Star & Dagger, an all-female blues rock unit founded by former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult, recently released their debut album Tomorrowland Blues. and the track “In My Blood” is now accompanied by an ambitious video which pays shot-by-shot homage to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining.
Of course, Star & Dagger isn't the first band to quote the iconic imagery from that film, and probably won't be the last (the best-known example being “The Kill” by Thirty Seconds to Mars). But “In My Blood” offers some of the more faithful and clever recreations of Shining set-pieces we've seen lately, and it's pretty clear Yseult's genre and cult movie sensibilities extend far beyond her tenure in White Zombie (the band's earlier video for “Your Mama Was a Grifter” is a spin on the grindhouse classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!).
The trio, which also includes vocalist Von Hessling and guitarist Dava She Wolf, has seen their profile grow rapidly in the year since their foundation, boosted by sold-out shows with High on Fire, Helmet, Eagles of Death Metal, Down and Saint Vitus. Listen and learn more at their official blog and on Facebook, but first, watch "In My Blood" and try to spot all the movie references!