EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE // BLACK CITY LIGHTS

New Zealand’s Black City Lights, premiere their new track “Tried So Hard” exclusively with The Work Magazine. Listen HERE. Be sure to check out their US debut live at The Satellite in Los Angeles when we present a showcase with Brooklyn label Stars & Letters on Thursday September 5th with Motion CNTRL, Seven Saturdays, and Halfbluud. […]

GPSYMTH x MOTION CNTRL // EXCLUSIVE REMIX

LA based duo, Motion CNTRL has remixed the lush soundscapes of GPSYMTH’s “Brewster” exclusively for The Work Magazine. Click the image below to listen: Song by: GPSYMTH (Stars & Letters) Remixed by: Motion CNTRLMixed and Mastered by: Mark RobertsCurated by: Elizabeth Baudouin 

GPSYMTH // RIPOSTES // New Sounds to Melt To

GPSYMTH’s (pronounced: gypsy moth) debut record is required listening this week. (Drop everything and grab headphones. The mix on this record is an art all its own.) Ripostes, comes out on October 30th and recommended if you’re into Memory Tapes, Ulrich Schnauss, Two Bicycles, and Youth Lagoon b-sides. Best tracks on the record? Hamilton, Brewster, and VIlla Giselle. We’ll […]

World Video Premiere // Black City Lights // Parallels (Official Video)

We’re thrilled to premiere the debut video for New Zealand favorites Black City Lights. ”Parallels” was shot on location in Los Angeles through a grant from NZ On Air and boasts the great production team, We Are The Masses. Additional Credits Include: Director: Marc Bertel Producer: Judy Craig DP: Elliot Sellers Editor starsandletters.com  |  marcbertel.com  […]

WORKAHOLIC // MARK ROBERTS

What do you do? From 10am to 6pm, I’m the label manager for the Manhattan based, world music record label, Evergreen Music. Then I come home and from 8pm to 2am and run my own budding record label, Stars & Letters, which is currently the light of my life.  Where is your workspace? My workspace […]

BLACK CITY LIGHTS // A REVIEW

The opening/title track on Black City Lights’ debut EP, “Parallels,” instantly takes me to the New York City music scene back in 2003. This was when Asobi Seksu was playing Don Hill’s to about six people and School of Seven Bells was still On!Air!Library!. It was a great time for shoegaze in New York and […]