The first single from Cocteau Twins’ masterpiece Heaven Or Las Vegas, released August 27, 1990. Posted for no other reason than it is majestic, or as an excuse to share the fact that their website is very up to date and very thorough with archival material.
I need to get back to my original intent of dropping quick bits of whatever without lots of commentary, so here’s the video for Lush’s second single, released October 15, 1990, and included in their not-their-first-album-but-generally-regarded-as-their-first-album Gala. I’d actually never seen this vid nor the original single art before putting this post together, so we’ll […]
Belly’s debut album Star turns 28 years old today, meaning it’s been 28 years since I was tipped off to the record by a friend whose tastes normally ran to Faith No More than 4AD. But I thank him for the recommendation because Tanya Donelly and company have been one of my favourite bands for […]
It’s one of my great regrets that I hung up the old blog before Alvvays put out their debut album, preventing me from properly gushing over the best new band to come out of Toronto in forever. I did, however, get to write them up while they were still “Always” and Molly was still brunette, […]
To mark the 30th anniversary of The House Of Love’s self-titled debut and its four millionth re-release (this time a 5-CD set comprising the album, b-sides, demos, the John Peel Sessions already released in 2000, and an era-correct collection of live tracks), Cherry Red Records sat Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers down on a patio […]
The Sundays’ debut album Reading, Writing & Arithmetic turns 31 years old today, and so I grudgingly salute the bands ability and willingness to remain disappeared completely after wrapping their Static & Silence tour in December 1997. Aside from some Record Store Day releases of their three albums in the last few years that sell […]
Reverb.com’s main purpose is as a music gear marketplace, responsible for inciting poor decision making from impulse control-deficient musicians (I’m looking at you, me). But they also maintain a respectable editorial department, and so there’s pieces like this March 2018 interview with Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast about her second album, Sad Songs From Another […]
Choux are a Canadian-American duo comprised of Montreal’s Lizzie Carolan and Minneapolis’ Jordan Gatesmith. The title track of their 2020 debut mini-album cops some ridiculous Elizabeth Fraser vibes and while the rest doesn’t go so straight Cocteaus, it’s beautiful dream-pop, front to back.