26 May 2022

.22 Watertown 1998

 



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Indie/math rock from Chicago

 

Bandcamp 

Free download on Bandcamp or here.


Tracklist

1
Watertown3:49
2
Talk To Gary4:14
3
Rotary Road4:24
4
Gravity3:15
5
Blanket Statement2:32
6
The Moonraker3:04
7
Especialler3:09

 

20 May 2022

SUBSONICS Subsonics 1992

 


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Glam punk-a-billy trio from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, heavily influenced by The Velvet Underground.


Tracklist

1
It's A Long Way Suzy To New York City
2
Subway Pink
3
103
4
Her Name Was Eve
5
This Is Holly Goldman's Room
6
You're A Monster
7
Red Roses
8
I'm Charlie/I'm Jesus
9
Heroin Addict's Beach Party
10
Shelia Says (She Likes It)
11
Do You Think I'm A Junky?
12
Dirty Picture
13
Garbage Can
14
I'm In Love With My Knife
15
Red Asphalt
16
I'm A Blur

NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE PRESENTS SKOOKUM CHIEF: POWERED TEENAGE ZIT ROCK ANGST Various Artists 1995

 



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Compilation by the infamous Canadian, Nardwuar, who has a radio show on CiTR and over the years has interviewed hundreds of musicians and politicians.


Tracklist


CD1Jaap BlonkDeutsche Lyrik0:45
CD2Harvey Sid FisherMommy2:32
CD3The Ne'er Do WellsKnock You Out1:04
CD4Fallouts*Oi! Canada1:16
CD5Platon Et Les CavesLes Mauvais Garçons1:43
CD6SubsonicsI Love You, I'll Kill You1:11
CD7The Tonics (2)Get It In Your Feet2:41
CD8CubShe's A Sensation
2:14
CD9Goblins*2 By 41:26
CD10Nardwuar The Human ServietteInterview: Timothy Leary Vs. Nardwuar
0:41
CD11Evaporators*Higgle-Ly-Piggle-Ly
2:01
CD12Leather Uppers*Purple Nurple1:23
CD13New Bomb Turks*Outta My Mind1:16
CD14The SmugglersStop! Look! Listen!1:25
CD15Delgados*Liquidation Girl2:08
CD16The DragsSix & Change1:39
CD17Sit 'N' Spin*Goodbye2:30
CD18Teengenerate With Joey KlineRoadhouse4:42
CD19Eric's TripIf You Don't Want Me
3:00
CD20Nardwuar The Human ServietteInterview: Nardwuar Vs. Beck
0:28
CD21Wonderful World Of JoeyWhat Sweet Child O' Mine, Is This?3:49
CD22PaskaIntro0:10
CD23The Goblins*On Air29:20
CD24Paska1,2,3,40:18
CD25Unknown ArtistUntitled3:05

EL MOPA Get Behind 1999

 


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From Sydney, New South Wales. El Mopa released at least 3 albums "Get Behind" (1999), "The New Weather" (2002) and "The Metal Years" (2009).



Tracklist

1
I Thought I Was Funny1:12
2
For Flotsam4:22
3
Ride On5:04
4
Glasgow Kiss4:22
5
Godawful4:28
6
Opening A7:59
7
The Single3:02
8
Nun Julie5:06
9
Spill It7:28
10
Reminder8:45
11
Touch Of The Tar Brush3:02

 

ART OF FIGHTING The Very Strange Year 1998


 

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Australian indie rock band founded in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia.


Tracklist

1
Sliding5:18
2
The Unappreciate5:57
3
Wild Beast7:33
4
Twenty-One & Eighty
9:09
5
Easy And The Night7:00
6
Not Exactly Fading Away5:49

19 May 2022

50 MILLION CLOWNS First Class Experiment 1998

 



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Exceptional noise rock from Tasmania


Tracklist

1
Losing Cycle4:37
2
Next Day4:02
3
Gi Gi3:40
4
Combo2:58
5
Sound Of Plastic4:43
6
Skinner Box5:42
7
Rollerworld6:27
8
Yakka3:42
9
Rider5:09
10
Names & Faces6:49
11
Boon Foster22:20

SEA SCOUTS Beacon of Hope 1998

 


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Noise rock from Australia

 

Tracklist

1
Song For Ché4:03
2
The Gate6:48
3
Song With No Name5:33
4
Beacon Of Hope4:10
5
The Nest
6:12
6
Inbuilt Obsolescence3:41
7
Winter Song5:00
8
We're All Gonna Die5:51

WONDER FROM A QUARTER ACRE Various Artists 1997


 

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Compilation on the Au Go Go record label out of Australia



Tracklist

4:26
2The AvalanchesUnder Sea Community
4:01
3El MopaTenderhook
3:23
4S-Bahn*Lake Of Fur
3:50
5Sea ScoutsZac Heard A Scream
4:22
6SphyzeinBit
3:21
72 Litre DolbyHoney Von Cutulle
3:04
8Golden Lifestyle BandA Call Backward
4:21
9Art Of FightingYou And Me On Mars
6:13
10The AvalanchesYamaha Superstar
1:53
112 Litre DolbyFrida Kahlo
6:29
12S-Bahn*Down On Broadway
3:59
13Golden Lifestyle BandThe Againth Of Must I
4:37
14El MopaThe Ascent
3:53
15SphyzeinDeep Seat
3:31
16Sea ScoutsThe Lighting Song
6:15
1Art Of FightingThe Chorus Is Suffering

THE STINKIES It's Fun And Easy To Put Together 1996

 


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Trash/Surf/Punk band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada active in the mid 1990's.


Tracklist

1
Booty Manipulator
2
Grandma Dynamite
3
Boogie '72
4
Phone Girl
5
Stinkie Stomp
6
Crush On You
7
Temper Tantrum
8
99 Bullets
9
All That
10
Eat My Dust
11
Black Popsicle
12
Orgy Organizer
13
Trainwreck
14
El Pollo Loco

ON GUARD FOR THEE Various Artists 1997


 

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Compilation on the Au Go Go record label


Tracklist

1Von Zippers*Mega Volt
2Stand GT*Choke
3Huevos RancherosGet Outta Dodge
4CubGet Off The Road
5PunchbuggySwimming Pool
6Smugglers*Babe
7McRackinsBologna
8Crash 13Maybelline
9Forbidden DimensionHellfire Club
10Tonics*Astro Turf
11BumMrs Rock N Roll
12ChixdiggitGerry Cheevers
13Pussy MonsterDraculas Tea Bag
14The StinkiesWhipped Cream And The Lonely Bull
15Pluto (9)Rock Candy
16Parkades*(You Aint Heard The) 5.6.7.8s
17Stupes*No Go
18Evaporators*Grouse Mountain Scenic Railway


18 May 2022

I AM SPOONBENDER Sender/Receiver 1998

 


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The drumming reminds me of Spaceheads.

Artist Biography

by Stanton Swihart

During a period when pop music was overtaken by uninspired, pedestrian rock and MTV-ready teen bands, bland R&B, and ultra-commercial hip-hop, I Am Spoonbender burst out of the indie underground with a sound so futuristic that it made even the most adventurous of contemporaries seem somehow status quo. Drawing on elements as wildly divergent as B-movie kitsch and avant-garde art and film, from new wave and electro-pop to experimental and electronic interests, the band's music was somehow both backward- and forward-looking, oddly grounded in the noir-like mood of old-school weird science but going beyond the paranoid razor's-edge of cyberculture toward destinations unknown. Beyond being simply a pop band, I Am Spoonbender was a distinct concept. The project was about noticing the beauty and details of objects that most people take for granted in everyday life, finding hidden connections, exploring the subjective nature of reality, and extrapolating meaning from synchronistic or seemingly coincidental occurrences. The theory and philosophy behind the band was born out of the band members' experiences with chance, telepathy, altered states, the occult, psychic phenomena surrounding communication devices, and other extrasensory and paranormal ideas, all of which informed and were informed by the music. Although their esoteric blend was decidedly not commercial, in the conventional sense of the word, I Am Spoonbender helped launch pop music past the trappings of 20th century pop music and into the 21st century.

Dustin Donaldson (synths, drums, vocals, production) co-founded avant-metallists Thought Industry in the early '90s and spent two albums playing drums in the band before relocating to San Francisco from his Michigan home. Once there he joined political pop-punkers Pansy Division on tour and an album (widely considered their strongest, most adventurous work). At his suggestion, longtime friend Brian Jackson (bass, synths, ProTools) made the trek to San Francisco from Michigan in 1995, ultimately earning his master's degree in East/West psychology at the city's California Institute of Integral Studies -- at which he studied with visionaries such as Stanislav Grof and Richard Tarnas -- while building a state-of-the-art recording studio, Seismic Séance, with Donaldson. In early 1997, the two started I Am Spoonbender -- a reference to the telekinetic phenomenon, Uri Geller (who would eventually call them his favorite band) -- and began work on their first "transmission," Sender/Receiver. Halfway through the making of the debut album, Robynn "Cup" Iwata (synths, vocals), formerly of Vancouver sugar-pop girl group Cub, joined the band.

Donaldson continued to play with other artists during the extended recording process, joining guitar legend Link Wray as his touring drummer and playing synthesizer on tour and record with Damo Suzuki and Michael Karoli of avant-rock gods Can, while also keeping busy with several visual art, acting, and musical side projects. Iwata, too, kept busy with her art projects (which included the highly collectable Sog Mongeys-sock monkey type dolls), design, and illustration work for innumerable indie labels and artists (including designing, with Donaldson, I Am Spoonbender's logo, album sleeves, clothing, merchandise, and website), and hosting one of Canada's largest new music radio programs. Jackson continued working toward his doctorate at CIIS.

Sender/Receiver was finally released in 1999 on Gold Standard Laboratories and earned widespread acclaim from all sectors of the critical community for its bold, cinematic vision, landing on numerous year-end Top Ten lists and polls. Originally only a studio concept, the trio decided to add a fourth member and make I Am Spoonbender a full-blown live band. Marc Kate (synths, turntables) joined in March of 1998, one month before the first live performance. Prior to his entrance into the fold, he studied with cultural studies pioneer Dick Hebdige, radical performance artist Tony Labat, B-movie master George Kuchar, and minimalist film luminary Ernie Gehr. The band quickly developed a unique live show full of deconstructed electronic pop, syncopated new wave rhythms, and plastic op-art style, and they applied to their music such film techniques as jump cuts and dream sequences with numerous other experimental impulses. Over the course of the next couple years, I Am Spoonbender shared the stage with a litany of their most interesting contemporaries, including such lauded acts as Mogwai, Cibo Matto, Royal Trux, Wire, Money Mark, Einsturzende Neubauten, Macha, Lesser, Mike Patton, Secret Chiefs 3, and Man or Astro-Man?.

The band's second recording, the EP Teletwin, was released at the end of 1999 by Little Army Records as a limited "three-sided" 12" featuring two concurrent grooves on the second side, allowing chance the opportunity to dictate the group of songs heard. Early 2000 saw a bevy of new releases from the band, including an Australian single, a Japanese single, the European release of Sender/Receiver, and the CD reissue of Teletwin, as well as numerous compilation tracks and a remix project for, among others, the Locust. Seismac Séance studio, too, kept Donaldson and Jackson busy mixing and mastering projects for artists as diverse as Neurosis, Bobby Conn, Kit Clayton, Stillupsteypa, the Need, Fennesz, Deerhoof, and Quintron. That May, Jackson left the band and went on to form Memory Systems. Two years later, the band continued; I Am Spoonbender Sender-Receiver and the Shown Actual Size [EP] appeared in mid-2002. 

 
Tracklist

1
Reality Dealer3:49
2
Hair Is Real1:12
3
Ears Are Merely Human2:18
4
Replaced By Toys3:57
5
Stopwatch Static4:14
6
Slow Metal Fires3:34
7
What Does The Water Think?3:39
8
The Teeth's Loan & Trust Co.6:34
9
Spirit Photography4:09
10
Waking Dream Seance5:10
11
Parenthetical (Title)0:04
12
Mr. Knife, Miss Fork9:12

ARCHBISHOP KEBAB Beyond Ma Ken 1993

 


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Archbishop Kebab were an Scottish avant hardcore collective formed in 1986 in Edinburgh which had a 13 year life span up to 1999.
1989 saw the release of their first LP, produced by Tim Ellis (Jackdaw With Crowbar) and the start on the first of many European tours they shared with likeminded groups - a.o. The Ex, Dog Faced Hermans, Badgewearer, Dawson and the Stretchheads.
In 1993 they released their second LP 'Beyond Ma Ken' recorded in the studio of the Hungarian label Trottel Records.
Then came along 'Heeliegoleerie And Scunnered (but cheerie)' partly recorded in Italy & the final Album 'Bellyhunting', recorded in 1997.


Tracklist

  1. Scenic
  2. Headrunrunaround
  3. Jesus Sends Hate Mail
  4. Altruist
  5. Another Black Eye
  6. Rotating
  7. Finding Our Voices
  8. Bronze Mountain Rise
  9. Pride
10. Too Drunk Too Punk
11. Tarnished
12. Humosection
13. Get Wise
14. Animal Song
15. Telethon
16. Total Bodyswerve
17. Old Souls

17 May 2022

AM/FM Audiot 1999

 


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Artist Biography

by MacKenzie Wilson

The post-punk duo AM/FM was formed by inspiring musician perfectionist Brian Sokel. Having played in bands such as Franklin, he joined forces with the Science Of's Michael Parsell (Frail, Goodbye Blue Monday) so Sokel's lush acoustics could fully take life with added guitars, keyboards, and percussion. Audiot was AM/FM's debut, issued on the Skylab label, but Multilate Us marked the band's first proper release, which was issued on Polyvinyl Records in March 2001. In October of the same year, Getting Into Sinking became the second widely released album from the group. Keeping up their quick release rate, The Sky is the New Ground came out the following year on Polyvinyl.



Tracklist


1
The Death They Claim
2
We Will Study Your Life
3
A Poor Sense Of Timing
4
Say What?
5
Neverever
6
Straight Around
7
Those Long Arms

16 May 2022

RYMES WITH ORANGE Peel 1992

 


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Wikipedia

Rymes with Orange is a Canadian alternative rock band which formed in 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This independent band have released four albums: Peel (1992), Trapped in the Machine (1994), Crash (1999) and One More Mile (2003). They have had three Top 10 singles on Canadian Rock Radio, with sales of over 70,000 units worldwide, and have toured Canada, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K., all while maintaining independent status.[1]

 

Tracklist

1
Marvin5:43
2
Memory Fade4:39
3
Heroes4:48
4
Hold On4:23
5
Home House Flower4:23
6
Itchycoo Park3:38
7
Heaven3:46
8
Sky5:02
9
Bio Time4:10
10
In My Life3:07

14 May 2022

MOVE INTO THE VILLA VILLAKULA / STARGIRL EP Various Artists 1996

 


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Compilation on the Villa Villakula record label


Tracklist

Move Into Villa Villakula
1Sleater-KinneyYou Ain't It!2:41
2Sleater-KinneyWrite Me Back Fucker1:37
3Sleater-KinneyMore Than A Feeling3:05
4KaiaPeyton Versus Your Boyfriend2:17
5KaiaOff1:58
6Eileen MylesMemorial1:51
7Eileen MylesI Always Put My Pussy1:07
8Eileen MylesWarrior1:06
9Eileen MylesRape1:45
10Eileen MylesDebate With A Glove2:17
11Tattle TaleTake 104:54
12Tattle TaleErica4:08
13Ruby FallsSpanish Olive5:32
14Ruby FallsThe Way Of Colleen4:28
15Azalia SnailPossibly3:56
16Azalia SnailVitriolic Feeling3:34


Stargirl EP
17Led ByrdFantastic Castle                     
3:42
18Kore (4)Embrace6:37
19Kore (4)Cry2:39
20Denise MonahanMiss Unknown1:25
21Denise MonahanYour Way0:44
22Denise MonahanLate1:02
23DQEKnoxville Girl5:41
24DQETreat Her2:33

13 May 2022

SLEATER KINNEY You Ain't It 7 inch 1994

 



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Artist Biography

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Like many a great band, Sleater-Kinney inhabited their time so thoroughly it took an extended hiatus to realize the extent of their legacy. In many respects, they were the defining American indie rock band of the second half of the '90s, the group that harnessed all the upheaval of the alt-rock explosion of the first part of the decade and channeled it into a vigorous mission statement. It was not incidental that Sleater-Kinney were an all-female band -- prior to S-K, co-leaders Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein both started playing music in Northern Pacific riot grrrl bands and their feminism and queercore roots were deeply embedded in their rock & roll -- but calling them the best female rock band of their generation is too confining. By every measure, Sleater-Kinney were one of the best bands of their time, capturing the tenor of their times and then expanding at a rapid clip, delivering record after record that redefined their music without abandoning their punk rock (or political) ideals. Their hot streak began once drummer Janet Weiss joined for 1997's Dig Me Out and it ran until 2005's The Woods, after which they entered an "indefinite hiatus" that lasted nearly a decade. During those ten years of silence, Tucker pursued a solo career, Weiss drummed with ex-Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus' new-millennial band the Jicks, and, most surprisingly, Brownstein turned into a mainstream star due to her starring role on Portlandia, the comedy sketch show she created with fellow indie rock refugee Fred Armisen in 2011. Portlandia helped push Brownstein and Sleater-Kinney into a mainstream they had never known, so when they returned in 2015 with No Cities to Love, it was welcomed by their largest audience yet. No Cities to Love turned out to be as much a conclusion as a comeback. Janet Weiss left the band just prior to the 2019 release of the St. Vincent-produced The Center Won't Hold, an album that brought Tucker and Brownstein into new, adventurous territory they continued to explore on 2021's self-produced Path of Wellness.


Tracklist

A
You Ain't It!
B
Surf Song


 

CHLORINE Primer 1999

 

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Artist Biography

by Heather Phares

Texas' Chlorine consists of Mark Fain, Jared Mueller, Eddie Travis, and Chris Henrich. The band formed in 1991, drawn together by their love of aggressive rock like Aerosmith and the Cult. The band's 1999 debut album, Primer, features production work by Matt Hyde, who also worked with Porno for Pyros and Monster Magnet.

 

Tracklist

1
Way Out3:24
2
Before Too Long 3:35
3
Don't Even Care 4:31
4
Back Down 4:46
5
Over You 4:35
6
Second Thoughts 4:09
7
Over Your Shoulder3:44
8
Gravity 3:27
9
Live A Lie4:19
10
Get To Tomorrow4:24
11
Disappear 4:35