When I posted a home-curated assemblage of Velocity Girl singles, b-sides and compilation contributions about five years ago, I purposely omitted their first two singles on Slumberland Records, given they had been made available on the CD I'm sharing here. Turns out, that ep isn't so available anymore, as one of our readers recently pointed out to me. So here it is. The two singles in question, 1990's "I Don't Care if You Go/"Always" and "My Forgotten Favorite"/"Why Should I Be Nice to You" arriving two years later, which not only served as Velocity Girl's sublime calling card, they epitomized the indie pop strata of the alterna-centric '90s. From the relatively twee "I Don't Care..." to the gauzy but dizzying melodious "My Forgotten Favorite," VG were at the top of their game from the get go. True, superior songs were in the offing, but their pre-Sub Pop singles were downright impeccable - and a must hear if you have yet to make your acquaintance.
01. I Don't Care if You Go
03. My Forgotten Favorite
04. Why Should I Be Nice to You?
05. Not At All
06. I Don't Care If You Go (acoustic)