Local Reviews: Starmy

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Street: 09.06.2008

Starmy = Guided by Voices + Red Bennies

Utah was ready for this album in 2007. Two years later and after the first listen, it wasn’t as huge as I expected.  Don’t give up on Starmy’s latest after just one listen though––it’s full of surprises missed by a casual ear.  “Static of the Dead,” “September” and “No Knife” prove that Starmy isn’t just a pop-rock band trying to jolt your coke-riddled body onto the dance floor––they’re trying to seduce you with Sartain’s poetry.  Go ahead, throw your panties or banana hammocks on the stage.