new music: the internet’s steve lacy drops new single “dark red” in anticipation of his debut solo record #soundcheck

February 23, 2017

In 1978, rock’s original juggalos KISS simultaneously released 4 separate solo albums to the demand of basically no-one and nearly destroyed their empire of mediocre stadium rock overnight. Unfortunately for them, they lacked the collective talent of The Internet (or a carpenter ant, really), whose Steve Lacy just dropped the first single from his forthcoming solo record, hot on the heels of solo records from Matt the Martian and Syd. “Dark Red” is a sumptuous bit of indie psychedelic soul. Driven by a loping beat and Lacy’s jangly strummed strat, his voice weaves a spell, begging for reconciliation. The highlight comes at the end as layers and layers of Steve Lacy’s voice take the stage. The album is fittingly called Steve Lacy’s Demo and is slated to drop this Friday.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor