29 June 2012



by Ron DePasquale
While grunge reigned in the early '90s, New Fast Automatic Daffodils made its mark on the indie rock scene in Manchester, England. Bassist Justin Crawford, guitarist Dolan Hewison, and drummer Perry Saunders got together in 1988, and singer Andy Spearpoint joined soon after. Spearpoint's obscure lyrics spoken over repetitive riffs and beats gave NFAD's music a dream-like quality. While many bands of that era were preoccupied with displaying their angst on the world stage, NFAD was concerned with creating groovy, spacy music you could dance to. And they made plenty of it: three full-lengths, five EPs, and ten singles all in roughly four years.

16 June 2012

JENNIFER TRYNIN Cockamamie 1994

Thanks to El Diablo con Queso for the up!

15 June 2012

12 June 2012

TRAINDODGE Emblem Corners 2001

By request
1990s - 2000s
July, 1996 in Oklahoma City, OK
Group Members

MOTHER MAY I Splitsville 1994

By request


Poison Dart 4:57
Teenage Jesus 2:38
Painted On 3:21
Something Better 4:21
Birthday Wish 3:36
Dick And Jane 4:14
Meet You There 3:41
In A Box 4:47
Never Ending Riddle 1:41
In Between 2:22
Bastard 3:59
All The Way In 3:18

KEROSENE 454 Came By to Kill Me 1997

By request


Tracer 2:48

All Eyes West 3:43

Closing 3:48

Injection 6:50

Angelic In G# 3:57

T Minus 100 2:40

Farefire 3:07

Worthington 5:04

Four Knots 3:03

Somewalk 4:04

Continued 6:55

KEROSENE 454 At Zero 1998

Anti-Magnet 4:42

Automatic 2:58

Negatives 4:06

Diminishing 5:12

Heroes 4:38

Electrics On The Rise 3:06

In For Even 2:47

On Exit 5:06

Pay Attention 6:26

Spookin The Birds 3:38

THE BUTCHIES Are We Not Femme 1998


[+] by Jason Ankeny
Durham, NC-based queercore trio the Butchies reunited singer/guitarist Kaia Wilson and drummer Melissa York, who previously teamed in the pioneering Team Dresch. Joined by ex-Poor Valentino bassist Alison Martlew, the Butchies signed to Mr. Lady (the independent label Wilson founded with girlfriend Tammy Rae Carlson) to issue their 1998 debut Are We Not Femme?. A year later, the Chris Stamey-produced Population 1975 was released. the Butchies didn't waste much time in between albums; Wilson kept herself busy with Mr. Lady and issued albums by Le Tigre and Sarah Dougher in the early millennium while the band prepared for a third album. Getting back together with producer Greg Griffith, the aptly titled Three appeared in 2001. Stateside dates with The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray followed that summer. A fourth effort, Make Yr Life, was recorded in ten days before hitting shelves in spring 2004. It marked the Butchies' first release with Yep Roc.
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An early demo - don't miss this!

SEXPOD Home 1995

By request


Home 3:13
Heroine 4:02
Foot On The Gas 5:17
Winter 4:05
Circle Of Silver 4:41
A Wedding Song 3:29

KEROSENE 454 / ANGEL HAIR split 7 inch 1995

Side A
Kerosene 454 Some Walk

Side B
Angel Hair  Kisses

11 June 2012

CAROLINE'S SPINE earlier works

 Ignore the Ants
 So Good Afternoon
self titled

Upped by Dsvvsd

CAROLINE'S SPINE later releases

 Attention Please


Upped by Dsvvsd


by Heather Phares
The alternative rock group Caroline's Spine consists of vocalist/guitarist Jimmy Newquist, guitarist Mark Haugh, bassist Scott Jones and drummer Jason Gilardi. The band's consistent touring found them sharing the bill with a wide array of artists, including Catherine Wheel, Better Than Ezra, KISS and Aerosmith. Their 1997 debut Monsoon was released on Hollywood Records, followed by Attention Please two years later.

ANTENNA Hideout 1993

 By request


[+] by Stewart Mason

10 June 2012

HUFFY No High Five 1997

More Huffy for your ears....


1 50-Yard Dash
2 Chopper Pilot
3 Boil
4 Surfcaster
5 Bring It On
6 So Yeah
7 Lemon Lift
8 Punchee
9 Splinter
10 California

POLAR GOLDIE CATS self titled 1996



by Margaret Reges
Experimental/post-rockers the Polar Goldie Cats were a Polvo-esque group that emerged in 1992. They played their first show at the California Institute of the Arts, and their first album, Polar Goldie Cats, came out in 1995. The group went on to release several more albums over the years: Detector came out in 1997, Polar Night Stress arrived in 2001, and Feral Phantasms was released five years later.

09 June 2012

RAILROAD JERK The Third Rail 1996



[+] by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

08 June 2012

SUMMERCAMP Tonight EP 1997




by Jason Ankeny
The alternative rock quartet Summercamp first began to take shape in 1987, when vocalists/guitarists Tim Cullen and Sean McCue first met in high school in their native Santa Barbara, CA; another fellow student, bassist Misha Feldmann, joined after graduation, and with the 1994 addition of drummer Tony Sevener, the group's roster was complete. After signing with Madonna's Maverick label, Summercamp issued their 1997 debut LP, Pure Juice


1 Nowhere Near (Live) 2:15
2 High Horse (Live) 3:14
3 The Bright Side (Live) 4:12
4 Anyone 3:06
5 Miss Leonard 3:04
6 Drawer (Demo) 4:00
7 Tonight! 0:04

SEAFOOD Messenger in the Camp 1999


Scorch Comfort 4:01

Psychic Rainy Nights 5:23

Porchlight 4:33

Ukiah 3:08

Rot Of The Stars (XFM Session) 4:00

Dope Slax (XFM Session) 4:48

We Felt Maroon 2:59

Dig 15:40

(2 Untitled Hidden Tracks)

Levitate Me 4:18

HAZEL Airiana EP 1997



Title Track
Ohio Player
Mr Magazine Man
My 2nd Chance



[+] by Erik Hage
Hazel was one of several groups (including Elliott Smith's Heatmiser) that sprung up in Portland, Oregon in the early '90s, just as grunge was reaching fever pitch in neighboring Seattle. The trio of indie poppers included vocalist-guitarist Pete Krebs, bassist Brady Smith, and drummer-vocalist Jody Bleyle. They were often accompanied by a Fred Nemo, a dancer, and spirit man, à la the Happy Mondays' (and Black Grape's) Bez. The group, who was signed to Sub Pop records, released their debut album, Toreador of Love, in 1993. The punk-pop effort was most notable for the unique melding of Krebs' and Bleyle's voices. By the time of the group's sophomore effort, 1995's Are You Going to Eat That?, the foundations of Hazel had become shaky. Krebs was slowly emerging as a solo performer and playing the occasional acoustic show, while Bleyle was involved with Team Dresch and was a co-owner of the Candy-Ass record label. Like his friend and occasional collaborator Elliott Smith, Krebs would soon outstrip his group and move on to a career as an introspective and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. He debuted on his own with 1995's defiantly acoustic Brigadier; his solo status was cemented with the highly lauded follow-up Western Electric.
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HUFFY Anything Goes/Handlebars 7 inch 1996

Released on Ringing Ear Records.


A. Anything Goes
B. Handlebars



1. Allison
2. Over
3. What a Mess
4. Go Away
5. (My Country) Tears of Thee
6. Drowning In The Sound
7. A Hippy Song
8. Grow

07 June 2012

PIE Seein' Eye 1994

Born in a barn in rural Massachusetts in 1993, Pie enjoyed some minor indie success until disbanding in late 1996. Known for incendiary live performances and wild personal behavior, the band went from playing showcase Mondays to sharing the stages of 500+ capacity venues with the likes of Yo La Tengo and Built to Spill. Pie produced innumerable recordings for the lo-fi cassette underground (Shrimper, Sonic Enemy, Cactus Gum and Cassiel) and was signed to Big Top Records in 1995, releasing the LP "strictly seance" and the EP "pie is gone" to international distribution.
Pie included John Hugh Dickey, Paul Rechsteiner, and a Spinal Tap-like laundry list of drummers, the most longlived and oft-recorded of whom being Vinnie Scorziello. Other drummers included David "Vis" Mairs, Jim Sykes, Matt and Terri Christopher.

06 June 2012

DIMBULB Smaller Easter Island 1996

By request

Portland, Oregon rock group from 1992-'96. Members were Nate Storm Snell (guitar, vocals), Billy Galaxy (bass), and Rob Duncan, Jr. (drums).