Partners in Stars
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Partners in Stars

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Macaque, Chinatown EP: Another fem-punk New York new wave outfit, Macaque warble like Bjork and cavort like the Brazilian Girls. Evers’s vocals are seemingly cotton-candy light, but pack a not-so-hidden bite, as she taunts a “Big Man:” “I can’t wait to knock you down.” Chris Hart’s beats are deliriously Garageband simple – you’ll wish you’d thought of them first. But Macaque did. - MOLI

Headliners Macaque were another of those pleasant GBM-surprises. I knew about the other two acts before the show (though I had no idea that Andy D would be there), but I’d never run across Macaque or their clean, sparse synth-pop before, but it was immediately likeable. Keyboardist Chris Hart’s arrangements were a fairly perfunctory collection of electro lines and handclaps (besides the sublime minimal new wave of “Inappropriately”, easily the set standout) but singer Evers was uncommonly animated (a background in dance is plausible) and together they exuded charm and style. And at their more unusual and stripped down moments, I found myself recalling Telepathe. Apparently the debut Macaque EP is getting a release party at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar on February 7th; Andy D will be joining them once again. -- Nate Dorr, Impose Magazine, Jan. 22, 2008 - Impose Magazine

Fun returned to music at Brooklyn's Coco 66 venue in the form of MCQ (also known as Macaque), a pop-punk electronica duo of Chris Hart (beats) and Evers (vocals). Their first number was a catchy diddy called, "24Hr Attention Getter". Evers as lead vocalist goes from whispy kitten to all out growl. She is a combination of a ballerina with Flava Flav's moves. During the show, she broke out into old school moves like the Robot, some pop 'n lockin', and-- along with Hart, the groove inventor-- feverishly jumping around to the sugar sweet tunes.

The special reward of the night was a new song, "I Want Your Power". The songs are airy and light but with funky grooves. Without knowing you'll realize your leg bouncing on the floor. Or maybe you'll just turn it out dancing the night away. This is exactly what MCQ's music is all about. "We're here to entertain ourselves and you in the process!" they joked to the crowd. But they do seem to be having a party on stage and clearly they want us to join in. MCQ is not going to preach to you about their religious believes or deliver heavy-handed political speeches. They are all about fun-lovin' music and a really good time. With the state of things, that's worthy of dancing.

- Vandal Music Blog


Every Fail is an Eventual Win LP (September 2010 release)
The Chinatown EP



Originally formed under the name "Macaque", Brooklyn based electro-pop duo Partners in Stars craft dense and sweet songs making more sound than you would imagine. Formed in the summer of 2005, they have been creating lush beats and shimmering melodies tied neatly together with driven bass lines ever since.

Partners in Stars is comprised of the vocalist Evers, whose previous projects include the Chicago based band Basic Shapes and Chris Hart, DJ/programmer, who previously played Soundlab with Dizzee Rascal and the Sound Cultures Festival at Cornell University.

From inception Partners in Stars has created songs that are a unique blend of genres that defies categorization. Evers delivers extroverted yet intimate vocals and adds a unique emotional complexity to her clean and simple styling. While Chris Hart deftly manages the key boards and live programming welding the unreserved swirling pop arrangements that belies an intricate and meticulous attention to detail. In live performances Partners in Stars exhibits gusto and undeniable charm.

Partners in Stars has played at highly regarded New York City venues such as the Knitting Factory, the Annex, Cakeshop and sold out performances at MonkeyTown as well as underground dance parties and events.

Partners in Stars was included in 2008's Village Voice Summer series of best emerging acts, as well as reviewed by reputable writers such as Evelyn McDonnell.