Steve Wynn – Simpler Than The Rain

“Music -stee Wynn- always begins its way from the very heart and, like hot, morning coffee, delivers a portion of dopamine to your blood. Let his new Indie Rock Track be a wonderful start to a new day for you, and the voice will sound in your head until it touches the pillows late in the evening.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Музыка -Steve Wynn- всегда начинает свой путь от самого сердца и словно горячий, утренний кофе доставляет порцию дофамина в вашу кровь. Пусть его новый Indie Rock трек станет для вас прекрасным началом нового дня, а голос будет звучать в вашей голове до тех пор, пока она не коснётся подушки поздним вечером.”

A Leg To Stand On Music is excited to release new single "Simpler Than The Rain” by Steve Wynn, best known as leading legendary alternative rock/neo-psychedelic band The Dream Syndicate. "Simpler Than The Rain” is the latest release on charity label A Leg To Stand On Music, on August 11th

In 25 years, Steve Wynn has released at least that many albums and has seen over 100% of his songs recorded. He has played over 2000 shows in more than 25 countries. His songs have been recorded and/or performed by REM, Luna, Concrete Blonde, The Black Crowes, Yo La Tengo and Eleventh Dream Day, among others; his "That's Why I Wear Black" became the #1 single of 1993 in Norway as the leadoff track from the debut album by Somebody's Darling. He has been prominently featured in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, Entertainment Weekly, People, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times and countless other publications all over the world.

Or maybe you know Wynn from his groundbreaking work with The Dream Syndicate, a band that--along with REM and the Replacements--practically invented the American indie rock scene of the 1980s. Perhaps you know Wynn from his critically acclaimed solo albums of the 1990s which were fixtures on many Modern Rock radio stations across the country. Or it could be from his highly touted side-project Gutterball which by its fifth gig found itself signed to Mute/Elektra and on a national tour with The Black Crowes. Or maybe you tuned in for the first time when he played on the Late Show With David Letterman as part of The Baseball Project. Or recently you saw the recent live shows by the recently reformed The Dream Syndicate.

A Leg To Stand On Music is part of the A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) charity organization to raise funds to provide critical and life-changing mobility treatments to children in developing countries. The music label was established as a platform for artists to donate songs in support of the organization's mission. The organization recently celebrated their 20,000th child treated since programs began in 2003. By providing free, high-quality prosthetic limbs, orthotic braces, and appropriately fitted wheelchairs to ALTSO’s CoolKids, the charity offers not only mobility to each of its beneficiaries, but the ability to independently attend school each day, in areas where public transportation is absent or unaffordable, providing them access to education, self-esteem, and tools to live self-sufficiently.

A Leg To Stand On Music in association with label Declared Goods and FUGA Distribution has had released numerous releases since 2021 from 22 Brides, ALTSO All stars, Deena & Chasing Colours, Chris Caruso, "A Christmas Present For You (From Zero Hour)” a collection of legendary mid 1990’s Artists, and the ALTSO's 2021 Rocktoberfest Compilation of music from the annual A Leg To Stand On event – which happened virtually on Oct 22nd, 2021 - featuring 15 bands from New York, Chicago, London, and Paris. All artists donated their songs and all proceeds from song downloads benefit A Leg To Stand On. 2022 is set to be a banner year for A Leg To Stand On Music with a releases from an exciting mix of upcoming and popular artists donating music to benefit ALTSO’s CoolKids! As well, Rocktoberfest returns live Oct 13 at City Winery Chicago and Oct 20, Hard Rock Café NYC!

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"Simpler Than The Rain” by Steve Wynn is out August 11th on A Leg To Stand On Music.

Reviewed by Nagamag on August 28, 2022