Delighted to announce that on 11th March, Tough Love will be releasing the debut album by the Washington state-based two piece Star Party. Meadow Flower is eight tracks in under 20 minutes of buzzsaw guitar jangle punk, equal parts mid 80s Glasgow, K Records’ Olympia and DIY fearlessness. Alongside the usual digital formats, there’s two different vinyl pressings: the first, a pastel green version limited to 200 copies and available only via Bandcamp, World of Echo and Rough Trade, and a pastel blue edition limited to 500 copies. Feel It will be handling the release in North America. Watch the video for ‘Push You Aside’ below.

Star Party began in March 2020 as a Seattle living room project between Carolyn Brennan and Ian Corrigan (Gen Pop, Vexx) – both sharing a love of high energy rock n roll music. The idea to start a band percolated during trips to the high deserts of eastern Washington to pick sage and see the sun as a brief reprieve from the misty and grey Pacific Northwestern Spring. A few months later, Star Party released Demo 2020 on Feel It Records, featuring two originals and covers of The Shop Assistants’ “Something to Do” and the classic “All I Really Wanna Do” (in the vein of Cher’s version).

Over the course of 2021, Star Party wrote and recorded their debut LP, Meadow Flower, wherever and whenever they could. Employing like-minded Feel It label mate Caufield Schnug of Sweeping Promises (who also moonlights as one part of Melody Men Mastering) to mix and master the album, Meadow Flower follows a direct line from where Demo 2020 left off. Brennan’s soft and clearly American vocals float over waves of feedback and drum machine racket like a delicate mist sitting just above a mountain lake. Melodies bob and weave inside an omnipresent static that fills in every nook and cranny of the recording. Drawing from a quiver of influences such as Black Tambourine, Confuse (JP), The Count Five, and of course The Shop Assistants (RIP Alex Taylor), Star Party’s debut album seamlessly meshes together noise, melody, and harmony.

Pre-order Meadow Flower here