Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crushed Stars follows up “99 Red Balloons” cover with “Convalescing In Braille”.

“The stunning result is enough to make you wish it were night all day long.” – Pitchfork




“Eyeliner” is the new single from “Convalescing In Braille” by Crushed Stars


Grab the Crushed Stars cover of Nena’s “99 Red Baloons”


Crushed Stars In The Press

“…luscious echoes and keys puncture the melodies beautifully; a finely constructed album.” – Under The Radar
“…like watching celestial bodies shooting up a hazy night sky” – Stereogum

“Slow and drifting beauty… like you could slip into the clouds at any moment.” – The Big Takeover

“ An album ripe with tender beauty, facile mysticism, envy and wonder. – Popmatters


About Crushed Stars

Earlier this year, Crushed Stars released a cover of Nena’s “99 Red Balloons” (MP3) which went to #1 at Davis, CA college station KDVS and received attention from other influential stations such as New Jersey’s WFMU, KUSF (San Francisco), and KCRW (Los Angeles) among others.

Before scoring with a cover, Crushed Stars aka Todd Gautreau had already made a name with the releases that preceded it, most recently with his Gossamer Days album in 2008 produced by Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Modest Mouse, White Stripes). Gossamer Days was a press favorite with glowing reviews from Under The Radar, Pitchfork, Stereogum and many more.

The latest Crushed Stars album Convalescing In Braille continues to display Gautreau’s mastery of celestial melodies.  The album was recorded with John Congleton (Antony and The Johnsons, Clinic, The Walkmen, St. Vincent) with Gautreau handling most of the instruments accompanied by drumming from Jeff Ryan (Sarah Jaffe, Pleasant Grove, St. Vincent).

Todd Gautreau is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Crushed Stars
Convalescing In Braille
(Simulacra Records, Out Now)

Track Listing:

01. Eyeliner (MP3)
02. Black Umbrellas (MP3)
03. Sutures
04. Technicolor
05. Spark
06. A Day Without You
07. Frost On Wires
08. Fall
09. Beatrice in the Other World
10. Ocean


Crushed Stars Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.


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