Daystar “Get Your Gun” – already got your flowers…

You’ll recall long memoried reader that we fair raved about Daystar’s last album ‘The Complete Recordings‘, so it is great to be able to share their new double A-Sider ‘Get Your Gun / Saints & Sinners‘.  Daystar are a four-piece from Portland made up of Derek Philips (guitar/vox/songwriter), Joel Roth (guitar), Kelly Simmons (bass/vox) and Nick Foltz (drums).  Their aim is to make guitar-driven songs ranging from blurry-eyed ballads to ripped jean rockers that harken back, perhaps, to a golden era of powerpop.  If Big Star aren’t making Big Star records – well, then someone else has to do it.

The single is available as a digital download, on streaming services and also on limited edition vinyl. With custom designed and printed artwork by the band’s own Kelly Simmons and only 111 copies being pressed, that vinyl 7″ sounds like it is destined to be a collectors’ item.  Hopefully collectors who actually play the damn things, can you imagine anything sadder than a mint condition unplayed 7″ single?


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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