Sevenstar: superstar wraparound sampler

1. breakonout
2. push
3. typical

Review #1 - Chris Earnhart

Sevenstar is poppy-alt rock. I like this sampler a lot, and it makes me anxious for more from this St. Louis based band.

The band actually sounds like a lot of bands played on the radio today. (Take that as you will.) The band is quite talented, with the lead vocals successfully hitting a wide range of notes that really flow and go with the music (almost reminding me of toned down Our Lady Peace vocals).

"push" is my favorite, but it doesn't make the rest of the album a let down. It, like the rest of the songs, has a catchy chorus and very listener friendly music. By that I mean that it is music for listening, not for dancing or being angry or sad (though "typical" comes close to that last kind).

Overall, I liked this album and think it was well done musically, vocally, and lyrically. The sound quality is good too. I think that the only problem that people might have with this album is its poppy qualities (which are most certainly not dominant). So unless you do have an aversion to those, then this band is definitely worth checking out at And I would pick up the sampler if you get the chance too, so long as it's not too much.

Review #2 - Danielle Stephens

Seven Star, a St. Louis, Missouri based pop-rock band, show great promise on their second EP, "Superstar Wraparound."

The standout track is "Break on Out," a great song with which to start the EP. The song is quite catchy with its tight sound, distorted vocals, and almost haunting acoustic guitars and keyboard.

Seven Star's sound is reminiscent of bands like Our Lady Peace, The Verve Pipe, and Fuel. It is also very hard to ignore vocalist Grant Essig's tendency to sound like OLP vocalist Raine Maida.

Overall, Seven Star's songs are radio-friendly, catchy, extremely well-instrumented, and strong, both vocally and lyrically. The EP is a bit of a tease, giving us only three songs to sample from the band, but I look forward to hearing more from Seven Star in the future.

Be sure to check out their website,, for audio and video downloads.