Saturday, December 29, 2012

me - here comes everybody 7" 1992

how's everybody doin' these days? hope all is well, you know the worst thing that could happen to someone this holiday season besides shrinking your bank account, is taking your beau out shopping, aarrgh!! they make you wait like they just don't care. of course they'll occasionally check on you once every hour, but man, you know how it goes with girls and shopping malls!!! need i say more?
and then there's this... voila!!! i've seen this vinyl before and had been ignoring it for a couple of months perhaps more. i think it's the cover art, not exactly your typical indie sleeve. but anyway going back to "girls and shopping malls" thankfully there are record stores like amoeba and rockaway adjacent to the shopping mall. so then we got home, not really excited about the record blah blah blah... well it turned out to be a good find. not sure if this has anything to do with the band (me, posted earlier) nor where they're from but it has a pretty good vibe to it besides that ol' familiar madchester beat!

here comes everybody...

lucy...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

submarine prophets - dive ep 1990

a swedish psychedelic/shoegaze outfit from the early nineties, the submarine prophets released its first and only ep in 1990 on uk's backs records. although a collection of their demos and selected unreleased tracks from 1989 to 1992 are compiled in this amazing album called "the summers of 1989-1992" which can be found and downloaded here. having said that, this ep truly is a great example of how the mainstream media followers can overlooked such great music! hmmm....
this 12" record was given to me courtesy of my goth friend from tpp8u.

the girl i used to know...

pleasures of imagination...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

breathless - magic lamp cd5 1999

an indie band from the uk, breathless, despite their signature forte has been quietly in existence from the mid-eighties up to the early 2000s producing lush melodies led by dominic appleton(this mortal coil). not exactly tearin' up charts but half a dozen no-nonsense albums and several eps on a single label, london's "tenor vossa" records is not really a bad résumé. here is the band's final release before the turn of the miilennium but  it does not end there, the last we heard of this uk outfit was there 2003 album "behind the light". 
magic lamp...

blue moon...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

me - wake up 12" ep 1991

here's something i've discovered thru an amazing blog, full of indie gems, mostly unheard and unpopped. kudos to you..." from a northern place" for sharing some of the lost indies of our time. this band came out in the early nineties which i  think a little late for the c86 scene... jangly guitars, boyish vocals and a breath of fresh air. with that being said,  after hearing 'windows' it led me to pursue this oddly enough scarce ep. me also had a couple more singles and albums on bristol's pop god indie label from early to the mid-nineties.

love of my life...

you're like me...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

happydeadmen - silentsighcity 7" 1988

here's something you don't see or stumble upon everyday, unless of course you were at amoeba records situated in hollywood on an unusually warm day in mid-october where i was happened to be, yeeuh! beside being one of my favorite records, this single was always in the back of my mind everytime i check out a record store. my luck, my day... one must admit and i am being true to myself, i was prepared for this day. i wouldn't mind splurging on something this good but for under five dollars at a local store, whoa! i'll take two of those please!! lol. anyway, these swedes aka the swedish smiths sometimes new orderish with a little hint of the ocean blue were one of the top indiepop bands that ever came out of sweden. you can find more 411 about the happydeadmen on their fb page right here.

silentsighcity...

spectacularway...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

the front - la bete humaine 12" 1987

third installment from these four lads out of cali, released in 1987 thru nocturnal records and production, an indie label based in san diego. the front, not the synthpop outfit..... was mark baez(vocals and guitars), morgan smith(lead guitar), kevin chanel(bass) and dan mehlos on drums and percussion. released two(rock/punk) eps before this (gangland 1984 and man, you gotta move, 1986). unlike the first two eps, this record is a bit mellow and less edgy but with equal political messages as suppose to punk ala the clash or the jam.
quick note: they have a cd compilation of all three eps and more available for download here!

la bete humaine...

son of sam...


Sunday, September 16, 2012

peter and the wolf - peter and the wolf 12" 1986

italo-synth from the mid-eighties, with spandau ballet vocal sound alike. released thru various labels and distributors(american disco, carrere, teldec and blanco y negro), weird cover art, not much to say about the band... very little or no info at all. they sound a bit like the canadian outfit strange advance.

peter and the wolf(12" version)...
peter and the wolf(instrumental)...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

sweden - keep it set 12" 2002

given the release date and time that this record came out... you would think it would be a walk in the park gathering fouroneones about this pretty unique us synth/alternative indie outfit, a trio of richard agerbreek and sisters alex & leja kress, having said all that.. i am still clueless about the band's origin. although i'd like to hear more from them, their self-released full length cd now very hard-to-find was released in 2000. but other than the 4-track demo in 1998 which by the way includes a cover of alphaville's big in japan, this 12" sums just about everything sweden represents. a four track ep that includes two mixes of "keep it set" plus way to love and the album version(for the fans of shiny toy guns, just keep it  kewl).

keep it set(khabarta mix)...

way to love...





Friday, August 31, 2012

international music system - i.m.s. 12" 1984

international music system or ims or int'l music system often abbreviated but never... well you get the point is a trio of rebecca mclain, george stefani and paul limoli. their music varies from italo to synth to electronic but clearly the group's main objective as music engineers is to start a new adventure across the world of electronic dance(as noted on the back of this lp). this particluar mini-album was released thru "bellaphon" records of germany but there were two other releases that contains all 6 songs besides this one. there was the ims records perhaps(an italian dance label) if not their own and the other one was from the netherlands on high fashion music, dureco benelux.

dancing therapy...
love games...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

smalltown parade - watching mary go round! 12" 1991

second single from smalltown parade's 1991 allbum called "get beautiful" on deltic records. comprised of paul bevoir, simon smith, robert moore and simon taylor, this quartet also released a cd compilation of their own songs in "hippy heaven" the best of, which can be purchased here digitally or in any music store where available.

watching mary go round!...

give us this day...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

craze - motions 7" 1979

here are four lads just going through the motions with their sole single from cobra records in 1979. also known as the punk outfit the skunks, comprised of clive pierce, frank cornelli, gerry lambe and hugh ashton, who called themselves craze. the band went on to release another single in 1980 callled "lucy", curious what that one sounds like. both motions and the flipside has very powerful distinct bassline, very interesting considering the year it was released... typical of what the rest of the early eighties band would sound like. this  particular single was produced by the who's pete townsend, to whom the band were very thankful to have on their side during and before the release. you can read more about the band on their official myspace site here.

motions...

spartans...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

random single of the month

taken from the album eventide, this classic track from mid eighties should have brought the faith brothers some sort of a household recognition. a favorite of mine from tfb, "sunday" aka 'sunday(rebel soul)' worthy of a single, 7" or 12" but was never. though there was this white label promo 12" of 'dust in the soul' floating around somewhere that contains this particular song.. otherwise the only way to get this fine tune is thru the band's first of only two albums courtesy of siren records in 1985.

faith brothers - sunday...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

kissing the pink - watching their eyes 7" 1982

perhaps the second installment from the album naked in 1983 which is now one of the most sought after cd from the early eighties. why?.. you said, well, i will give you a couple reasons...compact disc from 1983, how many do you think were producing cds from back in that day, not many right!? plus.. the outfit's first seven singles were on this cd, imagine seven singles from a single album. idk if anybody has ever done that before, yep.. you might as well call it "some great rewards" right. well there you go, and i wasn't even talking about their music yet! so if you happen to see one for over one bill.. don't be surprised, if you see one for well under one bill.. then consider yourself lucky! for sellers, the re-sale value is off the chart.

watching their eyes...

in awe of industry...

Friday, July 13, 2012

d'arc - the letter 7" 1982

i believe this was the sole 7"er from the d'arcness themselves... dunno much about the band nor i've heard about them until a friend of mine bartered it to me for some obscure post punk vinyl i don't really listen to anymore. my gain his loss or vice versa. "the letter" was written by chris lock while the flipside, also by lock, mispelled "look"and by paul watson, both tracks were produced by phil cordell for flying records company in france. i see four different releases of this single on four different labels with four different picture covers which is unusual for an indie band. go figure! well anyway, i know i haven't featured new wave artists on this blog in a while, thought i revisits some of the old time faves and dust off those rareighties vinyls like so.

the letter...

analysis...

Monday, July 9, 2012

marys operation - red sun 7" 1989

this was the first and only release from these swedish indie/psyche rockers from scandinavia's abstract disc in 1989.  this two track 7 incher by the quartet(micke elfstrom, joakim olsson, jan jingbro and wolfgang fleischanderl) was also a first single release from abrstract disc that is now oop and was limited to certain amount of copies distributed but nevertheless a mustard. it reminds me a little bit of former primal scream personnel jim beattie and thomas mcgurk's old psychedelic band "spirea x", remember them? too bad these songs are a bit short.. red sun is an excellent tune, wish it could last a little longer! play a little louder, shine a little brighter, red sun shine on me today! isn't that what they always say.

red sun...

get down...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

pop am good - the latest thing 12" 1991

i finally got time to burn some records... been busy juggling work, family and friends and some undesirable instances. but that's life! it's unpredictable and sometimes beautiful but seldom great.
so first up, we have an indie band from the early nineties, a three piece band based in london. comprised of dermot mulan, john dennehy and steve brice.. released a couple of singles, including this one from damaged goods an independent label of east london who happens to have a vast line up of indie bands that started in the late eighties up to the present. don't really know much about the band 'xcept their music is similar to what defines indie music(depending on what sub-genres you are up to) was in the early nineties when everybody's trying to pick a guitar and create their own music! one of the songs from this four song ep, if you listen very hard it sounds very close 'disconnected' by the l.a. punk band face to face.
more to come..

the latest thing...

whats in store..

Saturday, June 16, 2012

mary goes round - hot shot in space cd5 1990



'got this cd just a few weeks ago, i was a bit excited upon receiving it. i have been looking for this, but it sad that a lot of great bands of the 80s or 90s from the europe are hardly available here in the states. so i turn to discogs or musicstack for sources... they've done me well.
this outfit were a french psyche-new wave band with similarities to asylum party and little nemo also of french origin. but i tell you what though, this isn't quiet what remembered the band or songs in this cd back when i first heard of them, about five years ago when i first started bloghopping scavenging mp3s from blog to blog! i could've swore "waiting for the orange car" didn't sound the same. or maybe there is another version of it.
it's a 5 track single of which two are available for listenting...

mary's garden(angela mix)...

mary's yellow dreams...


Sunday, May 27, 2012

the lassie foundation - california 1996 ep

the lassie foundation, one of my favorite us shoegaze bands of the nineties along with deardarkhead and half string, was fronted by eric capuzano and wayne everett whose careers started in the early nineties with the prayer chain as an alternative rockers(this was the peak season and possibly the born of "alternative music" right after the heights of seatlle's grunge scene). both guys went on to play for starflyer 59, another us indie/shoegaze outfit i was following in the nineties(oftenly heard on kxlu radio los angeles) before finally landing on solid ground to form tlf  in 1996 with a more defined shoegaze/dreampop compositions that soon undoubtedly became their forte.

i can be her man...

i'm stealin' to be your  man...


Saturday, May 19, 2012

the lemmings - merry-go-round 1998

okay here's one that i got off of a  spinart cd complilation from 1998 called lemonlime. lots of local us independent bands i've never heard of before. most of the songs in the comp. sounds dated 'xcept for the lemmings and witch hazel, pretty much the only two songs i'd actually put on my mp3 player. so anyway, while the song takes you back the the early nineties late eighties pre-madchester manchester indie scene... it still sounds fresh til this day!

merry-go-round...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

pink industry - what i wouldn't give 7" 1985

pink industry... a short-lived liverpulian outfit trio of jayne casey on voice, ambrose reynolds on drum machines and guitar with tadzio jodlowski on bass and guitars. their music was diversely described as mostly synthpop or cold wave but sometimes industrial and post punk. jayne casey started her career in the uk punk era with big in japan alongside bill drummond, holly johnson and the legendary ian broudie, all made name for themselves either as a soloist or as a frontman in a band. morrissey's headshot on the front sleeve? idk. no idea.

what i wouldn't give...

bound by silence...

Friday, May 11, 2012

rapid dance - fragments of youth 7" 1982

first and only single from these scottish outfit in 1982 who later became the band that had one of the most sought after 7" amongst indiepoppers and c86ers,.. that is, the wee cherubs. yes and if you think "dreaming" seven inchers had only 400 copies made? well get a load of this one, according to some reliable sources on the net there were only about 100 copies of this release in circulation on resolute records that came with special hand-made sleeves. it popped up on ebay about a two weeks and of course i had to bid.... samples below are available for your listening pleasure. so there happy mother's day, i hope you all have a good time now, i know i am, if not i will be glued to the tele this saturday, it's "shame seven or blame seven between the denver maggots and my los angeles lakers!


fragments of youth...

hidden so well...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

random single of the month

this was the first track off of the pearly gatecrashers debut mini-lp cd that should've been a great single in the early britpop manchester era. the cd was released in 1993, with one particular single that wasn't going to be denied in "age of innocence", a 7' single on zero hour records of australia. really cool and lively oz indie, the pearly gatecrashers went on to release a couple more albums after this one which btw are both spectacular and senseful in a indiepop kinda way, i think they were the camera obscura of the nineties!
ish good to be back after a moment of silence, life is full of trials and tribulations. you just have to take it one at a time hope for the best.

the pearly gatecrashers - goodtime...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

moev - cracked mirror 12" 1981

first ever release from these vancouver-based synthpop group which then were originally comprised of founders tom ferris and cal stephenson joined by madeleine morris on vocals and mark jowett on guitars. all four take credits and responsibilities of this release along with producer jack curry. you can tell the band really put full effort to this well-engineered synthpop tune, distributed exclusively in canada this very limited edition single... as authentic as it sounds neither the jacket nor the vinyl comes with a catalog no.

cracked mirror...

m.t.m.t.n.m.e....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

candyhateful - hate cd5 1993

fronted by christian hejnal also known for his occasional appearances on the la based outfit "scarling" a goth-noise band, candyhateful was founded in the city of angels in the early nineties with lots of guitar similarities to mbv and the marychains' riffs. later on to play bass for 'the drummed' and scarling in the mid 2000s which acts could be seen supporting the shoegaze bands such as the uk's amusement parks on fire and david gedge's the wedding present in 2006 and even opening for one of the godfathers of synth, depeche mode(everything.explained.at). i don't know how many of these were produced but i'm guessing not many because i haven't seen one since i got this back in '93.

low...

drown...

Friday, April 20, 2012

individual fruit pie - comfort and discomfort 7" 1997

ifp... a band from neuva york, was a short-lived band comprised of j.c. on vocals, gary thomas on strings, san fadyl on drums and chris wilson on bass. the band was formed circa 1995 by two brit guys from london which happens to sound very familiar. for those of us who yearns for jangly guitar and dark croon almost as if they're singing to a special type of crowd. the band released a full length cd on no.6 records of new york in 1997, an ep called "release me" on dot dot dash(..-) records in 1995 and lastly but not in this order, this single.

comfort and discomfort...

still death...

Monday, April 9, 2012

jupiter sun - s/t ep 1994

first release from the suns of jupiter in 1994, a jangly independent act from san jose,ca., shoegaze but not dated, these quartet formerly of "silver" were cali-locals. this very hard-to-find single sided colored 12" vinyl on "i wish i was a slumberland record label, a sub-label of slumberland record, that has quite a line up of their own like the aislers set, henry's dress, go sailor and much more is limited to only 500 copies made. which can only mean that there are only very few of these out there avialable. unless some worn out converted collector decided to give up part of their teenage memories and started listening to crappy mainstream music! no harm intended.
the band's one and only album was released on a cd format by parasol records in 1995 and again in 1999 which can be found on the labels own site and other music shops on the net such as amazon et'al.

violet intertwine...

headlight beam reation...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

stereolab - john cage bubblegum 7" 1993

it's hard to believe it's been twenty years since london's stereolab gave birth to their own version of lo-fi electronica/indie/experimental rock in 1992. so many things have said and prolly thousands of reviews all over the world whether be it on fanzines or the internet so i am not even gonna try.
this single was the only release they have from  oakland's very own slumberland records of the united states of america, very sixties mod-ish electronica. kinda entailing moneywise to find, one of the many early sterolab releases are anyway. ok 'nough said i will let the music speak for itself.

john cage bubblegum...

eloge d'eros...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

random single of the month

slgtm is a michigan based outfit that emerged in the early millennium, fronted by songwriter fred thomas of ann arbor. the band had several albums released independently from and thru the very late 2000s with a bunch of limited 7"s on various indie labels. listening to this album and some other cds by them reminds me of many different styles of music melted into one genre, you hear a little bit of soul, britpop, mod and 60's rock with a hint of japanese pop in the mix. you can read more about the slgtm here.
to our new readers, random single of the month pays tribute to great songs that could've been, should've been and would've been  a porky prime cut but was never. ultimate stars(sample song is for listening purposes only, pls. support the artist by buying their materials wherever available) was taken from the 2003 album "all your summer songs" on illinois' polyvinyl record co., enjoy.

slgtm - ultimate stars...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

honeybunch - walking into walls 7" 1991

a shoegaze act from our very own us of a by way of rhode island, was comprised of jeffrey and lisa underhill with rafael attias. released a few singles throughout their early-to-mid nineties carreer on oz's summershine label known for their indie contributions in the early nineties shoegaze scene with core bands such as blindside, jupiter and autohaze. they also take part credit for illuminating the states' slumberland records now i think was revived by tpobpah and crystal stilts and of course who could forget the bus stop label who brought us classic releases from the springfields and the mayfields just to mention a few.

walking into walls...

mine your own business...

Friday, March 23, 2012

push kings - florida 7" 1996

hailed from boston, massachusettes, push kings aka the push kings born in the mid-nineties to bros. finn and carrick moore gerety with basssist  matt fishbeck and david benjamin on the bangings, released several singles along with a few albums from an indie label called sealed fate records plus some japanese pressings we prolly we won't see very often. their music and i don't mean just this particular single but in general is somewhat a mixture of 60s roots, new wave and even a little hint of soul. all that being said the push kings still managed to sound outside of the mainstream scene.

florida...

cuban girls...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

+1 - nevermore 12" 1985

a quintet from sweden armed with guitars, synth, percussions, the whole works, and with great talent these lads managed to hit the us airwaves during the mid-eighties according some reliable sources from the net. didn't break any records or top the charts back in their heyday but nevertheless an original no-nonsense synth-group with one full length album on their resume and a couple of 12" records that surely takes you back to the eighties, straight up.

nevermore(completely different dancecut)...

all going up...

Monday, March 12, 2012

exlovers - you forget so easily 10" ep 2009

an indie outfit based in london who goes by their first names only with a real talent for brit pop music. some say that they sound like a more melodic libertines, a fellow londoners once fronted by pete doherty but with new order guitar riffs. their materials are very hard-to-find, i just happen to be in the right place at the right time and i didn't know how the band sounds like 'til i put the needle on the record. illuminati.... so i immediately look for more online and locale but to no avail.

you forget so easily...

just a silhouette...

Friday, March 9, 2012

random single of the month

after watching snippets of "room in rome" on sundance channel one night, one particular song caught my attention. it reminded me of a classic tune  back in the sixties or seventies, i swear it sounds very amusing in a different way. the movie was about two beautiful women(an italian and russian) who spend a steamy night together in a hotel in room, hence the title. love those foriegn indie films, dang it! they remind of home so much it's very relatable. anyway it's not so much about the film but the song, the song yeah.. it was lourdes hernandez of russian red and her angelic voice that caught my ears, also known to be the spanish feist, who writes all her songs in english from listening to english music when growing up. 
ladies and gentlemen you are now entering the world according to lourdes hernandez...

russian red - loving strangers...


here's i believe the best song from her album entitled "i love your glasses" in 2008,
russian red - cigarettes...

Monday, March 5, 2012

the lemon trees - the way i feel 7" 1992

the lemon trees were a short-lived band in the nineties, produced one album, pretty much a collection of most of their singles. this uk band was led by guy chambers(ex-world party), brothers jeremy and paul stacey, alex lewis and paul holman, a second album was recorded but never released. the lemon trees broke up in 1995 after releasing 5 total singles which i think can be all found on their only album called "open book" from oxygen records in 1993.

the way i feel...

cokehead...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

d.i.m - you would be sorry 7" 1990

ah, the beauty of scarcity... this is what prominent limitation is all about. with only 500 copies made worldwide, i am proud to say i hold in my hand one of the rarest undiscovered indie record that ever came out sweden. d.i.m's first and only self-produced single ever on reazone to release records of goteborg, oh you won't be sorry at all once you get a copy of this amazing new wave-ish seven. i have only seen it once up for grabs on ebay for a mere 99.99 euros as a starting bid, whew! mine was blithefully handed over by a very good friend and i happen to be the grateful recipient.

you would be sorry...

cold as my hand...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

random single of the month

when i picked this up at rockaway records about two months ago in the silverlake area i had no idea what it sounds like and the wi-fi at that store barely works. good thing they have a listening station(a very few amount of records store has it anymore) so it saves an average collector like me some $$, we all know what it can feel like to spend money on music only to find out it ain't worth it. so anyway, wild nothing is america's answer to nu-gaze? twee? or dreamm-pop? youbethe judge on that, i certainly was surprised to say the least of how good this jack tatum project was, a real indie gem. it's up there with the likes of the philippines'most celebrated debut by moscow olympics and sweden's the mary onettes.
the band's full length album "gemini" is out now! and it's just as good as this ep. so don't miss out on a quality synth-driven ethereal sound of wild nothing.

wild nothing - golden haze...

wild nothing - quiet hours...

Monday, February 20, 2012

julia p. - the law 7" 1999

all songs beautifully written, carefully arranged and could not be perfectly performed otherwise by julia p. recorded for anyway records in columbus, ohio in 1998 and released a year later. 'the law' for some reason sounds so familiar that it almost sounded like a cover song to me, it's kinda like being introduced to someone you swore you've met before, dejavu. anyway i don't know much about julia p. except she's a very talented songwriter and that maybe of a dutch origin from amsterdam and her music is utmost independently universal.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

an uran sa abril - ayaw baya paghali 7" 1982

buli suon baga, sayo na naman ini na ako nadiskubri niyan na bulan. di ko ini sigurado kun ma-o ini an april showers na nagkanta san abandon ship sadto na 1985. medyo may diyo na haging an tunog pero an pangaran san banda may-on sin "the", so bali an pangaran ay the april showers diri april showers. niyan ko lang ini na-imod, kaya siguro hari-unon na naman sini an mga ka-vibes ko. an huna ko sini wara pa sa kanira an may aram sini. pan-o man ma-araman buwa man ugang ini katunog lang saka hinimo ko lang and butangan pero mayad kay diri kila, mag-irihi na naman sira sini, o sige bati-on niyo na lang, ayt.

ayaw baya paghali...

awtomatik...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

tba - love across the nation 12" 1982

one and only single from these canadian imports released in 1982 under fringe product fronted by glen schellenberg and andrew zealley. pretty authentic sounding guitar-driven synthipop tune from ontario that probably never reached the usa airwaves in the early eighties.

love across the nation(12" version)...

in training...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

the glory box - raining embers 7" 1991

a debut single from these oz indie rockers from melbourne that attracted interest in the uk with two independent labels... london's bad girl records and bristol's tea time records. once tagged as melbourne's most promising band of the early nineties, these quintet combines pathos and earnestness with morbid vulnerability.

raining embers...

regrets(giveaway version)...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

charlots - even if i like you 7" 1995

the only release i know from these very short-lived indiepoppers, a self-produced 3 song single from motorway label in japan in 1995. not a bad pick up after listening to it a bunch of times i can hear a little cardigans in them... swede pop plus jangly guitar, flirty vocal and bob's yer uncle.

even if i like you...

rocky boy...

Monday, January 30, 2012

die laughing - swept away 7" 1988

a single from the late eighties on m.a.x. records in australia produced by spencer lee and kevin stanton  for stanlee music production later released on a cd in 1990. not sure if  there was a 12" format of this particular song, if there is.. then kill me now cos i have been looking for it for ages now and i would surely love to have one. it's a  very good song and would be awesome to have a longer remixed version of it.

swept away...

kundalini...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

the happy couple - the four seasons ep 2003

released under the band's own felicite label in germany, limited to 500 hundred copies worldwide, this 4-song ep was the happy couple's debut. comprised of janehoney and tom hilverkus a short-lived band who managed to put out a few singles from 2003-08, delivers a charming french-swede happy pop tune with "boyfriend of the week".

boyfriend of the week...

all the time...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

the field trip - falling down again ep 1991

here's one shoegaze psychedelic act i was not aware of, a quintet from england whom all three of their singles came out in the early nineties, all on ironbridge shropshire's very own watercolour label. what they brought to the table was something very familiar to my ears, a mixture of rugby's the darkside and early spiritualized materials. that being said, one of the field trip's single was mixed and produced by sonic boom the man behind spacemen 3 alongside j. spaceman..., the godfathers of shoegaze next to my all time favorite "the jesus and mary chain".

falling down again...

can you see what you speak...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

yellow6 - perception received 7" 1998

if i'm not mistaken this was the first single from yellow6, a two song cut released a year before the band's very first  album was released. an experimental-post rock single very reminiscent of loveliescrushing, another outfit i am very fond of. yellow6 is a one man project of jon atwood, this particular single is one of seven part of the stress free 7" series by enraptured 45's label in the uk, distributed by cargo.

perception received...

milestone...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

the brigade - product of evolution 7" 1984

the only release i know from these native mancunians. a single from 1984 recorded at commercial sound studio in manchester on streetwise records(a manchester-based indie label) in dukinfield. a self-produced single not too far away from punk or other kin but it is still indie to me.

product of evolution...

dream maker...

Monday, January 9, 2012

flying color - dear friend 7" 1987

a single taken from the "flying color" album in 1987. though it was previously released a couple of years earlier in america under cryptovision records as the "look my way" single, instead the uk version on shigaku records has the flipside on the a side, which is more appropriate in my opinion. but both tracks will have samples and you'll be the judge. the only album recorded by this san fran band was re-released in a digital format in spain in 1996 under munster records along with three extra tracks not included in the original album.

dear friend...
look my way...

Friday, January 6, 2012

the cat's miaow - j'en ai marre 7" 1996

yet another offerings from this six-piece indie pop outfit from down under. founded in melbourne, australia the tcm is comprised of (at the time of this release) kerrie - vocals, andrew - bass guitar, bart - guitar, cameron - drums, a.d. - trumpet and robert handles organ. the cats released several records in the nineties under different labels, spit and a half, darla, toytown to name a few... but this one was their only single from the drive -in records of the usa, real calming down tempo music for a lazy sunday afternoon(if i can only understand what the're singing about).

troiseme etage...

peut-tre que rien jamais...

Monday, January 2, 2012

sudden afternoon - acid rain 12" 1986

released in 1986 under the midnight music label, sudden afternoon were soner houloussi on voices, cliff howard on guitars, matt russell on bass, r s warner on synthesisers and len sach on drums. acid rain's longer version is available on the "dancing shadows" lp also on the twelve o'clock production.
'hope you all have a great new year!!!
acid rain...

red sun...