New Noise Magazine is currently streaming Hope Is Leaving You, the entrancing new full-length from Chicago atmospheric post-rock conjurors STARLESS. The premieres comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, September 10th.
Proving that distorted and heaving, mood-driven sounds can intertwine with lovely and often melancholic choral harmonies, STARLESS delivers pulsing, abyssal chords, and relentless rhythms, manifesting sinewy, winding songs that ring with delicate melodies and soaring stabs of guitar howl. Each track serving as its own epic journey, arrangements traverse rays of light escaping extreme weight, measuring a landscape of foreboding peril. Powerful plaintive cries seek explanation or absolution from an indifferent universe.
Stream STARLESS’ Hope Is Leaving You, only at New Noise Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
View STARLESS’ previously released video for “Pendulum” HERE.
Hope Is Leaving You will be released digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
STARLESS will play a special record release show on September 11th at Reggies Music Joint. The band will be joined by Anatomy Of Habit, Lavisher, and Sanford Parker. Stay tuned for more live dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
9/11/2021 Reggies Music Joint – Chicago, IL [tickets]
Jon Slusher and Jessie Ambriz formed STARLESS in 2014 and arrived at the current and most prodigious lineup in 2016 when joined by Quinn Curren and Alan Strathmann. All veterans of various music scenes, they found a common thread in the grim and mournful, seeking a means to express a transcendence of the crushing gravity of a chaotic world.
“…the raw emotion in the harmony vocals of guitarists Jessie Ambriz and Jon Slusher fits perfectly into the band’s elaborate arrangements, establishing a tone of unease, regret, and yearning.” – Chicago Reader
“As heavy as it is atmospheric and melodic, the song exists somewhere at the crossroads between Neurosis and Hum.” – BrooklynVegan on “Pendulum”
Jessie Ambriz – guitars, vocals
Jon Slusher – guitars, vocals
Alan Strathmann – bass, vocals
Quinn Curren – drums, vocals
Alison Chesley – guest cello on “Forest” and “Hunting With Fire”