Rabbits Black New Artist Spotlight: Gold Star
Marlon Rabenreither of The Sister Ruby Band has been keeping himself busy. The Sister Ruby Band continues to tour across Los Angeles with regularity- they performed a unforgettable set at Rabbits Black’s latest concert experience in January with 8mm. But it’s a new project from frontman Marlon Rabenreither that is getting our attention today. Gold Star is Rabenreither’s “foray into retrospective melancholy looks through the prism of acoustic American music with an unapologetic vulnerability and an eye towards loss and heartbreak”. Think The Sister Ruby Band acoustic, tone down the feedback, and turn up the Americana. We have everything Gold Star today- a free download of the single “Heaven Can’t Wait”, the music video for “Back To Me”, and tour dates.
Gold Star came to being when the iconic Lucinda Williams asked Marlon Rabenreither to be the solo supporting act for one her Los Angeles acoustic shows. The Gold Star EP was released on March 5th and is available now on Amazon and iTunes. “Victrola Love Song” features Silvia Ryder from the Sugarplum Fairies on vocals. Rabenreither and Ryder’s vocals have always teamed nicely together on Sister Ruby tracks, but with Gold Star they are the perfect pair. Nowhere is this more evident than the light vocal backings for “I Don’t Blame You”. Ryder’s voice adds a mysterious back story to Gold Star’s narrative of heartbreak and love lost. Download one of our favorite tracks from the EP, “Heaven Can’t Wait” here:
Gold Star will be performing two shows this month:
Wednesday, 3/06/2013, 10:30pm
Silverlake Lounge. 2906 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026. With Lael Neale, Stephen Sowan, Black Mandolin. $5
Wednesday, 3/27/2013, 7:30pm
Hotel Cafe. 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. $5
We’ll keep you updated on Gold Star news and shows. The Sister Ruby Band is one of our favorite Los Angeles bands, but Gold Star is a welcome new project from Marlon Rabenreither. As long as we still keep getting our Sister Ruby fix, we’re into this.