Prize: $50 Number of winners allowed: 1 Ends: Monday January 13th 2014
Dubbed "the alt-rock Frank Ocean" by Paper Magazine, Ryan Star is an alternative rock artist from Brooklyn, New York. His music has appeared prominently in films such as P.S. I Love You and hit television shows like The Vampire Diaries, as well as the theme song to Lie To Me.
Given his live-show prowess, he's been tapped to share the stage with many incredible artists, from Imagine Dragons to Bon Jovi to Maroon 5. His 2010 full-length major label debut,11:59, landed at #10 on Billboard's Rock Albums Chart and #4 on the Tastemakers Chart. In 2012 Ryan’s hit "Stay Awhile" charted Top 30 at Hot AC radio and quickly amassed over 2 million YouTube views
Ryan Star's highly anticipated full studio album, A N G E L S + A N I M A L S, has an early 2014 release date. This record, a follow-up to his previous, Billboard Top 10 album, 11:59, is now available for pre-order on his pledge page and will release everywhere on January 13th.
A N G E L S + A N I M A LS perfectly represents the signature style that Ryan Star has been honing for years: honest, stream of consciousness sounds and vocals injected with innovative production elements. Influenced by Frank Ocean, The National, James Blake and Bon Iver, this album is distinguished by its raw vocals and sophisticated production.
Star's goal was to make listening to A N G E L S + A N I M A LS akin to meeting him for the very first time -- "It's very autobiographical," he says, "I gave only the most raw, most honest version of myself on this record. It's primal in that sense. It starts with an apology and takes us on a man's journey to become his best self for the woman he lives for. We are all a bit angel and a bit animal, we do the best we can."
A N G E L S + A N I M A LS features the high-intensity elements of Ryan Star's live shows that fans have come to expect and love, a great mix of hard rock and empassioned vocals. Tracks like "Spaceman Fugitive" showcase Star's lyrical complexity, "We Were Kings" and "Bullet" channel 90s-era Pearl Jam and on "Sailing On" he simply sings his f*#king ass of.
One winner will receive:
Two tickets to his Bowery Ball room concert in NYC on Tuesday 1/14 (back stage passes!), a free down load to his CD and autographed picture.
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