We’re excited to appear at Poorcastle again this year at Breslin Park! The festival is Friday May 19 through Sunday May 21, and we’re first on the bill, Friday afternoon at 2pm.
“Still Life” available everywhere today!
Some songs struggle to be written, taking revision after revision before feeling like a natural expression of a real emotion. This was not one of them.
I wrote this on a post-it note in 2020 in an afternoon. That summer spent mostly in isolation afforded me a lot of time to think—maybe too much, but I got a lot of songs out of it.
“Congratulations” is the last song I’ll share off the new record before you can hear the whole thing on April 21 (pre-save link here).
Stream “Congratulations” and the other singles from “Still Life” here.
New song “The Waiting” live everywhere
“Still Life” Official Music Video
“Still Life” is streaming on all platforms today! Read about it on Louisville Public Media’s 502unes blog here.
Find it on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and others!
“Two Cars” featured on LEO Weekly’s Sonic Breakdown
““Two Cars” is a lush, acoustic-driven ballad that sways with a palpable melancholy. On the other end of this dance is Wicke’s keen storytelling and sense of romanticism, both in content and literary sensibilities. There is an overwhelming airiness to the song, like laundry drying in a light wind, and its loose, natural feeling makes it seem as if Wicke and his bandmates simply picked up their instruments one evening, hit record, and dumped out this brief bit of magic.” — Tyrel Kessinger
Thank you for 24,000 plays!
“Two Cars” reviewed by Nagamag
In 2016 I released what I’d ultimately decide was finally my first album, Doxology. I’d recorded a million songs by then, but Doxology was the first album I didn’t eventually outgrow and remove from Bandcamp in embarrassment.
The album was recorded with a “trio of trios”, three distinct band lineups of three musicians, meant to be some Trinitarian symbol on this album about faith and love. It’s a little over the top, but that’s what being 20 is all about (and besides, a couple tracks ended up as a quartet by the end).
Anyway, Doxology is uniquely sentimental for me, being the first album I ever got to play with a band. The original mix, I think, did it injustice, mixed on headphones in a Chicago hostel by a 20-year-old who had no idea how compression worked. So I took another stab at it.
On its sixth anniversary, I think it finally sounds like the album I meant to make.
“We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway” reviewed by Good Treble Magazine
“All in all, Stuart Wicke does an amazing job blending the poetry of his lyrics with what he’s feeling musically. This harmony creates folk music for the future. While having obvious influences from the past, We Never Had Tomorrow Anyway still manages to stand completely on its own.”