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"Look Out for STAR"

"If you are a sucker for whispery female vocals like I am STAR paint pretty pop hooks on walls of noise, which makes you tilt your head in a good way..." - MATAPOP

"The Sweetest Noise I've Heard"

" I could mention the MBV distorted guitars on 'Lovely of the Mouth', or the great noise pop anthems 'Noise Parade' and 'Exploding Order' with their instantly catchy melodies, or the endearingly innocent anger portrayed with the sweetest of vocals in 'Jailor' best summed up by the directness in the lyric "you'd never think that much hate could come out of such a pretty face but here we are and I don't like you", but for every song I could mention, there would be the others overlooked in doing so. With a sound that is simultaneously harsh and soft, aggressive and sweet, bubblegum, yet challenging, exceptionally noisy, yet melodic and loveably pop, STAR is a sum of contradictions that come together seamlessly and beautifully."
- Lostmusic UK

"Pure Gold Reason"

"More please!"
- Milk Milk Lemonade Webzine

"Fierce Panda Records"

"Amazing!" - Simon "golden ears" Williams, Fierce Panda Records Owner - note to STAR

"Guitar Geek Loves STAR"

"Cruel 15 is a perfect pop gem." - Guitar Geek

"The Brightest STAR"

" Lush noise and bubblegum greatness...when I first heard STAR I thought to myself....this is IT." - R is for Revenge

"Beautiful Wall of STAR"

As soon as STAR hit the stage to perform, everyone in the bar rushed forward as they played through their set. The sound was very distinct and mesmerizing. The three of them stood on stage and behind them rushed this beautiful wall of sound that echoed throughout the bar. I could feel the bass in my chest and my body felt numb in between songs. Shannon’s faint yet blissful voice accompanied by the shrill of over distorted and swirling guitars with a driving drum beat, gave you this abstract, mysterious yet poppy feeling that made you hope that they would never stop playing.
- Aritao Live Review


STAR will release their first record, Violence Against STAR, in Jan 2007.

The STAR song, "White Fear" is included on the Aritao Records complilation cd, A Blossoming, that was released Nov 1st, 2005.

STAR has recently been featured on a bunch of radio shows. Here are a few of the stations where STAR can be heard :

KDVS 90.3 FM Sacramento, California

Cactus Killer Radio

The Buck Calhoun Show KHSU FM 90.5 in Arcata, CA

Fast Forward in Reverse with Timmy G

Radio Depaul

Vertigo Shoegaze Live 365

All the members of STAR have released music with other projects in recrent years.

Scott Cortez has released many albums with his projects Lovesliescrushing and Astrobrite on many different labels, including Clairecords and Projekt and has toured all over America as well as Japan.

Shannon Roberts has released three solo albums since 2001.

Theodore Beck has two 7in singles out with his former project, the Yellow Fine.



Scott Cortez of Lovesliescrushing and Astrobrite joined forces with Shannon Roberts and Theodore Beck in Chicago. Scott's blissful waves of guitar are a perfect compliment to Shannon's unique voice and catchy lyrics. Each song is fun, short and to the point. STAR's music makes people feel better about living in a world that can suck the big time.