Erika & Steve

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“Somewhere You Found My Name” Out July 21

Our debut LP Somewhere You Found My Name is set to be released on July 21, and we’re celebrating with a show at Littlefield in Brooklyn on the 26th! Addie Juell and Sohrab Habibion collaborated on the cover image here, and we can’t wait for you all to hear the music, on which MANY have collaborated for a couple of years now. We’re very very excited about this one…..

Little Silver + All Eyes Media

We’re thrilled to be kicking off our publicity campaign for Somewhere You Found My Name with All Eyes Media! They’ve represented many of our heroes through the years, and starting today are circulating some good words about the album (as well as some pretty pictures taken by Addie Juell!). Have a look at the new bio and press release here.

Little Silver Home Videos

Our album comes out this summer, and we are partnering with a bunch of artists to create a slew of totally super expressive and illuminating music videos to accompany the release. This post is not about those videos. This post is about us setting up an iphone in a corner of our small apartments about once a week, and playing songs from the album, no frills, no funny stuff. Or maybe minimal funny stuff. Have a look at the growing collection we’ve got on our Photo & Video page.

Three Ring Bender with Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell joins Steve and Ray for the February edition of the Three Ring Bender at Threes Brewing. The acclaimed songwriter, and the mastermind behind the wondrous musical Hadestown is a special addition to the Bender constellation, so come check this one out! For reals. Radiohead, Elvis Presley, Doc Watson, The Association, and of course Anais’ own work, is all on the setlist. Details on our Shows page.

Erika and Steve – Brooklyn House Concert

We’re screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-9-31-45-amplaying a stripped down duo show at the home of our good friends Kira Smith and Pete Sinjin on December 2nd. Pete will play a few songs to start, then we’ll play a set, then we’ll do some stuff together. Everyone will BYOB. Friends and neighbors and strangers will fill a home with music. There’ll be stuff to eat. The world is complicated right now. We won’t attempt to fix that, but we’ll have a good time singing for all those interested. Full info is here. Join us!

Willie’s “Red Headed Stranger” at Joe’s Pub

Stescreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-4-39-55-pmve and a host of his pals (including Little Silver’s Ray Rizzo) will perform Willie Nelson’s cowboy operetta “Red Headed Stranger” at Joe’s Pub in NY, NY on Saturday November 26th. Michael Arthur will be on hand to “live-illustrate” the tale of love and betrayal as it unfolds.

This record has gotten a staggering amount of play on Little Silver’s combined stereos and assorted devices through the years, and it’s a great honor to give it a whirl at a spot like Joe’s Pub. Tickets are here, and the Facebook event is here. If you’re at ease with food and family gatherings, come give thanks with us!

Presenting the THREE RING BENDER

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Ray and I very pleased to announce our monthly residency, called the Three Ring Bender, at Threes Brewing! Each month we’ll learn a bunch of songs — or just plain play them regardless of our level of learning — and invite a musical conspirator out on a limb with us. Early confirmed guests include Pete Galub, Sohrab Habibion, and Annie Nero. Come see how we fare….

 

Some back pages

Just received this fan-video of “Salvador Sanchez” (a Sun Kil Moon cover) from a house concert we played in San Francisco two years ago! Thanks Chris – it was fun to hear one of those ‘Dress Up’ tunes in action.

Aaaaaaannnnnd, a 3 year old photo I came across from our friends’ wedding in the Adirondacks. Just ’cause.

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“Stolen Souvenir” video by Peter Hamlin & Nina Frenkel

Peter Hamlin and Nina Frenkel took this song on a dreamy, animated ramble, and we’re totally dumbstruck and thrilled with what they came up with. Load the video fullscreen and give it a look… We also gave this little interview to IFC on the making of video for its premiere on their site. [and, hey, update: Nina and Peter won a 2012 International Motion Arts Award for this flick! Pretty serious stuff…]

“Where We Met” video by Jim Collier

We celebrated the release of our debut record with this video from the wond’rous Jim Collier. Jim’s worked with both of us in the past (he did this for Hem and this for the Sprinkle Genies), and he drove with us from Windsor Terrace to Coney Island one hot summer day.