Gold Star Gold Star is the home-recording project of duo Adam Miller and Adam Obermeier. Born out of a mutual partnership aimed to explore writing within traditional pop song structures of AM dial radio, Gold Star Gold Star found Miller and Obermeier expanding beyond their self-imposed prompt. Their forthcoming debut album, Introducing… Gold Star Gold Star, has twelve original songs recorded in mono.
“If You Only Knew,” the first single the duo are sharing off of the forthcoming LP, sways and swoons in a sepia breeze, every signifier of love hanging in the balance; the plinking glockenspiel and falsetto vocal falls balance against rubbery bass and waves of guitar. Reminiscent of work Elephant 6 was cooking up in the 90s.
From the earliest inklings of Introducing…, the duo split every element of the album’s recording, aided by fellow Jungle Green member Vivian McCall as producer. Each Adam would come up with song ideas, picking up guitar, bass, piano, percussion, and even lyric-writing as the ideas struck. On day one, they set out to write a track that could fit on Rubber Soul, complete with sublime mono recordings and detailed arrangements. However, their twist came in removing any hint of ownership or control in its lovelorn lyrics.