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Pro-Shot Perfect Foil Concert Now In MP3 Format

September 28, 2014: Michael Tolosa's excellent professional video shoot of the complete Columbia, MD Perfect Foil show is now available in MP3 format for your listening pleasure. The conversion is courtesy of Kevin Lofgren, who mixed in audience sounds between the tracks to make it sound more natural.

Download the ZIP Archive (108MB)

If you haven't watched the concert and want to see it all, in order, from start to finish, Vimeo offers couch mode for the purpose.

New Archive Interview With Talk About Chagall Songs

September 25th, 2014: An August 2005 interview with Steve is now in the press archive. Much of the article is about the movie The Second Chance which was soon to be released at the time. However, there are some tidbits in there about a few of Chagall Guevara's songs, rare because the band never talked about the meanings of their lyrics. You can find those bits and pieces on the lyrics pages for "If It All Comes True", "I Need Somebody", and "The Rub of Love". Steve also talked about his solo songs "Drive, He Said", "Jung and the Restless", "The Lament", "Smug", and "What Is the Measure of Your Success?".

Steve Taylor Live Tweeting This Wednesday Night; New Band Social Media Outlets

September 22nd, 2014: It's not often this dinky little site gets a scoop, but I'm pretty sure this hasn't been announced elsewhere yet: Steve will be taking questions Wednesday night, 9pm EST/8pm CST, via the band's new Twitter handle @SteveTaylorTPF. On that night you can tweet your questions to Steve using the hashtag #AskMrTaylor. They even made nifty pictures to promote the event (see above), though I suspect they weren't intended for the public just yet...

(By the way, do us a favor and be sure to bug Steve incessantly about releasing the Chagall Guevara live album. But butter him up first by promising to make ten of your friends go out and buy Goliath.)

Speaking of the new Twitter, the band also has a new Facebook, YouTube channel and Instagram, and because having strong brand recognition is still crucial in the digital age, all of them are named SteveTaylorTPF, which means you don't have to remember all the band members' various handles anymore. There should be much more "official" information about the new album coming from these channels in the near future.

Goliath Track Order And Runtimes Revealed

September 17th, 2014: Information keeps trickling out about the new album, and today we can share with you the track order and runtimes:

  1. Only A Ride (2:22)
  2. Double Negative (3:37)
  3. Goliath (2:48)
  4. Moonshot (2:56)
  5. Rubberneck (2:49)
  6. The Sympathy Vote (2:53)
  7. Standing In Line (3:54)
  8. In Layers (3:50)
  9. Happy Go Lazy (3:34)
  10. A Life Preserved (4:05)
  11. Comedian (6:25)

Goliath First Single "Only A Ride" Released To Kickstarter Backers

September 16th, 2014: Steve has posted a backer-only Kickstarter update announcing the release of the first single off of the soon-to-be-released album Goliath. The song is "Only A Ride", and if you're not a backer and can't get to the album version above, then you can watch a live performance courtesy of Michael Tolosa's excellent live concert film.

In addition, updated album artwork showing a little more color and contrast was shared. The Goliath discography page is updated, and you can begin picking apart the lyrics to "Only A Ride" immediately.

Goliath Release Date Set, Singles And Videos Coming

September 2nd, 2014: Unless you are somehow even less punctual than this web site maintainer, then you already know about Steve's latest Kickstarter progress update announcing the completion of the new album Goliath, to be released on November 18th! The first single and video will be released Tuesday, September 16th, with more to come before the release date. Unfortunately the fall portion of the tour has been suspended, as the band will instead be concentrating on the album release for now, but it will be replaced a "more ambitious" tour later on.

Tour Information

Next Show  •  October 1st  •  West Hollywood, CA (Whisky A Go Go)

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have completed their new album Goliath, to be released on November 18th! The band, along with the Peter Furler Band, will be performing a few select dates in the next few months, with a larger tour to follow in support of the album. The most up-to-date sources of information are the band's official social media outlets linked below, and the Kickstarter project's update page.

The Band
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Steve Taylor
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Peter Furler
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Jimmy Abegg
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John Mark Painter
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Free Streaming Show

Michael Tolosa professionally filmed the Columbia, MD show, and has shared it with the world! Use Vimeo's "couch mode" to play all the songs in order.

Band Member Tweets

Tour Schedule

Official Tour Schedule

April 25th Nashville, TN
April 27th Charlotte, NC
April 28th Vienna, VA
April 30th Akron, OH
May 1st Columbus, OH
May 2nd Blakely, PA
May 3rd Columbia, MD
May 4th Manheim, PA
May 16th Dallas, TX
May 17th Odessa, TX
May 18th San Antonio, TX
May 19th Tulsa, OK
July 5th AudioFeed Festival
(Urbana, IL)
August 9th SoulFest
(Gilford, NH)
October 1st West Hollywood, CA
October 3rd Fresno, CA
October 4th Rock Of Ages Festival
(Calistoga, CA)
October 5th Reno, NV
November 20th National Youth
Workers Convention

(Atlanta, GA)
April 2015 Easterfest
(Toowoomba, Australia)
August 2015 SoulFest
(Gilford, NH)

Older Sock Heaven news and updates can be found in the news archive.