Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Names - The Astronaut EP


Last post of The Names EPs, this is the least of my favorite because its too slow and dragging for me. This one was released by Les Disques Du Crépuscule, a label that needs no introduction to many indie pop collector. Home of legendary post-punk/indie pop artists from Josef K to Paul Haig to The Pale Fountains and the list goes on.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Names - Spectators Of Life EP


Part deux of The Names series, this time released by french label Celluloid, residence of some of the notable avant-garde post-punk artists like Cabaret Voltaire, James Chance and Tuxedomoon. Their third EP, by the way, was released by Les Disques Du Crépuscule which made me see the pattern now. They've made three EPs in their three year career (from a semi-reliable source, discogs.com). It seems on every single they make they are being dropped by their labels soon after. I don't believe because they suck, I even think its the opposite, at least to a music critique's perspective. In my theory, their period of existence, 1979-1982 was the time when this particular genre was being discovered, to some still uncharted and majority weren't ready for it yet. And just like in any business if you don't bring money to the table, as Donald Trump would always say, "you're fired!"

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Names - Calcutta EP


This will be the first part of my The Names EP trilogy. Got this from Rhino in Claremont while on our way home from our mom's where we celebrated Mother's Day. Though luck was in my hand finding these rare singles, it was just the complete opposite for the Lakers. It was the same day when the Lakers got eliminated from the play-offs. Well here are some songs to get the angelenos' by while lamenting the loss.

The first The Names EP I'm offering was released by Factory Benelux, a label distinctively known for releasing post-punks essentials namely Durutti Column, Crispy Ambulance, Section 25 and Stockholm Monsters. This 3 song EP lives up to its label's name, songs that post-punk enthusiasts would undoubtedly appreciate.

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