Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Starflight releases new single “Phasers on Stun”

The emerging music geniuses known as Starflight have released their newest official single, “Phasers on Stun.” The single is from their up and coming LP titled, “Adventure Beyond.” It features a post-disco pop beat, synthesized instruments in the neon styles of 1980, and vocals that are as catchy and heartwarming as they are fun. Fun is at the very core of Starflight's introductory single, and if it is any indication of what “Adventure Beyond” will be, then fans of creative dance music have something exciting and wonderful to look forward to.

“Phasers on Stun” is a work of great talent on many levels, the most obvious being instrumentally and vocally – the members of Starflight (Jib Khan and Damien Spanjer) have impeccable ears for pitch, timbre, and harmony – but the real genius is in their songwriting. Although “Phasers on Stun” is inspired by the popular music of thirty-plus years ago, Starflight does not sound like any band from that era in particular. Their vocals have much in common with The Beach Boys, though, and the music from Michael Jackson's “Captain EO” comes to mind for its atmosphere in general. The cosmic effects that laser throughout their track are reminiscent of ELO's records. In other words, Starflight is producing music that has much in common with some of music's most excellent writers.

This is part of what drives Starflight to make music in this incredibly unique way, as opposed to the humdrum, mindless tracks churned out by today's music industry for play at seedy nightclubs. When asked what prompted them to begin writing and performing, Jib Khan writes, “[It was] hairs going up on the back of my neck while listening to certain songs on the radio. I wanted to recreate that.”

Recreating that means dialing back the clock to a time when music was something more than an image, a sound that meant more than what its performers looked like. Starflight writes in their bio that they have a “mutual fondness for pop music of the pre-MTV era, when songwriting was a master craft, hooks were aplenty, and you didn’t have to wax your chest to appear in the video clip.”

“Phasers on Stun” represents more than an image, too; it's the beginning of a new, modern life for a revived sound and principle. Put simply, Starflight means music like you remember it.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

The single “Phasers on Stun” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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