After the breakup of Crush 22, Estelle and Joshua wanted to continue to play music together. Joshua invited two of his friends, Dan and Steve, and Brittle Stars were born. They were a band from March 20, 1998 to July 20, 2001. They toured a few times, put out an album and an EP before everyone graduated from college and moved away. The members are still alive and involved in various musical endeavors. Dan stays busy with Tonevendor, Clairecords and Ayler.