A cosy guitar-pop band from northern part of Sweden, Umeå. They were active playing during the 90’s, and suddenly disappeared. After getting inspired of a front man Erik’s stay in Shibuya in 2003, Seashells is back with more catchy guitar pop!
This Perfect Day was a band from Skelleftea in northern Sweden that took its name from Ira Levin’s 1970 sci-fi novel “A Beautiful Day”. TPD brought together five school friends all of whom originated from Skellefteå: Mats Eriksson (vocals), Richard Johansson (guitar), Ove Markström (guitar), Ralph Tjärnlund (drums) and Peter Fahlgren (bass).
Night Control are a noise-pop band from Los Angeles, CA, consisting of Christopher Curtis Smith, Kevin Adamson, and Stacy Meyerhoffer (ex-Manifolds). They release cassettes and CD-Rs on the Los Angeles/San Francisco-based independent label Kill Shaman. Most recently they have released their albums Death Control and Life Control, with some changes in band line-up.
The band formed in Bristol, England during 1980. Their first show was at a street party celebrating the wedding of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. In 1982, the band relocated to Soho, London, where they would play many shows at the infamous club known as The Batcave, Specimen’s vocalist Ollie Wisdom founded and ran the club during 1982-1983.
Peter John Murphy (born 11 July 1957, near Northampton, England, raised in Wellingborough, England), is the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus who later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as Deep and Love Hysteria.
By 1983, Bauhaus broke up and Murphy went on to new projects not involving Bauhaus members Kevin Haskins, David J, or Daniel Ash. After some brief dabbling with acting and dance - including a slightly odd televised performance to Bauhaus’s “Hollow Hills” - he soon formed Dalis Car with Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan.
Fungi Girls are a trio from Cleburne, Texas. “The guys that comprise this power trio are all still barely over the legal driving age, but still not even close to the drinking age, so when the surprising and wise-beyond-their-years modern psychedelic/gaze sounds first bolted from our speakers, we had to do something about it. Their first impression sits heavily on the unique and subdued vocals that seem to lightly hover over the hazy, yet complex arrangements, forming an incredibly atmospheric blast that doesn’t really sound like anything else.
Young Prisms is a San Francisco psychedelic/garage/beach-pop band, influenced by the California coast, Charlton Heston, and late night spiritual pow wows. They recorded their self-titled EP in the living room of their apartment in the first half of 2009. On this first spaced-out EP, the band strands its listeners in the solitude of a beach fireworks display with nothing but lights for the tongue and acid for the ears—arresting, colors everywhere. Made up of Matthew Allen, Giovanni Betteo, Jason Hendardy, Stefanie Hodapp, and Jordan Silbert, Young Prisms has been prying minds open with their stellar sounds for less than a year since Silbert made the transition from Detroit to San Francisco
The Prisms have released two 12″, one with Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer and the other with Oakland-based label South Paw Records. Look for 2010 to be a breakout year for these Bay Area rockers.
Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. It’s a record set somewhere in the near post-apocalypse where technology enchants as much as it destroys.