I sometimes believe that some things are meant to be. 12 years ago I organized a show for the german indie-rock outfit Astra Kid (RIP). Earlier this year, Pele (ex-Astra Kid frontman) and I met again (on Rekk’s release party to be accurate) – and decided to team up to release the second album of Pele’s new project Pele Caster. Here we are – presenting you the titletrack of „Theater des Absurden“. The official single-releasedate is January 6th – the album is due in April 2017.
Some time ago a dear friend sent me a link to a brand new track of an artist I had read of before – but as time is rare I never made it to listen to his tunes. Just after the first chimes of „Unforgiving War“ reached my limbic system I was in love with this young man from Manchester and it was clear that I wanted to release his debut album on Stargazer. Here we are – and I’m more than happy to be able to share this intense tune with you. „Unforgiving War“ will officially be released on November 4th – the album „Beneath The Broken Sky“ will hit the stores in early 2017.
I’m very excited to introduce you to the newest member of the ever-growing Stargazer family: Yucatan. Their second album «Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd» will officially be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 15th. Echoes And Dust once said that „Yucatan may be the most essential band on the planet at this very moment.“ – See it for yourself and listen to a first track.
The Frank & Walters are synonymous with great albums, radio hits and a live show that has taken them all over the world during the course of a celebrated and critically acclaimed career. The new record is set to deliver more classic Franks’ melodies, alongside some poignant tracks on what is perhaps the band’s most personal album to date.
«Songs For The Walking Wounded» is due June 24th – feel free to listen to «Fishes», a brand new tune. Now.
I’m more than happy to announce that I will launch my own Stargazer concert series this summer. I’m really grateful to have the nice folks at Wuppertals Utopiastadt aboard – indeed a very fruitful and perfect partnership. We’ll start with Rekk on July 22nd and I’d love to see as many of you guys as possible!
Swedish postpunk trio AHRM arrive on the scene again. January 29th will see the release of a new EP called „Bad Blood“, consisting of three new and previously unreleased songs. Besides a regular digital version available from all downloadstores worldwide (e.g. iTunes) we will release a special and very limited (100 copies) tape version. It is part of a shirt/tape deluxe bundle (including a free download) for the ridiculous price of 15 Euro. You can chose between a white shirt or a black shirt bundle. Curious what the new material might sound like? Here is an appetizer: Video