Tuesday, July 1, 2008

07.01.08: THE PASTELS

Although virtually unknown outside of indie rock circles, the Pastels were one of the most inspirational and enduring groups of their era, spearheading a movement towards a renewed sense of wistful musical primitivism and willful naivete known variously as "shambling" and "anorak pop; " in addition, their influence helped bring international notice to a resurgent Scottish musical community, with frontman Stephen Pastel's legendary 53rd and 3rd label helping to launch the careers of bands including the Jesus & Mary Chain, Shop Assistants, BMX Bandits, the Vaselines and the Soup Dragons.

Tonight we will be playing 2 hours of the Pastels. Also records from bands that we're on Stephen Pastels 80's label "53rd & 3rd" (Vaselines, Househunters, Shop Assistants, BMX Bandits, etc..) and bands from the Pastels own current label "Geographic" (Future Pilot AKA, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, etc..).

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