Certain Stars has been called rock 'n' roll, melodic powerpop, slack, indie rock.
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Read the Shepherd Express
review of our full length release "The Great Destroyer". Thanks, guys!
"With the group's third CD, Certain Stars begs the question: Just what is "indie" rock? The Milwaukee/Chicago quartet (which takes its name from a Superchunk song) offers a profusion of hooks and vocal harmonies from the classic Big Star school of power-pop, but also subtly incorporates '70s-'80s corporate rock, alt country and punk to tuneful ends. Atop it all, the group sings snarky songs of disaffected romance, pissiness and—however buried amid indifference and acrimony—actual tenderness. The lyrical effect suggests Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, which is no bad thing. The Great Destroyer's catchiest song is the only one DJs will have to edit for language, taking a bit of the fun out of it. But that's pretty rock 'n' roll of Certain Stars, too—just like their music, be it "indie" or whatever you want to call it. Either way, it's pretty great."
August 28, 2012
by Jamie Lee Rake
Thanks to Joshua Miller for the interview and write up in May 24's Shepherd Express!
Here is what they're saying about "Wired for Sound:"
"...something tells me these Wisconsin hopefuls have the potential to open up that proverbial can of kick-ass".
The Big Takeover, Spring 2008
"This is a great rock CD with good songs, period. Certain Stars excel by not taking themselves too seriously while still being able to rock out . . . just good songs, unique personality, and an overall fun CD."
"Certain Stars has made an album I can throw on in my car and just rock out to. It’s melodic pop in the vain of Big Star - very high energy, very simple, very driving and upbeat. It’s packed to the brim with crunchy guitars and chugging bass lines designed to get you dancing at a bar, or while cruising down the highway in June."
Matt Cohen- Delusions of Adequacy
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