Monday, August 23, 2010

Wallflowers UK - Thank you EP

Three catchy singles by Wallflowers UK (although not their official name, I still prefer to call them that so it doesn't confuses with Jakob Dylan's Wallflowers). Majority of the songs are sure winners. Not only they were written by one of the best underground jangle pop band that existed in the late eighties but also were produced by one of the most talented artist of their generation, Andrew Partridge, XTC and Duke Of Stratosphear fame.

The Wallflowers UK have released their singles collection and is now available through their website @ Since downloads are for evaluation purpose only, I encourage you to purchase their full album CD. It contains songs that are not found on their 7" and 12" releases.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

June Brides - In The Rain EP

Now that i have aquired my copy of Adobe Fireworks I should be back in business with no further interruptions. This group I'm about to start with is quite essential to many C86ers. For those bloggers who are testing the water of janglepop, this is your welcome treat. Formed by frontman Phil Wilson, the band is short-lived and have gained no major label success. Although uncelebrated commercially, the compilation release of their previous works by Cherry Red Records proves otherwise. Buy their cd here

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Friday Club - Window Shopping 12"

Here's a brand new post, meaning not a repost as what I've been doing for the past days or weeks maybe or whenever I can't find time to record audios or scan sleeves. I know what I've been doing is kinda redundant, its like re-inventing the wheel. It would be a way lot easier grabbing audio files from some torrent sites or saving images from Google images but in my humble opinion getting contents from other sites just defeats the purpose of having a website you can proudly call your own. Plus I get to put my own watermark on the sleeves, not to mention the high resolution/bit rate I'm getting by scanning/ripping my own records.

This track is rather unusual in a sense it was produced by Jerry Dammers, notable for being the chief songwriter of The Specials. Ska being his major forte, who would have thought he would produce such pop music similar to Haircut 100 or The Style Council? You might also find this interesting, I bought this record from Uwe Weigmann who happens to be the owner of Firestation Records. Shout out to my good friend RandyB for the tip, who is by the way an official siklista!


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...