It has been one hell of a time for Star & Micey since the release of their I Can’t Wait EPon Ardent last fall. Appearing on the Americana Music Festival, Folk Alliance Conference, NPR’s World Café, as well as dozens of live shows, the band has also enjoyed praise from Oxford American, Daytrotter, Blurt Magazine, The Owl Mag, Brite Revolution and other great music magazines. Produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Counting Crows), the EP captures the band’s live spirit while showcasing their heavenly vocal harmonies and pop hooks. I Can’t Wait features guest musical performances by Big Star’s Jody Stephens, Dennis Herring and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Jesse Munson.
Watch a killer video for “I Can’t Wait” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R26Wub7_mTQ
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:
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.
SXSW with STAR & MICEY!
WED MAR 13 2:30PM Blurt Magazine Party Gingerman Pub 301 Lavaca St.
WED MAR 13 5:40PM The Best Medicine Party Mel’s Meals 706 N. Lamar
WED MAR 13 12:00AM w/ Chris Stamey (BGVs only) St David’s Church 301 E. 8th St.
THU MAR 14 2:00PM GSD&M Event GSD&M 828 W 6th St
FRI MAR 15 2:45PM Bandito Bungalow Blind Pig Rooftop 317 E. 6th St.
FRI MAR 15 6:30PM Porch In.Sessions In.gredients 2610 Manor Rd.
SAT MAR 16 11:00AM Folk Alliance Day Party Threadgills 301 W. Riverside
SAT MAR 16 1:00PM B.D. Rileys Day Show B.D. Rileys 204 E. 6th St.
SAT MAR 16 4:45PM The Outlaw Roadshow Rusty’s 405 E. 7th St.
SAT MAR 16 8:00PM Nine Mile Records Showcase Brass House 115 San Jacinto