Steph Green's music is for those who fancy the art of songwriting - - poignantly, and occasionally humorously, depicting a lonely world illuminated by strangeness and beauty.
Her debut album, Thanks for That is a kaleidoscope of loud, distorted guitars, moody and romantic country-noir, sunny beach-pop, and shuffling folk-rock that will make you both laugh and feel the good kind of crappy. Produced by Green in collaboration with engineer/co-producer Duff Thompson, Thanks for That was recorded to tape over the course of three years in New Orleans and is out now on Mashed Potato Records.
Green started out as a traveling musician playing folk music on the street. Her first venture into writing and recording her own songs came in 2016 when she recorded Salt Spring Island Tapes to a cassette 4-track. Created while living out the winter alone in a seaside barn, the raw and otherworldly EP reflects the DIY ethos and spirit of experimentation characteristic of Green's approach to music. Her second EP, Spooky Love was recorded the following year in New Orleans. Recorded mostly live to an old Ampex reel-to-reel, Spooky Love demonstrated Green expanding her sound to include elements of pop, garage rock, and the lonesome, eerie side of American roots music. Along with her own project, Green performed live and on recordings as a backing musician for numerous songwriters in the city over the next few years. It was during this time that she co-founded the artist-run record label Mashed Potato Records, which she presently continues to co-run with Duff Thompson in Canada.
"The record feels like changing radio stations in a dream, with each new sound bringing something new but all united in an irresistible pop reverie."
-Under the Radar Magazine
"Steph Green pairs her arresting songwriting with forlorn lap steel and honey-coated, heart-wrenching vocal deliveries."
"Open-ended enough to let your mind run wild with possibilities, with a musical flourish that’s at once forward thinking and delightfully familiar. It’s an early shout, but don’t be surprised if Thanks For That is one of 2022’s first great records."
-For the Rabbits
"There's elegance in Green and her band's dedication to analog simplicity, making space for a sense of full-hearted intimacy to prevail even as she reaches for the stars on the doleful, epic 'Devotion'."