Tuesday, July 31, 2012
From a 1993 EP, Standing Hampton.
Monday, July 30, 2012
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Released last month on Loglady Records, part of a split 7" with Terry Malts.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In any event I did love this one, first of all because I thought it was brilliant that they covered it in the first place - an '80s punk band covering Steely Dan? Seriously? - and secondly because I love what they did with it, the dual vocals where one person sounds like he's trying to do a faithful version and the other is clearly taking the piss. As I said...geniuses.
It's from their 1984 (third) album Double Nickels on the Dime.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
They're from Indiana and have a bit of a late 1980s Homestead Records feel to them, though with a bit more melody. This one's dead catchy, anyway.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
This pleasant and fun little tune was released on a 1987 Bus Stop flexi, and was later re-recorded by another Chastain/Menck alter ego, Choo Choo Train, under the title "Big Blue Buzz".
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Rites of Spring anyway were sort of the original "emocore" band, bursting out into the US (specifically DC) hardcore punk scene in the mid-1980s with performances that allegedly left their audiences in emotional smithereens. Their lyrics were unusually personal and introspective and it's hard to imagine your average combat-boot-wearing spikey-Mohawk-head getting much out of them, but somehow they managed to spawn the development of an entire punk subgenre - quite unintentionally, I'm sure.
This was always my favourite of theirs and plus, it contains what is probably the defining emo lyric: If there's nothing here, then it's probably mine. Genius.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Now if only they'd come up with a better name...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This is actually the least twee song on this 1993 EP. And ironically I also think it's the best.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I'm off to Indietracks for the weekend - see you Tuesday!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It's from a 2011 demo. How good will they be when they start making proper releases?