Empty Star

Empty Star


Beatnik Punk. Cross Tom Waits with NoFX. The insight of the Beatnik crossed with the anarchy of the Punk. High energy music with thoughtful lyrics. A genuine rock duet. No overdubbed bass or vocals.


So what's it gonna take to impress you? Embellishments and name-droppings? A pretty little saga of all our musical accomplishments?
Fuck that!
Does that in any way make our music more qualified for your ears right now?

The both of us feel that we have lead very odd and interesting lives and would be overjoyed to share these enchanting tales with those of you who are truely interested in us as individuals.
In other words, we ain't slapping together some bullshit biography to try to impress some record label.
Bearing all this in mind, let us give you a brief and dry introduction to Empty Star. (in a form of a self-interview)

Malin and Paul met in Los Angeles
Q: Was they born in Los Angeles?
A: No!

Q: Where was they born?
A: Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and Paul was born in New Haven, CT, USA.

Q: Then, why was they in Los Angeles?
A: As a late teenager, Paul was a vagabond musician roving around the United States living out of his 1978 G-10 Chevy Van.
Eventually he landed in LA because he believed (at the time) that it would be the best place to promote his music.
Malin moved to LA to study music and escape the humdrum life that was driving her bonkers back in Sweden.

Q: Why does Malin dye her hair that color?
A: Shut up!

Q: Where did you get the name "Paul Needza Friend"?
A: My birth name is Paul Friend and the creative and charming bullies in middle school gave me the "Needza"

Q: What about Malin Bizarr. is that your real name?
A: Well my real name is just one word... "Malin", but I didn't wanna sound pompous like Cher or Sting or just call myself a sign that nobody could say, and seeing how "Bizarr" rhymes with guitar and buitar, it sounded appropriate.

Q: What exactly is a "buitar"? A: Well originally we was a three-piece band. We lost the drummer, so Paul decided to play drums and then he invented this fucked-up instrument where you can play both guitar and bass simultaneously and then he forced me to play it.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Don't ask stupid questions.


Pale EP 2006

Set List

Grunger Girl
Second Nature Smile
99 cent Store
Baby...I'm a Psycho
Public Transportation
Reason to Live (acousic)
Tattle Tale (acoustic)
Companions (acoustic)
The Big M (acoustic)
Walk of Shame
Nowhere to be Found