"There is a psychedelic touch to this record, as if J&MC were on vacation with the Flaming Lips to create something that captures the mind and not just the ears."- Riccardo (Indie for bunnies)
"From the ashes- a pack of songs that bring life is reborn
to our ears directly from misfortune. While the energetic songs
They follow one another almost like a sound whirlwind, healing past wounds It makes us think that every apparent end is a new beginning.
Fine songs, where the flame of shoegaze reborn as if nothing had happened, as if the catastrophic fire had purified these songs and ready for release."- Diego (Revista The 13th)
"This is a stunning album. Possibly going to be my favourite from many in my collection from Patetico"-John Emslie
"Hypnotizingly beautiful!" -Atsuko Abeta
In August 2020, during the midst of the global pandemic, a storm came through the east coast of USA and lighting struck! The end result being the loss of our studio, all of our recording equipment, and extensive damage to our drummer's house.
The songs on "From the ashes" were recorded a couple months before the catastrophe and were able to be recovered from a hard drive that survived the fire.
Philadelphia’s Stellarscope have been a prominent presence in the independent rock scene throughout the east coast of the United States since their formation in the year 2000. They were part of the early 2000s shoegaze revival scene that emerged throughout the USA.
Their career has been divided between the constant creation of music and live performances. They gained a reputation as a go to band for organizing shows, curating festivals, and setting up tours with local and international bands across the region. Their music catalog is extensive and varied.
Stellarscope's sound has evolved throughout the years, it shifts and morphs teetering between indie rock, post-punk, goth, shoegaze, alternative, and classic rock. After two decades, Stellarscope continues to forge ahead looking into a future of endless possibilities in sound.
Their music has appeared in many compilations and tribute albums, documentaries as well as on MTV, A&E, Discovery Channel, Alli Sports TV, and more.
Bob Forman- Drums
Rob DeFlaviis- Bass
Tom Lugo- Vocals, Guitars