"If you like Weezer (you know, when they were cool), Dinosaur Jr., or Teenage Fanclub, then Dead Stars are your guys." -- Noisey
"...the kind of power-pop tune that makes every line Jeff Moore sings into a hook of its very own, making it an earworm that, once it’s made itself at home, won’t soon leave." -- The AV Club
"super-catchy, fuzzy pop that would’ve fit right in during the Clinton years but sounds great right now." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Brooklyn's Dead Stars craft fuzzy, hook-filled indie-pop that pairs heavy guitars with infectious pop melodies and big, anthemic choruses. Made up of cousins Jeff Moore (guitars, vocals) and Jaye Moore (drums), along with longtime friend John Watterberg (bass), the band won over fans with 2014's debut LP Slumber and last year's Bright Colors, which racked up praise from the likes of Noisey, The AV Club, KEXP and more.
The band's third LP, Perfect Patterns, is their most honest and intimate release to date, tackling themes of materialism, addiction, getting older, and facing change head on. At a time when things seem to be moving at warp speed -- both in their own lives and in the world around them -- the one thing that hasn't changed is their friendship and common love of playing loud, energetic indie rock. If anything, they've become more comfortable saying what they want to say, which comes through lyrically on Perfect Patterns.
Sonically, the band still embraces their affinity for the fuzzed-out, slacker vibes of Dinosaur Jr. and the pop sensibilities of classic Weezer, but their new album takes a turn towards more aggressive guitars, minimalist song structure, and simple arrangements in the vein of Nirvana and JEFF The Brotherhood. As always, their focus is first and foremost on melody, crafting songs that listeners will want to keep coming back to.