When I think of contemporary motown music I think of Mayer Hawthorne and when I think of indie music I think of Postal Service. I think maybe it’s possible The Starters have found that niche. It’s definitely not easy to try and revive the 60’s soul sound and I can’t say The Starters were able to do that, but they do have some sweet bass lines.
The Starters claim to be an indie-Motown-rock band from Los Angeles, created by brothers John and Paul Ferrigno and Blakely Berger. In 2007 they recorded their first self-titled album in their Santa Monica rehearsal room.
The 2013 release of the CD Soul Clap Its Hands takes the Motown and Memphis soul elements even further, both in writing style and production. The Starters recorded and mixed Soul with the talented Pierre de Reeder, bassist of Rilo Kiley, who has recording, mixing, and producing credits with Jenny Lewis, She & Him, Vampire Weekend, and Julian Casablancas.
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