Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday Matinee: Traffic Jam by Starflyer 59

Progressive Epics. Folky Meditations. Extended Jazz Improvisations. Some songs are just long, y'know? So when better to sit down and take it all in than on a Saturday with your beverage of choice in hand?

Today's Matinee: While a short edit appeared on a limited 7" and the compilation CD Easy Come, Easy Go, this full-length version of "Traffic Jam" forms the bulk of the Fell In Love At 22 EP. Somewhere between the Starflyer 59 of the past and the future, at the time this track was shoegazy and droney enough to satisfy fans of the monochrome albums while bright and well-adjusted enough to signal that late 90's SF59 intended to break new indie/alternative ground.

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