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Based in Los Angeles, singer/songwriter Steffaloo -- aka Steph Thompson -- quietly began making intimate, lo-fi acoustic bedroom recordings shortly after relocating from Boulder, Colorado in 2006. Using just her guitar and the built-in mike on her MacBook, she slowly put together a collection of hushed indie folk songs that would eventually comprise her 2011 debut, Meet Me in Montauk. Around that same time she chanced into a collaboration with San Francisco-based chillwave artist Blackbird Blackbird, a move that would send her down clearly divergent artistic paths in the coming years. Continuing to evolve as an acoustic songstress, Steffaloo recorded her second album, Would You Stay, which was released in 2012 on L.A.'s Mush Records. However, her work with Blackbird Blackbird led to a bevy of other collaborations in the electronic world with well-known acts such as Sun Glitters and Chrome Sparks, and her associations soon became further tied to that genre. Embracing this new style, Steffaloo set upon recording her third full-length and first entirely electronic album, Heart Beats, which came out in late 2013. ~ Timothy Monger