Up-and-coming Los Angeles rock band Starcrawler, fronted by the enigmatic nineteen-year-old frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, release a cover of The Ramones’ 1989 single “Pet Sematary” for the new Paramount Pictures film, based on Stephen King’s iconic novel, in theaters April 5, 2019. Featured in the movie’s closing credits, the band’s cover of “Pet Sematary” was recorded by Mark Rankin (Queens of the Stone Age, Adele, Bloc Party, Weezer) and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten), and is a wild and contemporary run on the original track. Listen to it HERE.
Starcrawler have upcoming tours with the likes of Beck, Cage The Elephant, Spoon,and The Distillers, and today their newly announced UK/EU tour dates go on-sale. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and screen story by Matt Greenberg based on the novel by Stephen King. The film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Stephen Schneider.
Starcrawler’s self-titled LP was released one year ago in January by Rough Trade Records to rave reviews. Since then, they’ve toured non-stop all over the world, including triumphant sets at Primavera, Rock Am Ring, Download Festival, Voodoo Festival, Fuji Rock, Reading, Leeds and more. In March, they won the 2018 SXSW Grulke prize for best US act after blowing minds at each of their nine shows. They have received recent critical praise around the release of “Hollywood Ending,” which spent several weeks at #1 on specialty radio, as well as the band’s massive recent single “She Gets Around.” They were VEVO DSCVR artists with video testimonial from Shirley Manson who said “I feel like Starcrawler, and in particular Arrow, are really challenging the norms in which women are seen in music.” The amount of support they have received from their fellow artists has been overwhelming. They opened shows for the Foo Fighters at Olympic Park in London, and toured with The Distillers and MC50 (the super-group led by MC5 founding guitarist Wayne Kramer) where Arrow sang “High School” with them and, in November, opened for Morrissey in San Diego.