Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shelf Life 7" (1995/96, Cassiel)

I present to you a not-so-golden (but still quite satisfactory) single from the golden age of indie-rock.  This one came down the Pike (ostensibly the Massachusetts one) sometime in the mid-90s.  I have nary any background morsels to offer on Shelf Life, and I'm furthermore stumped if their discography extended beyond this 45.

Mingling nimble major and minor chords, Shelf Life's take on the left-of-the-dial thing wasn't particularly distinctive, but these two selections emanate a kind of warmth and bittersweet moxie that we don't hear enough of in this newfangled millennium of ours.  RIYL Pavement, Gem, and Edsel.