Static Motor Recordings

Floods + Fires



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Played through top to bottom, Floods + Fires is a great album.
— Now on Tour

Gatsby’s forte is the same as Superchunk’s: riff-driven songs with unconventional melodies that don’t seem like they should be catchy — but somehow are. It’s a much easier trick to describe than to pull off, and Gatsby does better at it than most.
Pathetic Caverns

5th best New England CD of 2005
— Worcester Magazine

Gatsby have the great American indie-guitar rock album on their hands.
— Big Takeover

Nothing could prepare you for Floods + Fires. Gatsby have been likened to Hüsker Dü, Heatmiser, Guided by Voices, The Feelies and Das Damen, and here, at last, you’ll get the impression that they’ve earned the comparisons.
— Splendid

A more balanced affair than the Five Songs EP (2003), Floods + Fires is a dynamic set that pits Gatsby'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. Gatsby's only full-length--and ultimately its swan song, Floods + Fires earned significant critical praise from local, regional, and national reviewers, and found regular radio play on more than 100 stations throughout New England and beyond. Digital download includes two bonus tracks that we were stupid enough to leave off the CD. If you buy the CD we'll send 'em to you separately.


  1. Pretty to think so
  2. Snakes
  3. Doodah Song
  4. High Low
  5. It’s all my Fault
  6. Too Tone
  7. Grad School
  8. Keep at it Hank
  9. Prize Fight
  10. Paint
  11. Heavy
  12. Agent Birds
  13. My Piano
  14. Cut me Down
  15. Cereal Bride (Bonus, digital download only)
  16. Dodging Bullets (Bonus, digital download only)


Jay Figueroa – guitars
Scott Robinson – drums
Brandon Comstock – guitars, vocals
Alan Wuorinen – vocals, bass

All songs by Alan (c) BMI 2005, except Grad School by Brandon (c) BMI 2005. Recorded, and mixed with Mike Quinn at Moontower Studio, Cambridge.

Mastered by Ian Kennedy at New Alliance East.

Gatsby have the great American indie-guitar rock album on their hands.