27 September 2011

GUV'NER In the Fishtank 2 EP 1999


Biography

by Jason Ankeny

The angular indie rock trio Guv'ner formed in 1993 as an outgrowth of the romance between singer/guitarist Charles Gansa and singer/bassist Pumpkin Wentzel. After the couple moved to New York City, Wentzel gave a demo tape of the group's off-kilter pop to Pussy Galore/Free Kitten member Julia Cafritz, whom she had known since elementary school; Cafritz subsequently passed the tape to Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, who ultimately issued Guv'ner's debut, Hard for Measy for You, on his Ecstatic Peace label. Following the addition of full-time drummer Danny Tunick, Guv'ner signed to Merge Records, which released the group's sophomore effort, The Hunt (co-produced by Cafritz and Gumball's Don Fleming), in 1996. Spectral Worship followed two years later. (Allmusic.com)

KEROSENE 454 Race 1997

A combination of their early 45s and first record onto one LP. Enjoy.

Biography

by Yancey Strickler

Kerosene 454 was a classic D.C. band in the sense that their lifespan was short and prolific. The band formed in 1993, beginning their career with a flurry of 45s followed up by their first LP, Situation at Hand. The early releases were standard D.C. punk: loud, scathing, and with little melody. After the recording of Situation at Hand, Kerosene 454's sound took off with Came By to Kill Me due to the emergence of Darren Zentek's drumming ability. Whereas the early Kerosene 454 catalog was a dull drone, Came By to Kill Me was an ecstatic roar. On this record and its follow-up, » Read more (Allmusic.com)

CHOPPER ONE Now Playing 1997


Upped by Travis. Thanks!


Review

by Greg Prato

Upon hearing Chopper One's full-length debut, Now Playing, you're automatically struck by the similarity to the catchy alterna-pop sounds of Weezer. But there's a reason why both bands sound so similar; singer/guitarist Jason Cropper is an ex-member/co-founder of Weezer. And like Rivers Cuomo, Cropper has the magic touch when it comes to writing sticky-sweet bubblegum rock. Although the two bands boast the same overdriven guitar sound ("Free Lunch"), peculiar humor ("Touch My Fuzz," "Hescher With a Gym Bag," etc.), and song durations of under three minutes, Chopper One isn't as experimental as Weezer. But Jason and bassist Amy Cropper create stirring vocal harmonies, as heard on the standout track "Dynamite," sincerely melodic pop ("Cantankerous"), and AC/DC-like hard rockers ("My Star"). A promising debut, if at times somewhat one-dimensional. (Allmusic.com)

25 September 2011

DRUNK To Corner Wounds 1997


Biography

by Gina Boldman

Drunk is comprised of Rick Alverson (vocals), Via Nuon (guitar), J.T. Yost (accordion), and Russell Cook (drums). The band is influenced by singer/songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave, and took musical cues from Smog and Sparklehorse. In January 1997, Drunk released its first CD, A Derby Spiritual; To Corner Wounds followed in April 1998. In February 1998, Jagjaguwar issued Raised Toward, and Sickbed was released in June 1999. (AllMusic.com)

24 September 2011

STAR HUSTLER


1997

1996

Thanks to Roop S. for the up!

Biography

by Mike DaRonco

After departing from Helium and making the environment transition from Boston to Portland, Oregon, singer/ guitarist Jason Hatfield met up with some of the locals who eventually took the shape of Star Hustler. Accompanied by guitarist/ vocalist Andrew Levitt, drummer Mike Clark and bassist Mikhael Bortz, the completed line up released two demos before hooking up with Dirt Records out of New York City. After releasing their first EP entitled Drowning in 1995, many of comparisons to Hatfield's previous band Helium followed before their first album Mandicant came out in 1996. Star Hustler's second album Vapid Drivel was also released on Dirt the next year.

23 September 2011

THE LEMONS Sturdy 1996


By request

The Lemons was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1991. The first lineup of the group consisted of Jimmy Paulson (lead vocals, guitar), Greg Lovell (guitar), Brent Saunders (bass) and Jeff Ramirez (drums). Ramirez was soon replaced by Rob Cunningham and the band released their debut album entitled Marvel in 1993.

After signing with Mercury Records, The Lemons released a self-titled EP in 1994. The same year, Cunningham was replaced by Nabil Ayers, while Paulson departed the band in 1995 and was replaced by Jeff Hiatt, with Lovell taking up lead vocals. They released their second and final album entitled Sturdy in 1995, before disbanding the following year.

21 September 2011

MATT KEATING Scary Area 1994


By request

Biography

by Bryan Thomas

New York-based singer/songwriter Matt Keating developed a somewhat minor cult following in the mid- to late '90s. The low-key Keating seems to have failed to connect with a larger audience, and his plucky Americana-tinged reveries and power pop recordings have been overshadowed by those of similar pop iconoclasts like Mark Kozelek (of Red House Painters), Elliott Smith, and Richard Buckner. Well over a decade later, Keating remains relatively unknown, even as he continues to write, record, and perform.

20 September 2011

BIG CAR Normal 1992


I believe this was their only release on Giant Records.


PRIMITIVE RADIO GODS Rocket 1996


From Wikipedia

Primitive Radio Gods are an American alternative rock band from Southern California. Current members consist of frontman Chris O'Connor, who performs vocals and bass; percussionist Tim Lauterio; and Luke McAuliffe, who contributes various additional instrumentation (guitars, violins, piano) as well as much of the art that has appeared on the band's albums and website. Former member Jeff Sparks wrote, sang, and played bass before leaving the band to pursue other music projects in 2001.

The band is best known for their 1996 hit "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand."

100 WATT SMILE And Reason Flew 1999

By request

This is the only release I have of them at this time.

From Wikipedia

100 Watt Smile was an eclectic grunge-styled band with country influences that was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter Carrie Bradley (formerly of Ed's Redeeming Qualities and The Breeders) and drummer Michael Hart. The band's lineup soon expanded to contain Scott Greiner on guitar and Scott Houston on bass.

The band provided a vehicle for the quirky songwriting that Bradley was known for during her days with Ed's Redeeming Qualities, with her quiet, breathy vocals and signature violin work juxtaposed against heavy electric guitar and bass and driving percussion. Indeed, their 1999 debut album, And Reason Flew, begins with an updated version of Bradley's haunting song New Jersey, which first appeared on the Ed's Redeeming Qualities album Big Grapefruit Cleanup Job.

The band followed up with a second, eponymous album in 2001; after the release of this album, information about the subsequent activities of the band and its members is scarce, at best. Carrie Bradley has recently been spotted as part of the San Francisco musical duo The Great Auk

14 September 2011

LUCY'S FUR COAT How to Survive an Air Crash 1999


Upped by Buddha Boy

100 WATT HALO The Steady Continental Seventy 1996

100 Watt Halo was from San Diego. Just get it, you'll like it!
Upped by Buddha Boy.

Over at Strangled Planet you can grab 100 Watt Halo's self titled 7 inch.

Reupped November 2012

HEMLOCK Give Kids Candy 1997


Upped by Buddha Boy


RADIO WENDY Tune In Tokyo 1995


Upped by Buddha Boy

San Diego punk

GRENDEL

School Vehicle

1996

Well Behaved

1997

(No artwork available)

Upped by Buddha Boy

HELICOPTER self titled 1999


Upped by Buddha Boy

Emo out of San Diego, I believe. I used to have this CD but traded it in long ago and glad to see Buddha Boy upped a copy of this!

11 September 2011

CATFISH JENKINS Normaltown 1994


Check this out! Thanks to CW for the up!


Tracklist

1 Entrance
2 The Wishing Time
3 8:31 Am
4 While You're Sleeping
5 Underground
6 There Comes A Day
7 At Hodgson St
8 When The Sun Shines
9 Life In The Machine
10 The Hungriest Wolves
11 Caught
12 Weeds
13 Dakota

APES PIGS AND SPACEMEN Transfusion 1997


This is the only release by them I have available at this time.

Enjoy!

09 September 2011

GO KART GO Run For Tin 1999


Some good pop punk rock from San Francisco with a bit of the Fretblanket's singer's voice style thrown in.
Ripped at 320 kbps

05 September 2011

THE HEART THROBS Dreamtime EP 1990


Upped by Valium & Cheesecake

BECKETTS Myth 1992


Upped by Valium & Cheesecake


FURY IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE Brilliant Thieves 1997


Upped by Valium and Cheesecake


Tracklist

1 Intro (Excerpt From Klezmer Dreams) 0:58
2 Bring Me Home 3:46
3 Riding On A Dead Horse 5:09
4 Turn Around 4:21
5 Don't Slow Down 3:50
6 Around My World In 80 Days 3:22
7 Afternoon In The Cemetery 4:10
8 In Love With A Clown 3:58
9 Enough Is Not Enough 4:32
10 Brilliant Thieves 3:09
11 Bar Des Boulistes 2:48
12 My Little World 2:51
13 Gero Hat Geburtstag 0:20
14 Ship Of Fools 3:05
15 Out On The Weekend 4:34

DAVY JONES LOCKER self titled EP 1991


Upped by Valium & Cheesecake


KATYDIDS The Boy Who's Never Found EP 1991


Upped by Valium & Cheesecake

Biography

by Stewart Mason
A very nice, but unfortunately short-lived, south London acoustic pop quintet, the Katydids shared an affinity with contemporaries like Fairground Attraction and the Bible. American-born singer Susie Hug and guitarist Adam Seymour met in 1987 when both were working as session musicians for the short-lived duo Big Bam Boo; the pair's rapport was obvious, and they were soon working together. Adding acoustic guitarist Dan James, bassist Dave Hunter, and drummer » Read more

HEADS UP Soul Brother Crisis Intervention 1990


Upped by Valium & Cheesecake

04 September 2011

THE SPENT POETS


self titled
1996

Steve (unreleased)
year unknown

Upped by Valium & Cheesecake


VARIOUS ARTISTS International Hip Swing 1993


Track listing

  1. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - "Rusty and Rover"
  2. Melody Dog - "Tomorrow's World"
  3. Some Velvet Sidewalk - "Apple"
  4. Thee Headcoats - "Shouldn't Happen To A Dog"
  5. Lois - "Long Time Gone"
  6. Gravel - "Yesterday"
  7. Brief Weeds - "(It's So Hard Not To) Say Hello"
  8. Tiger Trap - "Hiding"
  9. Snuff - "Den Den"
  10. Mecca Normal - "Man Thinks 'Woman'"
  11. Girl Trouble - "Tarantula"
  12. Heavenly - "Escort Crash On Marsten Street"
  13. Unrest - "Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl"
  14. Duck Hunt - "Vacation"
  15. Teenage Fanclub - "Free Again"
  16. Cannanes - "No One"
  17. Seaweed - "Deer Trap"
  18. Beat Happening - "Look Around"
  19. Fifth Column - "All Women Are Bitches"
  20. The McTells - "Clean"

02 September 2011

MUFFLON 5 Boca Juniors 1993

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Come Again
2 Freewheeling
3 Closer To The Door
4 The Wheel
5 Come Show Me
6 Sunset Girl
7 Let Me In
8 Been Away
9 R.W.
10 All Ways
11 Don't Let Them Know
 


01 September 2011

THE HOLY COWS Get Along 1995


By request



Biography

by Jason Anderson

The Holy Cows first got together in their hometown of Chelsea, MI, back in 1987 while founders Michael Feeney (bass/vocals) and John Popovich (guitars/vocals) were still in high school. It was quite a while before the Midwesterners managed to finish their first CD, but the self-released debut, Get Along, was worth the wait. A jangly combination of alt-country and indie rock, Get Along almost awakens ghosts buried deep underneath the tiny Athens, GA, pubs once haunted by a young R.E.M. After Get Along received greater than expected regional attention from college radio, the … » Read more