Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hey hey hey! I bring you treats. I have, somewhat foolishly, given up processed sugar for Lent (I'm not religious, but it seemed like a good time). But, y'know, within reason. So no sweets (aka candy, my American cousins), chocolate, cakes, biscuits, soft drinks, puddings. Not now no way no how. And I've kept it up for two weeks already. Now, considering that I have the sweetest tooth I know, this is testing. I need something else. I need something sweet and lovely. I need some sugarcoated indie pop nuggets!
So! Those who've been paying extra attention to the rubbish I spout on about music on here won't be in the least bit surprised to hear that I'm a bit of a fan of the whole C86 movement: jangly indie goodness from 1986 that appeared as a cover mounted cassette on the NME. So it's with considerable joy that i point you to the immaculately named Chocolate Bobka In The Marmelade Forest who have the whole darned thing available for us all to download and enjoy for nada.
Thanks to Tom for pointing me that way. And credit must also go to My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3 who don't appear but led me there. Rough Trade's Indiepop compilation is also very much worth investigation. Oh, and have I raved enough about The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart? Well, I've got tickets to see them in May. Oh deep wonderful unfathomable joy!
Stand by for more downloadable goodness very soon. Delrico Bandito lives!
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