CD Review – Minor Stars (for fans of Dinosaur Jr.)
The Death of the Sun in the Silver Sea
Summer Secret Records
Attention Dinosaur Jr. and Queens of the Stone Age fans! I have your new favorite group. Minor Stars combines the new age stoner rock of QOTSA with the fuzziness of Dinosaur Jr. to make the indie psych rock album of the year. Tracks like “Silver Lining” and the epic “All Your Stars Out” prove that this is not a trio that are taking this whole band gig leisurely. They are all-in. Heck, guitarist/ vocalist Eric Wallen was laid-off at his job and decided to make this band his life. Now that’s dedication! Wallen’s voice at times channels QOTSA’s Josh Homme and at times it channels a grittier Jeff Buckley, but it is the nucleus of the entire album. The music wraps around it and the sound is thrown at you like a paintball. Let the sound cover you and I guarantee you’ll be begging for more.