Sometimes there’s just no accounting for what happens when you put yourself out there. Such is the origin story of and sense of urgency brought to the table by Brooklyn-based dance-rockers Stardust Creatures.The band was born out of a weekly jam session at George Sarpola’s (drums) rehearsal space, where Colin Coogan (lead vox, guitars) met Adam Marks (keys, vox). After trying testing their newfound chemistry with a couple of DIY gigs, Coogan and Marks embarked to a great uncle’s house in Long Island and wrote what would eventually become Stardust Creatures’ debut, self-titled EP. Recruiting Colin O’Rourke (bass) and Kristen Mita (backup vox, synths, bells), the band established itself as a dynamic force in the indie NYC scene with their blend of danceable synth music and psychedelic soul.
Now, Stardust Creatures are sharing a video for single “Spaced Out,” an anthem for anyone trying, futilely, to beat the rat race with a buoyant sound and LCD Soundsystem-style delivery. The video features Coogan in a full custom made space suit traversing midtown Manhattan looking to make a connection in one of the most crowded and at the same time lonely places in the world.
Colin Coogan (lead vox, guitars) shares, “I’m a distracted, fidgety person. I zone in and out, I have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time, and I lose things pretty often. As people like me grow older, we quickly discover the need to work out survival strategies- you can’t make excuses forever. You get better as you work at it, but sometimes it feels like you’re just treading water, and you end up learning a lot of lessons the hard way. There’s always a tension between the desire to be unapologetically yourself and the need to make compromises to get by. I still haven’t fully figured it out. Writing music is part of how I process things, so a lot of those frustrations ended up inspiring this song.”
Watch Stardust Creatures in “Spaced Out” below and keep up with more from them here.