Star Parks played its first show in February 2015. By that time, Bianculli had already recorded an album’s worth of songs by himself. Those songs, performed exclusively by the singer-songwriter, eventually became Don’t Dwell. Bianculli went about teaching his songs to his new bandmates and was pleased with what he heard.
“This band is special,” Bianculli says. “We play well together. With other bands I’ve played with, there’s always been this element of disaster. The songs definitely changed when we played them live. With more guitars, it’s definitely more rock and roll. The album is dreamier and a little quieter. It’s more powerful live.”