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Black Tambourine

Black Tambourine

Crucial compilation from one of the first Slumberland bands. A feedback-enshrouded collision of noise and pop that owed a lot to The Jesus & Mary Chain, Shop Assistants, Galaxie 500 and 14 Iced Bears, but of course is marked as totally unique by their dark, haunting tunes and Pam's lovely vocals. This reissue includes new liner notes, new art, never before seen band photos, and SIX unreleased songs, including four new recordings made in the Summer of 2009.

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Received Pronunciation

Pants Yell!

Lovely, literate pop from this excellent Boston band. This superb album features some of their best song-writing to date and, dare we say, rocks. If you dig Felt, Belle & Sebastian or Go-Betweens be sure to check this out.

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Introducing

Brilliant Colors

Introducing LP/CD

Ace punk-informed pop from San Francisco's finest. Brilliant Colors have an unbeatable DIY punk-meets-DIY pop sound that they've honed over a series of highly sought-after singles. This eagerly-awaited debut album is packed with guitar buzz, stick-in-your-head melodies and infectious energy.

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Songs For Tuesdays

Summer Cats

Debut album of infectious fuzz-pop from this great Australian band. Perfect upbeat summertime listening with an added kick of guitar and organ fizz.

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Survival Strategies In A Modern World

Liechtenstein

Brilliant pop with post-punk influences, connecting the dots between The Mo-Dettes, Dolly Mixture and The Aislers Set. Nine songs of minimal melodic perfection.

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Bricolage

Bricolage

Bricolage LP/CD

At last, the debut album from this remarkable Glasgow pop group hits the racks. Touching all the bases from Orange Juice to Teenage Fanclub to Franz Ferdinand, this is the classic Sound of Young Scotland. Includes "Footsteps," "The Waltzers" and "Turn U Over."

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Long-awaited debut from NYC's brightest pop hopes. An amazing and infectious distillation of everything great about indie pop from it's inception straight up through 2009 when it was recorded. Rightly considered a modern classic and now one of the crucial albums of the last decade.

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Alight of Night

Crystal Stilts

Melodic garagey post-punk with 60s psych flavors and classic pop hooks. Alight of Night is a hypnotic, haunting slice of rock primitivism.

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It's Time!

Cause Co-Motion!

Stellar crash-pop from this Brooklyn band. A perfect blend of 60s pop, 80s DIY and C86 influences, this CD compiles the bands singles to date on labels like What's Your Rupture?, Cape Shok and Can't Cope.

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Life Is Sweet

The Lodger

Amazing second album from this very special Leeds group. Classic UK guitar pop in the Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Go-Betweens tradition. Featuring "The Good Old Days" and "The Conversation."

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Kill Twee Pop!

Sarandon

Kill Twee Pop! 10" vinyl/CD

Taking their cues from the "other" side of C86, Sarandon pick up where bands like Big Flame, The Wolfhounds and Bogshed left off. Their tense, abrasive sound cross-breeds pop with the urgency and noise-loving aesthetic of punk. The results are catchy, bristly and totally distinctive.

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Grown-Ups

The Lodger

Fourteen future pop classics from this great Leeds band. Think Go-Betweens, The Boo Radleys, The Wedding Present, Blur, The June Brides and you're in the right territory. Features "Let Her Go" and "Kicking Sand."

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The Saturday People

The Saturday People

Perfect 60s flavored power pop from this all-star DC band, featuring members of The Ropers, Castaway Stones, Tree Fort Angst, Velocity Girl and Whorl. By turns punchy and contemplative, the People pen classic tunes and play them with infectious enthusiasm. Fans of groups like The Go-Betweens, The Byrds and The Orchids should feel right at home.

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The Last Match

The Aislers Set

Where The Aislers' debut Terrible Things Happen's synthesis of 60s mod-pop, 70s punk and 80s/90s indie flavors provided an end-of-the-century summation of where pop had been and where it was heading, 2000's The Last Match upped the ante even farther. More ambitious in conception, The Last Match expanded the band's sound into more orchestral areas. While the songs are still driving and catchy as a fish hook, the arrangements are far more sophisticated. It's a must-listen album, one that fueled fond memories, sparked love affairs, set off spontaneous dance parties, and reminded us all of the power of song-craft and melodies and POP. 2014 reissues available now!

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Terrible Things Happen

The Aislers Set

The Aislers Set began as a vehicle for the songs of Linton, who had most recently co-led San Francisco's legendary Henry's Dress and drummed in Go Sailor with her pal Rose Melberg; this is their debut album from 1998. Not content to merely (!) write some of the most sublime pop tunes this side of Ray Davies, Linton got busy in her garage studio and recorded and produced almost the whole record by herself. It's a remarkable feat, and a love for such producers as Phil Spector and Brian Wilson shines from each and every groove. It's a beautiful, multi-layered record and a genuinely great achievement of home recording. 2014 reissues available now!

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Central

Nord Express

Central LP/CD

Dark, personal pop constructions that pay homage to such critical influences as third lp-era VU, Galaxie 500 and The Go-Betweens. The Nord sound is unique, though, and fans of groups like Bedhead and Empress should definitely check this out.

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Just A Taste

various artists

18 song compilation drawn from the rare, early Summershine singles, including great songs by The Sugargliders, The Rainyard, The Earthmen and others. Brilliant 90's pop from this under-appreciated Australian label.

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Beezer

Beatnik Filmstars

Beezer CD

Huge compilation of rare cuts, single tracks and outtakes from this Bristol group that specializes in spiky, Wedding Present-meets-Fall style pop.

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