Gatsby was a revved-up, independent rock band from Boston with roots that branched out into post-punk, americana, pop, and noise. The band drew inspiration from occupational comas, near-death experiences, bad habits, awkward silences, high anxiety, long lines, PBR, and GBV. Alan and Brandon are now doing the Longwall thing.
Between 2001 and 2005, Gatsby independently released 3 EPs, a 7″ single, the full-length Floods + Fires, and appeared on a Vinyl Ritchie comp with Reverse, Bulletproof Plan, and others.
Floods + Fires received airplay on more than 100 college radio stations in and around New England (charting in the top 25 on several) as well as on WBCN, WFNX, and WAAF. The album was named the fifth best in all of New England by Worcester Magazine and was called a “great American indie-guitar rock album” by the Big Takeover. The track “Paint” was incluced on a Splendid podcast in Fall 2005. The band played two “On the Town with Mikey Dee” sessions on WMFO and a live acoustic set on WAAF’s Bay State Rock.
Gatsby played shows all over New England as well as in NYC, Phili, and Washington DC, sharing stages with many stellar bands past and present, including the Pills, the Beatings, the Model Sons, the Curtain Society, Bulletproof Plan, Reverse, Ho-Ag, Quick Fix, the Spoilers, Mercury Charm Offensive, the High Ceilings, Codetta, Reverse, the Drags, Brett Rosenberg, Ho-Ag, Bottlefight, Kipper Tin, and many more. Gatsby also played with both the Wackass Egyptians AND Swissbomb. Yes, they were that awesome.
Jay Figueroa – guitars
Scott Robinson – drums
Brandon Comstock – guitars, vocals
Alan Wuorinen – vocals, bass