Starcrawler have shared their new single and music video, “Stranded” – listen/share the track HERE and watch the music video HERE. “Stranded” is the third exhilarating track released ahead of the LA-based band’s forthcoming major label debut album, She Said out September 16th on Big Machine.
The band consists of striking frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, guitarist Henri Cash and brother Bill Cash on pedal steel/guitar, drummer Seth Carolina, and bassist Tim Franco. Starcrawler are winning over new and old fans alike with their contagious new music and dynamic, powerful live performances. Ahead of their new album dropping in September, the band have been on a whirlwind trek across the globe showcasing their fierce and tight musicality, charismatic stage presence and raw energy.
Most recently, Starcrawler opened for Porno For Pyros in their own backyard, with the LA Weekly declaring frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, “manages to channel Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Wendy O. Williams and Michael Monroe at the same time.” Under the Radar caught the band opening for Jack White in the spring and raved they “rolled onstage to start the evening with ’70s-style guitars blazing and didn’t let up,” saying Arrow was a “flailing, gyrating cross between young, female versions of Iggy Pop and Vince Neil” and that they “tore a set of strong tunes…displaying an assurance that might have given other headliners pause in adding Starcrawler to their bill.” Starcrawler will re-join Jack White on his tour in Minneapolis on August 13, and later open for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at All Points East in the UK on August 28th with The Smile, Japanese Breakfast, Robert Glasper and more.
“Stranded” is the perfect package of infectious hooks with a 90’s throwback vibe that allow the chemistry between de Wilde’s vocal stylings and the Cash brothers wall of guitars to shine. A highlight on the upcoming album, “Stranded” distinguishes the band from other more manufactured fare, showcasing their authentic and unfiltered intensity. de Wilde longingly sings, “Stranded on the side of a one-way street… the stars in her eyes won’t shine on me…” painting a picture of unrequited love. Guitarist Henri Cash shares the story behind the track. “At the beginning of covid I was missing the adrenaline of having a show and driving out to play it, so I would just be driving my car around with nowhere to go and trying to write something and being so uninspired. And then one day I got hit by another car on Figueroa and Highland Park –and it turned out to be Phoebe Bridgers’ guitar player. The song came from that rock’n’roll car crash and became a joke song about Tim’s (Franco) weird crush on Phoebe Bridgers – and then it became about something totally different.”
The music video for “Stranded” captures the lyrical sentiment of the track while also portraying an LA-party vibe complete with a colorful cast of characters as the band performs. The clip was directed by Gilbert Trejo, who also was behind the lens for the band’s latest videos for “She Said” and “Roadkill” – the first two tracks to be released from the forthcoming new album.
“Roadkill” was called “propulsive” by Consequence and “defiant” by NME and has racked up over one million streams to date. The music video features a surprise cameo from Steve-O of Jackass fame watch it HERE. Jackass 4.5 is out now on Netflix, with Starcrawler’s track “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough” playing over opening credits listen HERE. “She Said” is an empowering anthem, while the music video captures an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the band in the studio filled with pop-punk energy. Watch the video HERE.
On their new album She Said, Starcrawler have fully leaned into their own epic vision of a contemporary Hollywood Babylon and morphed into a modern-day take on LA legends X, with a sprinkle of The Go-Go’s, a smattering of The Distillers, and some Rolling Stones sleaze thrown in for good measure. The songs were made for blaring out of car speakers on warm summer night drives with the windows down and the volume up. The adrenaline-fueled new album was produced by industry titan Tyler Bates, who met the band when they worked together on “Goodtime Girl,” a stand-alone single for DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack.
Starcrawler will appear at All Points East on 28th August with Nick Cave. Look out for news on more UK live dates.