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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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Because Because Because

Cause Co-Motion!

Ace six-song EP of DIY pop thrills from this Brooklyn wrecking crew. Some of their best tunes yet, wrapped in a smashing hand-painted sleeve. Don't sleep!

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Love Is A Wave

Crystal Stilts

Their first new songs since the brilliant Alight of Night, and what a corker it is. An upbeat summer stomper that brings to mind such classics as "Tally Ho" and "Don't Slip Up." Limited edition white vinyl.

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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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Sisters Are Forever

Sexy Kids

Anthemic post-punk pop from members of the Royal We (RIP). Catchy, driving, addictive and just plain wonderful. THE single of 2008!

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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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I Lie Awake

Cause Co-Motion!

Brilliant crash-pop from one of our absolute favorite bands. Three songs bursting with spring reverb, energy, busted strings, rattle, boom and clatter. Fans of early 14 Iced Bears, TVPs and the poppier side of first-wave post-punk take note.

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Industrial Strength

Phil Wilson

June Brides leader Phil Wilson returns after a twenty year hiatus with the smashing four song EP comprising of covers of some of Phil's earliest experimental music influences: Kraftwerk, Faust, Throbbing Gristle and S/T. Working in a mesmerizing acoustic/folk mode, Phil digs down to the surprisingly melodic tune at the core of each of these songs, and re-imagines them in a totally unique way.

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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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Searching For The Now 1

various artists

Slumberland kicks off its new split single series in grand fashion with this double-header. The Company features Roy Moller and Stevie Jackson and rock an infectious brand of glam-happy 70s pop, while The Hermit Crabs will win you over with their sweet folk pop. It's an all-Glasgow show for Volume 1, and a rousing start to the series.

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Joe's Record

Sarandon

Brilliant post-punk pop that pays homage to the best of 80s UK DIY. Short, angular tunes that combine the brusque drive of Big Flame and Bogshed with the spiky melodicism of June Brides and Josef K.

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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 Saturday People/The Clientele split

various artists

Two great bands contribute a track each to this great split. The Clientele's dark majesty nicely complements The Saturday People's suave pop moves.

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Inside

14 Iced Bears

Inside 7"

One track each from the first two 14 Iced Bears singles. Essential, timeless C86 pop full of noisy guitars and infectious enthusiasm.

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