Monday, November 29, 2010

Another obscure indie band

The Happydeadmen


Described as "The Swedish Smiths", this jangle pop band formed in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Today's Quote is from founding members Thomas and Jan:

Swedish music sucks, let's save it.

Today's Track is "Silent Sigh City" (their first single, 1988-89)

Check out their MySpace page for information and more Happydeadmen tracks!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NME C81 Cassette

Today's History Lesson Cassette Culture


Selected tracks from the New Musical Express compilation C81, released in 1981.

"Blue Boy" by Orange Juice

"Endless Soul" by Josef K

"Shouting Out Loud" by The Raincoats

"We Could Send Letters" by Aztec Camera

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Favorite

Today's Track "Burning Hearts" by My Favorite

The songs we sung and then forgot
The hearts that would burn and the hearts that would not

This Long Island, New York band were "musicians on the verge" in 1998. What happened to you, My Favorite?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another Ramones tribute

The Ramones arrive to save the day

Underneath those leather jackets, behind the raw tireless sound and in-your-face attitude, beyond "Punk", lies some of the best pop music that has ever graced this sad and beautiful world.

Well kids, there's an indiepop tribute!

No More of Your Fairy Stories - An indiepop loveletter to the Ramones (various artists) from Precordial Catch Records.

Friday on Twee Time, I will be playing selected tracks from this sold-out compilation. For now, how about a little taste of what's to come?

Today's Track "Don't Go" by The Ramones (composed by Joey Ramone, from the album Pleasant Dreams 1981)

Today's Download a cover by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Thanks to Taylor for the heads up!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twee Things

Today's Quote is from my friend Sam:

You know you're an old washed up indie pop scenester when you listen to some new band and it sounds like Aislers Set or Talulah Gosh to you but all the reviews compare it to Best Coast and Vivian Girls.

Today's Track "Dream Baby Dream" by Black Tambourine. From the compilation Black Tambourine (Slumberland), released in 2010, which has their complete recordings and six new songs.

Today's Tweevia "Dream Baby Dream" is a cover, originally recorded by the protopunk band Suicide.