Certain Stars is an indie rock band from Milwaukee and Chicago. Since 2004 they have made skilled power pop nods to Big Star, Guided By Voices, and continue to write, record and release original music in partnership with Cuba Libre Records.
Band members Chris Voss (guitar), and brothers Kyle (bass) and Chris Hernandez (guitar), all take on songwriting and vocal duties; blending their unique writing styles into a cohesive rock sound. 2012's full-length "The Great Destroyer"clocks in 11 songs in under 38 minutes. The Great Destroyer mixes powerpop hooks with big rock reverb, for a classic sound. Recorded at HOWL Street Studios in Milwaukee, the album is a big step forward for the band, as electric guitars give way to touches of piano, trumpet, acoustic guitar and layered vocal harmonies.
The band thrives on tight live performances. As guests of the annual memorial Alex Chilton Birthday Bash at Chicago's Empty Bottle, their tight 3-song set of Big Star covers drew the accolade "You guys got off the stage before you even got on!" A high compliment to Certain Stars' well-rehearsed live shows, which blend their catchy original songs with covers from the likes of their heroes the Ramones, the Troggs, Guided by Voices, and Badfinger.
Certain Stars' music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and many other digitial music websites or at one of their live shows.
Airplay and Accolades-
WMSE- heavy rotation for "the Great Destroyer", 2012- present
Portugal's Cowboy Cantor- rotation and Artist of the Month (Dec. 2012)
VirginDigital- rotation "So Indie It Hurts" webcasts
Germany's Alooga Media- rotation "Walk Away", "highschoolalloveragain"
Portugal's Cowboy Cantor- rotation and Artist of the Month (Dec. 2008)
Garageband.com- Indie Rock Track of the Week "highschoolalloveragain" (9/22/2008)
88.9 Radio Milwaukee- "Can U Dig It" in heavy rotation and "Kickass Guitar Riff of the Year" (2008)