RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Astrobrite, lovesliescrushing, Bowery Electric, Pinkshinyultrablast
Label: Saint Marie Records
If you’ve dipped ur feetÂ in shoegaze sometime within the last Â 15-16 years, you probably know thatÂ Scott Cortez is one of the grand masters in the genre!Â As the founder and impetus ofÂ among others Astrobrite and lovesliescrushing he has served usÂ delishÂ sonic mayhem and melodic walls of noise since the early 90’s. Back in 2004 he united withÂ Shannon Roberts andÂ Theodore Beck to form STAR, andÂ releasedÂ “Devastator” inÂ 2007 on CD and digital.Â Where lovesliescrushing builds around ambient soundscapes withÂ treated guitarloops and Astrobrite is a full on jet engine fuzz-parade, STAR lies comfortably somewhere in between with their slightly askewÂ melodic fuzzed out tunes of Â beauty and bliss.
Saint Marie RecordsÂ is now givingÂ this albumÂ a long awaited proper analogue-treatment, limited to 500 Transparent Red Vinyl LP’s (cut on 45 RPM for your aural delight).
Funfact: The recently critically acclaimed, brilliant Russian outfit Pinkshinyultrablast got their name from an Astrobrite album with the same title.
Release Date: 6/24/16
Vinyl limited to 500 transparent red vinyl...
FIRST TIME ON VINYL!
45 RPM for superior sound quality!
STAR formed in Chicagoâs dreamy noisepop and rock scene. Scott Cortez of lovesliescrushing and Astrobrite, with singer songwriter Shannon Roberts (Vocals, lyrics), and Theodore Beck (beats,bass, guitars,mixing). Devastator was named one of the top five Chicago albums of the year by Time Out Chicago and NewCity when released.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive