Starbenders / Kimi Shelter talks #SaveOurStages and ‘Can’t Cheat Time’
7 October 2020
Atlanta-based Glam Punk Rockers Starbenders have released a new video for their great new single ‘Can’t Cheat Time’, taken from the album ‘Love Potions’. The single is available as a bundle including an acoustic version of the song.
Frontwoman Kimi Shelter told MetalTalk: “‘Can’t Cheat Time’ is a personal Starbenders amongst the band.
“This single has a wicked string arrangement reminiscent of Jeff Lynne from ELO’s production style. It was so rewarding hearing all of it come together with the live string players.
“The accompanying music video is a love letter to the mom and pop businesses that have shaped and supported our very existence.
“These businesses along with the touring industry have been devastated by the pandemic.
“We filmed in locations around Atlanta which include the local greasy spoon diner, the record shop, the independent guitar store, the watering hole and the divey small music venue.
“While mega-retailers did not close down for even one day, 60% of small to medium sized businesses in the USA that closed will never reopen. These places are vital to the social and economic health of our cities.
“We encourage our friends to go to saveourstages.com.
“Sign up to push legislators to help independent venues though the updated Heroes Act.
“So many are hurting and on the verge of financial ruin from lighting to sound engineers, musicians, DJs, security, bar staff and venue operators. Our hearts are with you all.”