New Audio: Introducing the 90s Grunge Rock-Inspired Sound of Los Angeles’ Starcrawler

With the release of last year’s critically applauded, self-titled debut, the Los Angeles-based indie rock act Starcrawler, comprised of Arrow de Wilde (vocals), Henri Cash (guitar), Austin Smith (drums) and Tim Franco (bass) quickly emerged into the national and international scene for a sound that is indebted to 90s alt rock — and for a feral live show. Since the release of their full-length debut, the Los Angeles-based quartet have been busy with a busy touring schedule that has seen them play at some of the world’s major festivals including Primavera Sound, Rock Am Ring, Download Festival, Voodoo Festival, FujiRock Festival, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, SXSW and others; in fact, the band won last year’s SXSW Grulke Prize for best US act, after consistently kicking ass over the course of 9 shows in a grueling 4 or 5 day period.

Adding to a rising profile, the band opened for the likes of Foo Fighters, MC50 and Morrissey — and they were included as part of last year’s incredibly diverse crop of Vevo DSCVR artists; however, they were the only ones to have Garbage‘s Shirley Manson praise the band and their frontperson in a video testimonial. 2019 may arguably be an even bigger year for the up-and-coming band: their first single of this year “Hollywood Ending” received praise from NPR and Rolling Stone, and as a result, the track spent several weeks at #1 on speciality radio charts — and they’ll spend a good portion of this year opening for the likes of Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon and The Distillers to support their forthcoming, highly-anticipated sophomore album.

“She Gets Around,” the second single of the year from the buzzworthy, Los Angeles-based quartet will further cement the band’s reputation for crafting material that’s clearly indebted to 90s alt rock as the track is centered around scuzzy, distortion pedal-fed power chords, thunderous drumming, heavily down-tuned yet propulsive bass lines, snarled vocals and a rousingly anthemic, mosh pit friendly hook delivered with a ass-kicking, name-taking self-assuredness and an unhinged fury.

Starcrawler will be spending the first leg of their tour, opening for The Distillers and it includes a May 29, 2019 stop at Brooklyn Steel. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour dates:
5/21/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre ^
5/22/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
5/23/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall ^
5/25/19 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
5/26/19 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
5/28/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
5/29/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
5/31/19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
6/1/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
6/2/19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
6/4/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
6/21/19 – 6/22/19 – Vitoria, Spain @ Azkena Rocks Festival
7/11/19 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *
7/13/19 – George, WA @ The Gorge *
7/16/19 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *
7/17/19 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *
7/19/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *
7/20/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *
7/21/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *
7/23/19 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *
^ w/ The Distillers
* w/ Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon