Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Starlight Conspiracy - Sounds Like a Silver Holler (1996, Catapult)

Crunchy and often shoegazer-y indie rock this way came from the presumably long defunct Starlight Conspiracy.  Apparently hailing from New England (Mass or Vermont I wanna say) this co-ed quartet featured Jan Tofferi, largely dominating on vocals.  Bearing a raw, mid-fi aptitude the Conspiracy had an unwieldy grip on dynamics and an even better handle on distortion.  Downcast but never despondent the band's serious tenor was more substance than angsty theatrics.  Silver Holler is Vaguely analogous to early Velocity Girl, especially on the more melodic bits like "She Waits," and "Just Heavier Words." Kind of wish they stuck around for another record or two.

01. She Waits
02. Don't Leave the Stage
03. Silver Holler
04. Just Heavier Words
05. Switching Lines
06. Airlock
07. Anomaly
08. Calgon
09. Anchored
10. Earth Prime

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4 comments:

lucky said...

Thanks for sharing this, I had forgotten about this one.

They were from Burlington VT. Brad from bradlysalmanac.com was a member and he has shared some additional tunes on his website.

Lainagier said...

Available on Bandcamp (link). There's also a nyop collection of non-album tracks.

spavid said...

I didn't think to look if this was on Bandcamp. Anyone associated with the band, just say the word if you need me to kill my link.

The Amplifires Matlock said...

Great post and thank you for all the great music that you have posted over the last 12 months,
Seasons Greetings and all the best for the New Year