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If Nothing Else Shimmers

by Blue Star Creeper

Two guitars, a bass, some drums, and a voice or two making pretty pop/rock noises every moment.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Got Your Way a While
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2. This Must Be Gravity
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3. Quickening
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4. She Doesn't Take You Through
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5. Miles of Sleep
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6. Like Candlelight
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7. Matter to a Girl
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8. Boy On a Corner
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9. The Government of Love
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10. When You're a Wallflower
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11. Damaged Goods
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Blue Star Creeper is a band from McMinnville, Oregon. Everything is as it should be with these guys. There are two guitars, a bass, some drums and a voice or two making pretty noises nearly every moment, and that's important, of course.

WILLAMETTE WEEK's John Graham calls Blue Star Creeper's new CD, IF NOTHING ELSE SHIMMERS:

"slow, meticulous and glowing pop. Guitars seem painted into the verses like gleaming varnish, with a few ripples of distortion preventing the surface from becoming too mirror-smooth, while the vocals gradually crest and fall as if following the grain of polished wood. The quartet's new album, If Nothing Else Shimmers, doesn't feature much in the way of bluster. Instead, Blue Star Creeper sweeps through the air in graceful arcs, seemingly more interested in the action of travel itself than any final destination."

THE OREGONIAN says that the band's "promising debut" is filled with:

"that dependable indie-rock recipe of sensitive young laddish emoting (courtesy of singer-guitarist Brian Maselli) and slightly folky twin-guitar weaving that turns snarly on the choruses."

THE PORTLAND MERCURY's Marjorie Skinnner calls the release "melodious" and "jangly, with very polished vocals." About catching the band live, Skinner says "Get ready for a night of professional musicianship."

In fact, MERCURY arts editor, Julianne Shepherd, adds that Maselli:

"can actually sing, which, these days, seems like a yard of gold among a vast expanse of charred and molten earth."

The CD contains eleven songs of hook-laden rock. Whether it is the sparse, haunting slide guitar in "Miles of Sleep," the sonic sucker punch of "She Doesn't Take You Through," the driving, infectious rock of "The Government of Love" or the syrup-sweet pop hooks of "Quickening," IF NOTHING ELSE SHIMMERS offers everything a music lover could want in an album.

Blue Star Creeper is:

--Justin Allen-guitar and occasional singing; given to rock excesses but in an indie rock kind of a way

--Levon Veils-bass, shouts, and fetching good looks; rumored to be Robert Smith's illegitimate son

--Brian Maselli-guitar and frequent vocalizations; the very model of a modern major general

--Paul Wolff-drums and backup style hoots and anthems; he's got the beat,he's got the beat, he's got the beat, yeah, he's got the beat

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The weird guy that's always in the back

This is Rock how it should be.
This CD has not left my boom box, except for when I am driving somewhere; it goes with me. It balances a perfect mix between soft mellow ballads that turn the women into putty and the kick-ass Rock that will someday be the cause of my death from over-excitement over this music.

To those thinking of purchasing: buy it, or else...
To the band: Rock on!
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Carpie Diem

Top Notch (my grandma says "top notch")
These guys produce music straight from where the heart usually is; apparently, though, their hearts are wrapped up and being sold in places like Musicmakers or cdbaby.com. They obviously have fun taking music seriously on this little bit. Thanks fellas!
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Jon Hallquist

A Great CD!
This CD flows thourgh very smoothly. Unlike alot of CD's all the songs are great to listen too. I'll put it in my CD player and then after awhile its over and I am like... WOW! What a GREAT CD! I have been to 2 Blue Star Creeper concerts and I must say, they are as good live as they are on this CD! Go Paul Wolf! Rock On!
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Steve Wroblewski

Music that soothes the soul
This C.D. is a front to back listen track 1-11 have such a complex and intesting mix of sounds, influences and just a great chemistry to top it all off. There are not many front to back listen's anymore, this is one. If you don't pick up this C.D. you are missing out on a new feel of music and music that will hopefully lead us away from the generation which music is in now(for those who didn't know this generation's music sucks). Rock on guys!!!!! Love you guys all the way out here in St.Cloud,MN
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Micah J.

Good for car, homework, and hanging out shooting pool (everything)
This cd is ready for any situation you may encounter such as getting ready to play basketball, driving around town and long road trips (where it can be played over and over and not get old), hanging out shooting pool, or even falling asleep. It is quite honestly the most versatile cd I own. A must own for every cd collection.
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The Cookie Woman

Among the best gifts ever!
The guitar harmonies send you off to another world carried by the lyrics with layered meanings... Everyone can get something from this CD. I'd give it a 5, however I know these guys still have bigger and better things to come, even if the line-up may change.
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Dave Ballard

Very good record!
This is an excellent record that has some great pop hooks that come to the forefront with each listen. In that way, it reminds me of the Afghan Whigs. There is also some Built To Spill influence there, especially in the guitar work. Can't take it out of my CD player. Hope the band comes through Chicago soon.
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