Thursday, April 21, 2011

REVIEW: Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip

Oh, man is this good. Texas band with a retro-pop sound and a goofy name; have I heard that before? Yes I have...though I'm pretty sure they don't share any members with the great Deathray Davies, perhaps John Dufilho's band name was an inspiration of sorts... Ringo Deathstarr prove once again (if proof were still needed) that originality is overrated. What are we hearing? Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, sure, but it's really well-done.

They released a self-titled album in 2007, a single in 2009, and this album Colour Trip in February 2011. They're hitting on all cylinders: short songs, short album, lots of fuzz and great female lead vocals (Alex Gehring), offset by an occasional duet with male lead vocalist Elliott Frazier. These folks deserve a wider hearing. Tell all your friends.

Ringo Deathstarr Facebook

Ringo Deathstarr at SVC Records Website

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I listened to first minute of this song and immediately went to Amazon to download it.