MP3 At 3PM: stellastarr*

stellastar400It’s no secret that New York’s stellastarr* has been influenced by the Cure. From Shawn Christensen’s uncanny vocal resemblance to Robert Smith to his lyrics (“In The Walls” professes, “Well, I want to wake from my disease/And the cure is lying next to me”), this band is the most recent wave of new wave. Christensen even has a hint of an English accent while singing the more passionate lyrics. Stellastarr*’s new album, Civilized (on Bloated Wife), hits stores July 7.

“Freak Out” (download):