First Single "Breaking Free" Released (April 2014)
Our long awaited first single "Breaking Free" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and Google Play Store. This was the first song we wrote together as a band and we wanted to write about something that all teenagers understand and can relate to - that angst that builds up inside everyone and the desire to feel the feeling of just simply breaking free.
We want to extend a huge thanks to The Green Line Recording School for making this possible and, of course, to all our fans!
In the Studio... Recording the Debut Album (November 2014)
Painting Stars hit the Driftwood Studio this November to record a full length album! The album will feature hits such as “Sweetie Vybes” and “Breaking Free”, as well brand new songs entitled “The Outside” and “Wish You The Best”. This 10 song album will be taking some risks, with wildly varying genres from song to song - fans can expect songs ranigng from jazz to hard rock. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
Huge thanks to all the Painting Stars fans that help make Painting Stars possible with all their support!
RAWKZILLA Semi Finalists (Sept 2014)
Painting Stars made it to the Semi-Finals of RAWKZILLA Battle of the Bands! They rocked G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park on Sunday, September 21 where over 50 of their fans gathered to cheer them on. They opened the set with their original release, “Breaking Free” and continued with popular upbeat tunes “Full Glass,” “nevermind the damage,” “Penny Boards” and “Rosa.” They closed with a jammin’ rendition of their song “Sweetie Vybes” followed by a surprise cover of “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine. No one was left sitting as a packed dance floor jumped, gyrated and sang along to a rockin’ good show!
ACA Artist of the Month (Aug 2014)
A huge shout out to all of our fans, Painting Stars won the Absolute Creative Agency (ACA) Artist of the Month competition! We were able record two songs in a sound studio and produced a short video interview as well. The contest was based entirely on votes, and we couldn’t have done it without our fans. THANK YOU! Check it out on the Videos tab!
ACA is a one-stop shop for the entertainment business. The Artist of the Month gives creatives a chance to win studio and design time to help advance and promote their business.
RAWKZILLA Battle of the Bands (Aug 2014)
Let the battle begin! The first round of the popular RAWKZILLA Battle of the Bands was held on Sunday, August 10, at G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park. More than 60 Painting Stars fans showed up to dance and sing along to a short set of original band songs, plus a few covers.
This year's Battle of the Bands focuses on elite and original bands from the Twin Cities to help spotlight the Minneapolis music scene. The contest is by invitation only as 60 bands compete over three rounds for a chance to win cash, gear, studio time and merchandise. This is Painting Stars' first invitation to participate in the Battle of the Bands.
CD Release Party at The Fallout in MInneapolis (February 2015)
Painting Stars is pleased to present the release of their debut album, Bold Ideas. The band has been working incredibly hard in the studio these last few months, putting on the finishing touches for their CD release party on February 21st at The Fallout in Minneapolis! Come hear what promises to be a very exciting event! Doors open at 7:00pm. Special guests include Wang Mango, The Home Stretch and Bruise Violet. This is an all-ages show - tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are also available at ticketfly.com. The Fallout is located at 2601 2nd Avenue in Minneapolis (612-822-5200). Come listen to some great bands and pick up your copy of the CD before it's available online!
Painting Stars vie for spot on Warped Tour 2015 lineup! (April 2015)
Painting Stars are battling with other local bands to try to earn a spot playing on this year's Warped Tour. You can support the band by going to the Warped webiste and listen to the songs and share to Twiter, Instagram and Facebook. Take a minute to click the link and "share this band" to social media, leave a comment, listen to some songs, or watch a video! The band would like to give a huge thank you to the Painting Stars family for all the support! http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/PaintingStars