JTFH Shoots “Warning Shots”

It’s lurking on the Bandcamp. It’s hiding in the shadows of Soundcloud. But it’s growing.
Soon it will be EVERYWHERE!!!
It’s the new single by Jumping Through Fiery Hoops – “Warning Shots”!

Music for the Head Ballet

Gordon Lamb of Athens’ Flagpole Magazine reviews the album, Sore Thumb (June 14, 2023). “The irrepressibly productive composer and musician Andrew Steck releases his newest album, Sore Thumb, this week, and it’s available online and reportedly in local stores on CD as we speak. Running a tight and eminently digestible 10 tracks, Steck advised that this one would … More

New Joe Orr Single “We Stuff” Drops

Athens’ master of power pop song crafting has delivered a new gem of a song to the world. With “We Stuff,” Joe gives us a glimpse of what’s to come on his new album, Very Much Alive, due out on December 2. It’s the kind of song that you wished they would add to rock’n’roll … More

News of the World

Here’s what’s up with Arfus Records lately. Gee, it seems like it’s been a while since I’ve written a little update on the happenings here at Arfus Records. I’m trying to think of a cutesy introduction with maybe a little quip worth a smirk or so, but I’d kind of rather get back to putting … More

Andrew Goes Electronica!

The new EP by Andrew Steck, “The Mouth Remains Closed During Strenuous Activity,” introduces a new approach. Here are two tracks that were initially short pieces of notated music for various instruments – one mostly percussive, the other a saxophone quartet. The notation was converted into MIDI signals and manipulated to sound very little like … More

Indie Classical: Release

This album is focused on two compositions for smaller groups. “Shapes & Shades in Passing” was written for flute, English horn, and cello – also adapted for synthesizer here. The “Amana Quartet” is a string quartet that was originally written for the heavy rock band, In The Lurch. “Amana” takes the listener on a journey … More

Covers EP: Release

Songs by Dolly, Danzig, and Ween get the orchestral treatment. Of “Jolene Rides West,” a Western re-imagining of Dolly Pardon’s “Jolene,” Flagpole Magazine’s Gordon Lamb writes: “Sometimes you just get knocked out by people’s creativity and talents you never knew they had. Case in point, longtime Athens musician Andrew Steck (Liberator, Los Meesfits) also composes and records … More