Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Crushed Stars

The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Todd Gaureau, Crushed Stars released its first album, Self Navigation, in 2001. Gautreau had made his mark as an electronic musician recording and releasing albums under the names Sonogram and Tear Ceremony. But secretly he longed to return to his first love of guitar and intimate bedroom pop. The album received warm reviews and was quickly picked up for distribution by Carrot Top.

After playing SXSW in 2005, Crushed Stars signed to Arena Rock Records. The band returned to SXSW in 2006, to support the Obsolescence CD. They also appeared at 2006’s CMJ New Music Conference.

The band now returns with Gossamer Days, recorded and mixed by Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, White Stripes, Modest Mouse). The new record sees more complex arrangements along with more guest players, including drummer Jeff Ryan of Pleasant Grove, expanding the bands sound without losing the intimacy of Gautreau’s songwriting.

Crushed Stars will release its third LP, Gossamer Days, on February 19, 2008. Crushed Stars delivers pop sophistication with soulful songwriting, deftly weaving subtle electronics with gentle folk musings, and bringing to mind Big Star’s Third, Red House Painters,The Clientele, Durutti Column, or even Burt Bacharach. Recommended!

Crushed Stars - Spies
Crushed Stars @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Polysics - Polysics Or Die!!! !!!

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
R.E.M. - Gravity
The KLF - The White Room

Tegan And Sara - So Jelaous
Weezer - Demos And Rarities


Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare + Singles


5:36 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Welcome Back. Cheers!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous ScharcO said...

Nice to see you again

8:39 PM  
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Hope you had a nice break

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back bro!
Have a great 2008! ;)

10:44 PM  
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8:32 AM  
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Anonymous tom_gr said...

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