Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minks - Araby (2011)


Genre: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock
Released: 2011
Region: Brooklyn, NY
Label: Captured Tracks
Catalog #: CT-97
Format: Cassette
Bitrate: 320 kbps

tracklist
A1. Araby
A2. Bruises (Radio Session)

B1. Funeral Song (Radio Session)
B2. Ophelia (Radio Session)

Lo-fi, almost twee-ish, jangly poppy dreamy alt-rock. Pretty, relaxing melodies. The songs sound like they'd fit as some old Isn't Anything-era MBV songs. Somethin' tells me they'll be getting pretty big pretty fast.

Contributed by Chris.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Chrome - Raining Milk (1983)


Genre: Experimental/Goth Rock
Released: 1983
Region: Long Beach, CA
Label: Mosquito Records
Catalog #: MOS-001
Format: 12" album
Bitrate: 320 kbps

tracklist
A1. Wings Born in the Night
A2. Raining Milk
A3. Anorexic Sacrifice
A4. La Légende Des Sentences Du Futur

B1. Wings Born In The Night
B2. Gehenna To Canaan
B3. Tribes (Ultra)
B4. Gehenna Lion

Not the best album by them, not by a LONG shot(it's practically a compilation of tracks from a previous album with an extra thrown in,) but even though they're fairly well known if you do your homework, they're definitely underrated as hell and deserved far more credit than they got.

Highly recommended if "experimental post-punk with elements of industrial, goth and electronica" sounds like it'd be your thing.

This rip isn't the best, and the songs are pitched up slightly from their original versions on this release so it's a slightly different experience, but I think it's a good starter piece for anyone curious about 'em.

Bought it from a local music shop.