20 December 2014

PAPAS FRITAS self titled 1995

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Tracklist 

1 Guys Don't Lie 2:39
2 Holiday 2:47
3 Wild Life 3:15
4 Passion Play 3:02
5 TV Movies 3:57
6 My Revolution 2:42
7 Kids Don't Mind 0:51
8 Smash This World 2:47
9 Lame To Be 2:46
10 Possibilities 2:17
11 My Own Girlfriend 1:57
12 Explain 3:39
13 Afterall 3:07
 

14 December 2014

PAPAS FRITAS Helioself 1997

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Tracklist

Hey Hey You Say
We've Got All Night
Say Goodbye
Small Rooms
Rolling In The Sand
Live By The Water
Words To Sing
Sing About Me
Just To See You
Captain Of The City
Weight
Starting To Be It

THE MARSHES self titled 1995

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Tracklist

1 I Am Providence
2 Summer Fun
3 Brut Zone
4 Cave
5 Beneath
6 Portcullis
7 Tombstone

13 December 2014

COAX Haberdashery 1996

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Artist Biography by


Deep Six
The Dentists called it a day when guitarist Bob Collins left the Medway, Kent-based Brit-pop band in 1996 following the band's disappointing final album, Deep Six. Singer/guitarist Mick Murphy, bassist Mark Matthews, and drummer Rob Grigg regrouped with new guitarist Chris Flack to form Coax. After giving their new band an equally bad but far less memorable name than The Dentists, the quartet released Fear of Standing Still in early 1998. Although the album is a resounding return to form after the too-noisy and underwritten Deep Six, and is for all intents and purposes simply a Dentists album under a different name, Fear of Standing Still was virtually ignored in both the U.S. and the U.K. and Coax split before recording a follow-up. 

Tracklist


1 Orchestra 3:23
2 All Brand New 2:49
3 Colors From The Side Show 3:37
4 Screaming Reality 3:00
5 Warm Day In The August Sun 2:39

GUSTER Goldfly 1997

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Artist Biography by

Lost and Gone Forever
Although they evolved into a full-fledged pop band, Guster began their career as a quirky acoustic trio. The band, whose three co-founders met during freshmen year at Tufts University, spent most of the 1990s touring the college circuit and releasing independent albums, all of which featured hand percussion in lieu of a traditional drum set. Released in 1999, Lost and Gone Forever widened the band’s sound considerably, and the follow-up album found percussionist Brian Rosenworcel playing a drum set on several songs. Multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia joined the lineup in 2003, allowing Guster more freedom to explore a combination of folk, pop, and rock.
Parachute
Guster formed in 1991, when Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner, and Brian Rosenworcel first crossed paths at college orientation. Originally called Gus, the trio played local shows around the Boston area before releasing an independent album, Parachute, in 1994. By 1996, they’d elongated their name to Guster and recorded a second album, Goldfly, which netted the band a contract with Sire Records. Sire reissued Goldfly in 1998, and the bandmates decamped to a recording studio later that year to work with producer Steve Lillywhite. Released in 1999, Long and Gone Forever became the band’s unofficial breakthrough album, cracking the lower reaches of the Billboard charts and spinning off a hit single, “Fa Fa,” which peaked at number 26 on the Adult Top 40.
Keep It Together
Compared to Guster's early albums, Long and Gone Forever was downright lush, with strings and horn sections beefing up the band's standard mix of bongos, vocal harmonies, and folk-pop songwriting. Guster went even further with their follow-up effort, Keep It Together, which featured drum kit percussion and contributions from a talented multi-instrumentalist named Joe Pisapia. The album was released during the summer of 2003, where it cracked the Top 40. Meanwhile, the band also released a “fake” version of the record, The Meowstro Sings -- Guster's Keep It Together, in which Guster’s vocal tracks were replaced with simulated cat meows. The so-called “meow mixes” were released online in an attempt to battle illegal file sharing.
Guster on Ice: Live from Portland, Maine
Several months after Keep It Together’s release, Pisapia joined the group permanently. He made his official debut on the 2004 concert album Guster on Ice, which found the guys playing selections from all of their albums. Now a four-piece outfit, Guster returned in 2006 with their richest-sounding album to date, Ganging Up on the Sun. The group's sixth studio album, Easy Wonderful, which was partially recorded in Pisapia's Middletree Studios in Nashville, was released in October of 2010. Right around that time Pisapia announced he wouldn't be touring with the band any longer, choosing instead to play with k.d. lang full-time. He was replaced in the touring lineup by guitarist Luke Reynolds, a former member of the band Blue Merle.

Tracklist

1 Great Escape
2 Demons
3 Perfect
4 Airport Song
5 Medicine
6 X-Ray Eyes
7 Grin
8 Getting Even
9 Bury Me
10 Rocketship

SLEEPYHEAD Late Night Thinkin' 1997

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Tracklist


1 Wake Up Call
2 Boys Don't Lie
3 Gamblers Don't Gamble
4 The Good Ship
5 Late Night Thinkin'
6 Teenager

LIZARD TRAIN Everything Moves 1995

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Tracklist

1 Severed Place 7:03
2 It All Came From Nothing 4:43
3 I Love My Demons 7:52
4 Got The Fear 4:08
5 Kiss Me Quick 5:59
6 Smoulder 4:13
7 Sheets Of Iron 5:45
8 My Soul 5:52
9 Sucker 6:26
10 Bible Covered Walls 7:07

TIZZY Befriend Us 1996

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Tracklist

1 D Is 4 Daddy
2 Hey Mr. Cool Guy
3 Miss America
4 Sugarcoat
5 Lava Surfer
6 A-4
7 William Shatner
 
 
 
 

09 December 2014

SUGARPOP Give Up Your Sister 1997

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Helmed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Taylor, the little-known Sugarpop produce a surprisingly consistent batch of power pop tunes on their 1997 release Give Up Your Sister. Many of the material uncannily recalls the offbeat yet poppy sensibilities of Kurt Cobain's best work. But don't be misled -- this is not another "Nirvana-be" band -- Taylor's ideas are unique enough to warrant serious attention. Plus, the stylistic scope of Sugarpop is broader than that of most alternative rock bands of the nineties; encompassing punk, power pop, electronic drum loops, occasional country twang and other esoterica, they offer just enough variety to keep you guessing. Give Up Your Sister made a dent in the American college radio world in 1998, charting in CMJ's Top 200 briefly, but was otherwise overlooked. 

Tracklist

1. Heavy Duty Jones

2. Dashboard Hula Girl
3. Cigarette
4. Sister
5. Sad Day
6. Downtown
7. Did I Wait
8. Wendy Sinker
9. Cool Ade
10. Everarda Girl

08 December 2014

PIEBALD When Life Hands You Lemons... 1997

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The Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Emocore outfit Piebald formed in 1994 when vocalist/guitarist Travis Shettel, guitarist Aaron Stuart, bassist Andrew Bonner and drummer Jon Sullivan were still high school students in suburban Andover, MA. Sullivan left a few years later; Alex Garcia Rivera stepped in before the band ultimately settled down with Luke Garro behind the kit. Quickly becoming a staple of the Boston-area indie circuit, Piebald released their first album, When Life Hands You Lemons, in 1997 via Hydra Head Records. They followed up two years later with If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains for Us All, which further presented the band's lighthearted spin on typical emo values, offering such song titles as "Fat and Skinny Asses." The EP The Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised appeared in 2000 before Piebald amicably split to focus on life outside the band.
 

Tracklist

1 Two Rocking Chairs On A Porch
2 Our Very Own Employment Office
3 One Hundred Percent Good
4 Small Town Outside Of Boston
5 Song For A Piano In A Minor
6 Sandpaper Steering Wheel
7 The Sea And A Lifesaver
8 In Like A Lamb And Out Like A Lion
9 New Coke
10 Part II: The Noreaster
11 Holden Caufield
 

05 December 2014

CORNERSHOP When I Was Born For The 7th Time 1997







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When I Was Born for the 7th Time
It may have taken Cornershop a few years to perfect their innovative hybrid of Indian music, British indie rock, and contemporary dance, but with the release of a third full-length album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time, the group's multicultural fusions made it an instant critics' darling. Taking their name from a common stereotype of Indians in England -- that they all own small, corner grocery shops -- Cornershop were formed by singer/songwriter, guitarist, and dholki player Tjinder Singh and guitarist, keyboardist, and tamboura player Ben Ayres after the 1991 breakup of a previous group, General Havoc. The remainder of their initial lineup featured Singh's brother Avtar on guitar and former Dandelion Adventure drummer David Chambers. Following their first gig in Harlow, they signed with the small indie label WIIIJA.

Tracklist

Sleep On The Left Side 4:06
Brimful Of Asha 5:13
Butter The Soul 3:19
Chocolat 1:24
We're In Yr Corner 5:47
Funky Days Are Back Again 3:41
What Is Happening? 2:15
When The Light Appears Boy 2:41
Coming Up 1:03
Good Shit 4:40
Good To Be On The Road Back Home Again 5:45
It's Indian Tobacco My Friend 4:52
Candyman 3:49
State Troopers 3:07
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:28

THE WANNADIES Yeah 1999

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Tracklist

I Love Myself
Yeah
No Holiday
Big Fan
Don't Like You (What The Hell Are We Supposed To Do)
String Song
Can't See Me Now
Kill You
(You)
Low Enough
Idiot Boy
Friend Or Foe
Ball
... Have Another One