Underground scenes used to be characterized more by great but short-lived bands, right? (Minor Threat, the Smiths, etc.) Groups like R.E.M. were these huge exceptions. Now, thanks to more fans and licensing money and whatever else, bands are much more able to eke out these longer middle-class…
It’s an early 90s dubby noirish trip hop thing. More jagged than yer typical trip hop joint. The back half of the track is particularly hypnotic as grinding guitars ride out the riddim.
Perfume Tree was from Vancouver. This track is from the band’s debut LP, Dust, released in 1992 on local institution Zulu Records. It’s the sound of a young band finding their feet, but there’s a buncha good songs on it. The band’s complete discography is available on iTunes.
(BTW I was wowed when looking around for this online - it’s not on YouTube! A first for me I think.)
The Big Pink and their debut LP, A Brief History of Love, were one of my top guilty pleasures of last year.
Surprise #1: the shoegaze sonics from their debut are noticeably downplayed here in favour of a far more bright’n’shiny syncopated pop feel. Surprise #2: the elegantly wasted pop trash vibe is still present and accounted for. Yippee, let the guilty pleasures continue.
The Big Pink, Hit The Ground (Superman) from the album “Future This”
So I’ll be honest with my first time listening to this new The Big Pink jam I wasn’t so over the moon about it. I absolutely loved “A Brief History Of Love” and just wasn’t so ready to hear a so so track. But then I did another listen of “Hit The Ground” (Superman) and it clicked and I fell in major like with it. I’m on the verge of love but I’ll just assume the love will kick in when I hear all of “Future This” which sadly doesn’t drop until 1/17. So really let’s make it January like now, poof! Okay that didn’t work did it but I just can’t wait for the soph LP. Will there be a Dominos or a Velvet on it? Time will only tell. But I think there will. Oh I do.