids' second full length, Troubadour, sounds like a mixtape from a chameleonic band that does many things well, but nothing that's identifiable as them. More

The Stepkids

The Stepkids

Stones Throw

Sep 28, 2011

"You're shockin' and jivin' me, baby!" So goes an interrupting lover-man voice on "Brain Ninja," the most over-the-top funkadelic storm on The Stepkids' self-titled debut. It's cringe-inducing and completely stupid to read on paper, but as the line percolates in a stew of '70s-styled, midnight psych-soul, it sounds somehow... groovy. More