To commemorate the absurd-yet-good-excuse-to-talk-about-ourselves weekly holiday collectively known as “Throwback Thursday”, or colloquially, #TBT, we here at Sub Pop Records give you Velocity Girl’s video for “I Can’t Stop Smiling” off of their indie pop classic, Simpatico!, released 20(!) years ago last month. Pick it up on the digital format here. Enjoy.
In the new, Spring 2007 issue of Magnet Magazine, there is, fittingly enough (it’s their 75th issue), an article entitled “75 Lost Classics.” The fine folks at Magnet describe it like so!
They’re nobody’s buzz bands anymore. But since 1993, MAGNET has discovered and documented more great music than memory will allow. The groups may be broken up or the albums out of print, but this time, history is written by the losers. Here are 75 of the finest albums that time forgot.
Good news, gang! We found eight of them! (Nine, if you count the indie-pop/twee sidebar that featured a picture of Trembling Blue Stars and talked about their Broken by Whispers album from 2000, but actually picked The Lucksmiths’ album The Green Bicycle Case…)
And, in even better news, we would like to sell these Lost Classics to you!
Still in print:
Pond Pond (1993) – on CD for $9 and LP for $7.
Velocity Girl Copacetic (1993) on CD for $9 and LP for $7.
godheadSilo Skyward in Triumph (1995) – on CD for $9 and LP for $7.
The Spinanes Strand (1996) – on CD for $9 and LP for $7
The Go Whatcha Doin’ (1999) on CD for $10.
Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees (2001) on CD for $10 and double-LP for $11.
Out of print, but you can still buy ’em on the iTunes:
Seaweed Four (1993)
Zumpano Look What the Rookie Did