MERCURY REV

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ALEX MAAS

OF THE BLACK ANGELS 

 

Returning for his 4th performance at Desert Stars, Alex Maas will bring his soulful delivery of folky psychedelic sounds at DS12!

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RINGO DEATHSTARR

The dreamy ethereal shoegaze sound that is Ringo Deathstarr returns to Desert Stars this Spring! Paired up with Mercury Rev, Twink, Death Valley Girls and Mayflower Madame (from Norway) our Friday night is shaping up to be one for the books. 

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PETER HOLMSTROM OF DANDY WARHOLS' SOLO PROJECT P.I.A.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

It's no secret that The Dandy Warhols have been huge supporters of Desert Stars. PIA (Pete International Airport) is the solo project of Peter Holmstrom with a stellar cast of revolving members which include appearances from Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Alex Maas (The Black Angels). Read more about PIA in this article or watch "Flowers Of Evil" video below for a preview.

RYLEY WALKER

One of our favorite discoveries of the past few years is Ryley Walker. His set for us back in 2017 was mesmerizing, initmate and captivating. Don't miss his set at DS12! Read more about Ryley in this STEREOGUM article.

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MAYFLOWER MADAME 

 

Joining us from Oslo comes Norwegian psych-rockers Mayflower Madame with their "theatrical ingenuity, shady shoegaze and 1980s dark romanticism... the wintry feeling of their home country – icy and gloomy, haunting and majestic...a dazzling display of darkly inflected post-punk swathed in shimmering psychedelia." -- Circuit Sweet, UK

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THE BLANK TAPES

 

" “The Blank Tapes sound like the Archies if Lou Reed had written their songs.”

-- The New Yorker

 

“A bent version of 60's pop...really fun.”

-- NPR 

WAYNE EVERETT

OF LASSIE FOUNDATION

FRIDAY SEPT 25th

 

"Lassie Foundation blend classic shoegazing sounds of bands like Lush and Ride with Brian Wilson-inspired harmonies and arrangements of the Boo Radleys, Lilys, and other latter-day psych-pop bands." 

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MOTHER MARIPOSA

 

From Portland, Oregon comes Mother Mariposa whose music is described as "Simmering guitar melodies with soothing, gravelly vocals... Epic shoegaze odyssey featuring searing lo-fi psych soundscapes"

-- IMPOSE MAGAZINE

SPOON BENDERS 

 

Spoon Benders are an all girl garage punk psych outfit hailing from Portland. If Bikini Kill and Nico of the Velvet Underground made a punk rock baby - this is what you'd get!

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