STARK is a New York City rock trio with old school roots and original tunes! They play honest, raw, straight-up rock with poetic hillbilly angst. Brace yourself for the sophomore LP from STARK—Put It To Your Head. 10 tracks that are harder, more punked out and fun, but still feature Ford’s haunting vocals with bitingly funny lyrics that tug at your heart. It’s dark comedy and punked out country blues all rolled into one sexy package. With it’s new line-up, the band promises more great, hard rock and have already been writing for a new studio recording. Also, a new music video for “OH NO!” shot in Coney Island, NY has been released.
STARK makes purgatory fun by sleazing up the NYC rock scene, embracing their bad luck and traumatizing people everywhere they go! STARK blasted onto the NYC scene in 2003 with tunes reminiscent of CBGB’s circa 1978. In 2004, the band released its debut CD The Curse, instantly making fans out of big players in the NYC rock and roll scene and beyond from Genya Ravan to Lenny Kaye. Since then, the line-up has changed a bit, but STARK has still been playing, recording and touring often. STARK has a steadily growing support base, indie-level industry interest, raving album and live show reviews, international radio, internet and television play, songs in films, and distribution and licensing in the U.S. and abroad.
Self-released CD’s: Put It To Your Head (LP), The Curse (LP), and Live at CMJ (EP). STARK’s song “Slut” is on the compilation disc The Morgue The Merrier (Poptown Records). “18 Again” will be featured on the upcoming Goldie’s Garage, Volume 1 compilation disc (Wicked Cool Records). “Disturbed” is on the Summer Sampler CD of Bubblegum Slut in the UK. “I Pay (Man In The Moon)” is to be placed on a new G’nR tribute CD to be released in 2008 (Versailles Records). “OH NO!” is included on the Women Of Rock compilation CD (MJR Films, August 2008). “This Day” was featured on the CD Sampler of Under The Radar Magazine in September 2008.
Lani Ford—Lead vocals, bass player
ASCAP Plus Songwriting awards 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Eric Rock ‘n Robel—Drums
Sonic Joe Hogan—Guitarist, backing vocals