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4/23/2014

Hey:imageWe will be performing some new songs at Move Music Festival (4.25.14). The shows at Red SquareCarl Daniels goes on at 7:30pm, we go on at 8:30pm, and Black Taxi closes the night at 9:45pm. [Tickets / FB Event]

May Shows:

5.9.14 - Drury HS - North Adams, MA w/ Barricades & Twin Berlin [See FB Event for more info]

5.16.14 - BCHS - Delmar, NY [FB Event]image(Photo Idea: Neesh)

About a year ago we began filming a music video for “We Own Nothing”. Big thanks to Lee Kirchner (director of photography), Aaron Kosvick & Evan Moore (visual effects), Maura Tompkins, Jack Durnin, Valentines (RIP), and Afrim’s Sports.

"The footage was initially being edited in a joint effort by me and the Director of Photography for the video, Lee Kirchner, who is very talented and has helped us shoot a lot of our live videos. But because he was under a lot of time constraints from his job, and being that he lived out of town, it was hard for us to get together and edit and we were making very little progress on the video. So the job of editing got passed on to another film maker friend of ours, Jack Durnin, who then also got overwhelmed with other film projects and couldn’t make any progress on the music video. After our friend Evan Moore offered to help edit and made some progress on music video but also kind of hit a wall. And finally I was just able to get all the technology together that I needed, and I had just finished a documentary I was working on and I decided to do it myself. In a lot of ways I think it worked out for the best. Each editor had a different approach to editing the footage. Lee Kirchner, for example, was playing a lot with speeding up and slowing down using a lot of ramping tricks, and Durnin was going to do a lot of colorizing and adding glares in after effects. And Moore was playing a lot with tilting the frames and disorienting the shots in cool ways. And I ended up kind of putting all of those elements together. Taking bits and pieces from how each editor saw the video and put it into one. Also being that I did the editing, as a band member I was able to easily get input from all the other members about editing ideas they wanted to add to it too. In a lot of ways this whole video was a huge collaborative effort. 

The video was a lot of fun to make but because we rented the camera we used, we had a very limited amount of time with it. So we ended up pulling a couple of all nighters, almost back to back just trying to get as much footage as possible. And we basically just got to play with a slow motion camera and fog/foam machines and projectors and we just tried to take all this weird abstract footage and make sense out of it.”-John Glenn

-Stellar Young

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POZ Video Premiere: Stellar Young - “We Own Nothing”

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PropertyOfZack is excited to be debuting a new Stellar Young music video for “We Own Nothing.” The band has been putting up all of their music via a Pay What You Want model, so you should get familiar with it here. Watch the video premiere below!

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4/16/2014

Big news!imageWe will be heading back down to Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY to record our next full length album sometime in June ‘14. Really looking forward to working with Chris Bittner and Michael Birnbaum again. Previously we recorded our last album, Everything at Once, with them. Not only were we extremely satisfied with the outcome of our time there, but while we were there it was just a great vibe, work environment, and really helped shape where we are today.imageIf you are attending this year’s Move Music Festival in Albany, NY and have a smart phone, be sure to download the Timbre app (free) to help you figure out your day. The app features all the acts performing, where they’re performing, as well as song samples! 

Upcoming Shows:

4.25.14 Move Music Fest (Red Square) - Albany, NY w/ Black Taxi & Carl Daniels [Join FB Event]

5.9.14 - Drury HS - North Adams, MA w/ Barricades & Twin Berlin [See FB Event for more info]

5.16.14 - BCHS - Delmar, NY [Join FB Event]

Check out some press we’ve been getting!This is our third year in a row being featured in the Metroland's annual “Readers' Poll” edition. Really can't thank the Capital Region enough for keeping us in mind. [Full list of winners]

Back to work…

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4/9/2014

What’s up!(Photo credit: JTG Photo)

Upcoming Shows:

4.11.14 - RPI GM Week (Students Only) - Troy, NY [More Info]

4.25.14 Move Music Fest (Red Square) - Albany, NY w/ Black Taxi & Carl Daniels [Join FB Event]

5.9.14 - TBA - North Adams, MA

5.16.14 - BCHS - Delmar, NY [Join FB Event]John’s documentary Thanks for Looking: Behind the Art of WELLDUNN will be screened at the 5th annual Knickerbocker Film Festival. John will be available for Q&A’s at the following screenings:

4.18.14 - The Arts Center of the Capital Region - Troy, NY

4.21.14 - Madison Theater - Albany, NY

4.22.14 - The Linda - Albany, NY

4.24.14 - Madison Theater - Albany, NY

[Click here to view the full schedule]Exciting things to come

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4/2/2014

Hello:April is finally here which means it’s almost time for Move Music Fest. This will be our third time playing and we’re honored to be kicking it off at Red Square. We’re really eager to share some new songs with you so save the date on your calendar.

4.25.14 Move Music Fest (Red Square) - Albany, NY w/ Black Taxi & Carl Daniels [Join FB Event](Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

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3/26/2014

Hi!A couple months ago, John was very busy filming/editing/producing a documentary on local artist WELLDUNN. So we are pleased to show you… Thanks for Looking: Behind the Art of WELLDUNNimageFor the past couple years we’ve been lucky enough to have been voted for in the Metroland’s Readers’ Poll. Well the time to vote has come again so voice your opinion Capital Region but can we please not vote for DD & Starbucks again for Best Coffee? Voting ends Friday (3.28.14) at 3pm so CLICK HERE TO VOTE!image(Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

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3/19/2014

Heyo:(Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

So we’ve been working on new material all Winter and we’ve decided that the next release will be an full length (LP). Originally we planned on an EP but why not? Why not an LP? Yes, it will take a little longer than we planned on but we really want to do these new songs justice. Really can’t wait to play them live at our first show back. [MOVE MUSIC FEST 4.25.14]THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING IS TOMORROW (3.20.14)! Get ready for the thaw with The “End of Hibernation” Bundle (includes Bear T-Shirt & SY Shades). [Click here to order yours today!]

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3/12/2014

Hey:We celebrated Kyle’s birthday last night (3.11.14) at Biergarten. Kyle got the traditional “das boot” and if you’re wondering if you have to spin the boot to avoid that bubble in the toe (like in the movie Beerfest), you do.(Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

4.25.14 Move Music Fest (Red Square) - Albany, NY w/ Black Taxi & more TBA [Join FB Event](Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

Today we are planning on working on some ideas that we haven’t touched on recently. Hoping to develop them into a complete thought soon enough. We are also going to TCB (Take Care of Business) which will hopefully open up some doors to an exciting future!

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Happy Birthday Kyle!

Happy Birthday Kyle!

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3/5/2014

Hello:(Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

Nailed down another new song this past week. We’re unclear if we’ll be releasing an EP or an LP. Remember, you can check out sneak peaks by following “stellar_young” on Snapchat. We post clips that are only up for 24 hours at a time.This Friday (3.7.14) is the free premier of John’s short documentary about local Albany artist WELLDUNN, Thanks for Looking: Behind the Art of WELLDUNN. It will be showing at Bonobo Cafe & Gallery every hour on the hour (8:00pm-12:00pm). There will also be live music and an exhibit of the painting(s) from the movie.

Meanwhile in the 518This past Saturday (3.1.14) we walked downtown to The Hollow Bar to see our good friends Northern Faces, Hand Habits, and MaryLeigh. Needless to say, it ROCKED. The packed house (as it should be) really gave Albany locals the attention they deserve. It’s been too long since we’ve been out to a show and this show really ignited our excitement to play out again.(Photo Credit: Yuliya Peshkova)

4.25.14 Move Music Fest (Red Square) - Albany, NY w/ Black Taxi & more TBA [Join FB Event]

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-Stellar Young

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