Friday, January 31, 2014

Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing)

Clothilde of Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) asked for some promo on her band. Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) are from Lille, France and only has two members, one on drums and one on bass and vocals. No guitar or keyboards but the band really doesn't need those. Great basslines and vocals create a minimalist but nice postpunk sound. Stated on their bandcamp page, they are influenced by punk, garage and the 80's batcave bands.
Cheshire Cat (The Bouncing) released an album 'Shows Its Tail' in 2012 on Alone Prod. Download has an extra song with Jacquy Bitch (Neva).

Listen on Bandcamp.
There's more links to be found on that page as well.
Clothilde has a site with her artwork as well:
Clothilde Sourdeval

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Man From Missouri - s/t LP

Originally posted by Rainy Day Sponge on Lost-In-Tyme. Managed to find a copy myself some years ago. My copy is the US pressing with different artwork then the Greek version(on Nate Starkman & Son). Both are not so easy to find.
Prior to the album, Man From Missouri released a 10" flexi posted here before (includes one song not on the album).
Those interested in indie/underground stuff on Independent Project and Nate Starkman & Son definitely need to listen to it.
Check the links for more info on Man From Missouri.

Note: tracks 8 & 9 are ripped as one track.

Man From Missouri LP (self-released-1986)
1. Cover Tailor
2. Eat My Iron
3. American Dogs
4. Accident
5. No Title
6. Hygiene
7. Labor Day
8. No Title
9. Bwayer Tatalingus Debate
10. Epitaph

Man From Missouri (320)

Man From Missouri (FLAC-Side A)

Man From Missouri (FLAC-Side B)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spahn Ranch - Thickly Settled LP

Spahn Ranch were from Detroit, MI and released 'Thickly Settled' on Insight, the label run by Eric Cope of Glorious Din. Not to be confused with the 90's band from LA.
Don't think they were Manson worshippers but the music feels like an introduction to some obscure cult. Cool mix of psyche and postpunk.
From their MySpace:
Spahn Ranch was formed in August of 1986 in Detroit, MI. Although the name would suggest a connection with the Manson Murders, the band had no affiliation. In it's infancy, the band played in many local venues on the bill with various local bands. Quickly a strong following developed, which immediately precipitated a self titled cassette release of six tracks on the Ikthus Network label. After having missed their own billing at a show, the band was introduced to Eric Cope of Insight Records from San Francisco, CA. He offered them a contract with Insight after reviewing their cassette and video work. The band accepted and began recording their first LP, 'Thickly Settled' in California where they were welcomed by receptive audiences. 'Thickly Settled' was hailed as one of the best albums of the year by England's Underground Magazine, and also met favorable reception in the U.S. of A. None of the members of Spahn Ranch had any formal music training and had not played an instrument prior to forming the group. "The sound they create is tense and raw, not polished to distract from the music itself. Drummer Odell Nails lays down a thick, almost tribal drum beat, accompanied by Hobey Echlin's bass foundation for the music. Guitarist Brad Horowitz adds the energetic, consuming guitar melodies, changing the tunings for each song in order to make no two sets alike. Bob Sterner's vocals with a touch of folk influence, mesh with the instrumental sounds that give the finished product, intense music which envelopes and audience." 

Odell and Hobey played in shoegaze band Majesty Crush in the 90's.  Recently Odell also plays with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins). 
This album was originally posted on Lost In Tyme.

Thickly Settled LP (Insight-SR-1291987-1987)
1. Witness
2. Lo & Behold
3. Echoes Of The Day
4. Wonder And Perish
5. Dissipation
6. Each Time Centered
7. Atonement
8. Trial
9. Count Down
10. Thickly Settled
11. Crutch
12. ......

Thickly Settled (320)

Thickly Settled - A (FLAC)

Thickly Settled - B (FLAC)

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Cyan Revue - Four Wounds LP

Wish you all the best for 2014. This blog has been quite inactive the last year. I'm planning to post some records of blogs that are deleted/inactive. I ripped the records from my own collection.
Here's the second release of German postpunk band Cyan Revue, with Tobias Gruben (Die Erde, Heroina) on vocals, who sadly passed away in 1996. Originally posted on the Fritz Die Spinne blog but now deleted (hope you're doing fine Fritz!).
The other albums of Cyan Revue are posted here as well (mp3 only). Both are great as well.
Sleeve scan taken from the net as Windows ICE refused to do a decent job with the front cover.

Cyan Revue - Four Wounds LP (Yellow Ltd.-EFA 2205-1986)
1. Consecration
2. Permanent Days
3. Animal
4. We Dive
5. The Retire
6. In Distant Lands
7. The Unknown
8. Procez (The Strain)
9. Rats
10. Peoploids

Four Wounds (320)

Four Wounds - Side A (FLAC)

Four Wounds - Side B (FLAC)