Unabashed in their anger, and with no remorse, L.A. local band Starcrawler hits fans with a sidewinding, visceral new single ”Roadkill.” Amped up with punk rock electricity and lyrics that don’t hold back in detail, ”Roadkill” comes at you with incredible speed and velocity. The new single also marks the band’s first release after signing with music label Big Machine.
Crunchy guitars set you up right from the beginning as drums come barreling through right before raw vocals from Starcrawler’s lead vocalist and frontwoman Arrow De Wilde delivers snarling lyrics that pose to knock down anyone or anything that opposes you in an oppressive way.
“Roadkill is about anyone that tries to dig their heels in the ground and stand in your way,” notes De Wilde. “We’ve all had people try to tear us down, and sometimes you just have to run right through them.”
Co-written by De Wilde and several of Starcrawler’s bandmates, “Roadkill” was produced by Tyler Bates, who the band met when he was selected to work with them on standalone single ”Goodtime Girl,” for DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack, that also featured the likes of Idles, Chelsea Wolfe and Mastodon.
A collision of 70s glam rock and punk, “Roadkill” evokes all the great energy and high voltage atmosphere from seminal rock bands throughout the ages while setting up Starcrawler as a band on the rise, with more to come this year and a bigger, bolder sound.
With two full-length albums under their belt and a legendary live stage presentation, Starcrawler’s music has been featured anywhere grit and vivacity are needed, from a recent Nissan commercial to over the opening credits of the upcoming “Jackass 4.5” series on Netflix.
Words: Patti Sanchez