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Thursday, March 13 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Ringo Deathstarr

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Ringo Deathstarr are:- Elliott Frazier - voice/guitar Alex Gehring - bass/voice Dustin Gaudet - drums Renan McFarland - guitar Elliott originally formed the band in 2005 in Austin, TX. After a few line-up changes, TX they have now settled on this line-up and have recorded their debut release. With Comparisons to The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Drop Nineteen amongst others they have been described as Texas’ own answer to shoegaze… Starrgaze. Ringo Deathstarr have been creating quite a stir on the live front with blistering volume and breathtaking performances of the short adrenaline fueled variety, so much so that they’ve secured themselves support slots with the mighty Dandy Warhols. This self titled debut E.P. was released on CD by SVC Records in October 2007 and features 5 Songs to get your blood flowing. It was recorded at Bubble in Austin, Texas, and produced by Frenchie with Ringo’s Elliott Frazier and mixed by Jason Buntz. The EP has had rave reviews from all corners of the world Ringo Deathstarr reviews:- "Their pulsing layers of feedback and those droll, deadpan vocals are ripped straight from Psychocandy, but the galloping, amphetamine rhythms are harder charging than even the most amped up track on that album." @ Pitchfork "a corking four-piece from Texas who recall the glory years of Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Drop Nineteens. I absolutely love them. @ The White Noise Revisited "Ringo Deathstarr = Psychocandy + Loveless. And that's a huge compliment. Honestly, name another band that has lived up to either of those, well, genres really. Nobody. Ringo Deathstarr pull it off. I've always said "do something familiar amazingly or do something totally new". The Deathstarr pull off the former without even the slightest hesitation." @ A Certain Romance "great billowing space rock that comes on like a starblown JAMC spilt across the bone dry toil of the Texas Plains... " @ Mountain*7 "this takes the beautiful noise of prime period Sonic Youth and early Jesus and Mary Chain and marries it to the sounds of My Bloody Valentine and early Ride, and creates something wonderfully new in the process." @ 17 Seconds "the use of feedback, fuzzed up layers, and lazy stoned vocals all combine in a harmony filled rush of a few minutes to provide the best pop high imaginable." @ I Really Love Music "Ringo Deathstarr are one of the most exciting new discoveries in years and, should the nu-gaze scene come to fruition as it keeps on threatening to do, they'll be heading it up." @ Culture Deluxe Single of the Week. "Their feedback inspired chainsaw like guitars produce a tonic for ones ears." @ Indie MP3 "At first listen, the songs come across as a massive wall of sound. However, the music is deceptive, because you realize that tucked into the immensity of the sound is a vulnerability, only it's all wrapped up inside huge guitar chords, powerful drumming, and vocals that are hiding in a haze just beneath the surface." @ Lost In Your Inbox "This EP can only be described as a critical buy" "easily has the breadth of vision and sheer beauty that Shields et al possessed at their once dizzy heights." "It is five stars all the way, and then some." @ And Before The First Kiss

Thursday March 13, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

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