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Artists: Ringo Deathstarr
About: There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three ' and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop ' you will adore the 'Starr.- THE GUARDIAN (UK) Austin-TX based trio Ringo Deathstarr has announced the release of their full-length album Colour Trip on Sonic Unyon Records (for U.S. and Canada) on March 8th. The group plays music of a shimmering and harmonious variety which marries the ecstatic ramble of early Jesus & Mary Chain and effect laden assault of MBV with the plug in and play attitude of Royal Trux and Sonic Youth. We write cool little pop songs but we just bury them under loud amounts of noise says guitarist Elliott Frazier. Frazier trades off lead vocals with Alex Gehring (bass) and the lineup is completed by Daniel Coborn on drums. Live the band has played through the U.S., Europe and Japan with artists such as The Dandy Warhols, A Place To Bury Strangers, Black Angels, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, The Ravonettes and just finished a European tour with The Wedding Present. Of course the band's sound demands doesn't always go over smoothly as Frazier recounts Sometimes the headlining band doesn't like when the opening band is louder than them, much louder. Also our sound guy is a vital part of the show because the house sound man doesn't usually understand that we want the guitars this loud and we don't want the vocals center of the mix. Frazier a drummer by trade started the band in 2005 I love feedback on the guitar and always enjoyed noisy bands maybe cause my mom hated noise it drew me in. At the same time I love the dreamy sounds of shoegaze and slacker style vocals which is the opposite of all the high pitch vocals that same to be omnipresent in today's music. I got some songs together and played a show with two friends under the name Ringo Deathstarr but it took me a few years to get the right lineup for what I wanted to do. Eventually the band made it to the UK to play the Reverence fest which was thrown annually by AC30. AC30 being the premiere shoegaze club night in London and also a record label. After the majority of attendees raved about Deathstarr's performance at the fest, AC30 caught them perform in London and signed them to the label, then licensing the album to Sonic Unyon for North America. Colour Trip is the full realization of Frazier's vision, a vision through a druggy haze of sound. Look for the band to head to Europe in February as support for Dean Wareham (of Galaxie 500) and then return to the U.S. to appear at SXSW and will announce a U.S. tour shortly.