You Should Know: Stellardaze

Stellardaze at HoB

 

From: Bloomington, IN

Sounds Like: Ben Gibbard joined Band Of Horses and recorded songs with spiritual guidance from Alan Parsons.

There’s “weird” experimental music, and then there’s good music that’s not afraid to experiment. Bloomington’s own Stellardaze has a blend of progressive instrumentation and melodic songwriting that follows the latter, and they’re an exciting new band getting some attention here in the Midwest.

This six-piece band reminds me of Transatlanticism-era Death Cab For Cutie in which their songs have plenty of space to breathe and grow, and the vocals are strong and clear. There’s also hints of Cease To Begin-era Band Of Horses in which the band easily flows between melodic and hard-hitting groove. But this isn’t just another folk-pop band. Throughout their music there are changes between odd time signatures, orchestrated touches, and great guitar playing that’s interesting but not indulgent enough to turn them into a jam band. All in all, this is one of the more exciting young bands to come around Bloomington, and this is a band that you should start following now.

Stellardaze’s debut EP Paintress was recorded at Echo Park Studio here in Bloomington and is available now. Be on the lookout for a full length album hopefully by this Summer.

Check out “RXN” and “Europa” below. Also make sure to check out their bandcamp where you can download their EP.

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Week In Review (12/19/14)

So Some Guy Named D’Angelo Released An Album?

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And apparently it’s a big deal.

And The Award For The Most Hyped Producer For 2015 Goes To ZHU

And for good reason.

James Murphy Is Making An Album Made Out Of Tennis Sounds.

No, seriously.

Max Frost – “Let Me Down Easy”

So good.

 Will Nothing But Thieves Be The Next Big London Band That’ll Be Featured On Some NBC Drama Commercial?

https://soundcloud.com/nothingbutthieves/graveyard-whistling-2

It sure sounds like it, and in the best way possible.

This Group Of Recent High School Graduates Makes Me Feel Real Old

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Expect great things from Minneapolis-bred Hippo Campus.

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Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett, Bill Withers, and some other famous people. But the real story is who didn’t get inducted.

Is This The Sexist Christmas Song You’ll Hear In 2014?

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Thank you Sun King, and thank you My Old Kentucky Blog.

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https://soundcloud.com/forgenevieve/genevieve-colors

I guess I’ll stay in and listen to Genevieve to feel like there’s some sun left.

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It’s a bonus that this artist actually sounds great.

Male Bonding – “Falling”

Be on the lookout for a new album from these guys in 2015.

Kathleen Hanna aka The Punk Singer Is Back!

This is also the same girl who introduced Kurt Cobain to Teen Spirit.

This Will Be The Last ‘Week In Review’ For The Year!

I’ll be on vacation with the family from Christmas till New Years and I will not be near any sort of Internet. See you in 2015!

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