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October 18, 2023 – Available today is the 17th installment of Cardboard Sessions featuring Dogstar. Cardboard Sessions (a collaboration between Signal Snowboards and Ernest Packaging) is a free-form format video series that brings musicians together to play instruments built and designed by the creators of Cardboard Chaos, where progressive concept ideas in sports and music are crafted from cardboard. A creative exploration of the love of music and the chance to hear something original with no rehearsal, no plan, and no rules. Artists who have had the opportunity to play the cardboard creations in past sessions include ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, J Mascis, Matt Sorum, Preservation Hall All-Star Band, LP, Stephen Perkins, and more.
he latest instalment of the monthly series features LA-based independent rock band Dogstar – Bret Domrose on cardboard guitar and vocals, Rob Mailhouse on cardboard drums, and Keanu Reeves on cardboard bass. Filmed in LA’s famous Sunset Sound Studios, the trio performs "Breach" off their most recent album Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees with producer/engineer Ruddy Cullers.
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"This [cardboard] guitar just brings out classic rock riffs. I don’t know what it is. My guitar doesn’t do this!" - Bret Domrose
"[This cardboard drum kit] sounds like a Ludwig kit to me, like an old 60’s Ludwig kit. It has an open sound and very deep toms. To me, this is incredible." - Rob Mailhouse
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ABOUT ERNEST PACKAGING:
Ernest Packaging is a family-owned company that creates wonderful, unconventional solutions for our clients. It’s been that way since 1946, and it still stands to this day. We don’t just deliver boxes, bubble wrap, and the occasional bear claw. We offer end-to-end business solutions to help companies streamline processes. All while keeping their costs down, their social buzz up, and their growth thriving.
ABOUT SIGNAL SNOWBOARDS:
Founded in 2005, Signal Snowboards is an independent snowboard brand that focuses on building strong connections through snowboarding, music, and storytelling. Their commitment to innovation and excellence in product design, community building, and customer service makes them a trusted choice for snowboard enthusiasts worldwide.
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Here in 2023, Dogstar epitomize the quintessential Southern California storytelling rock band they’ve always been in their hearts, making deeply resonant music that literally comes from Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees – the name of their new album which arrived October 6, 2023 via their own label Dillon Street Records (distributed through ADA). Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Robert Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves, Dogstar was born in 1991 as a band of friends who came together in a garage in Southern California and simply dreamed of playing music together and making a little noise. Now, all these years later, Domrose, Mailhouse and Reeves took some time at the tail end of an historic lockdown to create this collection of songs that fully encompasses who they are as artists today. The happily reunited rock trio’s official return came in May 2023 – more than 20 years since their last performance together – with their first public performance at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival with a set that sparked fan and critical praise alike, including the live debut of their lead single "Everything Turns Around," which was officially released July 19. In August, Dogstar embarked on their 35+ city Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees Tour, which continues across North America through December. For more information on Dogstar, please visit www.Dogstarofficial.com.
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