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Chapel Hill, NC has been a hotbed of indie music for over 20 years now, and while best known for its heyday in the ’90s thanks to bands like Superchunk, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Ben Folds Five, it remains—along with nearby Durham and Raleigh—a vibrant scene today.
True believers in the art of the classic pop rock groove and killer hook, The Stars Explode have been active for almost a decade now, and on their 3rd album, Too Late to Save The World, releasing worldwide on March 30, they come out swinging.
From opening cut “Apocalypse Blues” straight through to closer, “Our Last Stand”, the band paints in big, bold strokes, with dual guitars screaming and the rhythm section locked in tight. It’s a classic sounding rock’n‘roll record, the likes of which are becoming more and more rare, and the rockin’ first single “Untitled #1” and its accompanying performance video make for a fine introduction.
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