[The Eastern Stars + Bandwidth]
[You Know The Deal With My Sketchbook]

So today I dug deep into my library to see if I could remind you of anybody, and so I stumbled onto Brooklyn duo The Eastern Stars. Thanks to their ever knowledgable site - The Eastern Stars took their name from Masonic roots. The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world in which both men and women may belong. So, The Eastern Stars are, clearly, about male/female unity, and unity indeed - this duo take their charm from the use of contrasting male/female vocals. The soft, deep whispers of Rob Corradetti blend smoothly with Kaia Wong's hushed, airy voice, and it was this attribute that qualified them a while back for my Some Are Lovers, Some Are Friends mix. The Eastern Stars' sound definitely carries an air of folk, and their debut LP, July 5th, 1961, progresses from straight-out folk to a more experimental hand in that genre. Overall, they carry a very simplified sound that seems very stripped and bare, but it definitely works. The duo hopes to tour early next year, and is already in plans to open for Of Montreal in early March. Early March hrm, perhaps that means they can stop by for South By. Oh, and as for July 5th, 1961 - nothing seems to have happened that day, in case you were curious.

Various songs from The Eastern Stars (all songs are right click - save as):
Lovely Love
Little Punk
They Know What To Do

Learn more about The Eastern Stars at their site.
Be their friend!


Otherwheres - First thing's first. As you may have noticed, bandwidth for some of my posts exceeded, but that's all right since Alina has a separate account that I can use for a while until my bandwidth gets reset (hopefully sometime soon). Newer posts will be fine, but any songs posted before this date are down until further notice - sorry guys! Also I've recently done some minor, minor tweaks to the site to make it more accomodating to a 1024x768 resolution that most of you all use to view this site. Anything larger than that, and of course, the main columns and such will seem more stretched. If there's objection to this, let me know and I'll try to come up with a better template over the weekend...

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