Shooting Star and the Pop Tart, the most recent release from Twin Cities-based band King Colt, is an album about striving for success, love and happiness while being haunted by one's demons and shortcomings. It was written and produced by Sean Keith (vocals, guitar), Dan Mariska (engineer, guitar) and Aaron McGuire (drums) over the course of three and a half months with a revolving cast of musicians and collaborators. Sonically, the music moves from indie rock to confessional singer-songwriter to punk rock. And, Keith's lyrics and delivery attempt to bring to mind the work of Conor Oberst, Talking Heads and Randy Newman. You can hear the album, find out about upcoming concerts and connect with the band at kingcolt.com.