Sunday, July 9, 2017

Summertime can be such a drag.

Power pop from 1999, produced by Chris Stamey.

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6 comments:

Bruce Kelly said...

One of my favorite albums. The title of your post refers to a beautiful song. One of the greatest music-related experiences was my wife and I spending a night listening to this band perform, engaging in long conversations with them before and after, and sharing a few drinks with them before and after.

Pernt said...

I knew what this was before I even clicked the link. One of those "happy discoveries" that came into my life due to a review (maybe in CMJ?) that made it sound irresistible to my Matthew Sweet loving self. One listen in, and I was in love with pretty much every song on the disc. Shades of indie rock, power pop, alt-country... all mixed together into one incredible album. Even the cover!... It evokes a sense of carefree summertime fun, AND wistful loneliness. And the band's from my original neck of the woods, to boot! A personal classic. I hope a lot of people grab this one before it's gone, so they can fall in love with too.

Don

Logan Mounts said...

This is excellent! I was wondering if you had anything by the hardest band to google The Pop... Power Pop Criminals had their whole discography posted up once but the files are dead. Did you get a hold of them? https://www.discogs.com/artist/1163387-The-Pop

Rob-in-Brevard said...

Please pardon the shameless plug: I have a couple of live sets by this band at my blog:
https://dbs-repercussion.blogspot.com/search/label/Mayflies%20USA

spavid said...

Glad you're enjoying this folks. It's humdinger. Appreciate the link Rob. Logan, you may want to try emailing the people at PPC. They're pretty good about refreshing dead links.

Unknown said...

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