Based: New York City
Formed: March, 2000
First gig: Luna Lounge, Monday July 3 2000.
First Demo: Entitled 'Fool out of Cancer'. This five-song cd was recorded by Mod Alien in May 2000 in order to get us some gigs. Only 80 were made and we sold them for five dollars at shows. Tracks include Bloated Wife, Homeland, Moongirl, Somewhere Across Forever and Clockwork.
Toured with: Jane's Addiction, The Raveonettes, Placebo, Longwave, Sahara Hotnights, The 22's, The Ordinary Boys
Shared bills with: Joe Strummer, Haven, Ours, The Strokes, Melissa Auf Der Maur, My Morning Jacket, The Sleepy Jackson
Best gig: There's a few.
Worst gig: Some dive bar in Hoboken. The sound guy was the bartender. Four people were present.
First Label: Tiswas Records. Owner Nick Marc payed for us to record our debut album (produced by Tim O'Heir). We switched to RCA Records in May 2003.
First review of the band: Tony Fletcher of ijamming.net. In April 2002, we played a show on a boat called the Half Moon that cruised around Manhattan. Tony had recently seen us open for Joe Strummer and attended this show. He wrote a glowing review later that week.
First song written: Bloated Wife
Last song written: On My Own
B-sides: School Ya and Arlington Queen were released on our first two UK singles. The My Coco single will have a song called Underdressed. This will be released on March 1, 2004.
First video: In the Walls was directed by Peter McCoubrey in September 2003. This song was never released as a single anywhere but was voted top ten videos of the year on Subterranean in America and was played over 70 times in it's first three months in the UK.
Shawn Christensen - lyrics, vocals, guitar
Amanda Tannen - bass, vocals
Arthur Kremer - percussion, keyboards
Michael Jurin - guitar, vocals
--- from the official Stellastarr website