Atlanta-based glam punk rockers Starbenders have released their latest album ‘Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)’ via Sumerian Records. A deluxe version of their full-length debut album ‘Love Potions’. “Love Potions (Zodiac Deluxe)” includes five new songs captured during the making of their full length debut, including a Celtic-tinged, mandolin-laced interpretation of their single ‘BITCHES BE WITCHES’ along with a trip hop, nineties inspired remix of ‘Push’.
Along with the news the band have shared the first single from the album ‘Angel’.
Kimi Shelter shares her inspiration behind the song:
“I had a friend overdose and lose their life to opioid addiction. It gutted me to see their flame and all its potential vanish. My beautiful friend was one of the most dazzling and talented individuals I had met. His tragedy found its way into the words and vibe of “Angel”. The opioid crisis in the United States has touched countless lives and has only gotten worse during the pandemic of 2020. It’s nearly impossible to be liberated from the physical grip of addiction without support and fellowship as the pull to use is so strong. The main line in the song, “is my angel holding?” attempts to capture the cunning and baffling nature of addiction. Here you are on the edge of life and death and your only thought is, “hey, can I still score?” “is my angel holding?” Fellow Atlantan Peter Stroud, Sheryl Crow’s guitarist and music director played the slide guitars on “Angel” which pushed the track to its emotional zenith. My hope and prayer is that the isolation and loneliness that 2020 brought fades away as we find our way back toward humanity. If you have someone in your life who is suffering, make sure to give them a hug and tell them that you love them. It might be your last chance to share how you feel.”
The track rolls and rollicks as it sits on the fence between country and early rock n roll. With a voice of a Goddess, the lead guitar sprinkles some magic throughout and that chorus is as infectious as they get. The maturity in the song writing is impressive and it took one spin for me to fall in love with this track, and this band.
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1. Hanging’ On Tonight
2. Getting Harder
3. Previous (feat. Remington Leith)
4. Holy Mother
5. BITCHES BE WITCHES
8. Never Gonna Die
9. Cover Me
10. Can’t Cheat Time
11. Coming Up Roses
12. Down & Out
13. Something Ain’t Right
14. One Of Us
15. True Love
17. Plastic Touch
18. Green Eyes
20. Push (Remix)
21. BITCHES BE WITCHES (Acoustic)