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Starbenders Release New Single + Music Video “Blood Moon”

Atlanta-based glam punk rockers Starbenders have today dropped a new single and music video for Blood Moon (out via Sumerian Records). Speaking on today’s release, the band shares:

It’s been feeling like everything is crumbling around us as we seem to be hurtling toward an apocalyptic destiny. At some point, you come to the understanding that things have been this way since recorded history. Now we’ve been down for so long that it’s beginning to look like up. Instead of succumbing to frustration and rage, we decided to become one with the chaos and make some noise. Blood Moon is our catharsis.

Watch the music video for Blood Moon below.

Fans can see Starbenders on the road with Palaye Royale on their Fever Dream North American Tour starting today in Tempe, AZ. The band has also announced a slew of new tour dates in Japan as well. For ticket information, please click here.

Fever Dream North American Tour Dates

September 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

September 23 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston

September 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

September 25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

September 27 – Nashville, TN @ Wildhorse Saloon

September 28 – Newport, KY @ MegaCorp Pavilion

September 29 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!

September 30 – Toronto, CA @ HISTORY

October 1 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

October 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

October 4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago

October 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club

October 7 – Omaha, NE @ The Admiral Theater

October 8 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

October 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

October 12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

October 15 – Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall

October 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

October 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

November 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Atlanta alt-glam band Starbenders will release their hotly anticipated single, Blood Moon, on September 13 through Sumerian Records, fresh on the heels of 2020’s Love Potion studio album and serving as the follow-up to 2019’s Japanese Rooms EP. These are words similar to those which you will read on countless press releases, but there really isn’t anyone else out there doing what Starbenders have been doing since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ‘70s glitter and ‘80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.

Japan Tour Dates

November 19 – Tokyo, JPN @ Womb

November 20 – Tokyo, JPN @ Womb

November 21 – Kyoto, JPN @ Takutaku

November 22 – Kyoto, JPN @ Takutaku

November 23 – Setagaya City, JPN @ CLUB Que Simokitazawa

November 27 – Setagaya City, JPN @ CLUB Que Simokitazawa

November 28 – Nagoya, JPN @ SPADE BOX

November 29 – Kyoto, JPN @ Jujutsu

November 30 – Kyoto, JPN @ Jujutsu

Decemmber 1 – Shinjuku, JPN @ Loft

December 3 – Setagaya City, JPN @ CLUB Que Simokitazawa

December 4 – Tokyo, JPN @ Womb

December 5 – Shibuya City, JPN @ WWW

Starbenders Release New Single and Music Video “If You Need It”

Atlanta-based glam punk rockers Starbenders have dropped their new single If You Need It and the accompanying music video via Sumerian Records. Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Kimi Shelter commented:

The band recorded ‘If You Need It’ during a very difficult time in our lives. The sands were shifting beneath our feet as we stood in the studio. The sentiment of the song is captured in the chorus, “I’ve got love if you need it, drugs to keep it even. I can’t take the pain.” It’s impossible to fix people and that doesn’t mean we didn’t love them enough or do enough. Pain is a dignity that we alone have to transmute. The result is a metallic clash between feathers and switchblades.”

Prior to today, Starbenders released their track “Seven White Horses”, as well as their deluxe album “Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)” which has five additional songs captured during the making of their full-length debut “Love Potions”, including a Celtic-tinged, mandolin-laced interpretation of their single “BITCHES BE WITCHES” along with a trip-hop, nineties inspired remix of “Push. Watch the music video for If You Need It below.

Starbenders fans also have the chance to see the band hit the road starting next week.

June 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade

June 3 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

June 4 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

June 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie

June 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

June 9 – Cambridge, MA @ Sonia Live Music Venue

June 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room

June 14 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar

June 16 – Detroit, MI @ El Club Detroit

June 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

June 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

June 21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

June 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive

June 25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene

June 29 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post

July 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge

July 2 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

July 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

July 6 – Dallas, TX @ Dada Dallas

July 7 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

July 9 – Orlando, FL @ HENAO Contemporary Center

July 10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live

There really isn’t anyone else out there doing what Starbenders have been since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ’70s glitter and ’80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians (bassist Aaron Lecesne, guitarist Kriss Tokaji, drummer Emily Moon) and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.

Starbenders Release New Single and Music Video “Seven White Horses”

Atlanta-based glam punk rockers Starbenders have today dropped a new single and music video, Seven White Horses (via Sumerian Records). Speaking on today’s release, Kimi Shelter shares:

“The road has a way of putting you in the zone and realizations come to visit. The words of Seven White Horses rushed in during one of these road-inspired epiphanies. The song’s about rebirth, where you have to leave things behind, killing off your weaker self to rise.”

This week also marks the one year anniversary of “Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)” which has five additional songs captured during the making of their full-length debut “Love Potions”, including a Celtic-tinged, mandolin-laced interpretation of their single “BITCHES BE WITCHES” along with a trip-hop, nineties inspired remix of “Push. Watch the video for Seven White Horses here or at the link below and be sure to watch this space for more Starbenders news coming soon.

There really isn’t anyone else out there doing what Starbenders have been since forming in 2014: The intoxicating combination of ’70s glitter and ’80s glam with new wave and new romantic, seduced into this new decade by four thrilling musicians and, in frontwoman Kimi Shelter, one of the most exciting songwriters in contemporary rock & roll.

The band is completed by bassist Aaron Lecesne, guitarist Kriss Tokaji, and drummer Emily Moon. The band’s latest album, “Love Potions“, sees Starbenders moving in a more adventurous and slightly experimental direction.