23 November 2014

THE WANNADIES Aquanautic 1992

by request
 

Tracklist 

1 Everything's True 3:46
2 Cherry Man 4:41
3 Things That I Would Love To Have Undone 4:38
4 Love Is Dead 3:24
5 So Happy Now 2:42
6 Lucky You 3:13
7 1.07 1:07
8 December Days 5:41
9 Something To Tell 3:44
10 Suddenly I Missed Her 2:52
11 God Knows 2:23
12 Never Killed Anyone 2:18
13 I Love You Love Me 2:34

18 November 2014

THE MURMURS self titled 1994

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Artist Biography by


Blender
The alternative pop duo the Murmurs comprised singers/songwriters Leisha Hailey and Heather Grody, who began performing together in 1991 while both were students at New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Debuting with the self-released Who Are We, the Murmurs quickly attracted a cult following on the East Village club circuit, signing to MCA in 1994 and debuting with a self-titled LP which spawned the novelty hit "You Suck." With the release of 1997's Pristine Smut, the formerly acoustic duo added bassist Sheri Ozeki and drummer Sherri Solinger; Blender followed a year later. 
 

Tracklist 

1 Bad Mood 4:02
2 Basically 4:06
3 Wastin Time 3:17
4 Mission 2:52
5 Carry Me Home 3:44
6 Untouchable 2:36
7 You Suck 3:15
8 Neverending 4:25
9 Ticket To Zen 2:48
10 Bumble Bees 3:37
11 All I Need To Know 3:11
12 Beautiful Peace 3:58
 

17 November 2014

COLLISION self titled 1992

 Some grungy sounding, hard rock


Tracklist


Who Do You Love 2:51
True Love 4:01
Chains 3:54
Give Me 5 Days 4:19
Creepin' 4:49
Maximum Respect 4:42
Caravan 1:28
Love Not War 4:15
Juicy Lucy 4:29
My Desire 3:38
Things 3:34

UNCLE WIGGLY Across the Room and Into Your Lap 1991

by request
 

Tracklist

Stick Up Your Smile
Nerve
Morphine Ice Cream
Hope So, Hope Soon
Build Your Own Monster
That Piece Of String
Express
Best Boy
Big Epic
Toucan
Oven
Ba Ba Ba
My, My, My, How Are You ?
Spitoon Cleaner
Julie In The Greenhouse
Ol' Pal

11 November 2014

GRADE And Such is Progress 1998



Artist Biography by


Under the Radar
Toronto hardcore band Grade comprised singer Kyle Bishop, guitarists Greg Taylor and Shawn Magill, bassist Matt Jones and Chris Danner. Issuing their debut EP Separate the Magnets in 1998, the group also earned notoriety opening bands including Fugazi, Jimmy Eat World and the Promise Ring; upon signing to Victory Records, in 1999 Grade issued the single "Triumph and Tragedy," followed later that year by the full-length Under the Radar. Embarrassing Past was issued in fall 2000 as well as a shift in band members. Charles Moniz (drums) and Brad Casarin (guitar) replaced Danner and Taylor in time for a sophomore effort, 2001's Headfirst Straight to Hell
 

Tracklist

Weave 4:02
Miracle Ear 3:26
CFNY 3:47
Bedhead 4:01
Tearjerk 3:14
Hive 5:02
Pocket Rocket 3:47
And Such Is Progress 6:28
 

CYCLE Rollercoaster 1996

by request

hardcore
 

Tracklist


1 Just Thinking 3:03
2 Drowning 3:05
3 Battle Scars 2:38
4 Mica 3:21
5 It's Raining On Your Parade 3:27
6 Walking A Straightline 3:13
7 Fun And Games 2:58
8 Exist One 5:33

SABALON GLITZ Ufonic 1995

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Review by

Part of the mid-'90s American post-rock scene which spawned groups like Tortoise, Jessamine, and Labradford, the Chicago-based Sabalon Glitz quartet creates music superficially of the shoegazer pop and jangle guitar variety, but rather than being inspired by contemporary guitar drone groups such as the British My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, or Flying Saucer Attack, Sabalon travels much further back into Kosmiche music history, paying homage to the sounds of early Popul Vuh and Pink Floyd. There's even a hidden track that reproduces a telephone interview between one of the band members and Rev. Frank Stranges, in which Stranges (an apt name) discourses on alien contact and the hollow earth theory. The twin guitars of Chris Holmes and Rob Kaeding lay down an impressive wall of guitar noise on occasion, especially on the dynamic "Superchaismic Nucleus," but the overall tendency is somewhat more laid-back. The discrete, tasteful use of a theramin and Moog synthesizer is another plus for the group, and it not only establishes the group's space music connection, but it also serves to keep them away from the predictable rut into which some of the shoegazer groups can so easily fall. 

Tracklist

1 Hammer Of The Witches 4:12
2 Time Traveller 4:07
3 The Forge Of Vulcan 2:15
4 Superchiasmic Nucleus 3:10
5 Forest 5:21
6 The Lonesome Death Of Elijah P. Woods 6:38
7 Dance Of The Firewalker 2:07
8 Ufonic 5:54

09 November 2014

HULLABALOO Dead Serious / Beat Until Stiff 1990

by request
 
 

Tracklist

Die Laughing
For Richard Stands
Curse Of Civilization
Drink To Get Drunk
Unkindness Of Ravens
The Rain Song
Gotta Go
Beat Until Stiff
Suicidal Maniac
The Lickyerbutt Song
The Violent Death Of Johnny Camaro
Hole Lotta Rosie
Louisville Slugger
Retardo Porn
B.H.T.
Taskmaster
This Is My Rifle
Sea Of Trash
 
 
 

BORN AGAINST Nine Patriotic Hymns For Children 1994

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Artist Biography by

Politically aware, always cynical, and powerfully musical, Born Against brought the passion and restless anger of American hardcore into the nineties. First active in 1989-90 in New York City, the band featured vocalist Sam McPheeters and guitarist Adam Nathanson, as well as a revolving cast of drummers and bassists. (The most solid lineup included Tonie Jay and Brooks Headley of Universal Order of Armageddon fame.) Born Against began with the usual round of 7" and compilation appearances, including a spot on Ebullition's influential 1991 comp Give Me Back. They then issued 9 Patriotic Hymns for Children, their debut LP, that same year. The Battle Hymns of the Race War 10" followed; both were released through McPheeters' own Vermiform imprint. More comp appearances and split releases followed, including a 1994 split with Screeching Weasel for Lookout! Born Against had run its course by mid-decade, even if its existence had galvanized an NYC hardcore scene screaming for a voice. But its members soldiered on with other projects, including McPheeters' Men's Recovery Project and Nathanson's Young Pioneers. In 2003 Kill Rock Stars stepped in to take over distribution of the Born Against material, after Vermiform fell on hard times. Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure compiled nineteen early and obscure single and flexi releases, while 9 Patriotic Hyms and Battle Hymns were compiled into one release. In 2004 McPheeters resurfaced with a new project for KRS called Wrangler Brutes, a manic, hard-charging thrash/hardcore outfit that also featured drummer Headley and Andy Coronado (ex-Monorchid). Zulu, their debut, appeared in October '04.
 
 

Tracklist

1 Mount The Pavement
2 Shroud
3 By The Throat
4 Nine Years Later
5 Test Pattern
6 Mary And Child
7 Jock Gestapo
8 Organ Of Hope
9 Murder The Sons Of Bitches
10 Mt. Dew
11 Foot
12 This Trash Shouldn't Be Free
13 Poland
 

08 November 2014

HUGGY BEAR Rubbing the Impossible to Burst 1992





by request
 

Tracklist

A1 Katholic Kunt
A2 High Street Jupiter Supercone
B1 Snail Messenger Loss
B2 Single Bullets    

06 November 2014

JONAS Sorry, I'm Sorry, Sorry 1999

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Tracklist

1 Blanket 3:07
2 I Need This 2:30
3 Grubby 3:07
4 Choke 3:22
5 Autumn 3:54
6 Out Of Fuel 3:22
7 Come To Me 3:50
8 Pissed Robin 3:20
9 Soothing 5:31
10 Bored Meat 8:32
11 Stoned Whisper 3:31
12 Veneral Disease 3:11