Stephen Steinbrink

Stephen Steinbrink was born in 1988 in a non-descript stucco hospital franchise adjacent to a Circle K in the ultra-conservative Phoenix suburb of Mesa, AZ. He grew up and learned to play guitar to deal. The majority of his teens and twenties were spent living an improvised and experimental existence, being nowhere and recording incessantly. His 8 LPs of pop songs have been released in Japan, Europe & North America, and has performed in dozens of countries around the world. As a session player, he has collaborated with Girlpool, Dear Nora, Broken Water, AJJ, Flying Circles, Ever Ending Kicks and LAKE. He currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.



Selected Press

Recalls the magic pop purity of Arthur Russell…its minimalism manages to feel enlightened and transformative.

  • Pitchfork
  • …an emotionally powerful set of well-crafted indie-pop combining inventive arrangements and bright melodies with often-dark lyrics…”

  • KEXP
  • Melodic and self-assured. Steinbrink delivers his knotted lyricism with a smooth lilt.

  • Steregum