Atlanta glam punk four piece, STARBENDERS have released the official music video for their elegant acoustic rendition of ‘One Of Us‘ from most recent album ‘Love Potions‘.
Speaking on the band’s latest track, ‘One Of Us’, vocalist Kimi Shelter says:
“The bond within our band is one that is unique and precious to us. People and places come in and out of our lives the same way that cities fly past my window in the van. We feel safe in the chaos because we have each other. As we go faster, the blur intensifies and we’re left feeling almost childlike in our restlessness. Craving the warm embrace of anything that represents home, but not being able to sit still long enough to receive it. Life on the road swirled with feelings of longful lamentation inspired the writing of ‘One Of Us’. When you’re torn between worlds and you can feel your soul begging for mercy, expression can be your only salvation. The words and music poured right out of me.”
STARBENDERS have also announced the ‘One Of Us’ bundle that includes both the original and acoustic versions of the track.
‘Love Potions’ is STARBENDERS first full-length release with world renowned independent label, Sumerian Records and follows the announcement of their signing last year. B.I.J.Records has released ‘Love Potions’ in Japan.
STARBENDERS | LOVE POTIONS
Release Date: February 14th 2020
01. Hangin’ On Tonight
02. Getting Harder
03. Precious (feat. Remington Leith)
04. Holy Mother
05. BITCHES BE WITCHES
08. Never Gonna Die
09. Cover Me
10. Can’t Cheat Time
11. Coming Up Roses
12. Down & Out
13. Something Ain’t Right
14. One Of Us
There really isn’t anyone else out there doing what STARBENDERS have been since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ‘70s glitter and ‘80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.
The band is completed by bassist Aaron Lecesne, guitarist Kriss Tokaji and drummer Emily Moon, with Moon making her full-length debut with the band on ‘Love Potions’. The album sees STARBENDERS moving in a more adventurous and slightly experimental direction. Speaking on the process of creating ‘Love Potions’, Shelter adds
“It’s really interesting to see it bloom into what it is now, I guess us leveling up as far as musicians go, and having to be capable of pivoting — be decisive and be resourceful in the midst of creating as well — has really shaped us. The sound has captured this sort of restless, relentless side of my spirit. We got to that very hungry place and, as a writer, my voice started to become more confident, while it became more vulnerable. As a band, we’ve been doing some big tours in-between the recordings and have been playing live quite a bit. The violence of the stage has shown up in our sound as well.”
The band have already created quite a stir in the media with a ferocious Audio Tree session under their belts and drummer Emily Moon performing as the guest drummer for The 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers in late October last year.
Open your minds and ready your souls, STARBENDERS are coming for both.
Kimi Shelter – Vox & Guitar
Aaron Lecesne – Bass
Emily Moon – Drums
Kriss Tokaji – Guitar