Stellar Young are based out of Albany, NY. Originally from the Hudson Valley area,
these five guys ironically, all with four-letter names have already
shared the stage with the likes of Paramore, Badfish, Weerd Science, and
The Features. Guerilla Magazine called Stellar Young a “re-freshingly
hard-to-categorize rock outfit, unsigned, relatively new on the music
scene, but undeniably catchy.”
Curt Mulick became a drummer after a telltale twist of fate, when his
first 4th grade clarinet test resulted in being handed a pair of sticks
and a practice pad. It’s okay, though the only reason he wanted to
play the clarinet in the first place is because a cute girl was playing it
too. A few years later he met guitarist John Glenn (not the astronaut),
who doubles as the bands vocalist. Originally from Austin, Texas, his
roots gave him a well-rounded background of film, theater and music. Along
the way the two guys crossed paths with another great guitar/vocalist,
Erik Flora, who early on had a similar musical fate as Curt. He was
dying to be a saxophone player, but the instructor insisted his hands were
too small and handed him a trumpet. Curt and John were already in a band
with a bassist, but the triad joined forced with Erik in 2004 to form the
After their bassist left the band for a career in law enforcement, Curt
asked his friend Kyle Hatch to fill the newly vacant spot. Kyle tried many
different instruments from an early age: from piano, to trombone, to
guitar. Along the way, he found he had a real knack for improvisation. The
final piece to the puzzle was found with Dave Parker, who happened to
catch an acoustic set by John, Erik and Kyle when he was new to Albany.
Dave was able to take over the bass position full time, allowing an easy
transition for Kyle to switch to guitar and John to focus on vocals.
Dave’s touring experience with bands such as Coheed & Cambria and
producing/performance credits with Weerd Science have since brought such a
wealth of knowledge and insight to the group.
Albany is no stranger to Stellar Young, recently naming them “Best New
Band” and voting them the “#1 Indie Rock Band” in the region
according to the Metroland 2012 “Best of” issue and 2012 Readers Poll.
The guys have secured regular rotation at many local stations (WEXT, WEQX,
and WRPI) as well as other stations around the Northeast (WONY, WSUB-LP,
and WFNP). Around the city, they have played 50+ shows and acoustic
performances and have made strong connections with the local promoters.
The band is currently expanding into the greater northeast in areas such
as NYC, Montreal, the Hudson Valley, Oneonta, and Plattsburgh.
Between finishing their newest album “Everything at Once”, successfully
raising funds on Kickstarter for a mini shuttle bus, and releasing their
sophomore album “Madison”, touring; Stellar Young are hardworking
DIYers that will continue to grow.