Listen to “Normal Man” below.
What is “Normal”? A question for the ages that may never be answered, men and women alike often seek out the ordinary or run fervently from it in search of originality. Janelle Best and her band Desert Stars prefer the latter as their song “Normal Man” leaves a distinctive mark with intricately layered instrumentation, lush harmonies and atmospheric guitar. Listen and share the track and read an exclusive interview with Best courtesy of Bedford + Bowery HERE or below.
Along with Best, Desert Stars is comprised of guitarist and backing vocalist Carrie Ashley Hill, guitarist Eric Altesleben and drummer Gregg Giuffré, a quintet whose music has the effect we only wish Phil Spector had produced for The Jesus and Mary Chain. With twelve tracks of languid harmony and reverb, Habit Shackles (available TODAY) is certain to resonate with fans of Nico, Cat Power and their ilk.
Desert Stars’ Habit Shackles CD Release show will be tonight at Cameo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 9 pm, with a special DJ appearance by Caveman. RSVP now if you would like to attend!