From The Desk Of Delicate Steve: Getting Vampire Weekend And Ra Ra Riot On A Pull-Up Bar

Steve Marion would like you to know, first and foremost, that he’s a human being. That’s why the New Jersey-bred guitar maestro’s given name is right there in the moniker of his primary musical project—Delicate Steve is both the four-piece live band Marion fronts and the superhero alias he assumes for his one-man recording output—and in the title of his long-in-the-works third LP. Marion will be guest editing magnet all week. Read our feature.

Marion: One day Wes and Milo (Ra Ra Riot) and Ezra (Vampire Weekend) and I were eating lunch in Greenpoint. We got to talking about our workout habits, and I started talking about pull-ups and all of the benefits of bodyweight exercises. Shortly after that, we decided to hit the McCarren Park pull-up bar, where we all proceeded to exercise together. If somebody gave me a TV show, I could make stuff like this happen all the time.