Wednesday, April 27, 2011

White Sisters - tape (1986)

A thoroughly Anglophile obsessed trio from Madison, WI who had the privilege to work with grunge-wielding Butch Vig way back in the mid-80s?  Unlikelier pairings there may have been in the annals of "modern rock" history, but the all male White Sisters were definitely something of a curiosity, but a fairly enjoyable one.  Word has it that this ep length cassette accompanied copies of the Sisters debut 7" which has been digitized by the thoughtful folks over at Consolation Prizes blog, as well as a subsequent 1989 singleFire Escape Talking blog points out that lead Sister Jeffrey Borchardt would later go onto Velvet Crush and Honeybunch.  As for the music at hand, the four cuts here make a case for the White Sisters being the well-scrubbed love-children of Aztec Camera, the June Brides, and to wax even more obscure, a host of virtual unknowns that populated so many of those Sound of Leamington Spa compilation albums.  Really sweet stuff.

01. All is More
02. Lazy
03. Some Folk's Fears
04. The Tastes That Rule


bglobe313 said...

I'm listening to this and did not remember where it came from (although I had some suspicions).

Great stuff. Extremely like the sound of early Aztec Camera, and I can assure you there is nothing wrong with that.

Another amazing discovery.



Here's another thing I haven't listened to in 20 years... said...

Great post on this obscure but wonderful band. Here is a link to the single, bonus cassette and some unreleased tracks:

lucky said...

i would love to see this re upped, as I did not know of its existence. If you had the singles, and even better, the bonus tracks mentioned in the comments, it would be even more amazing.

Thanks for all your generosity

spavid said...

Just updated the link and will be sharing more from them in the not too distant future.

lucky said...

Thanks for this
Looking forward to more in the future

It is always great to find something you never knew existed.

Now you have me thinking about those Leamington Spa comps which I had somewhere, but of course can not find

Stathis said...

Can you please repost this tape and if you have the 2 singles ''Kind Words from…'' & ''Big Girl''?
Thank you very much

spavid said...

The link has been updated. Will see about getting more White Sisters up soon.

Unknown said...

Thank you very much

Unknown said...

Hello. I'm trying to re locate a zip file of all white sister demos. My hard drive was wiped and I obtained them originally from you(i believe) I was hoping to get some help from you. I'd really greatly appreciate this.! Thanks!