Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two People - Mouth Of An Angel 12"

Mouth Of An Angel is the rarest of all the 4 Two People's 12" singles. Its $1200.00 price tag on Musicstack.com proves it!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Choo Choo Train - Briar Rose EP

Rick Menck and Paul Chastain, the dynamic duo of indiepop, is like Lennon and McCartney of rock and roll or Kobe and Shack of basketball (or Kobe and Pau would be more appropriate?). Both had come a long way, from the not so famous Bag O Shell then to The Springfields (not even sure which came first) and way later on to the post 90s indiepop outfit Velvet Crush. They were known for creating 60s-influenced, melodic powerpop, kinda like what Teenage Fanclub were known for. So if you've come across any of those bands mentioned just grab em, for sure they are quality indiepop for keeps!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

James Dean Driving Experience - Clearlake Revisited EP

This is the second part of the JDDE post. There's no biography or any other info about the band itself from the internet but I have gathered some quite essential information from the back of the sleeve. These quintet are from Wallingford England and comprises of Ian Gregg on vocals and acoustic guitar, David Hopkins on guitar, Vicky Richardson on Violin, Nick Gibson on Bass and Arthur Watts on drums. My first JDDE post was released under Cherry Red while this one i was from Plastic Head Records.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

James Dean Driving Experience - Sean Connery EP

What's up fellow bloggers?! Been in auto-upload mode for quite some time since I've been busy with Kilroy (my bike). Speaking of which, last night ride with Fixie buddies was one of the best ride I've ever had. It was my first time riding brakeless! Before, the idea alone is a suicidal but as soon as I have mastered the art of skip-stopping I couldn't wait to get rid off that piece of useless component - the brake! Cranking up downhill with no brakes and helmet, the pure element of danger just gives me the utmost thrill.

Now lets get back to the business. This one's from one of my most ridiculed band name of all time (I used to make fun of their name all the time). Little to my knowledge, behind that stupid name lie brilliant songs one after another. The first time I've heard of JDDE was from their demo release and I thought they sounded so much like The Brian Jonestown Massacre. On this particular EP though, I hear The Smiths. So for the fans of indiepop who aren't familiar with this band yet, prepare to be captivated!

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...