Starship Crash

by Verst

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Jill Gustafson
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Jill Gustafson There is not one song you want to skip over in this album. How often does that happen?? Never!
In addition to Verst's quoted influences of Sabbath and Zeppelin, I am reminded of Pink Floyd, Metallica, and a little Britt Rock mixed in (Muse, Killers.)
Very talented and unique band!!

Favorite track: Your Kindness.
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    High-quality 140-gram pressing of "Starship Crash" on aqua-colored vinyl. Four-color jacket and sleeve in a protective polybag. Only 500 copies made. Includes different vinyl-only mixes of the tracks "Starship Crash" and "7 Halos." Digital download also includes two non-album tracks ("The Year of the Idiot" and "En Garde!").

    "Starship Crash" was mastered specially for vinyl (a separate master was created for the digital release) by JJ Golden (The Shins, Vetiver, Chris Robinson, New Pornographers) at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Starship Crash via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 500 

      $20 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Digital download version of Starship Crash features two tracks not on the vinyl.

      $10 USD  or more




The debut album from San Francisco rock band Verst.


released June 30, 2015

Recorded 2013-2014 in Novato, Terra Linda, and San Francisco
Live basics for tracks 1-4, 7 and 8 recorded by Damien Rasmussen
Other tracking by Dickey & Parsons
Mixes by Dickey
Mastered by JJ Golden, John Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
Songs written by Dickey and Verst

Cover photo by Dan Marbaix (
Back cover and inner sleeve photos by Ariel Braunstein
3D explosion art by Eric Smith and
Photo retouching magic by Adam Moore and Sugar Digital
Artwork concept and design by Parsons

all songs © 2015 Watabor Songs (BMI)
© & ℗ 2015 Cream Cloud Records
CCR 024
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Thanks to Chris Barnett, Ariel Braunstein, Adam Moore, Tim Baker, Parker Moore, the Low Rollers and assorted wives and children.

Verst is:

John Dickey - Guitar
John Parsons - Bass
Brandon Hemley - Drums
Mark Marvelous - Guitar, Keys



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Verst San Francisco, California

just because we’re totally into polyester shit like bread and neil sedaka; acid-drooling shout-from-the-mountain aural candy like the teardrop explodes, lilys and hawkwind; and mythic hard-riffing slabs of meat like sabbath and zeppelin, doesn’t mean we sound like any of that. though maybe we do…if you put it all in a blender and jam your middle finger in an upwards motion on the purée button. ... more

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