The Bitter Stars Offer New Self Appeal And Mass Fulfillment

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The Bitter Stars is a veteran independent recording duo from upstate New York. Longtime friends and collaborators, Clarke Hingeford and Kyle Pemrick returned to the studio in 2021 to relaunch the project after a nine year hiatus, reigniting a decades-old creative collaboration. Readers of The Static Dive will remember the band from their album Winters, as well as the follow-up single “Dance me to death“.

Since their return, the prolific pair have released an impressive volume of work. The Bitter Stars followed their debut with a string of seven singles. Then they dropped their sophomore LP Nowhere in early 2023. 

Self appeal and mass fulfillment is the brand new album from The Bitter Stars, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 8, 2024. The nine-song set is a genre-bending ride. The band says it is their most definitive record to date.

"It was really about us. A true mix of our musical influences. We hope it makes you move!"
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Whether they are dealing social commentary over lo-fi indie prog-rock jams like “Fjords” and “Ugly makes beauty”, or dicing up some avant-garde noise-rock on tracks like “Crawling”, The Bitter Stars sound is the product of indie styles from across the decades. From proto-punk rockers like “Loch Happy Ness” to the Talking Heads meet Peter Gabriel nerd-funk of “Blip in your life”, the band creates a rich pastiche of alternative music.

Throughout the album, The Bitter Stars weave together the organic and electronic. Never more so than on The Art of Noise-inspired “The inner workings of my mind are an enigma” and the hypnotic “Noctambulate”. However their guitars are always in the mix, and featured prominently on tracks like “I’m not bitter anymore” and “I just got to learn to have fun.”

Check out Self appeal and mass fulfillment in its entirety below. You can also hear the song “I’m not bitter anymore” on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist, and “Noctambulate” on Deep Dive : Dance & Electronic. Follow the links below to connect with The Bitter Stars.

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