Starry Saints

Starry Saints

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Formed by former members of The High Violets & Every Move a Picture, Starry Saints are a confluence of nugaze & pop, noise & song craft. Their music is big without being indulgent, their influences both old & new. The twin assault of Sargent's & Davis's guitars hover between noise & beauty.

Biography

Starry Saints were born in 2009 when former band mates, Allen Davis and Clint Sargent joined forces on an innovative music project resulting in a confluence of nugaze and pop, noise and song craft.

Davis and Sargent originally played together with The High Violets. In 2002 they collaborated on The High Violets first album “44 Down”. Sargent played lead guitar and composed most of the songs, while Davis played bass guitar and produced the album. In 2003 Davis moved to San Francisco where he joined the band Every Move a Picture and became songwriter for their album “Heart=Weapon” released on V2 records in 2005. Sargent continued with The High Violets, releasing the acclaimed album “To Where You Are” in 2006.

In the spring of 2009 the duo regrouped in Portland to embark on their new music venture soon to be named Starry Saints. After completing a three song demo EP a music video of their single “Go,” produced by William Landers, was entered in a 94.7 KNRK radio-sponsored contest resulting in their first show at Portland Memorial Coliseum opening for the Killers.

By using a sort of lowfi-hifi approach Starry Saints produce music that is big without being indulgent via influences both old and new. The twin assault of Sargent’s and Davis’s guitars hovers between noise and beauty. Currently the band is working on a new full length release due out November 1, 2010.

Lyrics

Unseeing Eyes

Written By: Allen Davis & Clint Sargent

In my mind
A thousand times
Your unseeing eyes
They give me a sign
They give me a sign

A serenade being played
One more time
In my mind
In my mind
A serenade being played
One more time

In my mind
Delighted by the sublime
A ravishing world
Charmed by the attraction
The stars they go on

A serenade being played
One more time
In my mind
In my mind
A serenade being played
One more time…one more time

Go

Written By: Allen Davis, Clint Sargent

I can put my hand through most people I know
But I know by now so I just let it go
Sometimes you stay when it’s time to go
Whatever’s real to me so just let it go

Let it go!
Let it go!

It’s been a long time
I let you come, come and go
Don’t tell me no one
What I should take when I go

It’s been a long time
I let you come, come and go
Don’t tell me no one
What I should take when I go

Sometime it seems you might find something
That stays with you long after you’ve gone
Sometimes you stay when it’s time to go
Whatever’s real to me, just let it go.

Let it go!
Let it go!
Let it go!
Let it go!

The Long Fade

Written By: Allen Davis & Clint Sargent

The long fade comes
A most strange love
Away now becomes
Sway strong

This will come
Along this road
Alas far from
And you are mine

And you are mine
Along this road
Along this road
And you are mine

Discography

Starry Saints EP released October 2009
Radio Airplay:
KNRK 94.7fm (Portland); WOXY Future Sounds; KINK.fm (Portland) Local Music Spotlight; KUSF 90.3 (San Francisco); 107.7 KNDD (Seattle)

Set List

25-30 Minute Set of Original songs:
The Sea
Hello Goodbye
Angles Without Wings
Unseeing Eyes
Wild Horses
The Long Fade
Black Sunday
Go