"There's a fire extinguisher strapped to that guy's drum set. WHY? His sticks are on fire and I can clearly see smoke...is he going to be ok? Is he going to use the fire extinguisher? As a kid, this is what I would repeatedly think to myself as I stared at the back cover of my older brother's copy of Van Halen 2. " "I would fixate on the photo of David Lee Roth and try to comprehend how the split he's doing is as high as the mic stand. Was there a springboard or [...]
We are going to try out Weekly Roundup on Monday mornings. That way, you can kick off your week with some excellent songs and videos!
Desert Stars' debut record, Habit Shackles , is due July 16. In the meantime, stream and download the excellent new track, "With The Bears", below. web // facebook // twitter // tumblr // shows // bandcamp
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Chalet Slalom : free and legal Like Shadows Under the Sun album [mp3] Desert Stars : "With the Bears" [mp3] from Habit Shackles (out July 16th) Dw [...]
Desert Stars debut album Habit Shackles due out July 16th.
Desert Stars - With The Bears Brooklyn’s finest dream pop hidden secret Desert Stars got a new song out and we have something new to cherish. With The Bears they unveil the blissful side of music with the guitars waving around some glorious jangling chords that sound as rock as they ought to be, it’s like Beach House speed it up a notch, while the wonderful voice of Janelle Best brings to mind some some of the best moments [...]
Desert Stars might have an unwavering penchant for Beach House and their ilk, but don't mistake that for the entirety of their sound. These Brooklyn upstarts have been bringing their shoe-gazing pop to the masses since 2008, plenty of time to refine a particularly hooky and accessible take on the style. The band is currently mixing their new album, and recently released promising single "Past in the Trash" (streaming). The Stars' Thursday, May 25 date at Cameo Gallery with Howth isn't one to miss — they might not have such intimate performances before long, and the show's great lineup [...]
Checkout this week's Upcoming at PopGun's playlist. We've got some jams for you so enjoy then buy tickets and see these artists live very soon! TUES, 4/23: White Prism (Release Party) , Home Video, Desert Stars :: BUY TICKETS :: WED, 4/24: Slow Magic , Beat Culture, Bright Future :: BUY TICKETS :: FRI, 4/26: Trixie Whitley , Mother Feather, Dumpster Hunter :: BUY TICKETS :: SAT, 4/27: Them Jeans , Sweater Beats, [...]
Facebook / desertstarsband.com It's always good to have an email submission that stands out for a reason, I've gone through the dilemmas of a singular person fan-blog on numerous occasions before so I'll save you from that this time but Desert Stars , a five piece from Brooklyn first appealed to me when I saw that their bassist was Jane Herships. She has featured here before in her own right as Spider , a project where delicate guitar twangs and overwhelmingly beautiful vocals could melt hearts. So it was with great interest [...]
Desert Stars have announced that their debut album is coming this Spring. Some folks will remember their kick ass brilliant track ' Boys I Like ' from early last year? Well now we can check out their latest psych/dream pop creation, the single ' Past In The Trash '. Janelle Best formed the Brooklyn act back in 2008 but their lastest tune came about following the addition of guitarist Eric Altesleben last August. Phillip Kibbe teamed up with Desert Stars to direct the video... Desert Stars - 'Past In The Trash' [...]
There's an immediate allure to Desert Stars' Past in the Trash – that same desolate warmth which first attracted us to Speck Mountain's Badwater LP of last month. Woozy, oneiric shoegaze with its head again in the sands of Hope Sandoval's Mazzy Star, it shimmers and glistens as much as it saddens and dispirits, with Janelle Best's woebegone moans its fulcrum. Its philtrum even, and one sodden with salted tears it'd surely be... Past in the Trash by Desert Stars Desert Stars' Bandcamp . [...]
Desert Stars is a five-piece from Brooklyn, formed in 2008. In the center of the band stands Janelle Best, a classically-trained violinist. Her voice has an unusual sound, kinda pale but also longing for harmony. A very unique constellation which we already know from bands like Beach House and Koudlam. " Past in the Trash " is their newest single and comes with a smokey and dreamy video, directed by Phillip Kibbe.
Desert Stars - Past in the Trash When you’ve lived in the desert as I have, you come to know the sensation of carrying it with you everywhere you go. That vastness, the open space, the dusty hands and crystal blue skies. It’s no coincidence then, that despite living in Brooklyn, this group crafts songs as though they were living in a yurt outside of Taos, New Mexico. Songwriter Janelle Best is simply summoning her own piece of the wilderness. T here’s a dusty quality to this music, while still being deceptively supple like a saguaro cactus. [...]
With 2012 officially a thing of the past, it's time to look ahead and take a look at what 2013 has in store for us. There're a handful of new releases i'm really looking forward to, including confirmed releases from Blue Hawaii, Christopher Owens, Ex Cops, The Knife, Phosphorescent, Rhye, Summer Aviation, and Youth Lagoon. Along with the confirmed releases, there are quite a few expected and rumored new releases that have music fans anxiously awaiting release dates. Some of the expected releases i'm most excited about in the coming year include AlunaGeorge, Desert Stars, Earl Sweatshirt, HAERTS, James [...]
Falling in love with new music is one life's simple pleasures and 2012 was a fantastic year of discovery for me. I've already featured a few of my new favorites this year, including Bright Moments, HAERTS, Porcelain Raft, and Vacationer (just to name a few), and today i'd like to highlight a few more. But first I need to give credit where credit is due. If it weren't for the following music outlets, my music repertoire would be far less exciting. Big thanks to All Songs Considered , Big Hassle , EARMILK , Girlie Action , Head [...]
O Desert Stars é mais um quinteto a sair da prolífera cena musical do Brooklyn, e foi formado em 2008 pela vocalista Janelle Best e seu antigo teclado. Mais tarde, novos membros como Melanie Moser (ex-Cass McCombs), Gregg Giuffre (Hunters), Jane Herships (TEEN) e Carrie Ashley Hill foram se unindo ao projeto, que lançou este ano seu primeiro e único single, com as faixas "Boys I Like" e "Farewell Decade". Donos de um dream-pop com elementos shoegaze, o Desert Stars lembra a princípio de uma versão mais pop do Beach House graças à queda por [...]
Not much is known about this melodramatic five-piecer from Brooklyn beyond the clever psychedelic-shoegaze genre, in which they categorize themselves and, well, the fact that there are five members in their band. I was lucky enough to stumble across this featured track thanks to Hype Machine Radio's September guest, YVYNYL . Where upon first listen, it is easy to submerge yourself into the environment Desert Stars immediately creates. "Boys I Like" is a stunning production supported by eerie, yet beautifully ambient vocals, strong percussion and a fluidity that is calming yet curious. I encourage you to take a [...]
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Tearjerker - 'Door' Remember Tearjerker's top shelf record ' Rare ' from late last year? Well, they're back with an EP called ' Hiding ' featuring 'Door'. This is a lovely tune, for fans of Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets and laid back fuzz fiends! Download audio file (Tearjerker-Door.mp3) Cloud Seeding Feat. Nadine Carina - 'The Light' Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Serra works his guitar magic under the moniker Cloud Seeding . For [...]