Monday, September 29, 2014

The Moderates - Fetishes (1980)

Super fun English postpunk jangly pop. Sounds like The Monochrome Set colliding with The Petticoats in an all night shake down. The Moderates also had a track on the great Street to Street - A Liverpool Album compilation, did a John Peel session, and put out a couple singles after this EP.

Idiotsavant – Feindsender (1984)

Experimental new wave with electro-avant-jazz flourishes. They were from the Netherlands, but the music has a Slavic overtone or concept going on. Insert included.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dogs - Missing on the Subway / Ain't Goin' Nowhere + Rubbish / Ain't Goin' Now Here (1981)

Catchy minimal synth from the British Isles. Sounding a bit like Daniel Miller's Silicon Teens (especially on the song Rubbish) but with better and original songs. Missing on the Subway (featured below) is a standout, and was included in one of those New Wave Complex comps. The riff on Ain't Goin' Nowhere sounds vaguely Gary Numan-ish, but starts goin' in a different direction. My copy of the Rubbish single is a Portuguese edition, and the b-side Ain't Goin' Nowhere was titled incorrectly, but I included it in the download because it's a different much muddier mix.