Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Texan noise-pop band Comet's lone album, Chandelier Musings, was produced by original Mercury Rev singer David Baker -- and the early albums by that band, along with the earlier work of the like-minded Flaming Lips serve as fine reference points for the intensely overlooked Comet. This track, "Rocket Flare", sports a loud, blistering guitar attack, but elsewhere in the record the band sometimes takes a softer approach - even occasionally employing string sections.

Comet - "Rocket Flare"

from Chandelier Musings (1997, Dedicated)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Dunebuggy was a short lived indie-pop band from Hoboken, New Jersey that put out a few releases in the early to mid-90s, including two 7"s for Armchair Records and two 7"s for SpinART Records. This track, "Pelican", was featured on March Records' 1996 compilation "Pop American Style" alongside tracks by Rocketship, Further, Elf Power, Tullycraft and many more.

Dunebuggy - "Pelican"

from Pop American Style (1996, March)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


"Quiet World" comes from Butterflies' self-titled sophomore record, released in 1997 on Ng/Volcano records. It's a nice piece of spacey guitar pop that somewhat resembles Pavement's lazy charm. This was also the last album to be released by the Atlanta-based band.

from Butterflies (1997, Ng)