Stephen Wilson Jr. Channels the Digable Planets and Drops Your New Favorite Song

Stephen Wilson Jr, America’s best living songwriter, just dropped your new favorite song: “Patches.”

I signed up for Stephen Wilson Jr.’s text notifications awhile back and a few days ago I received the message “‘Patches’ Now Available” (despite my being somewhat let down that it wasn’t, in fact, a patch for my backpack that was “now available” at the schwag shop, I was elated none the less that it was a track). “Patches” comes as Wilson is set to release his first full length, via Big Loud Records, “søn of dadmid September (a follow up to his most glorious Ep “Bon Aqua“) – he’s successfully priming us with a few tracks prior to the full length drop and this song is about as close as you can get to sonic perfection.

A child of the 90’s, Stephen Wilson Jr. will often pepper Nirvana riffs when he plays his nostalgic-dream-track “Year To Be Young 1994.” “Patches” is no exception when it comes to the palpable 90’s influences. Intentionally or not, “Patches” kicks off with a lil drum track that is a lil Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” And where there’s not much of the driving gut-string guitar that we have come to expect from Wilson, the lyrical master is still at full stride here:

‘Cause I got scratches from catches
On all my rusty old latches
I got rent that ain’t spent yet hiding out in my mattress
I got rods that won’t reel
I got scars that won’t heal
I’m a torn cigarette
Wet book of matches
My patches got patches

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Stephen Wilson Jr. Tour Dates

8/26: Niagara Falls, ON – OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino ^

8/28: Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse

8/29: Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston

8/31: Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

9/1: Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center

9/3: Marietta, GA – Georgia Country Music Fest

9/14: Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond

10/13: Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater @

10/14: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre @

# – with 49 Winchester

^ – with Joss Stone

* – with Larry Fleet

@ – with Midland


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