May 5th, 2008 - TONEAudio loves Stuart Davis

The current issue of online audiophile magazine TONEAudio features a positive, substantial review of Stuart Davis’ new album Something Simple ( “consistently excellent” ), and reviewer Marc Phillips promises there is more to come:

“Stuart Davis is one of the most intelligent and spiritual men in the independent music scene. His lyrics are literate and clever… His clear, confident singing voice is unusually expressive and digs deep into your brain. …[Davis is] contemplating the universe with wide-eyed wonder — and a devilish grin.”

“I’ll be writing a feature about him in the next issue. Until then, you should get ahead of the curve and buy Something Simple before Stuart Davis is totally fucking famous.”

Download the pdf file of TONEAudio issue #15 and turn to page 25
(extremely large file; right-click to save for best results)

Coming Later: Download the pdf of TONEAudio issue #16

…but he likes the bonus audiobook disc. From

“[Stuart Davis’] newest record (or at least the version I received) contains a bonus sampler of his 2006 audio book Love Has No Opposite… Stuart has no shame or, apparently, fixed religion, which makes for some really interesting streams of thought in his aural prose. Sadly, with the possible exception of “Sugar Bullets” and its keen innuendo, his music doesn’t often hit the same level that his mind is at. Something Simple is indeed something simple, and though there are the odd tracks or turns of phrase that force you to question the state of things, it all comes off like a Christian pop or adult contemporary album (check “Sky God”).” Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Sodomizing a Robot in Front of Your Ex-Girlfriend” at

   March 27th, 2008 - Local scene

Some interview snippets in this trio of local reports about Stu’s new album and tour, from Des Moines Register, Iowa City Press-Citizen , and Shepherd Express Milwaukee.

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   March 24th, 2008 - More thoughts on the new disc

Will points out that AllMusic has a short writeup here and also there’s this from the Duluth Budgeteer (free reg. req.).

   March 2nd, 2008 - something shimmery

Just ask USA Today’s Listen Up

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