Posts Tagged ‘Mt St Mtn’

Cindy – “Discount Lawyer”

Earlier this year SF’s great Paisley Shirt records issued a limited cassette from locals Cindy that sold out almost instantly. The band’s warm flicker of dream pop is rather irresistible and it’s easy to see how the album lured listeners into its woolen womb. While the short run left many wanting the supply has now been reinvigorated with a vinyl issue from Mt.St.Mtn in the US and Tough Love in the UK. The band has accompanied the new edition with a video for opening track “Discount Lawyer,” a cut that’s emblematic of their slow-motion sonic bloom. The band naturally garners more than a few comparisons to Galaxie 500, Slowdive, and Low, but they fit in nicely with a few new gauzy headtrips from Peel Dream Magazine or more closely Mope City out of Australia. Notably, if you’re in the UK you should grab one of these as soon as possible as even the pre-orders are becoming scarce due to a gushing endorsement from Stephen of The Pastels. US folks, that’s no reason to slack, grab one from MSM below.

Support the artist. Buy it HERE (US) or HERE (UK).


R.E. Seraphin on Empire – Expensive Sound

Ray Seraphin’s released a pair of great EPs over the past year and both have embraced a line between power pop and indie pop toggling the line of the ‘80s underground with a delicate grace. Over the years Ray has joined up with bands on the more punk half of the divide — Talkies, Apache, Buzzer — but as he’s moved further into the year Seraphin has been pushing into Sarah Records territory with ease and it looks good on him. I asked Ray to chip in a pick for the Hidden Gems series and he’s nabbed an underground favorite that’s a bit far from either end of his spectrum in terms of its source, but not so far from the tender impact that Seraphin’s music has on the listener. Check out his take on Empire’s Expensive Sound and hear how it came into his life.

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