Titles Are Important

by The Stairs

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Mt. Cardigan 02:36
Queen Bitch 02:45
Falling Down 01:54
Housefly 02:17


Titles are Important by The Stairs

A rarities collection from a band featuring
four very different songwriters.

All proceeds go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Mt. Cardigan ***
Feedback Masters of the World *
Great Ceasar's Ghost **
Pissing in a Wishing Well ****
Queen Bitch +
Falling Down *
State of the Art ***
A Tree at Troy **
Housefly ****
Harpo's Vicious Harp **
Refusal of Suitors #
C'mon, Whiskey %
I Wanna Be Your Man ^
Titles are Important ****

* Written by Evan Sicuranza
** Written by Leeore Schnairsohn
*** Written by Rob Johanson
**** Written by Ryan Walsh
^ Written by Evan Sicuranza & Leeore Schnairsohn
# Written by Rob Johanson & Ryan Walsh
% Written by The Stairs
+ Written by David Bowie

Stairs appearing on these recordings: Evan Sicuranza, Ryan Walsh, Eric Meyer, Rob Johanson, Leeore Schnairsohn, Tom Hummel


released July 3, 2020

“The Stairs are a natural treasure” - Nashville Scene

“This feels like an undiscovered rock classic, written about in invisible ink on the pages of a well-worn issue of Rolling Stone” - Erasing Clouds

"I’m still trying to figure out how a band as good as the Stairs have managed to toil in obscurity for a little over two years.” - The Boston Phoenix

"You guys should tour around in one of those airport stair cars" - David Berman

"So, the Stairs were this half-assed band from the unfortunately named Dedham, Massachusetts. They went through a couple name changes, played stuff even their friends were largely indifferent toward, recorded on boom boxes and four-tracks, and generally hung around in an unfocused, vaguely creative fog. Until Ryan Walsh applied for, and won, a local Arts grant, that is. Then, everything changed." - Pop Matters

"Few bands can claim to be born because of a lawsuit settlement with a local cable operator, but that’s indeed the case for The Stairs.” - Well Rounded Radio

“[Their final album is] quite simply and by a large margin the best local indie-pop album of the year.” - The Boston Phoenix

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In 2001 three friends from Dedham, Massachusetts were awarded a cultural grant. They decided to record an album that included everyone in their town that wanted to participate. The finished album was released under the name The Stairs. This is what they made. ... more

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