Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Founded in 2008 by Pterodactyl drummer Matt Marlin and Skeleton$ keyboardist Mike Gallope, STARRING revisits the terrain of progressive rock by distilling it to its essence. Starring plays “prog rock” because they are in love with a sense of unscripted fun, looking to spit beer, exhilarate and electrify rather than be like "dude, check my chops.". Starring combines the forces of farfisa, viola, guitar and bass to sculpt driving, heavy, high-speed sound guns aimed at stealth bomber choruses. Beneath it all, Matt Marlin’s notoriously frenzied drumming, which is as furious here as on any Pterodactyl record, propels this distortion-addicted quintet from one transfixing riff to the next.

All five members contribute vocals over the course of the record, experimenting with figures of authority, blissed-out psychedelic narratives, or simple primal scream therapy. And each song is no less diverse in its ambitions: “July” is a monstrosity about a horrific encounter at a holiday barbeque, with a mathy, scattershot verse turning on a dime into an anthemic, Stooges-inspired chorus. “Get Over Here, Disco!” sets fire to a catchy two-note riff, and twists it into a shout-your-brains-out headbanger. And the album's final track threatens to cannibalize everything that’s preceded it, churning along for minutes in a brutal, spellbinding jam, only to be interrupted by dreamy voices that eerily plead: “Won’t you be my body double?”

Their genre-pretzeling debut, Wife Of God, will be available June 8th on Death By Audio Records. Thank you.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Inside Edition - Pics from the Loft

Here is the film to be used to make screens for the new Sisters tee shirt.
This is what 50% of the walls inside the pedal area look like. It's how we clean screens.
This is how we make sure everything gets put back in its place.
This is a show poster made out of a record.
This is the old piano that found it's way in to the practice space. It sounds like it looks.
Imagine you're about to land on the planet Trixanium, 14,000 light years from Earth in the Alpha Pentari galaxy. You decide to aim for a clearing near what appears to be an alien Stonehenge.
Now turn your flash on and imagine that you taking pictures in the closet where all the spray painting is done.
This is some shit hanging in the practice room.
These are lab coats that DBA got for some of its employees. Pictured here are Travis' from Grooms, Matt's from Sisters, and Willie's.
This is some art project that George from Coin Under Tongue is working on that involves a lot of foam circles being made from decoys?
Here are some random custom pedals that can always be found lying around on the floor of the practice room.
One time Ollie got back from tour, opened his suitcase in the kitchen area and took some clothes to his room. When he got back 30 seconds later, this cat had shit in it. A couple of weeks ago, I was going to work and noticed that this cat had peed right in a pocket of my manbag. This cat has also been known to pee in Travis' guitar pedal bag. It has no name.