The unmistakable tones of a Juno 106, both expansive and nostalgic, give way to the layered textures and bittersweet vocals that define Portland newcomers Starover Blue and their sophomore LP, Spacegeist.

After meeting in the music department at San Jose State nearly a decade ago, founding members Kendall and Dirk Sallay-Milotz began their musical partnership and quickly became inseparable. Live, they pull from a multi-faceted discography, creating sets that compliment a spectrum of bands, from mathy indie rock groups like The Velvet Teen, to delicate, haunting dream pop acts like Orenda Fink.

Kendall Sallay-Milotz / Vocals, Guitar
Dirk Sallay-Milotz / Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Kyle Polensky / Bass, Vocals
James Alton / Drums



Starover Blue Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]

Some of the best experiences with live music happen in intimate settings. That up-close-and-personal experience gives listeners a strong connection to the music and the artists in small venues like dive bars and cafes. These are the moments that can contain pure magic, like an a cappella chorus echoing over a hushed crowd or the stripped-down version of a fully produced song.

Starover Blue completes the "Spacegeist" journey

The "Spacegeist" album by Portland's neo-shoegaze, dreamfolk act Starover Blue has been a long time coming. The brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Kendall Sallay and keyboardist/guitarist Dirk Milotz, it began as a sci-fi concept ("The Labyrinth Suite E.P., 2013), then bled forth into a single ("Spacegeist," 2015); and now comes to fruition in the "Spacegeist" record, the band's first full-length release.

Starover Blue - 'Spacegeist' (album stream) (premiere)

Beat the summer heat by putting on this album - the temperature's guaranteed to drop ten degrees while it's pulsing from your speakers. Starover Blue's Spacegeist is a cold album. This is a sentiment the band seems to be going for, hence the black-and-blue cover art and the "space" in the album's name.

Artist Conversations: Starover Blue

Starover Blue talks about their biggest influences, their newest single, and the release date for their newest album. They also discuss why they chose such extraordinary images within their music. The pop-dream band was started while Dirk and Kendall united while studying music in college. Their name has not always been Starover Blue.

[Single Premiere] Starover Blue - "Summer Snow"

Experimental dream-pop duo and Portland newcomers, Starover Blue have been honing their craft since Kendall Sallay and Dirk Milotz first met in the music department at San Jose State nearly a decade ago. Since then, they've released two EPs and an LP, and have shared the stage with noteworthy acts such as The Velvet Teens and Orenda Fink.

Tunes of the Month - January

We're opening twenty-sixteen's Tunes of the Month feature by keeping it local! Here are five recent tracks that we've been digging, all by Bay Area artists. The Y Axes - "Meteorite" San Francisco's The Y Axes are following up 2014's excellent Sunglasses & Solar Flares, as well as a victory in the first ever Idle...

Top 10 Bay Area And Central Coast Bands To Look Out For In 2016

Are you constantly looking for new music to add to your growing repertoire? Have you exhausted all of your Kanye and T-Swift? Are you looking to support more of your local bands and artists? Well, you've come to the right place.

Activate | Metroactive Music & Nightlife

Blue Evolution: Starover Blue, formerly Cartoon Bar Fight, have a new sound and new album on the way. After playing together for eight years, switching majors, and changing their band's name in order to prevent their YouTube clips from showing up next to Donald Duck cartoons, the founding members of the San Jose-based band, Starover Blue, are finally starting to feel like they are making headway.

Starover Blue premiere "Spacegeist," play with Velvet Teen on 8/20 - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Starover Blue, formerly known as Cartoon Bar Fight, is back with the track "Spacegeist", and will be performing at Cafe Stritch August 20.