An Encounter with Stardeath and White Dwarfs

Posted by The G on November 23, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G and by members of Stardeath and White Dwarfs.

Dennis Coyne (lead singer of Stardeath and White Dwarfs) and G

The only thing better than getting to see Stardeath and White Dwarfs in concert is meeting them at the show!  I saw the band at Bowery Ballroom on November 18, 2010 and I loved the show!  Their debut album “The Birth” is so great!  It is a psychedelic rock album that covers everything from progressive rock to dance music.  Their second album is a collaboration with The Flaming Lips and it’s a cover of the entire “Dark Side of the Moon” album by Pink Floyd.  I was so afraid to hear the album because obviously, Pink Floyd’s version is one of my favorite albums of all time.  The SAWD/FL version is very funky and done so well that you’ll find yourself singing along to the songs forgetting the fact that the songs are covers.  When I met Stardeath and White Dwarfs, I got to tell the band all of these things and they were all really cool!  Thanks guys so much for the great music, putting on a great concert and for all being really cool!

Casey Joseph (Bass) of Stardeath and White Dwarfs and G

G and Matt Duckworth (Drummer of Stardeath and White Dwarfs)

Ford Chastain (Stardeath and White Dwarfs) and G

Stardeath and White Dwarfs live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on November 19, 2010 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

Stardeath and White Dwarfs

The first time I’d ever heard of Stardeath and White Dwarfs was when I received a promo copy of their debut album “The Birth.”  The cover art didn’t really appeal to me, but with a name like Stardeath and White Dwarfs, there was no chance I wasn’t going to listen to the record.  I loved it instantly!  The 40 minute album covers rock to dance music and is extremely experimental.  I’ve had it on high rotation ever since and I was delighted to find out they’d be opening for Tame Impala at Bowery Ballroom in New York on November 18, 2010.  Lead singer Dennis Coyne is related to Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, so that outta tell you about both the music as well as their stage show.  Stardeath and White Dwarf utilized a projection screen and also had trippy lights flashing throughout their 40 minute set.  They played most tracks from “The Birth,” and though I met the band prior to the show and they mentioned they’d be playing a Pink Floyd song (as they covered the entire “Dark Side of the Moon” album with The Flaming Lips), they did not.  It didn’t matter.  The set was as experimental as their album and I loved it!  A video of the ultra funky “I Can’t Get Away” is coming soon as well as photos of my encounter with the band, so stay tuned!

Dennis Coyne of Stardeath and White Dwarfs

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