San Francisco's favorite sons, Track Star, performed together for over 10 years and in that time released two outstanding full length albums and an army of singles (and a 10"!). From masterfully crafted indie pop songs to crushing rock anthems, from 35 minute epic loops to their dry witted live shows, Track Star won out on whatever they put their minds to.
While their first full length record "Communication Breaks" [Sub Pop/Die Young Stay Pretty] brought them to the forefront of the mid 90's SF indie scene the band had a sizable collection of vinyl records under their belts: "No Big Deal/Push It" [Kick Down Records], "Cashed Out/August" split 7" with Kid Dynamo [Chocolate River (deconstructions) Records] and the classic "Sometimes, What's The Difference?" 10" [Silver Girl Records].
Track Star toured the US several times over before setting down to begin the follow up to "Communication Breaks". In the meantime the band produced new singles: "Removable Parts/The View From Space" [Suicide Squeeze] and "The Chord/Green To Gold" [Omnibus]. Finally after a long hiatus "Lion Destroyed The Whole World" [Better Looking Records/Turn Records] was release and a national tour with The Shins would be the last time the threesome would pile in the van.
The band played together one final time, headlining the Turn Records 5 Year Anniversary show. It may be the last of Track Star, it may not as all three remain good friends and continue to play/perform music.
Wyatt is also in The Aisler's Set, Brian plays in The Stones & Still Flyin' and Matthew has since formed Calling All Monsters, who's debut record, The Traps That Work Best, is out now on Turn Records.