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Ringo Deathstarr Play Mercury Lounge Tonight

March 4th, 2014

Ringo Deathstarr may take their name from one of the Beatles, but this Austin, Texas, trio—Elliott Frazier (vocals and guitar), Daniel Coborn (drums) and Alex Gerhing (bass and vocals)—is clearly influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Fugazi. The band’s released a pair of full-lengths, Colour Trip (stream it below), in 2011, and Mauve (stream it below), in 2012. In an enthusiastic review, Allmusic said, “Colour Trip is definitely worth taking.” And it raved that the follow-up, Mauve, was successful for the same reason: “total mastery of all aspects of noise pop and shoegaze.” But Ringo Deathstarr (above, performing “Summer Time” live in studio for KEXP FM) come totally alive when they take the stage. See them play Mercury Lounge tonight.