Daylight Spending Time

by Star Period Star

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The 4th studio album by Star Period Star.


released April 10, 2018

Pat Hamilton – Guitars, keyboards, air synth, melodica, percussion
Patrick Hussey – Drums
Greg Stark – Bass
Dan Sweigert – Vocals, guitars, keyboards, spring drum, toy horn, bell

Special Guests:
Bob Drake – Vocals on Pragmatist
Mike Hagedorn – Trombones on Pragmatist and Bully Pulpit
Ron Jagielnik - Guitars on When Where Exceeds What

Drums on Side One recorded by Donald Moats
Drums on Side Two recorded by Greg Rettig
Trombones on Pragmatist and Bully Pulpit recorded by Todd Rittmann
Vocals on Pragmatist recorded by Bob Drake
All other instruments recorded by Dan Sweigert
Mixed by Dan Sweigert
Mastered by Todd Rittmann

All artwork by Jake Schlosser
Graphic Design by Jake Schlosser


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Star Period Star Savannah, Georgia

Star Period Star just released their 1st LP on smoked vinyl "Daylight Spending Time". The band has returned to its use of "wobbletones", radical guitar tunings where the lower strings are tuned so low that they not only create micro-tonal chords, but the notes bend or wobble as they are played. Bob Drake (Thinking Plague/5uus) & Mike Hagedorn (Lovely Little Girls/Cheer-Accident) also appear. ... more

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Track Name: Daylight Spending Time
When I arrived in Philadelphia
with three loaves of bread and just spat out from the sea
you caught me shuffling down the avenue
where city air would make men free

I was a printer, now a scientist
ad hoc politician on the sly
built an organ using the sound of spinning glass
and rode the harbor with a sail made from a kite

I found a way to store electricity
made negotiations in an old coonskin headdress
and learned the art of diplomacy
by Madame Brilliant’s bathtub playing chess
but in America we do take the king
Track Name: 629
I cleaned this house and centralized the place
Got fingerprints into a data base
We make the rules, then break them if we must
The tapes are rolling for the public trust

I like the horses, but I think you know your place
My meals are paid for by the 50 states
You call it blackmail, but I like to call it leverage
Your secrets are the best tools of my trade

I stand behind the mirror with Clyde here by my side
You have your orders, the light’s left my eyes
Now be a good girl, put our history through the shredder
He who lives by the sword must die with her
Track Name: Dust Storm
When the dust storm comes
there will be no escape
kids will rub off the etchings
leaving charcoal on your grave

Won't go back to the factory
or go begging in the street
but the dust storm's trying
to blow the earth beneath my feet

Throw some blankets on the windows
stuff some towels in the doors
'cause the dust storm's comin'
to suck the air out of your pores

We all love to tell the story
as long as it always remains
just a page from history
remote as a dream of coming rain
Track Name: Current Wars
Track Name: The Pragmatist
We have none to fear
Wall Street is burning
a hole through our schemes
dissolve in the real world
The one we live in

We will take this course
If it’s found lacking
we’ll try something else
Admit our mistakes
Holding onto nothing
Save for our dreams
Track Name: Bully Pulpit
The trusts have grown out of control
Men sweat 10 hours in dirty holes
Can you believe it?

A bullet’s lodged inside my chest
Finish my speech, then surely I’ll rest
Do you believe it?

The world is changing and we don’t have long
The river of doubt, it is dire and strong
I’m thinking this might be my swan song
Don’t you believe it
Don’t you believe it
Track Name: When Where Exceeds What
Track Name: Pulley Bull Pit
Track Name: Wine and Telescopes
There are all kinds of people on earth that you will meet some day
They will be looking for a certain stone
They will be people who do not get tired, but will keep pushing forward
Going, going all the time

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