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Exclusive Premiere: Stream Starpainter’s New Single “Mark of Cain”

By: Staff –

Starpainter. (Photo: Sebastian Buzzalino)

Emerging country rock/pop band Starpainter is back with their new single “Mark of Cain”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.

“Mark of Cain,” is steeped in the tradition of prairie-born artistry with a fresh pop sensibility. 

Starpainter exists in the neatly carved out spaces between rock and country and pop. They wear their influences on their sleeves, with pride, showcasing strong songwriting and an affinity for classic folk and rock. They’ve created a record that is representative of a modern, new era of alt-country: a two-step here, a ballad there, a radio-worthy chorus in between.

About the song, the band said:

“We wrote a friends-leaving-town type of song with “Mark of Cain,” about moments of wishing that you were still close with someone you care about. .

The mark of Cain is whatever permanent imprints have been made on your mind or body — when you brush up against something that lets you know you’re the same person you’ve always been, for better or worse.

The song was produced by Jesse Northey at Moose Farm Studio, north of Edmonton, Alberta. We had a less formal, more fun recording experience than those in the past, working in an area that felt pretty removed from the rest of the world.

The only nearby establishment to Moose Farm is a combination gas station/Indian restaurant; we’d pile into the van and go eat at the restaurant a few kilometers down the range road when we needed a break.

We stumbled upon a Midwest ten-year high-school reunion vibe when creating this record: nostalgia versus regret versus twangy guitars. “Mark of Cain” helped us discover our sonic palette going into this album. We hope that it makes you think of someone you haven’t thought of in awhile.”

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