Floods Plus Fires
There is something special about Gatsby. From the lyrics to the guitar strumming to the rhythms, there is something both familiar and unique about this band. - Northeast Performer Finally, something that feels different, unique and openly experimental...This Boston group is authentic in every sense of the word ...A refreshing, but relevant release... - East Coast Romper Gatsby is a revved-up, independent rock band from Boston USA with roots that branch out into post-punk, americana, pop, and noise. They draw inspiration from occupational comas, near-death experiences, bad habits, awkward silences, high anxiety, girls, long lines, pbr, and gbv. Gatsby blends shouted harmonies, chiming guitars, and a rapid-fire yet melodic assault punctuated with sudden bursts of noise and picture-perfect pop hooks. The result has earned comparisons to Husker Du, Heatmiser, Guided by Voices, the Feelies, Das Damen and other classic indie rock bands. A more balanced affair than the 5-Songs EP (2003), Floods + Fires is a dynamic set that pits the band's penchant for noisy, double-time, indie-rock assaults against slower-tempo pop, quiet melodies, and hints of twang. In the end, Floods + Fires is about conflict and the energy that conflict creates...and ultimately takes away. The CD was recorded with Mike Quinn (Reverse) at the Moontower Studio. Gatsby is independently releasing it. Gatsby is looking forward to hitting the road in 2005 and releasing a follow-up EP by year's end.