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The Other Stars

The Day We Met

Take This To Heart Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

The Other Stars new, and possibly their last, album is entitled The Day We Met, fittingly enough the day that some people get to hear this stellar band may be the last. If you already miss bands like Piebald and Modern Baseball this album is going to fill your void, but sadly you may already start missing The Other Stars. The Day We Met is due out on April 28th on CD and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records and 10% of every purchase will go to support The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness.

Everyone I Know starts The Day We Met in a melancholy fashion that’s reminiscent of an angry R.E.M. before Future Distant History dispels any notion that this is going to be a downbeat affair with an energetic heartfelt blast of emotive pop punk. Fragile! builds on the feeling that I got that The Other Stars are bowing out on a high note, as this track continues the infectious and impassioned feel that the album. The Day We Met veers across styles on it’s eight tracks, varying between the anthemic, Flood and Castle Hill, the full tilt pop punkers, Mr. Boston, and the mellow title track and the closing number Wasted, that both suit the feeling that this is an epitaph for a band whose time was coming.

The Day We Met is a step forward from their last release, We Were Kids, but sadly it’s a last step as The Other Stars are no more. A large part of the reason The Other Stars are no longer able to continue as a band was due to mental health issues that Connor Bird has been struggling with for a long time, it takes a lot of courage to go public about such a personal subject and if the band doesn’t resurface in the future, then the fact that he’s started a non-profit organization, The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness, to help people struggling with mental health disorders is a fitting memorial to a band that shone brightly but all too briefly.

You can pre-order The Day We Met here and stream the album here

You can read more about The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness here

The Other Stars Release Full Stream Of ‘The Day We Met’

Other Stars TDWMThe Other Stars new, and possibly their last, album is entitled The Day We Met, fittingly enough the day that some people get to hear this stellar band may be the last. If you already miss bands like Piebald and Modern Baseball this album is going to fill your void, but sadly you may already start missing The Other Stars. The Day We Met is out on April 28th on CD and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records, 10% of every purchase will go to support The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness.

You can pre-order The Day We Met here and stream the album here

The Other Stars Announce Release Of ‘The Day We Met’

Other Stars TDWMYou’ve heard the story, band writes amazing album, stuff doesn’t go well, band breaks up, either no one hears the album or there becomes this really crazy cult following around that album. hopefully this story will become the latter. The Other Stars new, and possibly last, album is entitled The Day We Met, fittingly enough the day that some people get to hear this stellar band may be the last. If you already miss bands like Piebald and Modern Baseball this album is going to fill your void, but sadly you may already start missing The Other Stars. The Day We Met is out on April 28th on CD and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records, 10% of every dollar will go to The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness.

You can pre-order The Day We Met here and stream the track Future Distant History here Read More…

The Other Stars Release Acoustic Version Of ‘We Were Kids’ LP

Other Stars We Were Kids AcousticThis summer looks to be a busy one for the The Other Stars, but, before Take This To Heart Records reveal their latest studio album, the band have released a brand new surprise acoustic version of their 2016 debut album, We Were Kids

The acoustic album is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or your favourite streaming service, more importantly, it’s available as a pay what you what download via the Take This To Heart Records Bandcamp. 

You can stream the acoustic version of We Were Kids here and download the album here

Tours: Sundressed / The Other Stars / Casey Bolles

The Other Stars WWKThe Other Stars has announced that they will be heading on tour alongside Sundressed and Casey Bolles.  The band will be touring in support of their latest release, We Were Kids, available now via Take This To Heart Records.

Tour dates are below.

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The Other Stars WWK

The Other Stars

We Were Kids

Take This To Heart Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

This is Massachusetts quartet The Other Stars debut release, it contains seven tracks of what has come to be known as indie rock, but don’t let that put you off, I’m aware that the number of unoriginal bands now hiding under that particular umbrella is approaching critical mass, thankfully this album sounds like a band that have avoided the clichéd pitfalls that many of their contemporaries have fallen into. This is a distinctly bittersweet offering featuring introspective lyrical content but don’t let that description fool you, We Were Kids is not just another predictable indie release.

This is a band which seems to have absorbed the past two decades by osmosis and have incorporated them into an impressive melodic upbeat debut. There are distinct touches of pop punk in the vocal delivery, there are brief flashes in some of the songs where they sound as if they are possessed by the ghost of the original Blink 182 line up, alongside this I can hear the influence of post Husker Du Bob Mould informing this release. This is a near perfect marriage of indie rock, pop punk and emo, the blend is just right and what has been produced is a heartfelt exhilarating debut overlaid with some intensely earnest idiosyncratic lyrics.

The songs build up to anthemic choruses and there are some superb uplifting guitar riffs on display throughout We Were Kids which means that this adds up to being an impressive debut release. The seven tracks contained on this release are so consistent that you can’t pick out a favourite, of course the flip side of this means that there also isn’t a track that hooks you for repeated listening but you can’t have everything. The Other Stars have produced a fresh offering in an overcrowded marketplace. and that is something worth taking notice of

We Were Kids can be purchased here.