I want to go through his discography a bit since I think the information out there is a bit incorrect and incomplete, but I am also quite confused about it. So here is a list of the tour dates from the 2000s. Let's start off with Songs for Dustmites. This is his first album that was released in 12 August 2003. You can listen to Songs for Dustmites on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. You can also try to find a physical copy of it somewhere. Good luck on that! Here is a short paper written by Paul Ford discussing the appropriateness of the album for children and other small mammals. This release had two music videos with one being for "Mighty Little Man" (dancing Gabe version) and another for "What I Do On Saturday." He toured for that album in 2003 and in 2004. Here's a show from 26 July 2004 at the Casbah in San Diego, California (I know it says the 27th instead of the 26th, but everywhere else says he went there on the 26th). On 11 July 2006, a tribute album for They Might Be Giants was released titled Hello Radio: The Songs of They Might Be Giants which consisted of Burns' cover of the song "Dead" which he also made a music video for. As a mega TMBG fan, I really enjoy his cover of this song. Unfortunately, I don't care that much for the original version of "Dead" so I am open to any decent cover that changes it up a bit. Later that year Burns announced a new album called Deep Sea Recovery Efforts (the earliest mention I see of this on his site is from late 2006) that was to be released underneath the band name Steve Burns and the Struggle which was also stylized as Steve Burns (and the Struggle). The album was also mentioned in interviews years before so he must have been working on it for awhile. Burns appeared on a Flaming Lips song called "Time Travel... YES!!" that is on the EP It Overtakes Me which was released 13 November 2006. In 2009 it was announced that Deep Sea Recovery Efforts was finished and was actually an EP. I assume this was supposed to be released that year, but it never was. You can listen to some version of it here. I am not sure if this is the order that the songs are supposed to be in or if these songs were really meant to be part of this EP. I actually got to ask him about what happened to this EP in 2023. The very short version of why it wasn't released is that he was not very happy with it. He felt that it was too polished, not as rocking as the previous album, and was not very cohesive. I am VERY glad that I was able to obtain an answer to this mystery. I really love this EP and I do wish it did get some sort of official release, but at least the songs still became public and we are able to listen to it instead of it just being gone forever. I think this is where his "adult" work ends and where his kids work begins.
- Drive full of things. I downloaded a ton of stuff from Steve Burns Rocks! and other places. There are a lot of concert photos, clips from different shows, and affirmations so check them all out! I compiled them together so it'll be easier to look at and you don't have to use the wayback machine. Also, some of the videos I didn't download from Steve Burns Rocks! are somewhere on YouTube. I update this sometimes.
- Steve Vs TMBG
- Deep Sea Recovery Efforts discussion. This is already linked above, but here it is again just in case you missed it.
Things to look at:
- Fan Q&A (2002)
- The Moth Presents Steve Burns: Fameishness
- Steve Burns Finally Confirms Why He Left ‘Blue’s Clues’ (2016)
- Interview with the Great Big Beautiful Podcast (2017)
- Stevens Universe: Flaming Lips and 'Blue's Clues' collide on a nearly decade-old collaboration (2017)
- Catching Up With: STEVENSTEVEN (2017)
- STEVENSTEVEN interview with the Going Off Track Podcast (2017)
- Steven Drozd on 'Foreverywhere' & The Flaming Lips: 'Find That Thing That You Love' (2019)
- Interview with Scary Mommy (2019)
- Covers of Steve songs. Covers on SoundCloud: "Troposphere", "A Reason", and "Leviticus"
- Nightcore versions: "What I Do on Saturday," "Mighty Little Man," and "A Sniveling Mess"
YouTube accounts with Steve stuff:
A list of fansites:
- Steve Burns Rocks!. Please, look through the entire site if you're really interested in Steve, there's so much stuff archived on there. Literally everything is on here up to around 2010.
- The Steve Scene. This consists of photos and reviews of concerts. You can not look at most of the photos, but there are some on Steve Burns Rocks! and I've put a bunch of them from there into my drive.
- Eville's site