Friday, August 1, 2014

Starflyer 59 - Gold (1995)

I spent the evening in a nostalgic Youtube K-hole with an old friend, watching stuff like this and this and this and this. So, having 90s alt rock on my mind, here's an overlooked piece of grunge-y, shoegaze-y excellence. Gold is a druggy-er, gloomier record than its much loved (on the blogosphere, anyway) predecessor, Silver, and IMO it deserves the same kind of reevaluation that that record has received.

P.S. I seem to remember reading somewhere that this band was Christian, but I hear no evidence of this in their lyrics, and don't feel like Googling it.

Track listing:
1. A Housewife Love Song
2. Duel Overhead Cam
3. When You Feel Miserable
4. You're Mean
5. Stop Wasting Your Whole Life / Messed Up and Down
6. Messed Up Over You
7. When You Feel the Mess
8. Somewhere When Your Heart Glowed the Hope
9. Indiana
10. Do You Ever Feel That Way
11. One Shot Juanita

Leaping up into the air
Getting juiced up beyond belief


  1. Silver was amazing, never listened to gold. Thanks.

  2. The members are Christians. The songs are rock and roll...or synth...