Starred profiled in NY Times Style, stream exclusive track

By on March 3, 2013


“Sure Bet”
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Brooklyn via LA transplants Starred grace the New York Times Style section today (read online HERE) in an in-depth expose entitled “Liza Thorn, the Unforgettable Face of a Muse” profiling beloved front-woman and reluctant style icon Liza Thorn. Accompanying the revealing feature is a stream of previously unreleased track “Sure Bet” available now for embed taken from their six-track Prison to Prison 12″ EP which dropped late last year on Pendu Sound. Exclusive press shot above by Sandy Kim.

Prison to Prison EP

Starred is Liza Thorn and Matthew Koshak. The duo formed the project in 2011 after moving from San Francisco to LA following a personal and artistic break with Christopher Owens and their previous project Curls. After writing and producing their first tracks together, videographer Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Tamaryn) directed the project’s first 3 videos including the gorgeous “No Good” and “Call Me From Paris”.  

The fashion world has since accepted Starred with open arms–Liza has been featured in 2 issues of V Mag including an 8-page fashion editorial and the “Girls of Now” alongside Azealia Banks, Sky Ferreira, Grimes.  She has been photographed by YSL Design Director and famed photographer Hedi Slimane. Starred recently was requested by Courtney Love to open for a secret show where she announced them to her fans saying “Starred is my favorite band in NYC!”. Liza is also appearing in Grant Singer’s upcoming film IRL featuring Sky Ferreira, Genesis P-Orridge, and Damien Echols which will premiere at Cannes Court Metrage.

Starred is currently recording tracks for their forthcoming full-length debut.

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“If you magically combined Marianne Faithfull’s gravelly croon, Courtney Love’s anything-goes sartorial mélange, and the pared-down shoegazey romance of Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, you’d only begin to scratch the surface of Starred frontwoman Liza Thorn’s one-of-a-kind allure. ” – Elle Mag

“Prison to Prison offers both lullabied acoustics that impart a desolate country feel, countoured by spurts of post-punk and psych-rock to create music that by all accounts should float right past you, but instead registers as surprisingly urgent.” – Pitchfork


“Meeting Liza Thorn in person for the first time instantly reaffirms the notion that some people are simply meant to be rock stars… ‘I just love to write songs and play music. This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is what I’ll be doing whether or not anyone else cares, whether I’m broke or making money. Whatever.’” – V Magazine


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.