Stellastarr* Seeks Couples Willing to Smooch for Photoshoot and DOP Try Out New Material

From me ol’ email box, a message from Michael Stellastarr*: The band seeks real-life couples to pose for an upcoming SS* single cover. Read on:

Hey everyone. Got a question for you…

This Saturday afternoon. 12:30pm – 3ish.
Stellastarr* is doing a photo shoot to make the Single Cover for our song “Love and Longing”.

And we need COUPLES or PEOPLE DATING to be in the photo–together.

The Image: Black & White photo. In central park. Winter time. Couple in foreground, full on kissing ­Hollywood style. In a romantic location where couples like to kiss. Many other couples in background. All are kissing the same passionate way. As a matter of fact, Everyone visible in the shot are happy couples romantically kissing.

The Effect: Observing the world in love. Everyone is in love. Are you? (i.e. Love and longing) We are looking for Classy, and hopefully bittersweet.

Photographer: Jasper Coolidge

Everyone who would like to be involved, please:

1. Email me back (michael @ saying you are in, and have a “date”. Sorry, but we are a horrible match-making service, and cannot find you someone to kiss. Plus the photo will look better if the subjects are actual couples.

2. Meet us Saturday Afternoon at 12:30pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Look for me. We’ll wait around for a few minutes for people to arrive, then walk to the location, inside Central Park.

3. Invite other couples. The more, the better.

What do you get out of it? You get to be on a stellastarr* single cover! You get to be in a cool, artsy photo. And hopefully have a nice Saturday afternoon in Central Park, making out with your significant other. Kinda romantic, isn’t it? (And it’s pleasantly happening right near Valentines Day)

The weather forecast is high of 50 degrees that day, mostly clear with 30% chance of showers. Just in case, bring umbrellas. That might be an interesting twist element to the concept.

Thanks to everyone who can help,

In other local band news, Dirty On Purpose are taking their show on the road again to 3 cities on the east coast and of course some hometown shows. Catch them on Feb 17th at Northsix (w/ Oakley Hall (ex-Oneida), Hopewell, Jaymay). They will be playing songs off of their upcoming April 2006 LP on North Street Records.