"Their noisy, jazzy, punk rock would feel at home
alongside Lightning Bolt" BROOKLYN VEGAN
"Although executed in precise, deafening and in slow-motion-like telluric movements, Staer reveal a harsh seething frenzy. The earth shakes" HEAVY MENTAL
STAER is a young Norwegian band that first spread its counter-cultural wings in 2010, and has since been hailed by various noise acts both locally and internationally. This thundering three-piece from Stavanger has an old school instrumentation of drums, bass and guitar, but sounds refreshingly new, exciting and forward-thinking.
The incredible Viking kids Thore Warland (drums), Markus Hagen (bass) and Kristoffer Riis (guitar) kick out some monstrous future rock that comes across as pure, wild and energetic as one could imagine. All composing that takes place in STAER is a collective labor, and the young flock definitely already knows how creating music can become an orgiastic mind-enhancing experience for both, musician and listener.
STAER's Happy Meal is comprised of 100% distorted, octave-pitched meat patty, two piercing blastbeat high-gluten buns and fresh saladcore. Choose between high-fat ring modulator and cold filtered noise.
This debut album has been produced in Duper Studio (Röyksopp, Kings of Convenience, MoHa!, Ultralyd etc.) with Jørgen Træen and is going to be released through Gaffer (12” vinyl) and Discorporate Records (CD + limited special wooden box). 40 minutes that insist to blast your stereo.
released August 24, 2012
(c)+(p) 2012 Discorporate Records
Written and performed by Staer
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Jorgen Traen
Live to tape at Duper Studios in Bergen (Norway)
Vinyl available at Gaffer Records
(Ex-Giddy Motors, for those of you to whom that means something.)
Amazingly complicated but still catchy. I'd call it math rock but it has way too much guts and spit for that; it's precise but also filthy. The vocals are completely unhinged. I love this band. Really hoping they come to the US on tour sometime soon. Mike Gintz
One of the very few bands that have constantly evolved with musical technology, Deerhoof prove once again their supreme relevancy. MM is a fantastic refresher, bringing in different vocalists and timbres to the usual unformulaic formula. A band who remain in a league of their own... Slut Aus Nord