With the release of the Everyone's Pretending EP, Stardusk Encounter takes a fresh approach to some classic genres and gives the record a life all its own. Laced with addictive progressions, an experimental spacey songwriting style, and a catchy pop vocal approach, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
The first single, “Before You Leave Again", immediately grabs you with its infectious pop rock groove, followed by its building arrangement allowing it to build and breathe as it plays on.
"I guess it’s a reference to how people want just one more of whatever it is they’re indulged in at the moment. When you’re doing something in excess and you try to stop, you tend to tell yourself, ‘Just one more and then I’ll quit.’ It basically comes down to too much of anything can be bad." explains songwriter Robbie Rob of the band's single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where Stardusk Encounter are coming from, they should be heard in their entirety.
"With every new record we try to push the envelope by attempting to move out of our ‘comfort zone’. We are always looking for ways to do things differently. If you listen to our discography in sequence, this becomes apparent. The songwriting has become stronger and the production of the records has grown as well." says Robbie Rob of creating the record.
Stardusk Encounter came into fruition after keyboardist Robbie Rob, drummer John John, and guitarist Rob Paz's previous band, Vanarays, disbanded. When the three of them decided to move on with a new project, they reached out to longtime friend and fellow musician, Joel, who joined as the bassist. The lineup was completed in 2015 and in early 2016 they dubbed the group Stardusk Encounter.
The band went on to perform live and write songs together releasing a self -titled, debut album in 2017, followed by another titled, #perceptionmanagement in 2018. The release of Everyone's Pretending in Feb. 2020 serves as a testament to where they are at with their sound right now.
Everyone's Pretending is now available for streaming and download on most major digital outlets.
To learn more of Stardusk Encounter, please visit: https://www.starduskencounter.com/