21 October 2014

STEREOLAB Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements 1993

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Combining an inclination for melodic '60s pop with an art rock aesthetic borrowed from Krautrock bands like Faust and Neu!, Stereolab were one of the most influential alternative bands of the '90s. Led by Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier, Stereolab either legitimized forms of music that were on the fringe of rock, or brought attention to strands of pop music -- bossa nova, lounge-pop, movie soundtracks -- that were traditionally banished from the rock lineage. The group's trademark sound -- a droning, hypnotic rhythm track overlaid with melodic, mesmerizing singsong vocals, often sung in French and often promoting revolutionary, Marxist politics -- was deceptively simple, providing the basis for a wide array of stylistic experiments over the course of their prolific career. Throughout it all, Stereolab relied heavily on forgotten methods of recording, whether it was analog synthesizers and electronics or a fondness for hi-fi test records, without ever sinking to the level of kitsch. 

Tracklist

1 Tone Burst 5:35
2 Our Trinitone Blast 3:47
3 Pack Yr Romantic Mind 5:06
4 I'm Going Out Of My Way 3:25
5 Golden Ball 6:52
6 Pause 5:23
7 Jenny Ondioline 18:08
8 Analogue Rock 4:13
9 Crest 6:04
10 Lock-Groove Lullaby 3:38

MADFLY White Hot in the Black 1998

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Tracklist

1 Rat Trap Karma 5:21
2 Honeydripper 2:53
3 Jealous Baker 3:30
4 Red Candles 4:36
5 Join The Madness 5:23
6 Sleep Tonight 4:18
7 Message From The Edge (Of Nowhere) 6:44
8 I Hate Myself For Loving You The Way I Do 3:08
9 The Fabulous Beast 5:19
10 Fire In The Hole 4:35
11 Chains Around My Heart 3:32
12 Flatliner 6:08

18 October 2014

ERIC'S TRIP Forever Again 1994

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A product of the same Eastern Canada indie rock community which also gave rise to the superb Jale and Sloan, the noise-pop quartet Eric's Trip formed in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1990. The group, which took their name from a Sonic Youth song, brought together a number of longtime veterans of the Moncton scene: drummer Mark Gaudet first surfaced in the mid-1970s as a member of Purple Knight and later performed with the Whoremoans and No Explanation, while vocalist/guitarist Rick White and guitarist Chris Thompson debuted in 1984 as members of, respectively, Bloodstain and Dang. In 1989 White and Thompson teamed in the Forest, which recruited vocalist/bassist Julie Doiron-Claytor the following year; when Gaudet joined some months later, Eric's Trip was born.

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The band debuted with a self-titled 1990 cassette; with the floodgates duly opened, a massive amount of material followed, stretching across the 1991 tapes Caterpillars and Drowning, the 1992 EPs Warm Girl and Belong, and 1993's Peter. After becoming the first Canadian artist signed to Sub Pop, Eric's Trip issued the EP Songs About Chris, followed by Julie and the Porthole to Dimentia (recorded for the tiny Sappy label), before finally closing out 1993 with their full-length Sub Pop debut Love Tara. After 1994's Gordon Street Haunting EP and the Forever Again LP, Doiron-Claytor's pregnancy forced the group into a hiatus; following 1996's Purple Blue, Eric's Trip announced their breakup. White soon resurfaced in Elevator to Hell, while Doiron-Claytor continued performing under the name Broken Girl; Gaudet joined the reformed Purple Knight, and Thompson appeared in Moonsocket. 

Tracklist

New Love 3:00
This Way Out 1:08
About You 1:22
Girlfriend 2:19
Always There 1:53
Stupidest Thing 1:52
December '93 2:08
Thoroughly 1:14
My Bed Is Red 4:46
View Master 2:46
Cloudy 1:40
My Chest Is Empty 3:07
Run Away 1:42
Waiting All Day 2:51
Let Go 1:45
Hate Song 1:33
Feeling Around 2:36
Forever Again 3:51

17 October 2014

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16 October 2014

GOODNESS Anthem 1998

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Tracklist 


1 Anthem 3:42
2 Pretender 3:31
3 Bitter Man 3:40
4 I'd Rather 3:59
5 Walkaway 4:49
6 Night & Day 3:20
7 Hiccup 3:36
8 Turn The World Around 4:07
9 Lost 3:27
10 Our Last Goodbye 5:35
11 Ashes 4:24
12 Cozy 5:14

BRAID Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5 1995








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In a search to find others interested in trading videos of live shows, drummer/singer Bob Nanna, of Friction, placed a classified ad in Maximum Rocknroll and met drummer Roy Ewing, of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in 1993. That fall, Nanna, a freshman at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, started hanging out with Ewing, who played in Lowercase N. Nanna's friend guitarist Pete Havranek, of 42 Loads and Inkadink, wanted to play with someone new, so Ewing volunteered. Nanna became their singer and guitarist, Jay Ryan joined them on bass, and Braid were born. Shortly thereafter, Ryan left the band and went on to play with Hubcap and Dianogah. Todd Bell, who had played with Ewing in Lowercase N, replaced Ryan on bass. Kate Reuss was recruited to sing. Braid played their first show on December 10, 1993, in Danville, Illinois. Reuss left the band after the second show. 

Tracklist 

1 Angel Falls
2 Capricorn
3 Minuet
4 New Dollar Building
5 Lining Lake Michigan
6 Wax Wings
7 Garner Hall Music Room
8 Hugs From Boys
9 Three Point Turn
10 Eeyore And Easel
11 Red Dye Company
12 Summer Salt
13 X Marks The Hope Box
14 Brass Knuckle Sandwich
15 Dolores
16 Under The Influence Of Tricycle Mechanics
17 Featherweight
18 Ornamental
19 Kissy Windmill Print
20 Jane Describes John
21 Quarters
22 Interstate 57
23 Yawn London
24 Vest Of Interest
25 Pipsqueak
26 Zero Frisco





















































15 October 2014

TINDERSTICKS Tindersticks 1993

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Tracklist 


1 Nectar 2:40
2 Tyed 4:11
3 Sweet Sweet Man Pt. One 0:41
4 Whiskey & Water 5:51
5 Blood 4:52
6 City Sickness 4:00
7 Patchwork 4:40
8 Marbles 4:30
9 The Walt Blues 1:08
10 Milky Teeth 2:52
11 Sweet Sweet Man Pt. Two 1:05
12 Jism 6:03
13 Piano Song 2:40
14 Tie-Dye 4:00
15 Raindrops 6:15
16 Sweet Sweet Man Pt. Three 1:44
17 Her 3:29
18 Tea Stain 2:07
19 Drunk Tank 4:44
20 Paco De Renaldos Dream 4:22
21 The Not Knowing 4:58

13 October 2014

TINDERSTICKS self titled 1995

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Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations. Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. Though their music was far from casual listening, Tindersticks gained a dedicated cult following in the mid-'90s, beginning with their eponymous 1993 debut album, which was named Album of the Year by Melody Maker. 

Tracklist 

1 El Diablo En El Ojo 3:32
2 A Night In 6:25
3 My Sister 8:11
4 Tiny Tears 5:45
5 Snowy In F# Minor 2:28
6 Seaweed 5:13
7 Vertrauen II 3:20
8 Talk To Me 5:00
9 No More Affairs 3:49
10 Singing 0:57
11 Travelling Light 4:51
12 Cherry Blossoms 4:20
13 She's Gone 3:29
14 Mistakes 5:44
15 Vertrauen III 2:20
16 Sleepy Song 4:38