“It’s just a big stream of consciousness, anxiety fueled attempt to wax poetic through an incoherent mess of emotions.” says singer/guitarist Connor Bird of THE OTHER STARS’ possible swan song on their new album The Day We Met. Spilling equal parts emotion and hooks, I’ve personally listened to this album more than anything else in the past 6 months. Produced and mixed by the lovely Arun Bali of SAVES THE DAY, the record is available below! The Day We Met is out April 28th on CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records. 10% of every dollar will go to The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness.
You’ve heard the story. Band writes amazing album, stuff doesn’t go well, band breaks up, either no one hears the album or there becomes this really crazy cult following around that album. We’re hoping this story becomes the later.
THE OTHER STARS made a statement behind their current hiatus (you can read here) and singer/guitarist Connor Bird even started his own non-profit to make sure people can be more aware and not be scared to take action about their own health.
That brings us to the album at hand. THE OTHER STARS (possibly swan song) new album is entitled The Day We Met, fittingly enough the day that some people get to hear this stellar band may be the last. The words that begin the album in the aptly named song Everyone I Know are “I watched you walk away”, possibly eerily signifying what was/is to come. On TDWM you get hit in the face with songs like Castle Hill and Future Distant History while the band also shows they can strip things down with intimate acoustic songs like on their epic album closer Wasted. If you already miss bands like Piebald and Modern Baseball, this album is going to fill your void, but sadly, you may already start missing THE OTHER STARS.