the FARSTAR

the FARSTAR

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Hailing from North Texas, The Farstar is an Indie Rock band openly influenced by both noise and pop. The songs have drawn comparisons to a combination of 21st century sound with ingredients from the 80s and 90s too. The Farstar hopes to enthuse both your eyes and ears soon. myspace.com/farstar

Biography

Shannon and Zech have been playing in each other’s music projects since their teens. After dozens of drummers and bassists in and out, Lance and Michael joined the band and added the needed cementation with Chris to follow a few years later.

The members share a love of diverse and challenging bands such as Radiohead, the Killers, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins, U2, R.E.M., The Cure, Flaming Lips, Pavement, Faith No More, Foo Fighters, Guns and Roses, Metallica, My Bloddy Valentine, Hall and Oates and the Smiths.

The band has been receiving rave reviews here and abroad. The songs are featured on various compilations, independent films and commercials. The band has additionally achieved airplay on many radio stations and podcasts from Ireland to Austin.

Refusing to only play in a garage, or just put songs up on Myspace or Youtube, the band takes winning over audiences seriously. The group shares the stage at showcases, festivals and charity functions with acts as diverse as Blue October and Brides of Destruction.

Discography

"Broken Down and Wandering" (2003 Crucible Artists) produced by Centro-Matic drummer Matt Pence (Best Producer/Dallas Observer).

"Back to Life E.P." (2008) co-produced by the Farstar and Salim Nourallah (Best Producer, Song and Artist/Dallas Observer, Old 97s Producer).

"Live at the Curtain Club" (2009 internet only) self produced.

"Never Been to New York" (music video 2009) directed by Sam Fuller.

Set List

Generally 99% original. The band has about 2 dozen or more original songs. An odd cover song is played every blue moon of: Wham, Flock of Seagulls, Morrissey/Smiths, U2, Cure, or the Mountain Goats.