Happy release day, Starflyer 59!!! "Dial "M" For Murder", out today on Tooth and Nail (10-28-08), is a gorgeous, deeply personal album for the band's vocalist, producer and songwriter, Jason Martin.
Somber, yet reflective, mournful, yet hopeful, atmospheric and haunting, this is Martin at his sleeve–wearing finest--and the band has also taken a completely different turn in terms of production: instead of any sense of drive to the guitar sounds, SF59 goes the opposite direction, which proves to be a wondrous decision. Mr. M. and company rely heavily on assorted analog keys and synths, with a sprinklings of acoustic guitar (there are even tracks without any guitar at all---very different for SF59).
Buzzgrinder says: "We got all tingly when we heard the album’s first single, 'Brightest of the Head'."
Soul Audio says: "OIt’s an album that draws you in from beginning to end, inviting you on the journey, the musings, the memorials, everything that Martin wants to share with the listener. It’s a must-own for anyone who is a fan of thoughtful, well crafted rock music and a sign that Martin is far from being past his prime."
Look for the band soon in Alternative Press, Skyscraper, Cokemachineglow, Buzzgrinder and more! For interviews, etc., contact Joan@riotactmedia.com.