Monthly Archive for June, 2019


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Steve will play some special shows with Malcolm Mooney – soon to be announced.

Brooklyn Vegan previews new music by Sick Gazelle

Steve appears on recent  records by the artists listed below :

J.P. Shilo – Invisible You cd/lp J.P. Shilo (Hungry Ghosts/Rowland S. Howard/Blackeyed Susans /Mick Harvey) launches his highly anticipated solo album – INVISIBLE YOU –  with a stellar band that includes Sonic Youth‘s Steve Shelley, ex-Bad Seed Mick Harvey and bassist Glenn Lewis.

Sick Gazelle – Odum lp

Harmony Rockets with Peter Walker  lp

Emma Tricca – St. Peter lp/cd

Riviera Gaz – Connection lp/cd

Mark Kozelek –  solo cd/lp [Caldo Verde Records/Rough Trade]

Sun Kil MoonCommon As Light and Love Are Rivers Of Blood 2xcd 

Yasmine Hamdan – Al Jamilat cd

Thurston Moore – Rock n Roll Consciousness cd/lp

Kim Rancourt – Plum Plum cd/lp

Spectre Folk – Vol. 4 (with Pete Nolan, Peter Meehan, Aaron Mullan & Mark Ibold) cd/lp
 Lee Ranaldo – Electric Trim cd/lp
Cinnamon Tapes – debut record by Brazilian singer/songwriter Susan Souza produced by Steve and featuring Paulo Kishimoto and Emil Amos – cd/digital

Vampire Blues, Steve Shelley’s  record label after running Smells Like Records for 20 years,  celebrates the release of two new lps this July 31 : Spectre Folk’s ‘The Ancient Storm’ and Chris Lee’s ‘Bury the Kings’. Both records to be released  as vinyl LPs (with download cards) and as digital downloads. Steve produced the Chris Lee LP and plays drums on both of the upcoming LPs. The first Vampire Blues release was a 7″ by Hallogallo 2010, a group assembled by legendary Neu! guitarist Michael Rother with Shelley + Aaron Mullan. Later in 2012 Vampire Blues will release ‘Disappears in White/Light’, a collaboration recording with two Chicago groups: Disappears and White/Light along with Steve Shelley. Vampire Blues records are available via Revolver USA/ and here at the vampire blues web store

Video for Chris Lee’s  ‘Bury the Kings’ here.

Check out  Spectre Folk’s ‘Please Come Home’ video from – The Ancient Storm.

Spectre Folk’s ‘The Ancient Storm’ LP is the first full-length by Pete Nolan (of Magik Markers) along with Peter Meehan, Aaron Mullan (of Tall Firs) and Steve Shelley. The 6 song LP comes with a free download card that includes 5 bonus songs not on the LP.


Chris Lee’s ‘Bury the Kings’ LP is the 4th full length by Chris Lee.  The LP was produced by Steve Shelley at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon studio and features Chris on vocals and guitar backed by David Nagler on keyboards, Aaron McClellan on bass, Joey McClellan on guitar and Shelley on drums.

To order either LP from Midheaven, click here and here.