Thursday, June 11, 2009

Starry Eyes (ex Velocity Girl) - s/t ep (1997, Radiopaque)

As was the case with Sarah Shannon's two solo albums (a self titled debut in 2002 and City Morning Song five years later), her first post-Velocity Girl venture, Starry Eyes, was met with precious little fanfare. It's a shame, because with VG alumni Jim Spellman (on guitars) and Kelly Riles (bass) in tow, along with percussionist Nick Pellicciotto, the D.C.-era quartet brought forth a taut ep of straight-laced guitar pop. Perhaps not as sophisticated as VG's last couple of albums, the leaner tendencies of Starry Eyes ably suit the four songs ensconced within. Shannon penned "Getting Over My Surprise" (featuring special-guest guitarist, Brian Baker of all folks!), with Spellmen composing the remaining three. As far as I know, this disk was Starry Eyes opening salvo, and for better or worse, parting shot.

01. Disappear
02. Radio!
03. Getting Over My Surprise
04. N-N-N-Nervous

http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/iNXTICYm/file.html

11 comments:

MKV said...

So If finally sumoned the energy to regester and comment on this splendid blog. one of the best if not the best on the web, so many brilliant bands from the past that you've introduced me to, a very short list would include the Verge, Precious Wax Drippings, Rotator Cuff, Venus Beads, the Squares and this list goes on...a great thanks to ya.

quietcore said...

thanks for this, i've been looking for it for years! also awesome blog! i stumbled upon it while looking for information on the no-no's for a blog post of my own.

Jeric Lester Ventura said...

Can you please re-up? I hate myself for not knowing VG and Starry Eyes earlier T_T

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

Jeric Lester Ventura said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH :D :D :D THANK YOU!!!

RH said...

Any chance you could update the link again? Such a great blog!! Thank you!!
Velocity Girl rule my world. Would love to hear this. Thank you!!

RH said...

Sorry--I forgot: Could you please update again?
Thank you!!

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

RH said...

Thank you!!!!!

honky said...

please re-up thanks

JH said...

Saw the one Starry Eyes show long ago at the Black Cat in DC (as well as the last two Velocity Girl shows ever). Those were great shows. Was wearing my Starry Eyes t-shirt today, which made me google search them and I found this blog.