The Other Stars don’t exactly fit in with the scene surrounding them in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester’s historically known for producing powerful hardcore like Bane and peppy pop-punk like Four Year Strong. The Other Stars, however, deviate from that norm with an emotionally stirring mixture of emo, folk and punk on their debut album, We Were Kids. Think the Front Bottoms covering a Gaslight Anthem song while a Hotelier record plays in the background. Today, we’re premiering one of the album’s best tracks, “Green My Eyes,” the band’s take on the traditional breakup song. Frontman Connor Bird explains:
“It’s funny because when you break things off with somebody, after a while it’s all these weird little inconsequential traits about them that you start to miss, stuff you barely ever noticed before but now they’re like these monumental things that no one else will ever be able to live up to. The name is taken from a really great short story by Salinger called ‘Pretty Mouth And Green My Eyes,’ and that kind of holds some relevance too, if you read it.”
The Other Stars’ We Were Kids will be released April 29 via Take This To Heart Records and can be pre-ordered here.
Catch the Other Stars on the road this May with the Cardboard Swords:
May 18 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
May 19 Ridgewood Elk Lodge – Montclair, NJ
May 20 The Shop – Worcester, MA