Portraits: Dead Stars at Katz’s Delicatessen
I’ve written quite a bit about the Brooklyn-based indie rock/fuzz pop trio Dead Stars. And as you may recall, the act which is comprised of cousins Jeff Moore (vocals, guitar) and Jaye Moore (drums, vocals) with their longtime friend John Watterburg (bass) have released three full length albums 2014’s Slumber, 2016’s Bright Colors and 2017’s Perfect Patterns, which firmly established the band’s sound — fuzzy, big, hook-driven guitar pop that’s indebted to Dinosaur, Jr., Mudhoney, and a long list of 90s grunge rock acts. Adding to a growing profile, the band has shared stages with the aforementioned Dinosaur, Jr., Mac DeMarco, Yuck, and Speedy Ortiz among a growing list of others.
Over the past year or so, the band has written a batch of new material, which will appear on their fourth, full-length album slated for release sometime this summer. In order to gear up for the recording sessions, the Brooklyn-based trio have begun playing a handful of live sets to test out the new stuff, and it included a headlining set at Mercury Lounge last night with Moony Matelot. I managed to catch the band for a quick portrait session on in front of Katz’s Delicatessen. Check out photos below.