Stephanie Releases "Uncle Stephanie's Murder Ballads *For Kids!"

Jul 31 | Posted by: Bombplates

Murder StudioNew Orleans, LA – Jazz / punk / barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles – hailed as "the imp of the American pseudo-intellectuals" – has announced further details surrounding her fifth full-length album, Uncle Stephanie’s Murder Ballads. The album is set for digital release via Attention Spaniel Records July 31st in the United States and Canada and physical fall release (date TBD) via Tradition & Moderne.

Uncle Stephanie’s Murder Ballads blends original songs with covers of artists such as Jelly Roll Morton (“The Murder Ballad”) and (“Laf Nag”). It is an album built on the dark humor and musicianship of the traditional murder ballad’s form but driven by Stephanie's hard-hitting social commentary on topics including police brutality, immigration policy, cyber-terrorism and war.
Prior to the July 31st release, the album’s single, “Open Season,” is available for free download via Bandcamp. The song takes place in the courtroom of 2012’s Trayvon Martin shooting case and is a critical assessment of gun policies and race in the United States. “The song is either too soon or not soon enough, and I'm not sure which,” says Nilles about the track. Those who download the song (here) will receive access to an early purchase of the album prior to the official street date.

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