some nice stuff on KOOTIES…
Originally posted on Girl Underground:
‘Cooties’ were once known as something you didn’t want to have as a child. The fictional disease and embarrassment that went hand in hand with love affairs as a child. The same feeling paired with light-heartedness comes from the San Diego band Kooties, an indie-pop and “kiwi” band that came together from the guitarist of Space Heat, and Field Trips collective co-founder, Ren Rogers. Living up to their self-proclaimed genre of sweet “kiwi” pop, their debut album, Yearbook, combines surf-pop, light melodies, and a feel good aura that can be pressed as a soundtrack for a sunny day, and would be the only type of ‘cooties’ you want to ever have.
If unfamiliar with Field Trips Collective, they are a self-started label in San Diego, which contain various SD artists within the same musical genre scheme, and some rotating members within different projects. Frank Mindingall (bass), Skylar…
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Apache Viking were hatched circa 2009 from members of Newcastle based band Free Diamonds (signed to Deep Elm records in the US), US act Foresake Ya to the Snakes, and the famed Newcastle country band The Devitos.
This unlikely coalition is a jigsaw of pop punk, cartoon lyricism, Russian polka and mid 50’s lo-fi. Instantly Apache Viking were quoted as the best band in Newcastle upon Tyne and ones to watch by BBC 6 music (who have dedicated airplay on many occasions).
Since getting together and recording their first EP late in 2010, Cory Siegler and Marc Merza have kept themselves busy as Lizard Kisses – releasing two cassettes, a single on Beko DSL, two split 7″s (with Florist and My Friend Wallis respectively), a beautiful four track EP entitled ‘Loving Creatures’ and a few digital singles.
Essentially the “band” is Cory Siegler and Marc Merza, with various participants. Lizard Kisses has been a platform for expression, documenting their collaborations with friends – the people they are most inspired by. The “band” is a catalyst to help build friendships and bonds, empower themselves and others to know they have a voice.
The newly released Bleeding Gold 7″ single was completed with the help of Calvin Johnson, Ken Kagami, John Hunter, and Jordan Lee. It has been pressed in an Edition of 150 black vinyls with band-made, hand-numbered covers. The download includes the bonus 3rd track “And The Sun Will Shine For Only Us.”
The 2nd Edition 12″ repress of Tape Waves “Let You Go” is now shipping!! The new versions include an exclusive Flexi disc featuring the new track ‘Hanging On,’ as well as a download card with the full album plus this new track and a new remix. Also available on pink cassettes with fancy outersleeves:
Thanks to KILLER PONYTAIL for premiering the new Tape Waves remix by Whitely!!
Originally posted on Killer Ponytail:
The heady days of summer may be behind us (or ahead of us if you’re a bit more optimistic) but fear not – US east coast duo Tape Waves are here to add some much needed sunshine to your life. The band released what was undoubtedly one of last year’s stand-out albums in the form of Let You Go, and with the first run of the album now long sold out, the band are releasing a second press run on the ever dependable Bleeding Gold Records.
The re-press comes with a bonus remix of dreamy album opener ‘Slow Days’ and we’re proud to be premiering the track right here.
The remix comes courtesy of fresh faced UK producer Whitely who takes the bright dream pop washes of the original and injects them with a softly pacing tribal drum build before launching into a blissed-out hook of resonating synths and…
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