Saturday, February 17, 2007

STAREWELL (unsigned, unpublished) -- Fact of the matter is, there's a demand from the U.S. music-purchasing market (yes, they're still out there) for straight-forward, meat & potatoes Rock. Ask any 30 year-old construction worker from Kansas City, MO what three bands' albums he most recently either illegally downloaded or purchased, and chances are he'll say, "Nickelback, Creed and probably something old from Metallica or something..." Labels should be looking to supply this demand with some fresh new talent bringing old-fashioned, beers-in-the-back-of-the-pickup-truck RAWK. Enter Starewell. They're a five-piece from Calgary. With no help from a label, their song “Blurrier”, taken from the band's new Those Who Matter LP, reached #18 on the Mediabase Canadian Rock radio chart (Their new single, the title track, is currently at #32 with a bullet). Check the MySpace page to hear music. Sounds like something a 30 year-old construction worker from Kansas City would be into, no?