After numerous delays with the release of their forthcoming sophomore album (completed over two years ago, yet still unreleased), Stardeath and White Dwarfs are heading back out on the road and are ready to release new material. This past weekend they covered David Bowie’s entire The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album live at Good Records for Record Store Day. Former Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade joined them for their entire set, and Polyphonic Spree’s Tim DeLaughter jumped on stage for “Five Years” (pictured above, via the band’s facebook).
Now they’ve released a video of “Birds of War” live at Oklahoma City’s Womb Gallery shot on March 13th, 2014. Check out the not-exactly-new song below:
Expect more videos. On April 13th Delo Creative filmed the video for the first single for the aforementioned unreleased sophomore LP, rumored to be out within the coming months. No word yet on what that first single is, or if the 2012 teases “All Your Friends” and “Frequency” are on the record, but stay tuned for updates. A cast photo from the video shoot is below (again via the band’s facebook page…hint, hint…nudge…follow them on facebook if you don’t already):
The group has also announced a series of concerts throughout the northeast next week, their first shows in the region since their 2010 tour with Tame Impala. All humans are urged to attend these shows:
Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
Princeton, NJ – Terrace Club
New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Bennington, VT – Benninton College
Nachville, TN – Springwater
Fayetteville, AR – Jr’s Lightbulb Co.
They’re also part of the Norman Music Festival’s OPOLIS line-up on Friday April 25th (and Stardeath drummer Matt Duckworth is also playing with Evangelicals at the fest and singing with Brainwasher).
UPDATE – April 28, 2014
Here’s two more live videos uploaded in the last few days – “Guess I’ll Be OK” outside Blackwatch Studios this past weekend during Norman Music Festival and “I Wanna Be Adored,” a Stone Roses cover from the same Womb live shoot as “Birds of War” above. The latter was released last November on the Flaming Lips-helmed collaborative album The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down…What A Sound (more details and stream here). Though the new live version of “Adored” lacks the female vocals of HOTT MT’s Ashi Dala on the studio version, The xx vibe remains: