Ringo Deathstarr formed in 2007 in their native Austin, Texas channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. They initially released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan – a self-titled EP in 2007 and in 2009, a brace of seven-inches in the United States, You Don’t Listen and In Love.
Their critically acclaimed debut album, Colour Trip, was released in March 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, which had initially been available in Japan only, was released in the autumn of 2011. That year also saw them play across the globe, including a rapturously received show at this summer’s Fuji Rock Festival and a European support slot tour with the Smashing Pumpkins.
RINGO DEATHSTARR - Mauve
“There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three – and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop – you will adore the 'Starr.” – The Guardian UK
“It’s a shame we do not live in a world in which Ringo Deathstarr is the name of Liam Gallagher’s new band.” – NME
“The band sounds like it leaped screaming out of My Bloody Valentine's blown amps.” – Wired
Ringo Deathstarr’s second album, Mauve, was released through Sonic Unyon Records in North America on September 24, 2012.
The album, produced by Elliott Frazier from the band, was recorded at The Bubble in Austin, Texas and Skylab in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012.
Ringo Deathstarr are: Elliott Frazier (guitars & vocals), Alex Gehring (bass & vocals), Daniel Coborn (drums).
Official Website: www.ringodeathstarr.org