Quieting Syrup "Songs About A Sick Boy"
Stephen Howard has, in recent years, cut his teeth as a team player, offering up his considerable talents playing bass with indie darlings Denali and Capitol Records "droppies" Ambulette, and playing baritone guitar as a member of the self-proclaimed slowest band in Chicago, Pinebender. So, with the completion of "Songs About A Sick Boy," Howard steps out of the shadows with a solo record that is as harrowing as it is beautiful. A total of 12 songs written over a period of 12 years, it focuses almost exclusively on his health battles and subsequent emotional fallout following the ebb-and-flow cycles of affection, addiction and ailment.
1. Passwords To A Fort Full Of Pills
2. Stars Still Save Me
3. Winter Of Our Discontent
4. Goin For The Gold
5. Edie And Willis
6. So This Is Dying
7. I Love Sweden
8. Night Nurse Calls
9. Dec 7th 2003
10. The Answer Lies In Drinking