Monday, April 30, 2012
Artist of the Day: Starfucker
While there's been no word of a 2012 release - the group are currently on tour, I believe - Record Store Day did bring the unexpected opportunity to grab Heaven's Youth, a collection of Reptilians demos, which gives us an interesting first-take on the tone of what would become such a fun-loving album. The first listen will make it pretty obvious that it's a few shades more depressing than the finished product: as tracks progress in a much more down-tempo, drab fashion and the vocals whisper almost whimsically before they inevitably drift off into the bass guitar and synths behind them. In comparison it's deeply sad, upsetting and almost entirely soul-destroying, so I'd fully recommend you go and find a copy if you were a fan of the original.