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Devour You

We’ve made a video for No More Pennies from our album Devour You (due out October 11th)! Check it out here

For the video, we started with an archive of 16mm film that Gilbert Trejo shot with us on tour and at home over the last year. I (Arrow) was editing it together with Jonathan (King) and we were both drawn to a lot of the shots of us around Los Angeles. So we jumped in a car, and shot the video performances around town trying to capture the feeling we get when we’re all together back in the city. We had our friends with us – Gilbert, Annie Hardy (Giant Drag), Mary James, my uncle Jimmy and Jonathan’s chihuahua Earth Angel. It’s got a feeling that captures the dreaminess of the song.

The first single, Bet My Brains, was consistent with their debut. On the latest, No More Pennies, it kicks off an early 70s Stones vibe. Arguably my favorite track I’ve heard from them.

While much of the forthcoming Devour You dynamically captures the aggression of Starcrawler’s gloriously unhinged live shows, today’s sneak peek, “No More Pennies,” acts as the record’s country-tinged centerpiece, showcasing a more nuanced, and more grown up Starcrawler for the first time. The video was directed by singer Arrow de Wilde and Jonathan King.

Starcrawler - Devour You

Los Angeles punk outfit  Starcrawler’s remarkable sophomore albumDevour You” is a record that dynamically captures the essence and aggression of their gloriously unhinged live shows. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, L7) at Sunset StudiosDevour You takes the feral intensity of their 2018 self-titled debut and twists it into something grander and more gracefully composed.

‘Bet My Brains’ is the lead single from Starcrawler’s forthcoming album Devour You, released on Oct 11th on Rough Trade Records. Blood, sweat and bruises, indeed—when Starcrawler first stepped out of Echo Park obscurity in 2017, the band quickly gained notoriety for their batshit and dynamic stage presence, which often involved frontwoman Arrow de Wilde spitting blood and snot-rocketing into the audience.

The band’s bizarro magnetism is carried over to the album’s newly debuted first single “Bet My Brains,” an anthemic cut with scuzzy, stadium-rock guitars, deadpan vocals and a riff reminiscent of a college football fight song.

“That song came from thinking about the tunnel people in New York and Vegas and the Catacombs in France, and the underground village of people who live in the sewers of the L.A. River,” frontwoman de Wilde said in a statement. “I was fascinated with the fact that there is a whole other world happening right under our feet.”

With its more elaborate and nuanced yet harder-hitting sonic palette, the result is a selection of songs radiating both raw sensitivity and untamable power, and a record that the band’s Arrow de Wilde says, “encapsulates all the blood, sweat, bruised knees, and broken fingers of a Starcrawler show.”

Release Date: 11th October 2019

‘She Gets Around’ is the latest single from Starcrawler, out now on Rough Trade Records.

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‘Bet My Brains’ is the lead single from Starcrawler’s forthcoming album “Devour You”, to be released on October 11th on Rough Trade Records. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, YYYs, Arctic Monkeys), ‘Bet My Brains’ distills Starcrawler down to its essence with a massive guitar riffs, rollicking drums and a wide screen performance by Singer Arrow de Wilde that illustrates just how ready this band is to explode into the mainstream.

Devour You drops October 11th!! Limited edition version on blood marbled vinyl with a scratch + sniff sleeve available from the Rough Trade Records webstore and indie record shops!

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