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Steven Mark

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It all began in Amsterdam. With his headphones blasting the Beatles “All You Need Is Love” on constant repeat, Steven Mark wandered in a haze among the life-like replications of his idols at the Rock ‘n Roll exhibit at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It was a life changing experience. Immediately upon leaving the museum he found the nearest coffee shop and began frantically scribbling lyrics, which became songs and songs which became an album. That album was 2004’s Distraction, Steven Mark’s fuzzy psychedelic homage to 1966.

“It had never occurred to me to write my own stuff. I didn’t think I knew enough chords,” says Mark. “I’d played in a cover band for awhile, but Distraction was my first attempt at original material.” A formidable first foray into songwriting, Distraction was named one of the finest recordings of 2004 by Hybrid Magazine, and Allmusic.com described it as “music by someone who actually has something to say and knows how to say it.”

Brimming with new material, Steven Mark recorded 2005’s Aloneaphobe, a concept album about relationships loosely inspired by the film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Aloneaphobe is a contemplative folk rock album which calls to mind such acts as REM and Elliott Smith. Reviewer Mark Fisher raved: “(T)his album blows me away. There isn’t a bad song on it. Mark has that old school feel, yet he never falls into the trap of sounding dated.”

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  • Powell-RWJ

    I would never have heard of the artist if it wasn't for Last.fm. 3 of his albums now purchased and all of a high quality. It's a shame he has gone quiet. Great talent.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bene001

    The Video and Music from Paris Hilton Generation is verry cool!

    24 Sep 2007 Reply
  • febie

    the tempo of your music is like i am seeing the future

    30 Aug 2007 Reply
  • thechameleonnn

    oh, this just came up on my radio.. not bad..

    17 Aug 2007 Reply
  • NookZ

    Steve's new album Racing Grey should be out within the next few weeks.

    10 May 2007 Reply