90s guitar college rock indie... The 80s are back now so lets hope this comes next?

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I have totally immersed myself in this kind of stuff... specifically The Swirlies, Polvo, Unwound, (early) Lilys, Chavez, 18th Dye, Unrest, Spinanes, Duster, Uncle Wiggly, Multiple Cat, Bedhead, 12 Rods, Red Red Meat, Seam, Hum, Shudder To Think, Smart Went Crazy, etc.

Guitar + 1990s = Love. Anyone have any other suggestions? I have no desire to stop digging into this era and this sound.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:52 (ten years ago) link

this stuff never went away for me. still sounds great. i like to think of this as the 'coloured vinyl' era

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 04:56 (ten years ago) link

guvner.

ian, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:58 (ten years ago) link

i know a friend of mine was seeing VERSUS tonight.

ian, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:59 (ten years ago) link

^actually jealous

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 04:59 (ten years ago) link

been listening the fuck out of versus lately. also velocity girl (and to a lesser extent, tsunami)

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 05:00 (ten years ago) link

the spinanes "den trawler" is a gift from the angles 2 an undeserving humanity imo

real ramona iirc

AH yes I am excited to see Versus open up for Polvo FOR FREE in NYC this summer. And yeah I've been meaning to get some Velocity Girl...

Has anyone heard of the band Kudgel? A big influence/friends of The Swirlies?

Also whats with The Swirlies not getting the attention and credit they deserve? They are NOT just a shoegaze band. Nobody else has as much variety as they do in the shoegaze scene. They're my favorite. Clearly.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 05:07 (ten years ago) link

i think i have some cudgel tracks somewhere. i loved swirlies back in the day but went off em fairly heavily after blonder tongue

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 05:09 (ten years ago) link

Wait...nevermind Versus is not opening up. I got confused. They open up for Superchunk. Also for free. I'm no less happy about that.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 05:10 (ten years ago) link

But They Spent Their Wild Days... is wonderful. That came after. Its a little bit more "out there." Only a little though.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 05:12 (ten years ago) link

I have a 7" and a CD by The Cudgels, but don't know Kudgel.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 09:45 (ten years ago) link

they were chimp rock

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 09:47 (ten years ago) link

Of the initial list of bands Bedhead, Swirlies, Unrest & Unwound get lots of love from me. Most of the rest I'm not that big a fan of. I like Versus tho.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 09:52 (ten years ago) link

Archers Of Loaf: Vee Vee
Anything by Pavement, obviously.
Th' Faith Healers: Imaginary Friend

Two bands that are a little more obscure but worth searching out:
Sammy: Tales of Great Neck Glory

The Glands: Double Thriller and of course, the legendary self-titled record from 2000.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 19 June 2009 09:53 (ten years ago) link

Get yrself some Grifters and dig out the Grifters thread on here where Tripp turned up.

Curious absence of GBV on here. Less curious absence of Trumans Water, but still worth fixing.

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 19 June 2009 10:02 (ten years ago) link

http://cd04.static.jango.com/images/pic200/drP000/P097/p09712k675y_lg.jpg
^^^^^ would love if these guys released a posthumous live album from BITD, or even a new record.

it's the nuclear sex apocalypse, dude. i mean, c'mon. (stevie), Friday, 19 June 2009 10:07 (ten years ago) link

Is that Madder Rose?

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 10:38 (ten years ago) link

yes

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 10:45 (ten years ago) link

Yeah I loved them. Saw them at Reading festival once. 1st 2 albums a lot better than the later ones but they were all decent.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 10:48 (ten years ago) link

Come - Eleven: Eleven

Enemy Insects (NickB), Friday, 19 June 2009 10:54 (ten years ago) link

the ropers and lorelei albums are masterpieces. lorelei in particular still sounds fresh

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:09 (ten years ago) link

Prefer Ropers singles to album. Lorelei too tbh, stuff like Float My Bed.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:15 (ten years ago) link

I felt like bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement, while I LOVE them, were a bit more obvious so I didn't mention them.

Oh and Mr. Poo if you like Bedhead I'd be a little surprised if you didn't also like Duster. I'd RIYL one if you like the other.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:16 (ten years ago) link

Further?

Enemy Insects (NickB), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:16 (ten years ago) link

K I'll check them out, I've never heard of them.

Saw the New Year earlier this year, the nu-Bedhead band.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:17 (ten years ago) link

Also, anyone heard of "Blumfeld"? They are like the German answer to Pavement.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:18 (ten years ago) link

Looked up Duster and their albums are from late 90s which is about the time I stopped making an effort to keep up with indie rock, so I guess that's why I've never heard of them. Not that I stopped listening to indie rock completely.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:18 (ten years ago) link

Yeah the New Year is good but they don't have that same subtly... or something... that set Bedhead apart. Similar though.About Duster I guess that'll do it, they were a late 90s act. I'm still meaning to pick up their album that came out in I think 2000?

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:21 (ten years ago) link

Yeah I loved them. Saw them at Reading festival once. 1st 2 albums a lot better than the later ones but they were all decent.

i've come to regard their final LP as their best, though i realise my love for this band goes deep enough to preclude clear-headed decisions

it's the nuclear sex apocalypse, dude. i mean, c'mon. (stevie), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:22 (ten years ago) link

the blumfeld album is decent. drassen auf kaution is a really good single

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:23 (ten years ago) link

I missed it if these were mentioned but what about Superchunk or Archers of Loaf? Both two of my all time favorites.

Fennec fox which does grooming (ENBB), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:42 (ten years ago) link

I have a big pile of Superchunk CDs but never got into AoL.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:43 (ten years ago) link

Also tons of AmRep stuff but that might be a bit on the heavy side for this thread.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:45 (ten years ago) link

Really? Archers are just . . . i don't know maybe it's one of those time and place things for me but I was a freshman in college when I discovered Icky Mettle and it just blew my mind. It's still one of my all time favorite albums. Also, they were just great live.

Fennec fox which does grooming (ENBB), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:47 (ten years ago) link

Are the 3D's too obvious a suggestion?

Enemy Insects (NickB), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:48 (ten years ago) link

What's the UK equivalent of this? I can only think of stuff like Bivouac and Cable at the moment.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) link

lol midway still

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) link

I was going to put Ned's & Senseless Things...

Colonel Poo, Friday, 19 June 2009 11:51 (ten years ago) link

It would be the Delgados and all that.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Friday, 19 June 2009 11:58 (ten years ago) link

they're probably a bit later than most of the stuff here

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Friday, 19 June 2009 12:00 (ten years ago) link

JACOB'S MOUSE they were awesome

it's the nuclear sex apocalypse, dude. i mean, c'mon. (stevie), Friday, 19 June 2009 12:00 (ten years ago) link

First of all... thanks for all of the suggestions so far!!

And yeah Fox, Superchunk and Archers of Loaf are both fantastic.

Evan, Friday, 19 June 2009 12:01 (ten years ago) link

i saw the archers of loaf/small23 double bill in leeds (the duchess of york pub : rip).
i loved it, but not sure sure the people i took with me (wife and friend) were too into it.
been years since i heard the small23 album...
oh, is that an urge to go a digging in the archives i feel on the rise.

mark e, Friday, 19 June 2009 12:14 (ten years ago) link

Jacob's Mouse did a mean Britisher Amrep thing but as far as my record collection is concerned the UK didn't really get onto US-style college rocking until '95 onwards: Urusei Yatsura, early Delgados, Ligament, Spare Snare... uh, possibly some bands not on Che as well (Magoo, Scarfo, Pure Morning?)

(although what I might really mean by this is that I didn't really start buying 7"s until '95 onwards)

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 19 June 2009 12:15 (ten years ago) link

AoL! Oh man, yes yes yes. I also find it curious that GBV ain't mentioned. Get yourself B000.

My answer to everything: Brainiac. Hah.

Urusei Yatsura was ok.

I GOTTA BRAKE FREEEEE (stevienixed), Friday, 19 June 2009 12:17 (ten years ago) link

Urusei dudes have got a new band called Project A-Ko. Their album sounds EXACTLY like Pavement. Not a little bit like UY did, but EXACTLY

I quite like Blumfeld but after the mid-90s they sounded more like George Michael than anything you'd call indie - not a dis per se, it was pretty cool but an acquired taste

dis per se - thought this was some sort of word art on first reading

Enemy Insects (NickB), Friday, 19 June 2009 12:26 (ten years ago) link

Heh, nice

omg toenut are awesome

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Sunday, 20 July 2014 01:23 (five years ago) link

seriously, 'two in the pinata' must be one of the great lost 90s records, it's up there with swirlies' 'they spent their wild youthful days...' except much more lost

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Sunday, 20 July 2014 12:34 (five years ago) link

I'll check it out!

Evan, Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:48 (five years ago) link

A guy I work with used to be in Toenut (he did the tape loops). They ARE awesome.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:59 (five years ago) link

Jawbox! Slackjaw! Jawbreaker!

warm smell of burritos (rip van wanko), Sunday, 20 July 2014 20:10 (five years ago) link

fucking seriously I'm not gonna shut up about this record

the bassist died shortly afterwards in a motor wreck, and he's fucking excellent here, so there's another reason to give it a spin

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Sunday, 20 July 2014 21:48 (five years ago) link

TOENUT

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:31 (five years ago) link

I always meant to check out the full album. I got "Test Anxiety" off a comp back in '97 or whenever and I still jam to that song. I can imagine they're awesome.

Mouthfuls of Marinara (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:37 (five years ago) link

it's on Spotify. both albums are incredible, but the second more so

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:00 (five years ago) link

Test Anxiety is pretty awesome

chikungunya manatee (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:05 (five years ago) link

first album suffers a bit because 'Seizure' up front is such a staggering standout, I think - second album is an absolute riot all the way thru

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:38 (five years ago) link

Toenut kicks ass.

skip, Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:43 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

think two in the pinata might be even better than '...glittering world of the salons', and coming from me that's a monumental call

TOENUT

staggering fucking album. keep saying it until yall wise

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Saturday, 9 August 2014 22:15 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

New Further comp:

http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/further-where-were-you-then

john wahey (NickB), Friday, 29 August 2014 14:46 (five years ago) link

YES.

That band needs recognition- no matter how much anyone might think they're a poor man's Dino Jr.

It's all about "Quiet Riot Grrrl" really. Of my top 10 favorite songs in that genre.

Evan, Friday, 29 August 2014 15:44 (five years ago) link

they had a lot of filler but super griptape is a great rec

clive facepalmer (electricsound), Friday, 29 August 2014 23:49 (five years ago) link

Isn't that their most Dinosaur Jr-y? I don't have that one yet.

Evan, Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:17 (five years ago) link

their best imo, yeah quite dinoish

clive facepalmer (electricsound), Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:24 (five years ago) link

does honeyblood fall under the purview of this thread? the album's growing on me

katherine, Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:03 (five years ago) link

i dunno but that album is excellent imo

clive facepalmer (electricsound), Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:03 (five years ago) link

see also TS; Alvvays vs Honeyblood

clive facepalmer (electricsound), Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:04 (five years ago) link

ten months pass...

Had this Flower song float into my head today for some reason. Owed a huge debt to Sonic Youth but it's a good album nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7yG1RazTo

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:24 (four years ago) link

Album was called Hologram Sky btw, came out in 1990. Don't really know too much else about 'em.

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:25 (four years ago) link

Pre-Versus, right?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:54 (four years ago) link

oh right, i never knew that! can't say i ever listened to versus. any good?

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:02 (four years ago) link

yeah!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:06 (four years ago) link

This was my favorite Versus song back in the day. I don't know that they've aged all that well. Like Small Factory, they were kind of great in a particular place and time, outside of that...not so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrVtTwWlw-4

dlp9001, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:21 (four years ago) link

i was looking at some old SPIN issues on Google reader and the writer in there tears apart that Fudge album, the one with the really grotesquely 90's cover.

it's pretty decent though

hackshaw, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:00 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

Oops, missed this revive. That Fudge album is great. "Drive" is all time.

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:42 (four years ago) link

wow, evan, you were a prophet. now i know who to blame!

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:29 (four years ago) link

Don't shoot the messenger

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:39 (four years ago) link

i actually dig a bunch of it. there are a lot of local bands here that do it well. my pal abby made a new video for local heroes potty mouth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzggDceQsTY

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:48 (four years ago) link

my pal sal has a cool new album out too. i've known him since he was a toddler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQG2hK8uLy0

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:50 (four years ago) link

the guys from the band sediment club brought a ton of 90's guitar rock to my store this year. i just like guitars and since regular rock doesn't really exist anymore, i will take all the dino/seb/helium action people want to throw out there.

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:52 (four years ago) link

a new day is dawning...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2APDMXUOk

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:53 (four years ago) link

just a big ol' stew of 70's/80's/90's/Now in that clip.

scott seward, Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:53 (four years ago) link

Ha, for sure! I liked that they played "Thorn" at that show as well.

What do you mean "regular rock"? I have my own idea, but...

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2015 17:16 (four years ago) link

Taxidermists is pretty great! The slow parts sounded like Codeine.

Evan, Thursday, 10 December 2015 17:21 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

Toenut became Tyro and made an album, Audiocards. I wanted to hear it. It isn't ANYWHERE online so I had to buy the CD. This is the first time I've HAD to buy a CD in what seems like an age.

Anyway, Audiocards arrived today and it's completely wonderful and maybe only a few hundred people ever heard it idk. SO GREAT

imago, Thursday, 9 June 2016 21:46 (three years ago) link

fucking amazing

imago, Thursday, 9 June 2016 22:08 (three years ago) link

I can't find my Pest 5000 CD :(

Evan, Friday, 10 June 2016 01:19 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

It's springtime so I'm injecting the 80s/90s jangle indie into my veins again

Evan, Friday, 15 May 2020 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

And wtf I lost my Pest 5000 CD as of 2016? I totally forgot. It's gotta be around somewhere...

Evan, Friday, 15 May 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

I have both, which one are you missing?

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 15 May 2020 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

Both as in the lp and compilation? I have a digital copy of the lp but for sure need the compilation!

Evan, Friday, 15 May 2020 21:34 (two weeks ago) link

Palimpsest? OK — DM me your address, and I’ll mail it to you (when conditions are once again favorable for mailing things).

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 15 May 2020 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

is this the thread with the most Further talk or is it on The Summer Hits thread(s)?

...because I heard Dinosaur Jr's 1997 non-album single "Take a Run at the Sun" and holy shit, that is such a late-era Further song.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:46 (one week ago) link

Hey I'm down to talk Further all day. I'll have to check out that Dino Jr song... interesting to hear a sentiment where the tables turned involving those two bands.

Evan, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:31 (one week ago) link

I know, that's what's so surprising, it sounds like one of Brent's songs from 1995-1996. But it's also pretty-atypical Dinosaur Jr I should add, it was recorded for an Alison Anders film and then released on its own, kinda sunny beach pop. I'd never heard it before today (I fell off the DJr bus around Where Ya Been).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:41 (one week ago) link


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