Wednesday, September 29, 2010

sub sub - full fathom five 1994

sub sub was comprised of hacienda regulars jimi goodwin, jez and andy williams. a mancunian band that was also known as metro trinity in the eighties which was a tough act to follow with john male(also on sensation, republica, airstream, sfs, etc.) on vocals and later on became what is now more familiar to indie rockers as doves. johnny male appeared on one of the songs from this album called "angel". their music is very very different from the now highly sought after 12" record of metro trinity and the shoegaze/indie sound of doves. this time i think they dropped the guitar and pick up a keyboard and upgraded to a more house-influenced beat the mid nineties were accustomed to. a few handpicked songs are available for listening just to give you an idea of they sounded like. i  would like to apologies for the cracks and pops it is after all ripped from a vinyl some sixteen years ago.

coast...

valium jazz...

southern trees...

flute track...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

cetu javu - help me now! 12" 1987


wassup peeps!? so sorry i haven't been able to post some new materials lately, it just because sapagkatdahilsubalitngunitdatapwatporke i have some important things to take care off and has nothing to do with records or music. but it's all taken care of now! so no more worries.... here we have one of the most sought after record from a very well-known(i didn't mean 102.7 mainstream-famous) synth group of the eighties. released and self produced independently by the band.
this may not be the most important record in my collection personally but it has to be one of the most valuable vinyl i've ever owned. i just learned that this was the band's 1st record ever released. surely it's not to be mentioned with likes of moscopeboys or the hardy boys or any other boys' band out there, lol(juz kidding) but this record and it's scarcity tells us otherwise! with only 1,000 copies released and me being one of the lucky possessors(five others that i know are selling it, why??!!). it's obvious that this band need no introduction, most of their informations are pretty much within reach online. so without further ado... it's time to start listening!

help me now!...

por favor...

help me now!(minimal)...


Saturday, September 11, 2010

the orchids - i've got a habit 7" 1988

first ever single from this great glaswegian 5 piece indie outfit, who's been around for quite a while now. they had a new album with a bunch of new materials that was released in august of twentyten. and speaking of releases... most of their early materials were out on sarah records and this one is special because it's only the second single from sarah records, and the rest had followed. more useful information and upcoming events can be find on the orchids official website here.
samples are available for listening purposes only.

i've got a habit...

give ge some peppermint freedom...

apologies...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

halo - alloy lp 1991

don't know much about this band 'cept that they're local and indiependent. their music is similar to loop and or the darkside of that sort. behind the great talent of scott feemster & ian d. smith, a guitar and a drum machine never sounded better. fever pitch has an excellent intro.. i can imagine myself high listening this track over and over oddly enough with one finger on the repeat button. it's not for the sensitive ears though, you won't  understand it anyway(it would be just noise to you). here we pay tribute and give much kodus to the ones that dared to remain indiependent! by choice or by faith.
i hope you all had a nice and safe labor day.
for zuma thurman.. son of claudia b., keep rockin' on the free world!

around and around...

blur...

fever pitch...

vibration...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

just ahead...

basically more of the same... format that is. more cds and cd5s, 7"s and 12"s on the way and i hope none of these medias are available yet otherwise it will be a lot of link to this' right?! my sophomore year is coming to an end, this blog will celebrate it's full two years of existence in october. and i aim to continue doing what i do, bringing more recognition to the lost bands of the eighties, nineties and todays. the shoulda, coulda and the wouldas of the beautiful world of independent music. but remember everyone has a dream of stardomness one way or the other, if these bands made it to the top then we, or this blog wouldn't be talking about them. so are we thankful that they didn't become overly famous? i don't know, really. that's a whole new topic for another time.
finally labor day is here, one of the best time to purchase a new tele and i can't wait to see what the stores has to offer! i am looking to upgrade to a newer led models and possibly a larger tv than what i used to have. i know it's kinda shallow but as a laker fan the only better way to see the lakers winning a game is the lakers winning a game in a bigger, better and more advance television. and i can't wait for the season to start, so to my friends out there we gotta watch the game together man. you with me?! lesgo.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

random single of the month

golden were mainly canny, celina and lucy but with the musical genius of former music journalists stanley/wiggs as we know them from the alternative dance act saint etienne. they released two excellent singles from stanley and wiggs' own label "icerink" in the early nineties. their music as it sounds like is as dreamy as an indie disco dance-pop can be, a little bit of 60s and 70s influence but mildly synthesized dance tempo. their first single 'anglo american'  is more upbeat than this one. as it appears stanley/wiggs is almost as perfect as gallagher/gallagher as they went on to produced tons of music. just an fyi... this is a sir jarvis cocker cover.
you can find more useful infos. of the band and their other single here.

wishful thinking...1993