Desert Stars


Wednesday 9th January 2013

Desert Stars is a 5-piece band from Brooklyn, New York formed October 2008. Built on the creative output of classically-trained violinist Janelle Best, the band dispatches its own brand of shoe-gaze psych-pop with intricately-layered instrumentation, lush harmonies and atmospheric guitar topped by Best’s dreamy tenor. The effect is reminiscent of the album we only wish Phil Spector had produced for The Jesus and Mary Chain: infectiously melodic, pop-eccentric, and deliciously lo-fi.

Four years later, Best’s outfit has evolved to include Carrie Ashley Hill, Gregg Giuffre (Free Blood/Hunters), Jane Herships (Spider/TEEN), and Eric Altesleban (x Interpol tour).

‘Boys I Like’ and ‘Farewell Decade’ are their debut single releases. They are currently in the studio with producer Nick Stumpf (Caveman “Coco Beware”) recording their debut full length record.

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