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Lani Ford: News/Blog

STARK's Fall 2010 press release

Posted on September 28, 2010





STARK's lead singer and bassist Lani Ford is recovering nicely after having a torn ligament in her wrist repaired.


Even though you would think she was having open heart surgery with her dramatics, Lani Ford of STARK is getting back in the groove after mostly minor wrist surgery that was mostly successful.  She is eager to start playing bass and guitar again soon; but in the meantime, she is in the studio mixing solo acoustic tracks she laid down before the surgery.  She plans to release a solo acoustic CD before the end of the year.  Joe Hogan and Ford also recorded several acoustic demos of new songs for an acoustic, multi-instrumental project to be named after the musicians are selected.


STARK has been on a short break following their summer tour in the UK.  Their latest CD Race To The Floor has been receiving international radio and internet airplay.  The album, which is the band’s third full-length studio release, is a total DIY project with engineering and mixing done by Joe Hogan (guitarist), artwork done by Eric Robel (drummer) and just about everything else handled by Ford (bassist and lead singer).  The band plans to release and EP of new songs with a possible cover and live track in early 2011.


Hogan, Ford and music video director Joe Covino attended the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ceremony to receive the award for Best Music Video of 2009 for “OH NO!”  STARK plans to make at least two new videos over the winter and spend time writing new songs.


Drummer Eric Robel will bow out of playing with STARK so the band continues to search for a new touring drummer as Rodney Ledbetter fills in.  They are eager to continue their efforts for a Midwest tour to support their previous radio campaign and the new CD.  The next two shows are in New York City.  STARK will play Devils Night at Ace of Clubs with TSI and Atom Strange October 30th and Frank Wood’s Birthday Week at Santos Party House November 9th.


STARK has a lot of new T-shirts, totes and other stuff you can get on their website.  For a limited time, all new subscribers get a free download of the new album Race To The Floor.


Check out the official website www.starknyc.com or www.myspace.com/stark.


Race To The Floor is available at www.cdbaby.com/starktunes

Put It To Your Head is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/laniford 

The Curse is for sale at www.cdbaby.com/cd/starknyc