Stef Chura

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Stef Chura
Background information
OriginDetroit, Michigan, US
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2009–present
LabelsSaddle Creek Records
Associated actsCar Seat Headrest

Stef Chura is an American indie rock musician from Detroit, Michigan.


Chura was originally from Alpena, Michigan. She moved to the Ypsilanti area of Michigan in 2009, where she began playing shows. Chura moved to Detroit in 2012 and began home-recording and self-releasing her songs, while also playing bass in friends’ bands. After years of promoting her home recordings, the death of a close friend prompted Chura to record an album. “One of my best friends passed away and I thought, what do I have to do before I die? I have to at least make one record.” [1]


Chura released her debut full-length album in 2017 titled Messes,[2] to positive reviews from Pitchfork,[3] Rolling Stone,[4] and Exclaim!.[5] In November 2017, Chura announced plans to release a reissue of her album Messes, and that she has signed to Saddle Creek Records, who will put out the reissue.[6] Messes was officially reissued February 2, 2018.[citation needed]

Following the reissue of Messes, Chura told DIY Magazine she is already working on a follow-up album that will be produced by Will Toledo from Car Seat Headrest.[7] On April 21, 2018 (Record Store Day), Chura released a 7-inch, Degrees B/W Sour Honey produced by Toledo. The 7-inch features two songs that were cut from her debut album Messes, “Degrees" and "Sour Honey".[8] Audiofemme gave Degrees B/W Sour Honey a positive review, saying it "show[s] Chura’s range in emotion, voice, and musicianship".[9] Chura's second studio album, Midnight was released on June 7, 2019.[10]


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  1. ^ Creek, Saddle. "Messes". Saddle Creek. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom. "Stream Stef Chura Messes". Stereogum. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  3. ^ Greene, Jayson. "Stef Chura: Messes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  5. ^ Pageau, Mathias. "Steph Chura: Messes". Exclaim!. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Stef Chura announces 'Messes' reissue, shares 'Speeding Ticket' video". DIY. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  7. ^ "In slow motion: Stef Chura". DIY. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ Creek, Saddle. "Degrees b/w Sour Honey". Saddle Creek. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  9. ^ "PLAYING DETROIT: Stef Chura Celebrates Record Store Day with Limited Edition 7" - Audiofemme". Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  10. ^ a b Blais-Billie, Braudie (6 March 2019). "Stef Chura Announces New Album Midnight, Shares New Song "Method Man": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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