Have appeared recently with Deerhoof, Gang Gang Dance, Man Man, Grizzly Bear, Blevin Blectum, Hrvatski, Black Lights (Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio), Comets On Fire, Excepter, Ex Models, Doveman, Dirty Projectors, Matt & Kim, Greg Davis, and Akron/Family. Stars Like Fleas juggle the disturbing, confrontational, direct, sincere, romantic, and the blatantly contrived, in somewhat improvised song cycles. They have been compared to such far-flung groups as Xiu Xiu, Butch Morris, Animal Collective and Town & Country. Pitchfork calls the music an uninhibited, precognitive glimpse into the workings of the subconscious mind; Stylus described the Fleas as like reading every third page in a psychosexual memoir; fellow travelers, Grizzly Bear called their live show absolutely mind blowing in a Dusted Magazine interview; and Salon.com said few bands have the resolve to push their music as far toward formlessness, as well as the skill and concentration to coax that formlessness into something listenable, coherent and beautiful.brilliant. The Fleas, whose name is openly loathed by many a denizen of Brooklyn, have been described by two different journalists on the interweb as "like liquid lasagna" and "like someone might throw a spaghetti at you to see if it sticks", respectively. Stars Like Fleas shows have been rare recently, as they are finishing up recording a new LP, tentatively titled The Ken Burns Effect (its a long story) at various studioes: Rare Book Room with Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Fiery Furnaces, Cat Power, Black Dice, Oneida) and the Seaside Lounge with Josh Clark and Charles Burst (The Occasion, Psychic Ills, The Double). This new record sounds a lot more like they do live then the last record did, because that was made a good while ago.