Starcrawler “Ants” video highlights high-energy Echo set

Recently-formed Los Angeles band Starcrawler dropped a video recently for their debut single, and it showcases the punk band’s charisma and energy on stage.

The video features footage from their hometown performance at The Echo in November of last year. The song doesn’t even clock in at a full two minutes but certainly shows their skills and will make you want to check them out in concert as soon as possible.

Starcrawler is vocalist Arrow de Wilde, guitarist Henri Cash, drummer Austin Smith, and bass player Tim Franco. de Wilde is the daughter of photographer and director Autumn de Wilde (who has shot the likes of Elliott Smith, Jenny Lewis, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Fionna Apple, Beck, many more). The singer is only 18 years old and met Cash at their Echo Park high school before partnering with their rhythm section. de wilde’s on-stage persona is a bit reminiscent of Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes.

Even bigger news is that the band is working on their full-length debut album with rock n roll gem Ryan Adams, who has done a hell of a job producing the likes of Jenny Lewis and Phoebe Bridgers, among others.  Soon after we ran this post, Adams offered the following praise of Starcrawler:

If their video has you antsy to catch them in concert, there are a couple Los Angeles dates coming up for the band. They’ll be playing a free show June 29, opening for Surf Curse and Tacocat at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, as well as being on the bill for Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo and Echoplex on July 2.