Stars On Fire - Blue Skies Above cdep

(Jigsaw Records, PZL159)

Regular price $6.00

based in Seoul (but originally hailing from California), Stars On Fire is the brainchild of a fellow named Cristoph Mark, who I recently found out was a member of Ampersand, a short-lived band who released an amazing mini-album on Fantastic Records back in 2000 that you probably never heard (but really should). This debut release from Cristoph's new project is a hard-to-define batch of songs that are jangly, but not quite janglepop; noisy, but not actually noisepop; and dreamy, but not really shoegaze. Heck, even the production style is simultaneously lo-fi and well-recorded! The guitars are shambling and distorted, the vocals are morose (but not over-bearing) and the songs themselves are pretty great. This is a cool EP that kinda comes from left-field and is definitely well worth checking out!

Not limited. All songs written by Stars On Fire. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

  1. Shutdown
  2. Stuck Somewhere
  3. Model
  4. Blue Skies
  5. Paper Driver
  6. Snowblind