Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Perfect Disaster - Up

Sometimes I will come across a couple tracks that I know are out-of-print, that I think are worth revisiting, and that I'd like to post here, but unfortunately I have nothing interesting (or even uninteresting) to say about them. Such is the case with these two tracks from The Perfect Disaster's 1988 LP, Up. The best I can do is tell you that Joesephine Wiggs went on to become a member of the Breeders and John Mattock joined Spirtualized, but you could have figured that out with a quick google search if you didn't already know it.

I never saw The Perfect Disaster live (although I bet they were good). Their music didn't change my life. But I hope you dig these two tracks nevertheless. The Perfect Disaster's final album, Heaven Scent, is available at iTunes.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms reissue - Delayed?

A few weeks ago I posted the good news the The Feelies Crazy Rhythms was going to be reissued by a label called Water Records on February 5th. My friend Dan noted in the comments that the reissue never materialized on that date, and the release is no longer listed at Amazon.

I've done a little homework to see what's going on here. In short, I fear the worst. A few e-commerce sites have the reissue listed as delayed until mid-March. I hope that's the case. But I should point out that the website of the distributor/manufacturer for Water, Runt Distribution, is now essentially down. I called Runt for info and their number has been disconnected. My email to Runt was bounced back to me. I don't want to start any false rumors, so I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to what is going on here. I don't know what's going on, but I have inquiries out to a few people who might.

I suspect we'll learn more about this situation in the coming weeks. But I have a bad feeling about this, especially since Runt is also the distributor/manufacturer for the much loved vinyl reissue label Four Men With Beards.

I'll keep you updated as I learn more. Until then, here's a little something to hold you over until this reissue materializes.

Original Love [right click to download]

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Loudness War

Loudness is the reason your recent CDs sound so bad:

Why do people always blame Loudness?