Starcrawler releases their long-awaited major-label debut, “She Said,” out now on Big Machine, the exciting 5-piece Los Angeles rock and roll collective as raw and hungry as ever, yet as sophisticated, new and rock ready to do. , Conquer the world Watch the lyric video for “Thursday,” the focus track from their new album, below.
After performing on stages around the world with acts such as My Chemical Romance, Jack White, The Smile and Nick Cave, Starcrawler will embark on an extensive fall US tour Friday night in their backyard at the famed Los Angeles Troubadour. , Starcrawler will also play the DMZ Peace Train festival in South Korea on October 1 along the DMZ border line with North Korea. Their mission statement reads: “Through music, let us move beyond politics, economics, ideology and experience freedom and peace.”
Starcrawler consists of the amazing frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, guitarist Henry Cash and his brother Bill Cash on pedals and guitars, drummer Seth Carolina and bassist Tim Franco. “She Said” was produced by industry veteran Tyler Bates, who first met the band when they worked together on a standalone single for DC’s Dark Knights: Death Metal soundtrack. Bates and Starcrawler set up shop in Sunset Sound’s iconic Studio 2—”The Van Halen Room,” as Henry Cash proudly notes—to create a full, ferocious sound full of fresh energy. Highlights of the new album include the instantly L7-esque “Roadkill,” the Nirvana-go-country accent of “Stranded,” the dreamy girl-group style of the powerfully personal “Runaway,” and the irresistible title track. “He said “. The timeless tunes are at once ultra-modern, yet ’90s hints with vintage songwriting reminiscent of Hole and The Breeders.
In addition to his own sonic development, other deals have included collaborations with rock legends such as Tom Petty and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, as well as the late, great Taylor Hawkins and Perry Farrell. Arrow has made notable cameo appearances in videos for artists such as Father John Misty and Florence and the Machine.
Dave Grohl interviewed Starcrawler for his documentary “What Drives Us”, a star-studded rock documentary about the lives of touring bands and their struggles on the road. Guitarist Henry explains, “We would tell him how hard it was and how badly we wanted to go from van to tour bus.” “Then, off camera, Dave said ‘Well, you’ve got to write a hit! ‘” It really stuck with us.”
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