Following in the footsteps of Oklahoma City's most famous freaks, the Flaming Lips, psychedelic rock outfit Stardeath and White Dwarfs have been exploring the boundaries of rock music since forming in 2004.
Made up of Dennis Coyne (nephew of Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne), Casey Joseph, Matt Ducksworth, and Ford Chastain, the band's sound finds spacy pop and ethereal atmospherics colliding with a fuzzed out, lo-fi aesthetic, feeling at times like a blown-out, acid-drenched take on the early work of David Bowie. Stardeath and White Dwarfs made their debut in 2005 with the EP That's Cool before eventually signing with Warner Bros, where they'd release their first full-length, The Birth, in 2009. The band would also become frequent collaborators with the Flaming Lips, appearing with them on their remake of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, as well as their 2012 reimagining of King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King, Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn. After signing on with David Sitek's (of TV on the Radio) label, Federal Prism, the quartet returned with their sophomore effort, Wastoid, in 2014. ~ Gregory Heaney