The band was formed with auspicious beginnings: Sean and Dava were drinking late one night with the legendary Lenny Kaye (garage-rock historian and longtime Patti Smith collaborator) and he declared: "You two must start a band, I see it!" They took his word and set to it.
Layering dense guitars onto a heavy groove, strung together by Von's towering vocals, which enshrines the spirit of Cherie Currie, Anita Pallenberg and Rob Halford all at once.
Star & Dagger has recently attracted much attention, selling out their first show in LA as well as opening for High on Fire, Helmet, Eagles of Death Metal, Down and Saint Vitus.
Their first 12”, In My Blood emerged a few months ago on the boutique label, Last Hurrah Records; a full album, recorded at Rancho de la Luna, produced by Ethan Allen and Dave Catching, and mastered by J. Yuenger (White Zombie) will be released later this year.