"Listen To Your Left Brain"
Vinyl LP
catalog number: GR#86 / LP


Band History: Being made now.

With "Listen To Your Left Brain", the Chinese Stars declare a new cold war. Formed in 2003, the band’s pedigree reaches back to legendary acts Arab On Radar and Six Finger Satellite, seeds that inform this new efflorescence, but now the band has filled out in all the right places, having honed their chaotic four-on-the-floor, post-punk dance style into an unequivocal signature.

Here The Chinese Stars set in motion a tsunami of new waves, crafting an atmosphere of propulsive sonic escapism - fueled by noodle-stringed guitar riffs, seat of your pants lyrics and hallucinatory synths. This is a fast, forward audio movement, taking music back to the base pleasures. Razor sharp, aural pop-art: the overblown are busted.

"Outpunking Radio 4, outfunking !!! and out-Rapturing the Rapture, The Chinese Stars’ brazen four-on-the-floor propulsiveness, flexibly blends elastic guitars over stabby snares and jived-up bass... while former AOR singer Eric Paul peppers songs with salacious commentary, exuding depraved, lascivious lyrics." - CMJ

"Their sound(?) …would probably liken it to a really bad drug trip at a karaoke bar." - Sound The Sirens

Drugs And Sunshine
Cold, Cold, Cold
All My Friends Are Getting High
Left Brain
Bored With This Planet
Shake Off The Nurse
Teeth Marks
T.V. Grows Arms
The Drowning

Eric Paul: vocals & lyrics
Rick Pelletier: bass, synth, vocals
Craig Kureck: drums, percussion
Paul Vieira: guitar

Josh Kemp: synthesizer and vocals

Cover art by Matt Brinkman

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