A long time favorite here at Popa's HQ, road warrior, singer/songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling is getting some well deserved and long in coming attention. He's just signed with Anti Records and his new album Labor Against Waste will be released on 6/16.
The Daily Beast shared the album's first single, Warm Enemy, please go and listen (and share) also was just included on NPR Music's All Songs Considered and will perform at this years Newport Folk Festival. Perpetually on the road, CPS is a firebrand performer his one-man show is a ball of kinetic energy, his intricate guitar work and passionate delivery are legendary whether in back ally's, coffee shops, house parties or headlining venues, blood, sweat and tears are a constant in his performances.
You can NOW preorder the new album in a variety of packages, and receive the song instantly, along with other goodies like 2 new t-shirt designs here:
The video for “Warm Enemy” premiered at Village Voice
“Sometimes we have to give up in order to keep trying. ‘We’ is I, and all are our own. We’re our own worst enemies, and our own best friends. We created this. We know by now where change begins, but at times it’s always false starts. This is a song about the inevitable folly of self-ridicule and self-praise. This is a song about the importance of persistence. Or it’s a song about nothing at all.” - CPS
Essential listening, previous self-releases 2013's False Cities and 2012's Songs of Praise and Scorn