A Lousy, Played Out, Simple Game of Mortal Misery

by The Steve Walther Orchestra

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The Steve Walther Orchestra tickle and scrape their way across the dark underbelly of popular song. They are at once exuberant and melancholic, a foghorn at Sunday service, a testament in a traffic jam. They are a spiraling dervish of strings and horns with a thorny backbone of a garage soul in a barrel of barking spirits. Their sunken ship is still ablaze beneath the waves and chains keep right on pulling.

These six songs found on this EP are but a taste of the two decades' worth of anthems to the louche life in which the Steve Walther Orchestra specializes. Drink deep, this vintage steeped in gaolers humor.


released January 26, 2019

Recorded and mixed by Rafi Sofer
at Q Division, Somerville, MA
Mastered by Matthew Azevedo
Lyrics by Stephen J. Walther, Jr.
Music by The Steve Walther Orchestra

Stephen J. Walther, Jr. - vocals
Jonah Sacks - cello
Andrew Conahan - guitar
Dan Barch - piano, keyboard,
Hammond B3
Adam Cat - bass
Jeremy Eagle - drumkit
Jess Fox - bari sax
Scott Miller - tenor sax


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The Steve Walther Orchestra Boston, Massachusetts

The Steve Walther Orchestra lurks in the corners of those darker rooms of the heart, plucking those strings that at turns upset and excite you. Won't you join them as they skink and skronk their way through this world?

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