Crossroads of America Records is rounding out a long summer with two scorching-hot vinyl releases. Next Tuesday, 8/8/10, XRA are set to release another Starflyer 59 classic, 2003’s “Old,” along with a vinyl version of Doug Burr’s recent, critically-acclaimed, “O Ye Devastator.”
Continuing on in their quest to at least be a footnote on Starflyer 59’s wikipedia page, Crossroads is offering up the Starflyer record which easily featured their strongest line-up to date: Jason Martin, Jeff Cloud, Frank Lenz, AND Richard Swift. With Swift’s influence, it is their most experimental and yet perhaps most accessible and catchy album. It is being made available the same week as the bands brand new release, “The Changing of the Guard,” and has been severely limited to 500 copies.
Devastator is released in conjunction with XRA’s newest buds, Velvet Blue Music and Spune, who handled the CD version earlier this year. Burr has described the record as American roots music rendered as sweeping scenes and story lines, antique, revelatory, and futuristic in scope.
This is an exciting time for the young label, not only because it is a privilege to work with such outstanding musicians, but also because with the likes of Martin, Swift, and Cloud, they are finally getting to hang around the cool older kids they’ve looked up to since middle school! Both releases are in stock and preorders are shipping immediately!