July 8th, 2008 - TONEAudio: Something Not So Simple

Marc Phillips takes You Inside The World of Stuart Davis
TONEAudio issue #16, pages 57-61

“I have known about singer-songwriter Stuart Davis for over a decade, ever since a friend of mine bought me the Nomen Est Numen CD as a Christmas present. I’d never heard of Davis before, and I assumed it was another one of my friend’s pet projects, another struggling unknown musical act he had decided to befriend and support…I was ready to throw Davis into the same camp until I actually sat down and listened to the CD. I immediately noticed the intelligent lyrics, which were evenly balanced between the playful and the knowing…”

Download the pdf of TONEAudio issue #16

   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 PopMatters.com

“[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 PopMatters.com

   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 25th, 2008 - Take a look, its in a book!

stu-reading-fanmagazin-1010.jpgCheck out stuartdavis.com today to see its wacky new look. The new album is out today, so be sure to check it out 🙂 . It’s available to buy from the store.

On a sidenote today, I also have to pimp a friend’s book that came out today, The Patisseries of Paris.

   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 7th, 2008 - something sampled

Sorry for the continuous pun-ishment re: the album title 😉 . Anyway, on to the point of the post, which is that, as Dee said in comments, you can check out samples for the whole album on Amazon by going here.

   March 2nd, 2008 - something shimmery

Just ask USA Today’s Listen Up

   February 15th, 2008 - something sneaky

173353585_7dbedbda1b.jpgIf you haven’t heard it yet, the first single (featured in the movie Drillbit Taylor), Already Free, has made its way onto YouTube and is viewable as the first clip in StuTube. I say viewable as it is running underneath a slideshow of cool stuff about Stu.

   February 14th, 2008 - new look

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In celebration of the new album and the new year, I am rolling out a new theme and continuing to update the old audio, lyric, and other pages to more thoroughly integrate the various parts of the site. Look out for more of that as time goes by. Hope you like the new visuals. Thanks, K, for your invaluable input on that as it progressed.

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