Friday, March 11, 2011
[press release] Austin TX's Ringo Deathstarr's song "So High" was just featured on NPR's All Songs Considered for their SXSW preview edition. The show was talking about the bands that NPR is most excited to see at the fest. The song is featured on Ringo’s brand new album Colour Trip just released this week. The song was also Insound.com’s Recommended Track Of The Week. The band who play play music of a shimmering and harmonious variety will be hitting SXSW by force playing a multitude of shows viewable HERE.
Ringo has just returned from a successful tour abroad of Europe with Dean Wareham (of Galaxie 500). Critical praise for the new album has been unanimous with coverage on AOL Spinner, KEXP, CMJ (Top 50) and many more.
On the press front, the band is also getting attention including top web outlets like Pop Matters giving the band an 8 out of 10 and saying the band has “expanded its musical palette to the point where they shift gears between varying styles so effortlessly that it’s enough to convince listeners they’ve been doing this for the past 20 years.” CMJ reviewed the album today saying “an interesting indie-pop/lo-fi contrast that’s addressed in every distortion-soaked, echoing track.” Local tastemaker The Austinist gave it’s seal of approval saying “Ringo Deathstarr’s debut LP is a well-made, effects-laden enfilade of melody and noise.” My Old Kentucky Blog who proclaimed “At heart, Ringo Deathstarr is a tremendous pop band, perhaps ready to rival Belle and Sebastien.” Street Boners said "Is it possible to wear out your YouTube player to the point that it starts skipping, because that’s how many times I’ve spun this video for “So High.” UK tastemaker NME proclaimed “It’s a shame we do not live in a world in which Ringo Deathstarr is the name of Liam Gallagher’s new band.” Finally MOG.com sums it up by saying “I can only state that this is an amazing record.”
Posted by Dan Goldin at 9:24 PM