Gold Star Morning

Gold Star Morning

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativePop

Rubyhorse and The Strokes go out to a bar, have a ton of drinks, end up at a rehearsal space and jam on Police songs 'til the wee hours ... in a polite way ...

Biography

Amid brutal winters and sweltering summers, through the sea of taxes and bills upon bills, through break-ups and heartache, and with you through long weekends and long workdays, Gold Star Morning wants to be the new soundtrack to your life.

Formed just over a year ago, the band has quickly immersed itself in the Boston music scene. With the intention of blissfully marrying the best of their influences, the band has created a chiming, shimmering sound. It is the sound of hope amid despair and the mundane.

Led by vocalist Joseph McHale and guitarist Luke Rodgers, the band meandered aimlessly until the addition of bassist Cory Bean in early August of 2008. Distilling his love of pop-punk and channeling it into hypnotic bass lines, the template was set. After a chance meeting at a birthday party, Craig Blinten joined the group the following October. Bringing a jazz sensibility and a seemingly endless well of exploration (both musically and in his late night debauched adventures) Craig was the perfect fit to man the rhythm section. But much like Jordan without Pippin or KG without Pierce, the band felt strong, although not quite where they needed to be. Ben Leang became the point guard the band needed. Driving each song to new sonic levels and adding layers of keys and guitar riffs that were sorely missed, Leang completes GSM’s lineup.

Having tackled nearly every major venue through the greater Boston area, Gold Star Morning stand on the edge of something bigger with the November 2009 release of their debut EP "Before The Light." As the name implies, the band strives to make music that is shelter amid the troubles of your day. Beautifully haunting, cathartic and epic, GSM only knows one size - widescreen.

This is what your life sounds like.

Lyrics

Best Excuse

Written By: Gold Star Morning

Under covers we whisper
Wishes, wants, desires, hopes and fears
Where once we had an army behind us
Now our dreams fall on deaf ears

But you could be the best excuse
To get out of this place
Oh, your words could be my guide, my love
My map will be your face

Just waking up, been sleeping for most of my life
Just never knew
No maps or plans now, ‘cause all I know is
My body, yes, it needs to be next to you

But you could be the best excuse
To get out of this place
Oh, your words could be my guide, my love
My map will be your face

No one but you could be the best excuse
To get out of this place
Oh, your words could be my guide, my love
My map will be your face

Bigger Than Me

Written By: Gold Star Morning

I need you now
I need your hands
I’m falling fast

Feel born too loose
I’m built to break
Not meant to last

It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you
I’ve tried and I’m tired
So what can I do?

Keep me in your prayers

Now here is my loss
Now here is my pain
Here is my hurt
Just take it away

Keep me in your prayers

You’re not alone
She says as she answers the phone
I’m beside you

Your will is strong
And though this fight may be long
I’ll pull you through

It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you
I’ve tried and I’m tired
So what can I do?

Keep me in your prayers

Now here is my loss
Now here is my pain
Here is my hurt
Just take it away

Keep me in your prayers

Send salvation, send grace
Send peace in my place
I’m coming up for air

If this is the end, just let it be
Sometimes at night just think of me
Keep me in your prayers

Pilot Light

Written By: Gold Star Morning

When all of the fires have all burned out
Your breath is all you see
You take all your fear and all your doubt
Stand naked here with me

We’ve been there before, we know the way
Though the path is overgrown
When arrows of darkness come our way
We’ve been reborn of stone

You’ll be ok
You’ll be alright
It’s always darkest before the light

We shout at the stars, we curse the moon
The heavens let us down
We asked to be healed of all our wounds
Awoke to not a sound

The earth will still spin, the sun will blast
His breath upon our face
I pray for us every single night
I pray for the human race

You’ll be ok
You’ll be alright
It’s always darkest before the light

We’ve seen the future now
We know the things we need to know
Nothing can stop us, love
We are the stronger, faster foes

I’ll show you anything
I’ll show you what I know
Just follow me, love, now
I’ll show you, I’ll show you, I’ll show …

You’ll be ok
You’ll be alright
It’s always darkest before the light

Start Tonight

Written By: Gold Star Morning

What comes easy for me is to fill this space
Full of words, ‘til they buckle
‘Til they crumble in my face

What comes easy for you is to just shut down
Lock your doors, pull the plug
Silence all your sound

Let’s not pretend that we didn’t send
Each other to places we shouldn’t have been
Let’s not ignite, oh, the spark of a fight
Let’s keep our voices low, just tonight

But you’re pointing your finger like you’re not to blame
You want to wake up tomorrow, pretend we’re the same
It’s not about who’s right or wrong
You can’t just fix this in a song
But you can start tonight
Start tonight
Start tonight

Apologize, but your eyes … they give you away
Hollow sounds from your mouth
Sing an empty praise

Sleepwalk through the worst of you at best
Dark nights blending in
To the dusty day

Let’s not pretend that we didn’t send
Each other to places we shouldn’t have been
Let’s not ignite, oh, the spark of a fight
Let’s keep our voices low, just tonight

But you’re pointing your finger like you’re not to blame
You want to wake up tomorrow, pretend we’re the same
It’s not about who’s right or wrong
You can’t just fix this in a song
But you can start tonight
Start tonight
Start tonight

Discography

Before The Light EP (2009)

Set List

Best Excuse

Start Tonight

Caught My Tail

Pilot Light

Bigger Than Me

NSA

I'm Gonna Break Your Heart

Year of the Rat

Mesilla

... In January

Not Right Now (For Now)

Wait

One More Word

Two Years

A Devil