Genres:Alternative Pop, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Starlight Drive is the work of DC indie songwriter Jared Featherstone in collaboration with several similarly afflicted friends. The songs are contemplative and sometimes dark, but always seem to have a hopeful thread holding everything together. Acoustic guitars are balanced by the atmosphere of subtle keyboards and backing vocals. A practicing fiction writer, Featherstone brings a literary element to the lyrics, weaving in images and ideas that provoke thought without weighing down the songs.
Reviews by press and fans have compared Starlight Drive to Elliott Smith, My Bloody Valentine, Death Cab for Cutie, Red House Painters, Pernice Brothers, Slowdive, and Magnet.
Featherstone was one of the founders of long-running D.C. shoegaze/powerdrone band Zoothead, who was signed to D.C.’s hip DeepReverb Records in 1996, releasing two full-length CDs and a 7-inch single. More recently, he played with D.C. heroes Washington Social Club, who were signed to Badman Records and had songs placed on HBO, ABC, and the CW. The Social Club toured or performed with bands like Stars, All American Rejects, Hot Hot Heat, Presidents of the USA, Matthew Sweet, Walkmen, and Electric Six. They’ve played in festivals featuring Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Cure, Jay-Z, Interpol, Good Charlotte, Billy Idol, and made appearances on MTV and the Carson Daly show on NBC.
After spending over decade making music in the nation’s capitol, Featherstone continues to develop as an indie singer/songwriter. He is currently recording material for the follow-up to his 2005 self-release, “Beautiful Accidents.”