STARCRAWLER RELEASE ‘I LOVE LA’ VIDEO

Rough Trade are excited to announce Starcrawler’s debut album (with kick ass new single, ‘I Love LA’ and superb video!

WATCH the video for ‘I Love LA’ –

– Directed by famed music photographer and visual artist Autumn de Wilde, it’s a fun, feisty homage to their home city of dreamers…

STARCRAWLER – ‘STARCRAWLER’

ROUGH TRADE / RHYTHMETHOD

JANUARY 19TH 2018

What do you get when you combine elements of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and The Runaways? You get STARCRAWLER.

STARCRAWLER are a Los Angeles rock band who formed in 2015 when 18-year-old lead  vocalist Arrow  de  Wilde first met  guitarist Henri  Cash at  their  Echo  Park high school. Shortly thereafter they were joined by the rhythm section of Austin Smith(drums) and Tim Franco(bass). The foursome play with squalling riffs and thundering   beats,   and   their   incendiary   live   shows, fronted  by  de  Wilde’s otherworldly magnetism, are truly captivating.

Gigwise (UK) recently stated that “Starcrawler are simply the most exciting -and best -band Rough Trade have signed in years.”

Rough Trade is excited to announce details for their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 19th, 2018. Recorded by Ryan Adams on  analog  tape  at  his  Pax-Am  studio, the 10  songs on  the  album prove  that  yes, they ARE making rock and roll exciting again! Ryan has been tweeting up a storm about them saying things like “This starcrawler record is gonna peel the paint off your brain!” and “Starcrawler are so fucking insanely good. Soon they will rule this galaxy.”

The first single from the album is called “I Love LA” and the video, directed by famed  music  photographer Autumn  de  Wilde (AKA Arrow’s mom) is a fun and feisty  homage  to  the  city  of  dreamers.  Opening  in  a  donut  shop/Chinese  food restaurant, the video follows Starcrawler as they drudge through the monotony of their day jobs. Once they break into song, the band is transported to Hollywood Boulevard  and  transformed  into  the  captivating,  glam  rockers  anyone  who  has seen a Starcrawler show knows them to be. I Love LA video/track:http://rtrecs.co/ilovela

After signing to Rough Trade earlier this year, they quickly released their debut single “Ants”, which caught the ear of Elton  Johnwho played  the  track  on  his Beats  1  radio  show.  Soon  after,  they  were on  the  cover  of  LA  Weekly–their hometown  paper.  The  headline  was  “With  Fake  Blood  and  Frenetic  Songs, Starcrawler make rock feel dangerous again”. In the article, Arrow describes that “bands are boring nowadays” and that “there’s no mystery”. That helps explain a little bit of why their shows have become the stuff of legend.

They also recently played LA’s CalJam Festival, which is curated by Dave Grohl (Starcrawler was the first  band  he  reached  out  to,  and  he  raved  about  them  the  next  day  on  KROQ.) Gerard  Wayis also a fan, describing them as a “mix of 70’s theatricality and Stooges electricity.”

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

  1. Train 2. Love’s Gone Again 3. I Love LA 4. Different Angles 5. Chicken Woman 6. Pussy Tower 7. Full of Pride 8. Let Her Be 9. Tears 10. What I Want

PRAISE:

“Arrow de Wilde is what would have happened if Ozzy Osbourne and Patti Smith had got together in 1975 and had a kid” – Classic Rock

“Glam –shock Los Angeles delinquents find hope for rock n’ roll” – Mojo

“Step back, mopey indie rock singers, because a wild young lead vocalist named Arrow de Wilde has been tearing through the city, kicking up rock ’n’ roll dust with the force of the Tasmanian Devil.”– Los Angeles Times

“Starcrawler Channels the Most Iconic ’90s Rock Groups in the BEST Way”– Teen Vogue

“Tales of de Wilde’s onstage antics could fill a dissertation, as this performance poises equatable only to the likes of Iggy and the Stooges onstage debauchery, the PJ Harvey Trio’s lightning god rock, and the sexually charged cabaret no wave of Lydia Lunch. Ultimately, Starcrawler are simply the most exciting -and best -band Rough Trade have signed in years.”– Gigwise

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