Star & Micey and Ardent Music to Release “I Can’t Wait” EP on October 16th, Fall Touring

By on September 20, 2012

Star & Micey and Ardent Music to Release I Can’t Wait EP on October 16th
Fall Touring in Support

“Star & Micey make winsome, feel-good, old-timey-tinged pop tunes that owe as much to
sea shanty-spouting indie acts like the Decemberists as they do straight-up bluegrass bands like Freakwater and Nickel Creek.” Allmusic.com
 
Tearing up the lost highway from Oxford, Mississippi’s Sweet Tea Studios comes the I Can’t Wait EP, the sophomore offering from Memphis’s folk pop trio, Star & Micey. Produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Buddy Guy), the new EP captures the band’s raw live spirit while carefully preserving the honesty of a well crafted work of art. The band has spent the last four years charming fans and critics in equal measure, earning raves from the likes of Paste Magazine, who named them the “#1 on the list of 12 Tennessee Bands You Should Listen to Now” saying “…Star & Micey have crafted then steadily smoothed out a brand of folksy pop that brings to mind Memphis legends Big Star and The Avett Brothers.”
They were invited to perform at the Paste Studios, check it out here:
In addition to the Paste session and Daytrotter, they’ve also taped a Hotel Memphis segment; they perform for the passengers on a Memphis streetcar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQAy0sfiGlo
I Can’t Wait features guest musical performances by Big Star’s Jody Stephens, Dennis Herring and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Jesse Munson, the band will be releasing a limited number of black and blue 10” 45 RPM vinyl versions with plenty of exclusive bonus items. Pre-orders with special bundles begin in 2 weeks.
Here’s a little about Star & Micey’s somewhat accidental beginnings. It was a dark night, like many before it in Memphis. Joshua Cosby walked home from rehearsal with his guitar slung over his back. A local homeless man flagged him down, not for money but for a story. The man explained how he had written a song about his ex-wife Micey and there, on that dimly lit street occurred an exchange, two men playing each other songs of heartbreak and the ultimate sacrifice. Upon parting ways, the displaced man revealed his name to be Star.
Star & Micey head out on tour this fall, and with gas prices being what they are, they’ve created a fundraiser on Pledge Music…learn more about it here: http://pledgemusic.com/projects/starandmicey
Star & Micey on Tour
September
28th    10pm Cafe Ole                                          Memphis, TN
October w/ The Carolina Story
18th    8pm   The Hi Tone                                     Memphis, TN
19th    9pm   Maxine’s                                           Hot Springs, AR
20th    8pm   The Wild Rooster                              Ft Worth, TX
23rd    10pm Smoke and Barrel Tavern                   Fayatteville, AR
24th    8pm   Sticky Fingerz                                   Little Rock, AR
24th                 Ardent Studios/NPR Taping             Memphis, TN
26th    8pm   House Show                                      Chicago, IL
30th    10pm Wilbert’s                                           Cleveland, OH
November w/ The Carolina Story through 11/9
2nd     10pm Dawson St. Pub                                  Philadelphia, PA
4th      9pm   Rockwood Music Hall                         New York, NY
6th      10pm Altamont Brewing Co.                        Asheville, NC
7th      7pm   Eddie’s Attic                                     Decatur, GA
8th      8pm   Overall Company                               Opelika, AL
9th      10pm The Pub                                           Fairhope, AL
24th    10pm Proud Larry’s                                     Oxford, MS

For more information on Star and Micey visit http://www.ardentmusic.com/ or http://starandmicey.com/

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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