Frenchie Smith Records presents!
Ringo Deathstarr formed in 2007 in their native Austin, Texas channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground. They initially released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan – a self-titled EP in 2007 and in 2009, a brace of seven-inches in the United States, You Don’t Listen and In Love.Their critically acclaimed debut album, Colour Trip, was released in March 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, which had initially been available in Japan only, was released in the autumn of 2011. That year also saw them play across the globe, including a rapturously received show at this summer’s Fuji Rock Festival and a European support slot tour with the Smashing Pumpkins.
“When listening to Casual Strangers, waves of synth and guitar wash over you to create an intense mesmerizing, kaleidoscope of sound. Hailing from Austin, the psychedelic band has ditched the vocals and have gone solely instrumental with a clear focus on creating tripped out tracks with two synths, lap steel guitar, and heavy percussion. Their avant-garde music is a triumph of all things psychedelic, that is envelopes listeners, sounding similar to the Flaming Lips.” – KUTX