Monday, September 26, 2011

Standardeviation (1980)

Great compilation from Atlanta, GA with the new wave punk sound of 1980. KAO4S are my favorite with their synth infected new wave quirk. No Exit do great spooky post punk on Dead Man. The Restraints will please the KBD crowd, snotty vocals and all. The Basics do moody surf punk on Paddle Out. The Swimming Pool Q's and Operator check in with catchy new wave pop.
Insert included : )

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bay Of Pigs (1984)

Not to be confused with the earlier Bay of Pigs from San Francisco. This band was from Los Angeles, and while this is not as odd as the preceding band. This still has some alluring post punky charm. The singers colorful spazz vocalizing strategies will amuse and entertain.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Urbane Gorillas & The Really Schmaltzy Cabaret Boys (1981)

A split record with the DIY post punk of The Urbane Gorillas on one side. I'm really keen on the humorous minimal synth of The Really Schmaltzy Cabaret Boys on the other side. This was the first release by Inane Records. There's a posthumous website detailing it's history here. T-shirt offer insert included.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Catholics - Tropical Russians / Echo Echo

Here's a post punk / new wave sounding 7" with no date on it, and not much info to be found on the web. The look and sound seems early 80's, and UK in origin, but who knows? Echo Echo is the standout track, with a noisy synth solo to top things off.