Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Self Control - Broken Up (1983)

New wave art pop from London. More on the band here. They also put out a couple great 7" records. Both Elastic and Falling are stand out tracks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Blank Tapes Volume 1 - (1979)

Four bands, four songs, four different approaches. I'm most keen on Junk Art doing a sort of lo-fi minimal-synth, great name too. Attempted Moustache attempt spacey post-punk. Geisha Girls have an intense glam-punk track. The Zorkie Twins try to power-pop you. Not a bad song to be found.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sad Among Strangers - Sparks Fly Upwards / A Better View of Baxtor / The Gongs (1980) Here Comes the Caesars / I Know Nothing of the Jungle (1980) It's So Good It's Incest / My Kind of Loser (1981)

Led by Lyndon Morgans, this UK band cranked out some great catchy tunes. Blending new wave/post punk and glam rock together, with vocals that remind me early Peter Gabriel. "Here Come the Caesars" for example is a killer track!