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Changes Help Keep A Static Lullaby Awake

Of the Oakland Press

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It’s been an eventful year or so for California punkers A Static Lullaby.

Between its 2005 album “Faso Latido” and the new “A Static Lullaby,” the group lost three members and left its major label deal with Columbia Records, signing instead with the independent Fearless imprint. A lesser band might have folded in the wake of all that, and frontman Joe Brown says he and guitarist Dan Arnold, the other remaining co-founder, had moments when they considered putting this Lullaby to bed.

“Then we took a couple of months off and were like, ‘We have the intention of fully doing this,’ ” Brown, 24, says. “We had to write an album and put a band together. We hadn’t done that before, so it was a little daunting.

“But we put some new (stuff) on MySpace and got a ... storm of hits, so we felt like we were on to something.”

Despite the new members, Brown says recording “A Static Lullaby” “went really smooth” as he adapted a new batch of poems he had written to music. Not surprisingly, he says the group members, old and new, felt that the changes left them with something to prove.

“This is my baby. This is my band,” Brown says. “I believe in it. I love it. To have something moving one way and then lose it over a little bit of band turmoil, yeah, you’ve got to throw your shoulders back and say ‘I’m gonna come out on top! You’re not gonna (mess) with the kid, and that’s that.’ ”

A Static Lullaby, I Am Ghost, So They Say and the Classic Crime perform Thursday (November 8th) at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.

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