Experimental sb-ss-700dream-pop duo and Portland newcomers, Starover Blue have been honing their craft since Kendall Sallay and Dirk Milotz first met in the music department at San Jose State nearly a decade ago.

Since then, they’ve released two EPs and an LP, and have shared the stage with noteworthy acts such as The Velvet Teens and Orenda Fink. Their sound – a darker, moodier take on traditional synth-pop – boasts familiar, warm Juno synthesizer tones layered with Sallay’s somber, contralto vocals.

Ahead of their upcoming sophomore release, Spacegeist, Noise & Color is pleased to premiere Starover Blue’s brand new single “Summer Snow,” a track self-described as “a deeply humane portrayal of a failed space mission… inhabit[ing] the empty space in a two-fold reality: a society that relies completely on technology is inevitably rendered defenseless in its wake.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

See Them Live: Catch Starover Blue this Friday, 6.17, at Turn Turn Turn along with N&C’s personal homies Hart & Hare (who may also have a little secret something up their sleeves for this night) as well as Salvo Idly and Small Million.