Chicago-based five-piece Star Tropics has just dropped a gorgeous new single, the self-released “The Other Side of Midnight”, which you can stream below, as well as purchase and stream on major platforms such as Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and the like. The single was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Stilson (who’s also a founding member of New Canyons). According to the band, the title of the song is a nod to the Tony Wilson TV show of the same name.
“The Other Side of Midnight” is the band’s first new offering since 2017’s impeccable debut LP, Lost World, and the song showcases a group at the top of their game. Their jangly brand of dream pop sparkles brighter than ever, weaving twinkling guitar work, nostalgic synths, and emotive boy/girl vocals into the perfect pop song tapestry. Echoes of the golden age of Sarah Records permeate the song, but the crystalline production and pitch perfect execution feel thoroughly modern and relevant. “The Other Side of Midnight” is what proper pop music should be – timeless, nostalgic, and youthful – and with an inherent, inexplicable magic running through it. We’re utterly enchanted.