Local Reviews: Starmy

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Starmy
Blue Skies Abound
Kilby Records
Street: 11.04.11
Starmy = Led Zeppelin + Muse + Eric Clapton-style guitar
If you have been living in a cave and don’t know shit about local music, Starmy are Salt Lake legends. When I first moved to Utah, I remember seeing them often and thought, ‘Man, if these dudes weren’t wasted they would fucking kick ass.’ Well guess what … They’re probably still drunk, but they sound soooo fucking good now. I caught them at Urban a while back after a year or more of not seeing them, and they were top-notch. On the new album, Dave Combs’ guitar work is tasteful, complementing the vocals nicely and soloing just long enough and just awesome enough to make you say “fuck yeah!” Mike Sartain’s voice is super clear and good enough that I can listen to it for an entire album without getting sick of it. I hope these guys are able to promote this album well and tour behind it. The tracks on this album are cohesive, yet distinguishable from each other. The production is pretty slick—this sounds like stuff you’d hear on the radio. Props to Mike Sasich who recorded the album. This is one I’ll be keeping in my pile of albums that I actually listen to. Congrats guys! 

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