Musically speaking, Oklahoma City is best known for the Flaming Lips, the Starlight Mints and Colour Music. Soon it will also be known as the home of Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Fronted by Dennis Coyne, the band owes an artistic debt to his famous Uncle Wayne's long-running project. Mysterious, otherworldly atmospheres, the distinctive use of acoustic and electric guitars, quirky songwriting and vocals that you can't escape when you're related to another person by blood draw immediate comparisons to the Lips. However, Stardeath explores a decidedly different sonic angle and is also clearly informed by soul, R&B and modern psychedelia. Fans of Black Moth Super Rainbow and the Helio Sequence will love the outfit's rich tapestry of sounds. With a name that mentions disaster but suggests hope, this is an ideal band for our era.
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