Friday, December 02, 2005
Stellastarr* are back from an extended hiatus and played a short UK tour this week. I caught them at the Metro in London (and flew over especially for it) and was reminded exactly why I love them so much. The intensity with which Shawn sings, the almost lunatic introspection of the bands' performance, and the haunting background vocals of bassist, Amanda Tannen, and guitarist, Michael Jurin. Plagued by record company marketing problems, the European release of new album, Harmonies For The Haunted, has been delayed until February 2006. A shame in some ways, but this should, at least, mean that they are able to give the promotion the attention it deserves.