Today XS Noize is pleased to premiere ‘Painted Smile’ from Brooklyn-based artist Stimmerman’s debut album, Goofballs, out later this year.
Quote from Eva Lawitts: “‘Painted Smile’ is the final track off of my forthcoming album, Goofballs, which is the first full-length album I’m releasing under the name Stimmerman. The album is more or less about loss and survivor’s guilt- it’s a meditation on a friend’s fatal drug overdose at a young age through that lens.
Side A of the album focuses on looking back at the environment in which our friendship started- pressures imposed on children to be successful, growing up too fast in all the wrong ways, and the often-debauched nature of our great and terrible adolescence here in Brooklyn.
Side B, which is home to the song ‘Painted Smile,’ centers me more as an unreliable narrator, and features songs about grief and culpability in a close friend’s death some of which are, I believe, misguided.
The name Goofballs is twofold: I think this album recaptures some of the sense of humor my other projects have had that the first Stimmerman EP lacked, and of course there is the drug allusion: “Goofballs” meaning barbiturates or any cocktail thereof.”
Listen to ‘Painted Smile’ – BELOW:
8/29 – Bridgeport, CT – BRYAC
8/30 – Albany, NY – Albany Distilling Co.
8/31 – Montreal, CN – Casa Del Popolo
9/01 – Littleton, NH – The Loading Dock
9/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale