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...