Monday, March 31, 2014

Mark Soden - Test Monkey Records Present Mark Soden (1982)

Dark humor rhythm box wave that lends itself in a minimal art. Four weird catchy nuggets from southern California that I really dig. Mark Soden has a tune on the Beginner's Guide to COMA compilation you can buy here.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ultrasheen (1981)

Art punk wave with a prominent sax in the mix. A San Francisco band on Subterranean Records! Their live performance on "Savoy Sound Wave Goodbye" is worth tracking down. It's some of the best stuff on the record including Tuxedomoon. However their tracks on Alive! Rock City aren't my cup of tea. This is a fun 7" to be certain lee.

Legs Akimbo & the Titanics - Land of the Bearded Cricketers (1981)

DIY silliness from England. A porky prime cut record on Robert Lloyd of The Nightingales label. Postpunk experiments with hints of hippie acoustics. Be sure to check out "Quotes from Donald Campbell" and "Trains".