The new Starflyer 59 EP Miami out on Velvet Blue Music
Starflyer 59 is the long-running, Southern CA-based band fronted by Jason Martin (singer/guitar player) and rounded out by a revolving cast of talented studio and live musicians. To say Mr. Martin is prolific is an understatement. Over the last 25 years, the band has released an enormous amount of music, including 15 full-lengths and countless EPs and singles. Think Guided By Voices for a similar magnitude of discography.
The latest EP, Miami, nods equally to some of the band’s early ’90s shoegaze-influenced sounds as it does to Martin’s teenage years spent in headphones, listening to The Church, New Order, and Psychedelic Furs. It was recorded at Le Shed Studio, mixed by JR McNeely, and mastered by TW Waslh. The players on it are: J. Martin (vox, guitar), S. Dali (bass), T. Many (drums).
Smartlink for the EP is here.
The single from the EP, oddly enough – not the title track, “This Recliner,” was released in May. Lyrically, the song is ultra autobiographical. For undisclosed reasons, Martin spent a handful of nights in the hospital this February. “This Recliner” recounts his own worry, discomfort, and the yearning to feel safe and well. The additional four tracks, including the catchy Love & Rockets-esque title track, are sure to tide fans over while waiting for a new full length.