“In Flames / Shotgun” limited split 7″ releases Valentine’s Day

Two years ago, The Glowing Stars released its first demo track “I Know Now” on Valentine’s Day 2011. Here we are again, approaching Valentine’s Day 2013, and we have our last gift to our fans:

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The much anticipated Crashfaster / The Glowing Stars limited split 7″ vinyl is finally here! On one side is crashfaster’s newest track “In Flames,” and on the other side will be “Shotgun” by yours truly. The vinyl is extremely limited as only 250 were made, and the vinyl colors are random. The album will be available on Thursday, February 14, 2013 on both the Crashfaster Bandcamp site and The Glowing Stars Bandcamp site for $15 (+$5 shipping in the US). The song will be FREE to download, and will include an LSDJ .sav file of all of our songs for our fellow chiptuners to enjoy.

If you pre-ordered the album, you should be receiving a shipping confirmation next week. Your order will arrive autographed by all members of both Crashfaster and The Glowing Stars.

You can also get the album early this weekend at Rockage 2.0 in San Jose, CA! Crashfaster and Matthew Joseph Payne will be performing and selling the albums. See below for the full schedule:

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rockage2.0 schedule SATURDAY 2/9 (noon-11pm)
Noon – 2pm DJ Mr Smith
2:00 – 2:30 Cartoon Violence
2:40 – 3:10 rockage Q/A (panel)
3:30 – 4:10 Jean Baudin
4:20 – 5:00 indie game dev (panel)
5:10 – 5:40 Gnarboots
5:50 – 6:00 Silicon Valley Roller Girls (panel)
6:10 – 6:50 Slime Girls
7:00 – 7:40 Shinobu
7:50 – 8:40 Bit Brigade! (performing MegaMan 2)
8:50 – 9:30 crashfaster
9:40 – 11:00 Minibosses

 

rockage2.0 schedule SUNDAY 2/10 (noon-8pm)
Noon – 12:30pm DJ Coco
12:30 – 12:50 Dr. Awkward
12:50 – 1:30 Mega Ran
1:40 – 2:10 Dog Party
2:20 – 3:20 Jazzybosses (jazzy minibosses)
3:30 – 4:00 Psycho Donuts (eating contest)
4:10 – 4:50 Urizen
5:00 – 5:20 TheMADE (panel)
5:20 – 5:50 chiptune 101 (panel)
6:00 – 6:10 Meerenai Shim
6:20 – 7:00 Matthew Joseph Payne
7:10 – 7:20 Prizes / Thanks
7:30 – 8:00 Bit Brigade! (performing Castlevania)

For more information on Rockage 2.0, go here: http://rockagesj.tumblr.com

Thanks again to everyone for the support. We’re especially excited about releasing this last song with our good friends Crashfaster who have been with us every step of the way!

Thanks, Maker Faire!


Photo courtesy of Audrey Jean Tucker

We had an amazing time playing the entire weekend at Maker Faire in San Mateo. We played Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 on the Digital Sound Space stage by PulsewaveSF. It was such an honor to share the stage with other awesome chip/electronic artists like crashfaster (who we’re touring with in two weeks!), starpause, Mr. Spastic (who is playing with us at Meltdown Comics in LA), Doctor Popular, and Hyperwave to name a few. On Sunday, we shared our set with super-awesome visualist Max Capacity (see photo above). We also got to play on the Solar Stage that day:


Photo courtesy of Audrey Jean Tucker

Thanks to some familiar faces from our last (first) show for coming out! And thanks to all the new fans we met at Maker Faire who made their way onto our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out!

We still have a few things on the agenda before we kick off our Quest Coast Tour 2011 with crashfaster. We got a few more days in the studio finishing up our long-awaited debut EP and finalizing all the little details. We also have one more show coming up!

Friday, June 3 we’ll be performing at SubZERO Festival. It’s a street festival in San Jose, CA in the city’s SoFA District. If you’re in the Bay Area and want to catch us one last time before we leave, make sure you head on over! Did we mention it was free? More details can be found at http://www.subzerofestival.com/ or our Shows page.

See you all soon!

New mini webisode, and other videos

Here’s mini webisode #4 by Digital Accomplice about Game Boys. We forgot to post about the third mini webisode, but you can find that at our YouTube channel! We’ve also updated our Videos page, which features our latest videos. Give it a click at the top menu and check it out.

And speaking of videos, we found some cool live footage from our DNA Lounge show last Thursday surface the internet. Here’s a good one of our Queen cover of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Thanks to Ryan Hom for posting it! The crowd energy is amazing in this video – everyone sang along!

More photos from DNA Lounge!

Photo by Riki Feldmann

We’re so freaking lucky to have such talented friends! AJAPOPFILMS already sent us a great set of photos from our show (check out the full gallery here), but we’ve also recently received live shots from Eric Hooten and Riki Feldmann and they’re AMAZING! Check them out on our PHOTOS page by clicking here or the link in the top menu. We’ll also be uploading some to our Facebook Fan Page. Here are some really cool ones:

Photo by Eric Hooten

Photo by Eric Hooten

Photo by Riki Feldmann

Photos by AJAPOPFILMS

We’ve just uploaded a ton of awesome photos from the DNA Lounge show thanks to AJAPOPFILMS. Check them out on our Facebook Fan Page at the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=137801419626980&id=112607512146371&aid=30061

Don’t forget to share any of your own photos with us if you have them. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Tom of All Ages

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New EP available for pre-order at DNA Lounge 4/7!

We can’t express how excited we are to be opening for Anamanaguchi and Peelander-Z TOMORROW at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! We’ll also be selling some cool stickers, buttons, and patches. But, hey!!! Remember the time we asked people to donate their old Game Boy cartridges to us? Well, we’ll be releasing a limited-run physical version of our EP. These will be Game Boy cartridges modified into useful, reusable 1GB USB flash drives. The flash drives will have our EP on it, as well as some really awesome bonus material. That way, you can upload the music wherever you want (legally) and still be able to use the cart for miscellaneous storage. Plus, it’ll have an awesome custom The Glowing Stars label on it.

We’re only releasing 200 of these, and each will be numbered. We’re taking 100 pre-orders at the show tomorrow and opening the rest for pre-order online. These will sell for $20 at the show (extra $5 for shipping when pre-orders are available online).

By the way, we’re still taking donations for original Game Boy carts. Game Boy Color is OK, but we won’t take GBA. Those who have donated carts get an additional bonus. All of the specifics of the bonuses will be announced on our site in the near future. To donate a cart, e-mail us at theglowingstarsband [at] gmail [dot] com!

We team up with GamesRadar for their Weekend Giveaway!

Check out this cool video we did for GamesRadar.com! Every weekend, they do a giveaway. This weekend, it’s a bunch of interactive music shirts from ThinkGeek.

We took part of our song “I Know Now” and played it on these shirts, over our Game Boy track, of course. 😉 Make sure to check out GamesRadar.com on Saturday, April 2nd to check out the contest.

Many thanks to AJAPOPFILMS for shooting and editing this video.