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Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Fri Oct 16, 2009 23:00

Coming Very Soon on Rough Trade it seems:

Tracklist:

1. Betty & The Werewolves - David Cassidy
2. Cause Co-Motion - You Lose
3. Celestial - Some Days We Are
4. Dum Dum Girls - Longhair
5. Faintest Ideas - Nosebleeders On The Track
6. Girls - Morning Light
7. Liechtenstein - Security By Design
8. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
9. Love Is All - Wishing Well
10. Minisnap - Leave It To You
11. Moscow Olympics - No Winter, No Autumn
12. Play People - Goes Out
13. Pocketbooks - Fleeting Moments
14. Sad Day For Puppets - Marble Gods
15. Shrag - Hopelessly Wasted
16. The Bobby McGees - L.O.V.E./: A Masonic Youth
17. The Boy Least Likely To - The Summer of A Dormouse (exclusive)
18. The Girls At Dawn - Never Enough
19. The Legends - Seconds Away
20. The Manhattan Love Suicides - Clusterfuck
21. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - 103
22. The School - And Suddenly
23. Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
24. Veronic Falls - Beachy Head
25. Vivian Girls - Moped Girls

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by MJHibbett » Fri Oct 16, 2009 23:14

Cor, well done Our Lot!!

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by everard » Fri Oct 16, 2009 23:22

fairly predictable for the most part. some indiepop? really? choices. some great stuff. some total shit. i'll buy it mainly because i like the sleevenotes they do for the rough trade comps.

kind of a weird one because most of my favourite songs on that (the ones i already know, that is) are the 'not exactly indiepop' ones, most of which i assume were put on to make the album a bit trendier/ more american and thus more likely to sell. i think if those were substituted for more obviously indiepop stuff the album could be stronger, if a more niche proposition (and give exposure to other bands who could do with it).

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by tompony » Sat Oct 17, 2009 00:06

alphabetical order? really?

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Sat Oct 17, 2009 00:26

everard wrote:some indiepop? really? choices
I dunno. I think Rough Trade's definition of indiepop is closer to mine than a lot of other peoples it seems. I am happy to call the American stuff indiepop.
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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by everard » Sat Oct 17, 2009 00:40

Trev wrote:
everard wrote:some indiepop? really? choices
I dunno. I think Rough Trade's definition of indiepop is closer to mine than a lot of other peoples it seems. I am happy to call the American stuff indiepop.
ok, then they should totally have ditched los campesinos! and put nodzzz or crystal stilts on instead ;-)

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Sat Oct 17, 2009 00:41

everard wrote:ok, then they should totally have ditched los campesinos! and put nodzzz or crystal stilts on instead ;-)
I'd second that! :-)
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Post by grumpytimes » Sat Oct 17, 2009 04:00

minisnap! great!

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by alongwaltz » Sat Oct 17, 2009 05:27

Is this just a random collection of indiepop songs?

They're not all Rough Trade acts and they're not all from 2009 so I'm confused.

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Rich_Rulez » Sat Oct 17, 2009 08:22

it looks really good to me!
I'd change my name to Matthew And be the welcome mat on your floor

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Sat Oct 17, 2009 09:40

alongwaltz wrote:Is this just a random collection of indiepop songs?

They're not all Rough Trade acts and they're not all from 2009 so I'm confused.
It's a compilation coming out soon - Rough Trade Indiepop 09 it's called. Rough Trade did Indieop 01 a few years back and that cobbled together a lot of bands (mainly older bands) to be a guide to indiepop. They've done it with electronica, post-punk, 'country' and 'rock and roll' too. All fairly good comps if truth be told.

Here is what they said when announcing the release:

Rough trade shops are officially psyched to be able to present our new cd, this one featuring some of our favourite bands of the current incarnation of indiepop, a genre that is very close to our hearts here at the shop, and one that is back with a bang. there are 25 zingers here, pains of being pure at heart, cause co-motion!, love is all and the vivian girls (moped girls exclusive on cd) have received a lot of press in recent months, and are familiar names to you, as are tullycraft, shrag and los campesinos! also included are newer names that will open a few ears, veronica falls, the girls at dawn, celestial and dum dum girls amongst others. established labels like damaged goods, elefant and fortuna pop! are joined by favourites from the us like whats your rupture?, slumberland and horizontal action. also included here is the boy least likely to’s ‘the summer of a dormouse’, an specially-recorded track that will also be released on limited edition 7inch on our instore label, for us records (forus40). this special gloss-packaged version of the comp. is available exclusively from us. this 25 track single disc compilation is lighter on its feet than our previous genre comps. we have streamlined the format to reflect the financial restrictions that the current recession dictates. the early 80s were a similarly tough time for the working classes, and it was in this environment that those original indiepop bands like my bloody valentine, the shop assistants, the wedding present and the jesus and mary chain created their music. hopefully the current hard-times will have see similar results.
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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by islandhopper » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:52

Can we all just agree now that we like some of the songs on there and not some of the others. Some of them are what indiepop is all about and some of them have as much right to be there as N-Dubz. Los Campesinos! are the work of an evil puppetmaster and Tom Baker was the best Doctor.





I like Los Campesinos!

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:55

I think it's all twee.

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by mkgleeds » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:17

Trev wrote:
everard wrote:ok, then they should totally have ditched los campesinos! and put nodzzz or crystal stilts on instead ;-)
I'd second that! :-)
I think the Los Campesinos track is one of the best things on it. Personally would have swapped a couple of the noisier American bands for some more Swedish POP but still looks pretty good to me.

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:41

Each to their own, I guess.

:-)

And we'll have none of that agree-ing on what indiepop is, around these parts, what else would we have to bitch about now the winter nights are drawing in.

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Carys » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:43

They asked The Give It Ups, but we're no sell-outs.

Read: Why didn't they ask us???

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Trev » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:43

Cherry Darling wrote:They asked The Give It Ups, but we're no sell-outs.

Read: Why didn't they ask us???
You'll be on the next one. I am sure.
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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by Carys » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:50

Trev wrote:You'll be on the next one. I am sure.
I think we'll learn to live with it.

In all seriousness, I'm amazed how many of those bands I already own (i.e. most of them). It'd be worth getting just for the Veronica Falls track which I've not seen released anywhere. I suppose I came to original Indiepop CD (and 'the scene') way too late and have been playing catch-up with many of those bands - it's nice not to feel like that on this new offering.

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by linus » Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:56

everard wrote:I am happy to call the American stuff indiepop.
ok, then they should totally have ditched los campesinos! and put nodzzz or crystal stilts on instead ;-)[/quote]

yeh, 'true to life' and 'love is a wave' would've been ace picks

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Re: Rough Trade - Indiepop 09

Post by aorta » Sat Oct 17, 2009 16:32

The Manhattan Love Suicides aren't even together now.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... =502614162

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