Posted in music | tour dates on September 10, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Starred - "No Good" (MP3)


Brooklyn/LA duo Starred aka Liza Thorn (who previously played with ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owen in Curls) and Matthew Koshak are set to release their debut EP, Prison to Prison, on November 20 via Pendu Sound (also home to Chelsea Wolfe). Given that label's preference for dark, brooding music, it's no surprise that they took interest in Starred, who play the sort of dream pop that has more in common with slowcore and psychedelic folk than much of their shinier, synthier contemporaries. You can stream two EP tracks, "Cemetery" and "Call From Paris," and check out the video for the latter below. They've also got a 7" single on the label for the track "No Good," which you can download above or stream below.

Starred have a couple upcoming shows Brooklyn shows, including one this week at Glasslands on Tuesday (9/11) with Captured Tracks band Cosmetics, ex-Team Robespierre band Black Marble, and Warm Ghost. They'll also play with Tamaryn and Cool Angels at Knitting Factory on November 10. Tickets for the Glasslands show tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

UPDATE: They also open for Dum Dum Girls at Europa on September 30 with Chez Deep. Tickets for that show are still available.

There's also another chance to catch Black Marble in NYC this month at Public Assembly on September 21 with Plastic Flowers, Indian Flowers, and Total Slacker, plus DJ sets by Heavenly Beat, Pictureplane, The Death Set, Creep, and Le Sphinxx. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Starred streams, video, cover art and tracklist below.


Starred - "Call From Paris"

Starred - "Call From Paris"

Starred - "Cemetery"

Starred - "No Good"

Starred - Prison to Prison
Prison to Prison

Prison to Prison Tracklist:
01. Call From Paris
02. Sure Bet
03. LA Drugs

04. Committee
05. Cemetery
06. Light



Comments (6)

Great post, I enjoyed ready reading it, Keep posting good stuff like this.

Posted by | September 11, 2012 7:11 AM

This should get a house remix! Would be really awesome to hear a collaboration between this and a house track. EDM is taking over so why not? I also found a great website for edm music :) Click here to get there

Posted by Dave | September 11, 2012 7:46 AM

Hope this ends up being better than Ex-Cops.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 9:03 AM

This is incredible stuff, like all the best elements of Mazzy Star but without their Doors-like tendency of meandering drone jams.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 10:20 AM

And opening for Dum Dum Girls at Europa on Sept 30th.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2012 4:21 PM

great band.

Posted by jordon | July 22, 2013 2:54 PM

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