The nostalgic tones of a Juno-106 combine with ambient layers, sparkling guitars, and airy, bittersweet vocals to define Starover Blue’s sophomore LP Ordinary Magic. Much like Spacegeist, their 2016 debut, the record is a synth-saturated opus, drawing from classical music, dream pop, and folk, as well as sci-fi and dystopian fiction. Tracks “Janeway,” “A B Y,” “Anemone,” and “The Howl Makes No Sound” showcase the group’s penchant for textural experimentation and subtle odd meters.

Founding members Kendall Sallay and Dirk Milotz began their musical partnership in 2007 in the San Jose State University music department. Live, the band pulls from a multi-faceted discography, appealing to fans of acts such as Cocteau Twins, Wye Oak, Beach House, The Joy Formidable, Low Roar, and The Antlers.

Kendall Sallay / Vocals, Guitar
Dirk Milotz / Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Kyle Polensky / Bass, Vocals
James Alton / Drums
Jerald Bittle / Drums (Touring)



Starover Blue Bring 'Ordinary Magic' to Art Boutiki

For Kendall Sallay and Dirk Milotz, the two core members of Portland-based experimental dream-pop group Starover Blue, home will always be San Jose. "We're very loyal to San Jose. That was our band's home for eight years, and I can't

PREMIERE: Starover Blue Streams New Album "Ordinary Magic" -

Keeping up with our series of premieres, we are joining forces with four-piece Starover Blue for the stream of their latest new album "Ordinary Magic," a record that at its title may imply, its filled with dreamy, indie-pop melodies that blends perfectly with the whimsical vocals.

Premiere: Starover Blue - The Howl Makes No Sound

Portland based dream pop Starover Blue summit the aura with nostalgic vibes through their latest release. Founding members Kendall and Dirk Sallay-Milotz started their musical career back in 2007. After gaining exposure over the next 12 years, the duo have become inseparable.

PREMIERE: Starover Blue - "Chameleon"

Portland's dream-pop band Starover Blue want to go backwards with nostalgic and dreamy "Chameleon".

Review: "Anemone" by Starover Blue

Like any classic dreamy pop-ballad, the low, lilting tones and airy snyth in "Anemone" make you want to put on a gauzy dress and dance around in the moonlight. Each note feels like a soft step - hesitant but purposeful. The song definitely has a direction it wants to go.

Starover Blue comes home

It's a double entendre. You'll get it in a minute. Home is when you can do no wrong. Home is feeling comfortable in your own skin. Home is where you can expand, breath easier, hit your stride. And that's where Starover Blue is right now.

Starover Blue's "Anemone" is a bittersweet and haunting song about love | HighClouds

Starover Blue shares dreamy and hypnotic new single "Anemone" prior to a Western US tour. Hailing from Portland in Oregon, experimental dream pop four-piece band Starover Blue have just unveiled a new single "Anemone". If like us you miss Cocteau Twins, then this one is definitely made for you. Kendall

Starover Blue: 'Anemone' [Song Premiere]

"Anemone" is the first release from Portland band Starover Blue since their EP Moneystealer came out around this time last year. It's one of those tracks that is deeply satisfying to experience on headphones, where you can immerse yourself in synth layers that drip with gauzy texture.

Starover Blue come home to the Bay for SF, SJ shows

After relocating to Portland a few years prior, Starover Blue play a few Bay Area shows on tour.

PREMIERE: Starover Blue Stream New EP 'Moneystealer' -

Today is definitely a very experimental premiere day on VENTS as we keep diving into the dark and creative corners of new music - this time we head over to Portland where we find Starover Blue who are back with the new EP Moneystealer.

Starover Blue Play Homecoming Show | Activate | Metroactive Music & Nightlife

Starover Blue know their music isn't going to get bottles popping in the club, and that's fine with them. The dreamy synth pop band got started in San Jose back in 2007, when singer and guitarist Kendall Sallay met keyboardist Dirk

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.

[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.

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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.