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Daylight Spending Time

by Star Period Star

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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
629 03:42
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
Dust Storm 03:11
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
Current Wars 07:11
We have none to fear Wall Street is burning a hole through our schemes Ideologies 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
Bully Pulpit 01:35
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
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


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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