Spiritualized, Primus, & Madchester in the 90s
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Sun's Signature - Sun's Signature
A five-track EP of music by Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Echo & the Bunnymen, Lupine Howl) was released on Record Store Day.
Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful
The ninth studio album from Spiritualized comes 30 years after the debut album and is the follow-up to 2018's And Nothing Hurt.
Primus - Conspiranoid EP
Three-song twelve-inch EP features an 11-minute opus on side A.
Jean Beauvoir - Bet My Soul on Rock 'n' Roll: Diary of a Black Punk Icon
The life and career of Haitian American musician Jean Beauvoir, a member of the New York City punk band the Plasmatics, a member of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, a retro-rock revival act headed by Steven Van Zandt, and collaborations with KISS, Debbie Harry, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, and the Ramones.
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Madchester in the 90s
What is Madchester? A sound? A scene? We talk The Stone Roses, Factory Records, Inspiral Carpets, the Hacienda, and more to figure it out
The Manchester music scene gained notoriety long before Ian Brown and Shaun Ryder thanks to 1960s artists like The Hollies, The Bee Gees, and Herman's Hermits. Following the rise of punk, Manchester provided their own twist with bands like Joy Division and New Order, The Smiths, and The Fall breaking out at home and abroad. But our focus is on the unique combination of guitar-driven rock and underground rave music that morphed into what became known as Madchester. Combining funky, percussive rhythms with everything from 80s college rock to 60s psychedelic, the brief window of the late 80s and early 90s created a unique blend of danceable rock music paired with DJs and club music that became a small factor in the eventual rise of Britpop.
Madder Rose - Bring It Down
Give the album a listen and get ready to dig out our April listener suggested album.
“The debut album by New York based indie rock band Madder Rose. One of the albums that cemented my love of alternative rock and with songs like Beautiful John, Swim, Bring It Down and Lights Go Down this is truly a great record; even more impressive for being a debut. Seeing them live around this period they also had a great stage presence. This feels like a forgotten classic that marries together Juliana Hatfield, Buffalo Tom and the Velvet Underground.” - Mike Bond
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