The Stargazer Lilies debut “When with you”

The Stargazer Lilies premiere "When with you".

June 3rd, sees the release of Door To The Sun, the forthcoming release by The Stargazer Lilies on Graveface Records- their second album and the follow-up to their 2013 debut album, We Are The Dreamers. Today, The Stargazer Lilies released “When with you,” the track off the album, was directed by the band, the music video features a live performance filmed in NYC drenched with psychedelic visuals.

The brainchild of husband and wife team John Cep (guitar) and Kim Field (bass/vocals), who are pioneers of shoegaze’s new wave with their former band Soundpool, The Stargazer Lilies have evolved to include LA-based drummer Tammy Hirata. With Field’s dreamy vocals and drone-y bass lines, Cep’s heavy effects-driven guitars, and Hirata’s minimalist approach, the eight-song LP ‘Door To The Sun’ explores the intersection of 70’s psychedelia and 90’s shoegaze- or dreamy psych-gaze, as they like to call it (think My Bloody Valentine meets Pink Floyd). On “When With You,” Cep explained to Noisey the song is “set to the unusual time signature of 5/4, has a modulating psychedelic blues riff verse, a celtic sounding bridge and chorus composed entirely of 6/9 chords, rarely used in pop music. Lyrically, Kim explains, it’s a simple love song which we tend to avoid but opted for against all the other complicated elements. Love is complicated and shouldn’t be. Music should be but generally isn’t.”

Door To The Sun
Track List:
1. Golden Key
2. Drive
3. Summer’s Gone
4. When With You
5. Personal Autumn
6. Heaven and Hell
7. Bathed in Blue
8. A Beautiful Space

6/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ No Sun
6/05 – Portland, OR @ Rontoms w/ Cat Hoch
6/07 – Seattle, WA @ LOFI w/ TokyoIdaho
6/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Cruel Summer + Panda Riot
6/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Pale Dian + Tennis System
7/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock & Roll Palace *
7/02 – Champagne, IL @ Institute for Creativity *
7/03 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle * w/ New Canyons + Pale Dian
7/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Pale Dian + Ex Astronauts
7/06 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ The Otherside w/ Pale Dian + The Morelings
7/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Pale Dian + Parrot Dream
7/09 – Providence, RI @ News Cafe *
7/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch *
7/14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
7/15 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
7/16 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Pale Dian + Twin Studies
7/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberian *
7/22 – Austin TX @ Empire Control Room w/ Ringo Deathstarr + Pale Dian

* w/ Pale Dian