Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comet Gain - Kill Rockstars 7"

Yet another indiepop band ready to be exploited. A homegrown from Washington, home of the legendary indiepop label Subpop, Comet Gain I would say is a fusion of punk and indiepop for its fast-paced yet jingly-jangly guitars appealing to jangle pop followers. Kinda harsh for a traditionalist yet subtle for experimentalist. Judge it for yourself, just have an open mind and soul for this is not your typical ear candy treat!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Northern Picture Library - Last September's Farewell Kiss 7"

A strange approach to downtempo indiepop, NPL's title track combines accordion, pitch bending synth and occasional guitar distortion to brew an almost perfect melody. The first time I heard this song I thought they sounded very much like Field Mice only to find out in Wikipedia that some of the members were indeed from that legendary band. The flip-side is not to be missed. Its straight out clean acoustic guitar pop with equally brilliant melody.


The Haywains - Bobbie Gentry's Tears (7" 4-Track EP, 2015 Dufflecoat Records)

Got this along with other bunch of records from a small indie store in Seattle. Quite honestly I fell in love with the cover art when I firs...