STARCRAWLER in Pittsburgh @ Club Cafe on 10/28

Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde

Up-and-coming Los Angeles rock band Starcrawler, fronted by the enigmatic nineteen-year-old frontwoman Arrow de Wilde have announced their sophomore LP Devour You (out 10/11 on Rough Trade) and recently wrapped up support tours with The Distillers, then with Beck, Cage The Elephant, and Spoon. Now they are taking their new record out on the road for some headlining dates and making a stop in Pittsburgh at Club Cafe on 10/28.

Los Angeles’ Starcrawler formed in 2015, and since that time have gone from bashing out songs in the garage to earning legendary fans such as Shirley Manson and Elton John, and to supporting the likes of Beck, Foo Fighters, Spoon, The Distillers, MC5 and more. They’ve announced their remarkable sophomore album Devour You, a record that dynamically captures the essence and aggression of their gloriously unhinged live shows. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, L7) at Sunset Studios, Devour You takes the feral intensity of their 2018 self-titled debut and twists it into something grander and more gracefully composed. With its more elaborate and nuanced yet harder-hitting sonic palette, the result is a selection of songs radiating both raw sensitivity and untamable power, and a record that the band’s Arrow de Wilde says, “encapsulates all the blood, sweat, bruised knees, and broken fingers of a Starcrawler show.”

Early praise for Starcrawler:

“I feel like Starcrawler, and in particular Arrow, are really challenging the norms in which women are seen in music.” – Shirley Manson

“Boasting killer throwback verses with an absolutely lovely and anthemic chorus, ‘Hollywood Ending’ may be the start of greatness for these decidedly L.A. rockers…a damn near perfect pop song.” – NPR Music

“A hard-swinging stoner-metal quartet with a taste for ’70s glam and dazed SoCal sleaze” – The Los Angeles Times

“A glittery L.A. interzone between Seventies riff-rockers like Cheap Trick and the rougher, ponderous melodies of Dinosaur Jr.” – Rolling Stone

“Explosive, gritty rock ‘n’ roll riffs.” – i-D

“Starcrawler embraces a scuzzy glam sound that evokes the teensploitation films of the 1970s and that decade’s street-level Hollywood depravity.” – Vulture

“Somewhere at the intersection of ’70s-style glam rock and punk sits Starcrawler, a young LA band that’s quickly making a name for themselves with their grungy sun-soaked odes to their home city and their in-your-face live shows.” – Paper