31 January 2012

APE HANGERS Ultrasounds 1995

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Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

On their debut album, The Ape Hangers create a trashy, punchy hybrid of '70s hard rock and punk rock. They don't always have melodies strong enough to pull off their ideas, but when their songs do take hold, they're quite catchy. (Allmusic.com)

25 January 2012

24 January 2012

SINCOLA Crash Landing in Teen Heaven 1996


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Biography

by John Bush

Guitarists Wendel Stivers and Kris Patterson, bassist Chepo Pena, drummer Terri Lord and vocalist Rebecca Cannon formed Sincola in Austin, TX, in 1993. The band honed its punk-pop approach on three singles before their 1995 album debut, What the Nothinghead Said, on Caroline Records.


GASLIGHT RADIO Hitch on the Leaves 1998

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Review

by Ned Raggett

Practically unheard of outside Gaslight Radio's home continent, Hitch on the Leaves is a wonderful debut album from this quintet, equal parts pretty Cocteau Twins-inspired shoegaze and fragile rock drive. With the lovely chime of "New Estate Dreamboat" starting things off very well, Rory and Martin Cooke's guitars containing all the open-ended ringing one could want, the fivesome merrily make their way from softly melancholy strength to strength. Songs like "Spindlings of the Summer" and the majestic "Rosalie," with its vast sense of space and gentle impact, are sure to make any Chapterhouse, early Verve, or Kitchens of Distinction fan weep with delight that there's at least some bands out there still carrying the flame. Happily, Gaslight Radio don't sound like a cloning of any one group in particular, partially since the group turns from … » Read more

23 January 2012

VITAPUP An Hour With Vitapup 1995


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Thanks to M.P. for the upload!


Tracklist

1 Thanks For Coming To The Show 0:18
2 Burger King 1:55
3 Freedom For Saturn 2:59
4 City Soul 2:23
5 Organic Banana 0:22
6 I Need It 3:05
7 Blast Off With A Verse 4:08
8 Rock The Bells 1:27
9 Dragonfly 3:22
10 Disbelief 4:18
11 Come Thru 4:36
12 Build Your Own Home 3:24
13 Sports Car 1:30
14 Its In Your Mind 0:13
15 Odyssey 3:00
16 I Wanna Live Where Wonder Woman Lives 1:05
17 Staple In The Sun 5:49
18 What's Inside Of Me 2:05
19 Come Thru In A Circle 4:27



SATURNINE Flags for Unknown Territories 1997


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Thanks to M.P. for the upload!


Biography

by Jason Ankeny

Indie pop band Saturnine formed in New York in 1994 when singer/guitarist Matt Gallaway and bassist Mike Donofrio met while studying law. After enlisting drummer Jim Harwood and guitarist Jennifer Baron, the group issued their debut EP, Autoglider; their full-length debut, Wreck at Pillar Point, followed in 1995. Flags for Unknown Territiories appeared a year later, and in 1998 Saturnine returned with Mid the Green Fields. Upon completing 1999's American Kestrel, Baron left the lineup.

22 January 2012

BIS Detour 7 inch 1999

HAZEL / OVARIAN TROLLY split 7 inch 1997



More 90's 7 inch goodness.

Side A
Hazel Incendiary

Side B
Ovarian Trolley Romeo

CHAINSAW RECORDS Compilation






  This is pretty rare. Hope you like it!

Track Listing:
1. Some Velvet Sidewalk Dumb
2. Frightwig I Thought I Knew You
3. Bikini Kill This Is Not a Test
4. Gag Order Episode
5. Autoclave Still Here
6. Duh Hex
7. Lois Press Play and Record
8. Dumbhead Good and Plenty\
9. Sky High Style 1 Song
10. Spitboy Motivated by Fear
11. Tim Green No. 6
12. Tsunami Skinny
13. Donna Trains

TEENBEAT 100 7 INCH COMPILATION 1993

Reupped November 2012
Track Listing:
Side A
1. Blast Off Country Style Wiener Dude Attitude
2. Eggs Baked Alaska
3. Tsunami Brickbook Building
4. Butch Willis Falling in Love
5. Unrest International Nautical Miles

Side B
1. The Shoetrees Collisions
2. Bratmobile There's No Other Way
3. Sexual Milkshake The United States of Arousal
4. Cobalt Saturday
5. Los Marauders Slicker Than Snot

21 January 2012

ADICKDID self titled 1994

This self titled CD release was packaged in a hand screened printed envelope. The vinyl release was titled "Dismantle." Fans of Slant 6, Calamity Jane, Bumblescrump, Huggy Bear and Bikini Kill will dig this old gem.

SKIRT self titled EP 1994


Thanks to El Diablo con Queso for this upload!
Hate to describe them this way but it's gonna help you out a little so here we go: all female fronted band from Atlanta, Georgia who will probably remind y0u of 4 Non Blondes somewhat. Much like Linda Perry, this woman can wail on the mic in a good way!

ANDY STOCHANSKY Radio Fusebox 1999



This guy was the drummer for Ani DiFranco but this isn't Ani DiFranco-like music. I think the first track is the best.

Biography

by Linda Seida

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Stochansky spent seven years playing drums for indie rock artist Ani DiFranco before striking out on his own, and many music aficionados identified his name only in relation to that position in the music world. By 2000, however, the pair of solo albums he had to his credit, While You Were Sleeping and Radio Fusebox, helped separate his name from DiFranco's and launch his own career. Stochansky worked on While You Were Sleeping, an independent release in 1995, while he was still affiliated with … » Read more

BEHEAD THE PROPHET N.L.S.L. / THRONES split 7 inch 1998


Okay, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live is not for everyone but if you dig the Mulkiteo Fairies and God is My Co-Pilot then you'll probably like this. And this band features a violin player! Don't know anything about Thrones so here ya go!

BIS Action and Drama 7 inch 1999


Biography

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Taking inspiration from Huggy Bear, the Nation of Ulysses, Blur, and the "cutie" indie movement of Sarah Records, bis were one of the most unique bands in late-'90s British indie rock. Aggressively primitive, bis spearheaded "the Teen-C Revolution," crossing D.I.Y. aesthetics with the incessant bounce of new wave dance pop, anime and manga imagery, and a childlike outlook. Bursting out from nowhere in early 1996, bis became the first unsigned band to appear on Top of the Pops, and became a sensation within the British music press, with equally passionate positive and negative reviews. However, bis won fans in the Beastie Boys, who signed them to Grand Royal Records, positioning the band to join the ranks of the international pop underground. » Read more

20 January 2012

SMOOTHER Copycat 1994




Tracklist

1 Honey
2 Jurk
3 Hamper
4 Lord Helmet
5 Who Cares
6 Cudjule
7 Grimace
8 Remindless
9 Juicehead
10 Pele
11 Colourful Hat
12 Fat Albert
13 Grin And Bear It
14 I Miss Galore
15 The Hockey Game

TRISTAN PSIONIC

TPA Flight 028
1996

Feves: The Sounds of Tristan Psionic
1994

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Biography
by Gina Boldman
Tristan Psionic was formed in 1992 by Sandy McIntosh (guitar), Michael Milne (guitar) and Tim Potocic in Hamilton, Ontario. When the group made their first cassette, they started their own label: Sonic Unyon (which later went on to sign Hayden, Thrush Hermit, The Dinner Is Ruined, SIANspheric and Chore, among others). Their first full-length, Feves: The Sounds of Tristan Psionic, was released in 1994. The band took a hiatus and concentrated on running their label; bassist Gary "Wool" McMaster quit out of frustration from the lack of activity within the band. By 1996, the trio had replaced McMaster with April Sabucco and had released their second full-length CD, titled TPA Flight 028. Mind the Gap followed in 2000. 

TPA Flight 028

Tracklist

1 Air Traffic Control
2 Divided
3 Lucky Star
4 Professional Human
5 Secret
6 Puke
7 All Of The Important Things I've Done
8 3AM (Circa 1996)
9 Trans Am Kid
10 Zone Of Compass Unreliability
11 Donut Rock City

Feves: The Sounds of Tristan Psionic

Tracklist

1 Black Psabbath Psong
2 The Nightmare Returns
3 25 Cents
4 ?sometimes
5 Pslop
6 Ketchup
7 Screamin' Beamin'
8 Let It Go
9 Transmission
10 Tee Hee
 

17 January 2012

THE HEROINE SHEIKS self titled 7 inch


Tracklist

A
(We Are The) 4:12
B1
Let's Fight 2:53
B2
Swedish Fly 2:44

MY BLOODY VALENTINE Loomer Live Vancouver, Canada 1992


Live from Vancouver, Canada 1992. Sound quality is great! Enjoy!



MY BLOODY VALENTINE Instrumental 7 inch 1988


Creation Records release

Reupped November 2012



14 January 2012

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN Reverberation 1990

I don't care what anyone says, I like this even though original vocalist Ian McCulloch was replaced by Noel Burke.

GROVER My Wild Life 1996


Upped by
ElDiabloConQueso





Grover: My Wild Life
Speaking of Mitch Easter and Let's Active, Grover marks the resurfacing of Let's Active's Angie Carlson, and Mitch himself even produces four of these songs. The others, for another Boston connection, are produced by Kevin Salem, once of the band Dumptruck (and whose solo album Soma City, from last year, I got recently, and really like). And to tie all stray elements together, My Wild Life ironically bears more than a little resemblance to Slip It Under the Door. Angie's dense waves of distortion color what might have been cheery pop songs, and give them an ominous haziness. Angular twists of guitar remind me a little of the Breeders, and Angie's raw, slightly-chirpy, English-accented voice then bends the mood in yet another direction, making Grover sound a little like Elastica without so much Wire in it.
When this works, as it does arrestingly in the raspy bass pulse and airy vocals of "Yeah, I'm Dumb", the This Mortal Coil-like vocal flourishes in "Bend", the jumpy and good-natured bop of "My Wild Life", the frantic verses of "Sweet Thing", the distinctly Big Star-ish "Anesthesia", the snarling (and Sleeper-like) "Superhero", the swirling atmosphere of "Heavy Past" and the twangy Byrds-y chorus of "Damaged Girl", it's quite intriguing and effective, indistinct in a good way, preserving some animating mystery. When it doesn't work, though, it can just sound muddy and strained, as if the music can't quite extricate itself from aural quicksand. Several of these songs, despite the sterling production credits, sound an awful lot like demos, and while this is appealing in some ways, in some ways it also makes me impatient to hear what Grover will be able to do when they really have time to get things right.

Tracklist

1 Yeah, I'm Dumb
2 Hole In My Eye
3 Bend
4 My Wild Life
5 Pretty Machine
6 Sweet Thing
7 Anesthesia
8 Superhero
9 Parachute
10 Heavy Past
11 Damaged Girl
12 I'm Dreaming

JONES VERY New Life For Lies 1992


By request


UNWOUND


You Bite My Tongue
1995

I just found a copy of You Bite My Tongue for 4 dollars at a local vegan restaurant/record store. The 7 inch is one sided and has the lyrics engraved into side 2 of the record.


Corpse Pose
1996


Kandy Korn Rituals
1993


Biography

by John Bush

Perhaps the most musically abrasive group in the world of indie rock, Unwound specialize in a dense collection of crushing power chords rising to feedback, melding the noise of Sonic Youth's more raucous passages with a rare energetic flair which rivals even that of Fugazi. Formed in 1991 in a small town close to the indie rock nerve center of Olympia, Washington, Unwound was originally a trio of vocalist/guitarist Justin Trosper, bassist Vern Rumsey, and drummer Brandt Sandeno. The band released two singles for Kill Rock Stars and one for Gravity Records before recording an … » Read more

BANTAM ROOSTER Watch Me Burn 7 inch 1997

Get yer lo-fi rock n roll here!

Biography

by Mike DaRonco

Hailing from Michigan's capital city of Lansing, Bantam Rooster's two piece guitar and drum approach pays tribute to the minimal aesthetics of 60's garage rock recorded on duct taped equipment. Gotten together in 1994 after T. Jackson Potter (guitar/ vocals) and Eric Cook (drums) were both experiencing down time from their full-time bands would eventually result in a series of gigs all through the Mid-West before signing with Crypt Records in 1996. With their first 7" EP Miss Luxury released that same year, their first album Deal Me In came out in 1997 followed by a European tour. Upon their return to the states, and another 7" on Ypsilanti's Flying Bomb Records, Bantam Rooster's second album The Cross and The Switchblade came out in 1999; Fuck All Y'All appeared a year later.

12 January 2012

PePGIRLZ Down 'N' Dirty 1997

By request

Biography

by Richie Unterberger

A New York, all-female quartet playing '90s punk with ingredients from riot grrl, metal, and a mild psychedelic eclecticism thrown in.

08 January 2012

BENT Nothing Grows Here Anymore 1994

Upped by Bo




Tracklist  

1 Killer In Me 3:46
2 My Time 2:18
3 Marigold 2:15
4 Together 3:09
5 Rope 4:18
6 Stormwatch 4:06
7 Midnight 3:05
8 Turn Around 2:28
9 Take 6 3:44
10 Tabloid Grind 4:12
11 Dream Police 3:44