See Stardeath and White Dwarfs on Monday, 8/31

August 27th, 2009


The name seems like two different bands, and even the band can seem like two different bands, but the Oklahoma City quartet Stardeath and White Dwarfs has its own unique, experimental sound. Their debut album, The Birth—featuring distorted guitar and songs like “Smoking Pot Makes Me Not Want to Kill Myself”—came out earlier this year. And if singer Dennis Coyne’s name sounds familiar, you might be thinking of his uncle, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. And if you make that connection and then think about nepotism, you should know that Uncle Wayne has said, “Everything they’ve got, they’ve earned on their own.” But don’t just take his word for it. Check out the above video of Stardeath and White Dwarfs playing “The Sea Is on Fire” two years ago at The Bowery Ballroom and then check them out on Monday night at Mercury Lounge, before the band heads to Europe next month.