By: Pierce Porterfield
I have a crush on Stepdaughter, but in the least creepy way you can imagine (hopefully). I’m talking in terms of inspiration; few live bands have made me feel as inspired as Stepdaughter does. That could just be me though — I have an affinity for the soft sounds of nylon string guitars and effortless harmonies. Let me just hit you with some buzz words that describe the set I viewed at sparky’s: Organic, damn, smooth, falling water, swift, effortless.
There, now I’m a music critic. Most of what I want to say about Stepdaughter is that their execution is effortless. No part of their tunes feel forced — it’s all ebb and flow from from one chord and accompanying harmony to another. Song structure is such a hard part of writing and they really nail it. All of this translates into their live set so well, the dynamic between their two voices in the small setting of Sparky’s carried perfectly amongst the patrons packed into the tiny space. Music relies so much on the context of a sound amongst a space, this is something that Stepdaughter clearly understands. Their live show is a must experience.
Watch Stepdaughter perform “The Words” below: