DOWN-STARES

DOWN-STARES

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"High energy from 'GO!' Unique melody combined with well executed music, the break down(s) will make you want to avenge something! Pure and honest; Powerful and identifiably deep; Dangerously disturbed and frenzied... an excellent example of a marriage between sound and concept."

Biography

DOWN-STARES
2000-2007 THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES...
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We have been passionately pursuing the advancement of this movement since it all began in the summer of 2000. In that time we've played somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 shows all around Texas and the surrounding region. We've met, shook hands with, shared the stage with some of the most inspirational, hardest working bands in America.

We have positively influenced young artists who have matured into amazing artists. We have sacrificed. We have been shit on, disregarded, talked down to, and blown off... and still we push forward.

We have independently released (with the help of Motion E Records) four albums, sold out of more than 25 T-Shirt designs, broke the top 10 at the Austin Music Awards in two catagories after only playing that scene for a little over a year.

We've done radio interviews, newspaper interviews, & have had Editor's Pick reviews on our latest album (The Watershed...). We've swallowed our pride, gone without eating, fainted, cried, thrown up, & had our van break down several times. We've driven through the desert on the hottest days of summer with no air conditioner.

We've seen sights so beautiful that words can't describe: like the way the sky looks as the rain pours down on the setting sun in El Paso; or the breaktaking view of the forest mountains in Arkansas on a cold & overcast day. We've played to thousands, we've played to ten. We've been electrocuted (on stage), we've lost all power in the middle of a set. We have lived.

We've been blessed to have the best family, friends, & fans that anyone could ever ask for. We've given everything. And... we're still persuing.

DOWN-STARES
2000-2007 :: THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES.
--myspace.com/downstares
--www.down-stares.net

Discography

THE WATERSHED (THIS MIGHT TAKE MORE THAN YOU CAN BRAVE...)
(2006, Independent) EP. [listen to tracks at myspace.com/downstares]

THE RUNAWAY FLIGHT
(2004, Motion E Records) LP.

THE FIRST DINNER AFTER
(2003, Motion E Records) EP.

DON'T FEED THE TEACHERS
(2001, Independent) LP.

Set List

Typically we do anywhere from 35-45 minutes, though we can go longer if needed. In a 45 minute set we'd probably do two cover songs.

Current originals you might hear at a DOWN-STARES show: Turning Point, Instructions, The Watershed, Carpe Diem, Brushstrokes of the Sleeping Mind, PS From December, Speed Dial.

Current cover songs you may hear: Bulls on Parade (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Spawn Again (SILVERCHAIR), Break on Through (THE DOORS), Zombie (THE CRANBERRIES), What a Day (NONPOINT).