Pale Stars is a band that delivers a blend of Power Pop and Americana like nothing you’ve heard before: monster hooks, soaring vocals, space-age guitars, killer bass and drums.
Lead-singer Brandt Huseman, founder of the critically acclaimed Greenberry Woods (Sire/Reprise), has had songs featured on television (Party of Five, Melrose Place) and in movies (Naked in New York, Get Over It) and now is the driving force behind this exciting emerging band.
Recent winners of Coors Light's “Land Your Band” competition, the Pale Star's engaging live show has earned them the opportunity to meet with Epic Records, to be selected for showcases at International Pop Overthrow (Nashville 2006), Millennium Music Conference (Harrisburg 2006), and The Dewey Beach Popfest (Dewey Beach Delaware 2006).
Dave Sheinen of the Washington Post calls Pale Stars' debut CD “a brilliant record that satisfies on every level.”
The Pale Stars’ Highly acclaimed self-titled CD receives regular airplay on college and AAA radio nationwide with international recognition and airplay from Belgium, the Netherlands and Madrid, recently making Pop Madrid's Top 100 list.
Brandt Huseman: Voice & Guitars
Nat Bradley: Guitars
Paul Anderson: Bass & Vocals
Jeff Trueman: Drums and Vocals
The Pale Stars (2005) - debut album available through CD Baby. See the band's website www.thepalestars.com for other retail outlets.
* Everything's Wrong
* Over Now
. . . & other streaming audio at http://www.myspace.com/palestars
"Everything's Wrong" in rotation at WTMD http://wwwnew.towson.edu/wtmd/
Pale Stars Arrive
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Brandt Huseman (one of the founders of The GreenberyWoods and Splitsville member) has joined up with...Brandt Huseman (one of the founders of The GreenberyWoods and Splitsville member) has joined up with some incredibly talented musicians in Baltimore to unleash the Pale Stars on us all. And Thank The Heavens For That! The 11 perfectly timed, sublimely rhapsodic songs evoke warm memories of The Greenberry Woods, . . . Squeeze, a moody Matthew Sweet and Gin Blossoms - with styled choruses and hooks and a bunch of songs that sound like they belong on radio through-out the Western world. Huseman is in confident artistic voice here, interlacing long, languid memorable, classic power pop melodies, angelic harmonies and plenty of flavorful guitar licks.
- Not Lame Recordings
These Pale Stars really shine!
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Reviewer: edward higgins this cd was recommended to me by the lovely marlene who works at not la...Reviewer: edward higgins
this cd was recommended to me by the lovely marlene who works at not lame and makes buying cd's there such a pleasant experience. this is a remarkable piece of music that just flows from your speakers and after the 40 minutes of music is over you realize it went much too quickly. this is definitely one of the best cd's i've heard in a long time. make it a point to obtain this, especially if you were a fan of the late, great splitsville. 5 big stars for these pale stars and i can only hope there will be more product from them. to quote mr. bodeen; big time extremely highly recommended!
Making it look easy
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"The first time I saw these guys, it was apparent they had something special. It's rare when you he..."The first time I saw these guys, it was apparent they had something
special. It's rare when you hear new music for the first time and the songs
get stuck in your head. Pale Stars craft power-pop melodies with great
hooks, and make it all look so easy....."
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Translated: Ten years ago The Greenberry Woods made two beautiful records somewhere between powerpo...Translated:
Ten years ago The Greenberry Woods made two beautiful records somewhere between powerpop and rootsy rock. The band, around Brandt and Matt Huseman originate from Baltimore, Maryland, transformed to Splitsville and focused themselves on Phil Spector/Brian Wilson-like orchestra pop.Splitsville still exists, but Brandt Huseman formed with musician friends an interlude and baptized it The Pale Stars.
The Pale Stars is definitely not a pale picture and definitely not a snack, as this CD is well rounded melodious pop rock with hints of country rock is too good for that. For starters, Brandt Huseman has an excellent voice - reminding us of Toad The Wet Sprockets Glen Philips - writing spicy and catchy rock tunes and playing beautiful guitar. Next to the Toad The Wet Sprockets influence (understood with the good starting time) there are comparisons to be made with The Gin Blossoms and The Mother Hips.
This is most noticable in the quality songs Heavy Changes, Everything's Wrong, Mercy, Long Way Down and the other seven songs are simply well planned radio friendly rock songs with beautiful melodies and guitar work. With The Pale Stars Brandt Huseman made the long expected Greenberry Woods third record. Beautiful. (Wiebren Rijkeboer) The Pale Stars are available via CDbaby.
Pale stars typically plays one to two sets from 30 to 120 minutes. We perform mostly original music, heavily weighted with songs from our CD, "The Pale Stars":
I Don't Care
Long Way Down
Some covers include "Wild Horses", "The Night They Drove 'Ol Dixie Down" and "September Gurls"
There are no upcoming dates at this time.