Monday, November 17, 2008


If you are looking to buy a single today, may I recommend this one? The new (and I think debut?) single by Stars and Sons, recent tour support to Okkervil River.

The Brighton-based band are excited:
We are super psyched to be releasing our song In the ocean through Alcopop! Records on November 17th. It will be on limited edition 7" Vinyl and Matthew Anstee designed some v. gnarly artwork for it. There are also 500 hand painted promos floating about the country, apologies if you got a rubbish one. The fumes drove us to delirium. Matt directed a video for the song. Nick Willis provided some animational magic for the video. And Mike's dad was so 'exited' that he lent us his video camera whilst silently mouthing "get a f***ing job".

This is what Rough Trade shops say:
"named after a song by Broken Social Scene, not surprisingly Stars and Sons sound a bit like that canadian collective, with their chaotic swirl of influences that includes everything from the dream-pop of My Bloody Valentine to the piano-pop of Ben Folds Five and the technicolour extravaganzas of Flaming Lips"

And I certainly will be heading to Piccadilly Records later today to buy a copy. And if they are out, I'll be heading to Alcopop Records direct. And courtesy of the lovely folk at Alcopop here's link to an unreleased version of the song.

IN THE OCEAN (Piano Version)
Stars and Sons
Unreleased [BUY THE SINGLE]

And some live dates for Stars and Sons:
16 Nov Prince Albert w/ Oh No! Oh My! & 4 or 5 Magicians Brighton
17 Nov - Latest Music Bar w/The Blueskies & Paul Steel **single launch** Brighton
28 Nov - Brighton Calling at The Providence Brighton
4 Dec - Water Rats w/ Hockey London
15 Dec – Alcopop Christmas Party @ The Social w/ Sam Isaac London

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