Indie Bands News

Starset’s Debut Album, ‘Transmissions,’ Debuts at #49 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

First Single “My Demons” Top 10 At Rock Radio

(New York, NY) –Starset’s debut albumTransmissions debuts at #49 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with more than 5,300 units sold.This marks one of the highest chart debuts from a new rock band this year. The album also enters on a number of other Billboard charts including #5 Hard Music, #15 at Rock, and #24 at Digital.The band’s first single, “My Demons” is now in the Top 10 at Rock Radio and has been on the chart for 32 weeks, the longest chart run of the year at the format.Starset will be touring the U.S. this fall, details forthcoming.

Razor & Tie Co-Owner’s Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam comment, “Starset is one of the most exciting and talented bands we’ve seen in years and Dustin Bates is a rock star with a vision.

We couldn’t be more excited about them.” Another top Razor & Tiechart debut this week is from the band Chelsea Grin, who debuts at#27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart selling over 10,100.

Starset is a rock band from Columbus, Ohio formed and led by Dustin Bates. A singer, songwriter and accomplished musician, Bates also boasts some serious scientific credentials. A PhD candidate in electrical engineering from Ohio University, he has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University. In 2013 Dustin formed Starset after being contacted by an organization called The Starset Society and its President, Dr. Aston Wise. Bates was asked if he was interested in forming a band to promote the organization’s message. At its core, the message is a warning that involves a scientific discovery that is currently being controlled and manipulated by an elite few.Transmissions was produced by Rob Graves (All That Remains, Red).

You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:

Starset’sTransmissions is available on iTunes (

Razor & Tie

With over 40 million units sold, 22 plus years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America. The full service label (which was founded in 1990 and has been co-owned since its inception by entrepreneurs Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam) employs an expert staff that provides strategic marketing, publicity, new media/online marketing, tour marketing, radio and video promotion, as well as in-house creative team and video production services. The rapidly expanding roster includes a variety of both established and developing artists such as All That Remains, The Pretty Reckless, Chiodos, The Ready Set, Yellowcard, Attila, Finch, BRAD, Chelsea Grin, Dar Williams, Foreigner, For Today, Hatebreed, HIM, INVSN, KYNG, Nonpoint, Norma Jean, Protest The Hero, Such Gold, The Sword, Sworn In and many more. Razor & Tie recently announced the formation of a new imprint Washington Square, which features such acts as The Hold Steady, Augustana, the UK rock band Deaf Havana and the New York based Jon Batiste and Stay Human as well as indie rockers Born Cages.

Source- Razor & Tie Publicity


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