Oklahoma City freak rockers Stardeath and White Dwarfs released today their new album “Wastoid” via Federal Prism Records.
Following in the footsteps of Oklahoma City’s most famous freaks, the Flaming Lips,Stardeath and White Dwarfs have been exploring the boundaries of rock music since forming in 2004. Made up of Dennis Coyne (nephew of Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne), Casey Joseph, Matt Ducksworth, and Ford Chastain, the band’s sound finds spacy pop and ethereal atmospherics colliding with a fuzzed out, lo-fi aesthetic, feeling at times like a blown-out, acid-drenched take on the early work of David Bowie.
Stardeath and White Dwarfs made their debut in 2005 with the EP “That’s Cool” before eventually signing with Warner Bros, where they released their first full-length, “The Birth,” in 2009. The band also are frequent collaborators with the Lips, appearing with them on their remake of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” as well as their 2012 reimagining of King Crimson’s “In the Court of the Crimson King, Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn.”
“Wastoid” is the quartet’s sophomore album and first release on David Sitek’s (of TV on the Radio) label Federal Prism. The album features collaborations with the Lips as well as local act Chrome Pony and Dallas-based New Fumes.
As previously reported, my fine colleague Nathan Poppe last week previewed the album’s title track, which he called “so funky that if you listen to it three times in a row then Bootsy Collins appears.”
Here is the track listing for “Wastoid”:
1. The Chrome Children
3. Hate Me Tomorrow (feat. New Fumes)
4. Wastoid (feat. Chrome Pony)
5. Birds Of War
6. All Your Friends
7. The Screaming (feat. The Flaming Lips)
8. Luminous Veil
9. Guess I’ll Be Okay
10. Sleeping Pills And Ginger Ale