Saturday, March 21, 2009

Series Two Compilation Vol 1

Chris was kind enough to send along his out of print comps to post on the blog. The songs by Klas are especially lovely. I'll be posting some more of his compilations in the next few days!

Track List:
  1. Bakers At Dawn - How I Saved Julieanne
  2. Bakers At Dawn - Oh No
  3. Bakers At Dawn - The Other Door
  4. Bakers At Dawn - Ancestor Contest
  5. Oh Sweet Music! - Four Long Years
  6. Oh Sweet Music! - Song To Iraq
  7. Oh Sweet Music! - My Trip To Asia
  8. Oh Sweet Music! - Long Time Since Bedtime
  9. Band In Box - When Others Go South...
  10. Band In Box - A Spoon That You Can Bend
  11. Band In Box - Elevator Theme
  12. Band In Box - Leaving Smears
  13. Klas - I Was A Janitor
  14. Klas - Honda Civic
  15. Klas - The Fall
  16. Klas - Under The Rainbow
  17. Odd Fiddler - Take Out The Trash
  18. Odd Fiddler - Hold Hands & Fall In Love Again
  19. Odd Fiddler - Bubblegum Bubble (And It Didn't Pop This Time)
  20. Odd Fiddler - Busstop In The Rain

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Pearly Gatecrashers-Popsuey (1996)

Track List:
  1. Most Wonderful Day Of The Year
  2. Lovely
  3. Jim Morrison's Living Today
  4. Stop The World
  5. My Friend's Garage
  6. Sabotage
  7. Johnny
  8. Love Machine
  9. Dancing Dolly
  10. Pharoah's In Space
  11. Paris
  12. Pussycat

Monday, March 2, 2009

Camera Obscura-French Navy single (2009)

This news really made my day: Camera Obscura is releasing their fourth album (and last one with Elefant Records as well) this April 13th. Now their single French Navy is all around, such a beautiful song that increases the excitement of all of their fans, waiting for the album.


French Navy (live in Singapore)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Luisa Mandou um beijo- (2005)

"Luisa mandou um beijo" means "Luisa has sent a kiss" in Portuguese. Lovely Brazilian pop band with female vocals, and a brazilian vibe in their songs, it could be a "Brazilian Chamber Pop" but with more power guitars and energy. Highly recommended!

2.Weep-out man
5.Bauhaus today
6.Desfeito em luz
9.Com um pote de geleia de morango nas maos
11.Hoje, o mar dancou no ceu


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bricolage-Some songs and singles

Bricolage started playing live in some of Glasgow’s seamier environs at the tail-end of 2005, perfecting their louche and stylish Postcard / Vic Godard - influenced uplifting pop over the early months of 2006. By the summer of 2006, live dates had seen them play live with an eclectic array of artists (including Fire Engines, Long Blondes and Sun Ra’s Arkestra), which helped build up a following.

Track Listing:
1.Turn You Over
2.Flowers of Deceit
5.Our Fire's Electric

"Footsteps" video

Friday, February 13, 2009

Charades-En Ningún Lugar (2008)

If you like Spanish pop bands as Vacaciones, Juniper Moon, Nosoträsh, this is a band you should try listening to, beautiful jangly guitars with lovely female vocals with strong influences as Love and American Spring, with a little Breeders hint and pop melodies like Beachwood Sparks.

Track Listing:

2.La máquina del Tiempo
3.La Carta
4.Cuando Tú no Estás
5.El Barco de Eric
6.En Ningún Lugar
7.Rozando la Suerte
8.Un día en Brighton
9.Tengo a María
10.Hanna Arendt

"En Ningún Lugar" video

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Slow Club-Let's Fall Back in Love (2008)

Track List:
1.Let's Fall Back in Love
2.Come on Youth
3.Dance to the Morning Light
4.Summer Shakedown
5.Trick Question

Video: "Come on Youth" (This is a lovely video directed by famous Twee as Fuck organizer, photographer and director:  miss Pavla Kopecna)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One Night Suzan - Don't Let Them Kill Our Taste ... (1994)

Personally, one of the best indiepop bands from Greece. And sadly they only managed to release a 7" EP in 1994, "Don't Let them Kill Our Taste..." They later split up in 1997.
Track Listing:
2.Is it True

Rocketship- Singles 1993-1996

Collected here are Rocketship's singles from 1993 -1996. Beautiful collection of songs by one of my favorite bands.
Track List:
  1. Hey Hey Girl
  2. Naomi And Me
  3. People I Know
  4. Golden Daffodils
  5. Unfelt
  6. Your New Boyfriend
  7. Like A Dream
  8. It's Gonna Be Soon
  9. The Love We Could've Had
  10. Honey, I Need You
  11. She's Gonna Make Me Cry
  12. Get On The Floor
  13. Love So Estranged
  14. All That I Know

The Haywains-3 Albums

Desperately Seeking Something (1994)
Get Happy with the Haywains (1993)
Never Mind Manchester, Here's the Haywains (1993)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dolly Mixture-Live at the Marquee (1982)

Here is a live Dolly Mixture Bootleg from June 27th, 1982. It features a couple of wonderful covers and unreleased tracks. I have a second, shorter Dolly Mixture set I could upload. Let me know if you'd be interested.

Track List:
  1. Intro -- Step Close Now (Live)
  2. Side Street Walker (Live)
  3. Day by Day (Live)
  4. My Rainbow Valley (Live)
  5. Angel Treads (Live)
  6. Welcome to the Perfect Day (Live)
  7. Been Teen (Live)
  8. Never Mind Sundays (Live)
  9. Understanding (Live)
  10. Never Let It Go (Live)
  11. Spend Your Wishes (Live)
  12. Everything & More (Live)
  13. Femme Fatale (Live)
  14. Dead Rainbow (Live) -- Encore
  15. Walk Away Renee (Live)
  16. Didn't Know I Loved You (Til' I Saw You Rock n' Roll)
  17. The Loco-Motion (Live)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Marine Girls-Lazy Ways/Beach Party (1997)

Formed in 1980, they released their debut album "Beach Party" in 1981. Snapped up by indie Cherry Red, their follow up and last album was "Lazy Ways" released in 1982. From this springboard, Tracey Thorn formed Everything But the Girl with label mate Ben Watt.
One classic and definitely a must have!!

Track Listing:

Lazy Ways
1. A Place In The Sun
2. Leave Me With The Boy
3. Falling Away
4. Love To Know
5. A Different Light
6. Sunshine Blue
7. Second Sight
8. Don't Come Back
9. That Fink.Jazz-Me-Blues Boy
10. Fever
11. Shell Island
12. Lazy Ways
13. Such A Thing..
14. You Must Be Mad

Beach Party
15. In Love
16. Fridays
17. Tonight?
18. Times We Used To Spend
19. Flying Over Russia
20. Tutti Lo Sanno
21. All Dressed Up
22. Honey
23. Holiday Song
24. He Got The Girl
25. Day/Night Dreams
26. Promises
27. Silent Red
28. Dishonesty
29. 20,000 Leagues
30. Marine Girls

Marine Girls "A Place in the Sun" video:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ringo Deathstarr (some songs and singles)

"Ringo Deathstarr is a shoegaze band from Austin TX. Heavily influenced by The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, their music has been described as "a glorious racket, swathed in feedback and attitude". 
They are currently signed to Spoilt Victorian Child Records, and their debut, self-titled EP was released in October 2007." Source:

Track List:
1. Starrsha
2.Down on You
3.Sweet Girl
4.In Love
5.Some Kind of Sad
6.Summer Time

"Some Kind of Sad" video:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Le Mans- Le Mans (1993)

Spain's well known 5 piece pop band, formerly called "Aventuras de Kirlian"  have been releasing beautiful songs since 1986. This record "Le Mans" is their first release as a new band, with wider influences, years of practice and a fresh sound for your soul. 

Track List:
1.Al Bulevar
3.El Cielo
4.El Nuevo Cantante
5. H.E.L.L.O
6.Jersey Inglés
9.Manzanas y Naranjas
10.Pescado y Vino
11.Por Tres Años
12.Un Rayo de Sol

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cats on Fire: Live at Konstens Natt (2003)

A live set from one of the best bands around.

Track List:
  1. Crooked Paper Clip
  2. Empty Town
  3. Happiness Is Chemistry
  4. Honey Your Baby
  5. My Friend in a Comfortable Chair
  6. Stars

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Funday Mornings-World of Girls (2002)

One of my favorite lo-fi albums. A 6 song album by the Swedish band Funday Mornings. It features Jenny Westerlund from Strawberry Fair and the Tidy Ups. 300 copies were released.
Track List:
  1. Killing Thomas
  2. Titter
  3. Same Song Forever
  4. Three Days In July
  5. One Single Sheet
  6. Girls Go Wild