The new album, Middle West, is done!!
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"On their second album, Middle West, Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts continue to explore the brighter corners of alternative-country, conjuring the twangy, symphonic tones of Son Volt and Summerteeth-era Wilco, with ample nods to Neil Young’s tear-jerkers. " --Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Alt-Weekly
With their sophomore release, Middle West, Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts make another bold statement in defining the sound of Midwestern Folk-Rock. Nearly twelve months in the making, the self-produced, 10-song album stands as a testament to the group’s “do-it-yourself” Midwestern work ethic and a model of what can be achieved through simple means, relentless effort, and passion.
The album’s title, Middle West, represents much more than a mere nod to the Stereo Addicts’ homeland. Phalen’s lyrics offer impressionistic glimpses into the Midwestern landscape, its people and its psyche, while the Stereo Addicts fill out the tracks with a broad palette of sonic colors and hues. Folk instruments like banjo, acoustic guitar, and mandolin interact gracefully and tastefully with an array...