Monday, October 28, 2013

systems of romance - dare the dance 12" 1983

here's something i picked up a few weeks back at a local record shop in l.a., yep it has been that long since i have visited a vinyl store.. let's just say that i've shifted my priorities to something else much more important in my life. truth is, i made it a habit to check out records every friday when i can but lately it had been compromised.
i am not really familiar with this outfit 'cept that it reminded me of a blog with the same name. system of romance is a los angeles new wave power synth group from the early eighties, led by singer-songwriters timm(vocals/bass) and justin(piano/keyboards) with ray drake on drums and john kasha on guitars. credits to stolen riff records and trax studios l.a., this record was produced by sor and mike mcdonald.

stay...

shadows...


Monday, October 21, 2013

the avons - four songs 12" ep 1986

released in the mid-eighties the avons managed to put out another record thru john letharge of letharge records in 1986 with the help of producer howard turner who also produced "the chairs" and "14 iced bears". short-lived indiepop outfit hailing from england, the band is comprised of barry mcguilty(lead voice), mark kingston, aka baz, both from "the farmer's boys" circa 1984, hal jordan(vocals and guitar) with ed street(drums).

seeing things...

you don't know do you...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

dandelion wine - daytime 7" 1992

besides the 1996 album called "model village" on garden of delights records, this is the only other release of the band that i know of. on this record the dandelion wine, a london based indie outfit were tim vass of the razorcuts(and you wonder why there was such a strong resemblance), and shirley souter. this record was released under brighton's indiepop label "marineville" which was active since the early nineties up to the present. other artist from the label's not-so-big of a library includes fat tulips, the anyways, the sugargliders and most current ones are the bb guns, dead coast, the fabergettes, etc.

daytime...

high and low...


Monday, October 7, 2013

the kensingtons - hope corner lane e.p. 1995

first from the kensingtons, a band from upminster essex, england, comprised of andrew, adam and frontman stewart jackman who is still active up to this day. his latest ep called "black tag parade" under dufflecoat records is quite an impressive compositions of power pop guitar tunes, aggressive yet melodic with laid back boyish don't-rush-me vocals. you can watch the video here.
release no. 11 from germany's very own meller welle produkte, an indenpendent label and home to some of the scarcest and hard-to-find new wave, indie, experimental, vocal and avantgarde outfits of the nineties. me was lucky enough to find this near mint copy for just a dollar at a local record shop yo. also enclosed was a list of singles available on meller welle including in heaven(oh i gotta have this one soon), the lovelies, pastel coloured days, southville and much more...
if anyone has any of these records, i'd like a copy in digital format pls.

surbiton girl...

intercity baby '94...