Steven Lipsticks And His Magic Band is essentially a home recording project by Stefano Rossetti, an Italian musician who is unafraid to mix up different styles. On his new record Pilot, there is a little bit of everything for everyone – garage pop, powerpop, punk pop, britpop, grunge pop and guitar pop. Mikal Cronin may be a good reference point for the sound of Steven Lipsticks And His Magic Band, particularly in Steven’s Problems, one of the best tracks on the record – watch the Subterranean Homesick Blues inspired video below of the song (that for some reason is not included on Spotify).
On Pilot, Rossetti gives us scrappy songs with a pop heart and also shows he is unafraid to challenge himself with a slow burner like (Don’t Be) Uptight. Pretty good stuff really! Pilot is out now on Cassette through More Letter Records.
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