Celestial Static News:
CD IS FINISHED!
Our debut full length CD, Between
Chaos and Melody is finished!
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details and updates!
Our latest full length CD is available for purchase!
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3). BETWEEN CHAOS AND MELODY REVIEWS!
Amy Lotsberg Producer of
Posted on August 13, 2005
I reviewed Celestial Static's
Circles EP last year and I really liked it. So I was happy to
see that a full length CD was to follow.
They've still got it! I love Julie Elzerman's semi-girly
voice. It's got that sweet sound while at the same time strong and
perfect for the music. This is great pop music.
"Circles", which was on the EP, is still one of my favorites.
I'm sure if this were on the radio, this band would be huge. I
had not heard this song in months yet when I glanced at the lyrics
it all came back to me. I think that's the sign of a good song.
I mean, I listen to a LOT of CDs everyday and for me to remember
one from last December (especially since my memory ain't what it
used to be) really says something for the song.
This is a great pop CD and if you like pop music with driving
rock sounds this is for you. I'm sure this release will gain
Celestial Static a wealth of new fans.
Stand out songs" "Circles", "Are You Breathing", but once
again, I like them all…honestly.
East Coast Romper
review by Brodie
Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, CELESTIAL STATIC have
been banging around the local scene since 1996. Made up of one
part married couple (Julie-singer/guitar-Jeremy-bass) and one part
drummer (Jason Morris), they play a blend of alternative
rock/space rock similar to VERUCA SALT, LETTERS TO CLEO and a less
enthusiastic LIZ FAIR. Touted as one of the best bands of the
local Chicago scene, they have generated a sizable following over
the years. Their full-length debut offering is tantalizing piece
of musicianship with plenty of voracious female vocals and
intricate guitar riffing. The driving force behind the music is
punchy baselines and pushy/snappy drum beats-all in all, a great
sense of rhythm and layering. Their tuned up guitars was a
refreshing change from the abundant amount of down tuned rock
bands out there. Heightening this feel is Julie’s vocal range that
sounded well practiced and anxiously appreciated. This would be an
ideal CD to chill out to and take on a long drive for those
much-needed mental vacations we take on a daily basis. Relatively
impressive for a band who are not specifically dialed into what is
considered “hot” at the moment in music.
The Phantom TollBooth
Brian A. Smith
August 13, 2005
Illinois Entertainer - March 2005 issue
Celestial Static's CD single
"Circles" -- a follow-up to their Everything I Don't Want
EP -- should help the band continue their momentum toward a
full-length effort. The song opens with a blast of feedback before
changing into a melodic rocker fronted by vocalist/guitarist Julie
Elzerman. The single includes two other catchy tracks, "My Last
Fuse" and "Forget This."
-- Terrence Flamm
a Review by
Producer of Collected
Posted on December 15, 2004
Damn why are all the really good CDs
only three songs long? Celestial Static is Julie Elzerman (guitar
& lead vocals) Jeremy Elzerman (bass) and Jason Morris (drums).
They make a lot of (fantastic) sound for three people!
The songs are pop with an edge. They
remind me of the (gone but not forgotten) Katydids. Julie's voice
is sweet without being syrupy and sounds great with the driving
These songs are well written and
fun. I love it.
This is a great peek into the music
of Celestial Static and I really hope to hear more.
Stand out songs: all of them.
There's only three, you can't expect me to select just
Chicago Music Guide
September 16, 2004
Straight from the streets of
Aurora, Celestial Static brings a heavenly harmony down on
Chi-town. Sounding like a cross between a young Veruca Salt and
old-school Radiohead, the newest release from this trio, Circles
is destined to pull you into their ever growing crowd of
listeners. This EP (Celestial Static's 3rd release) demonstrates
lead girl, Julie Elzerman's ability to continually expand her
lyrics and voice for the better. The album is very versatile
musically and lyrically. Circles also marks an end of an era for
the band. Jason Morris sits down to the drum set for this album.
Morris not only matches the style of earlier Celestial Static
albums, he sneaks in some of his own style, showing he's
comfortable and where he needs to be. The only downfall to this cd
is it's only a 3 song sampler. You will get built up and left
alone quickly, craving another taste that isn't coming... not yet
at least. Check out
for more band info, and to pick up their
Celestial Static, a
three piece band from Aurora, Illinois, continues to improve on
their CD single “Circles,” Julie Elzerman’s lead vocals are in
the range between No Doubt, Veruca Salt, The Primitives, and '90’s
alt rockers The Breeders. Her guitar work is much fuller here
than on their debut project. In fact, the entire band (Jeremy
Elzerman – bass; Jason Morris – drums) is much tighter. It is
obvious they have applied themselves wholeheartedly to their craft
in the last two years.
“Circles” has a
Pixies/Smashing Pumpkins feel to it at times, while “Forget This”
has a Breeders sound. “My Last Fuse” gives us more of the same.
Celestial Static offers hope for those looking for a young band
not infused with the current nu metal/hardcore/hip hop trends that
currently rule music.
Brian A. Smith
12 August 2004
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