Story: Jack Foley
NEW YORK'S Stellastarr* have finally announced details of their
eponymous debut album and their second single, Jenny.
The band have spent the best part of April and May ensconced
in three separate NYC area studios with Tim OHeir.
OHeir (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, The All-American Rejects)
was lucky enough to witness the band at one of their very early
shows at Don Hills in NY, and immediately cleared his schedule
to produce and record with them.
The fruits of their labour, the self-titled debut album, is
due to hit record shops on September 15 - but will be preceded
by the second single, the elegiac Jenny, on August 18,
to neatly coincide with the band's return to the UK.
The album is a fitting testimony and declaration from a band
that even in their relatively short existence have never followed
Since forming in the Spring of 2000 Shawn, Amanda, Arthur and
Michael have worked hard at fostering a local live following and
invested their time in writing genuinely exhilarating, poignant
and redemptive rock and roll.
The depth in their sound so emphatically demonstrated to UK audiences
on their recent Raveonettes tour is fully realised here.
The slow burning set opener, In The Walls, is far removed
from the jubilant, No Weather, which is as equally far
away from the fragility of Untitled.
Elsewhere, there is their debut single, Somewhere Across
Forever, which scraped the UK top 40 on its release in May,
and the forthcoming single, Jenny.
Jenny comes backed with Homeland, which is also
taken from the forthcoming album, and Arlington Queen,
which is exclusive to the single.
Stellastarr will be released through 20 20 Recordings and the
full track listing is as follows:
1. In The Walls
3. A Million Reasons
4. My Coco
5. No Weather
7. Somewhere Across Forever
10. Pulp Song
Click on the link to the right of this page to get the lowdown
on the band's August dates....