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ABOUT STARSHIP GAZELLE

With the release of the “Feathers” LP, Starship Gazelle brings a new feel to some classic genres. Lush with addicting progressions, an indie yet soulful vocal approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie pop anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the album never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
The first single, “Cemetery Girl”, is an indie rock classic. Complete with melodic vocal hooks, a youthful energy, and a strong classic rock groove, the song seems to breathe as it plays on.

 

 

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With the release of the “Feathers” LP, Starship Gazelle brings a new feel to some classic genres. Lush with addicting progressions, an indie yet soulful vocal approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie pop anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the album never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.

The first single, “Cemetery Girl”, is an indie rock classic. Complete with melodic vocal hooks, a youthful energy, and a strong classic rock groove, the song seems to breathe as it plays on.

“The single's name reminds me of this girl I dated for a summer. We went to the Hacienda Cemetery one day and together exhibited reverence for the dead people there and talked a little bit about their birthdays and any correspondence they had to our birthdays. The number 27 came up since we both have birthdays on the 27th. She was really into horror and dark stuff. It was her idea to visit the cemetery after a hike nearby and she said she would come there as a little kid. She's kind of a quiet person. The song is about things like exploring one's deepest fears, memories, darkness, souls, afterlife, young love, sleep, and death,” explains songwriter Shar Rangreza of his single.

Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding for where Starship Gazelle is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.

“The single “Cemetery Girl” reflects the rest of the album by being one of the climaxes of the album. It is almost where we meet the second protagonist of the album's narrative; the narrator's love interest--a black veil bride of sorts. The album evolved my songs by adding analog drums and bass to most songs as well as a vintage Gibson guitar on the tracks. There is also a cello on the album.,” says Rangreza of his record and songwriting approach.

Having a love for music from a very young age, songwriter Shar Rangreza picked up his first guitar at the age of 10. He learned melodies by ear and taught himself the beginnings of the instrument. By 13 he was learning chords and technique. Writing his first song at 14, the artist fell in love with the process and went on from there.  Starting the Starship Gazelle project in 2014 while attending college at Seattle University, Rangreza learned to record with a laptop and Logic Pro X. Focusing on performing, recording, and writing, the “Feathers” album was finally born. The record is a testament to where he is at with his sound right now.

Performing on the stages around the Bay Area from San Jose to San Francisco, the songwriter is certainly not new to spreading the music through live performance.

“Feathers” is now available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the songwriter planning a Northwestern tour for this winter in support of his release.

 

 

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