Holiday time. This mix has a VU, Flying Nun etc. vibe.
First, a Christmas clip from a B film I was watching other day, then Lawrence from Felt and Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” White of Girls talk about music.
There are no Felt tunes in this mix, but it works for me. The Michael Polnareff song that they refer to is below (it plays after the clip from the mix).
It’s ironic to hear Lawrence’s complaints about the travails of keeping band members on board. Shortly after this clip Owens pulled out of Girls. According to Wikipedia:
On July 1, 2012, Christopher Owens announced via his Twitter feed that he was leaving the band though he will continue to record music on his own. Owens cited the band’s constantly shifting lineup as the reason for his departure, saying in an interview with Pitchfork Media: “[W]e were replacing members for every other tour; I didn’t feel like I had other people who were maturing alongside me. I counted out the amount of people that were in the band over the years. It was 21 — a giant amount of people. That’s feeling disappointed 21 times over.” The breaking point for Owens came when guitarist John Anderson, one of Owens’ closest friends, left the band. Owens released his debut solo album Lysandre on January 15, 2013. He followed this up with A New Testament in September 2014.
I have also included the trailer for Lawrence of Belgravia which I haven’t managed to see yet.
Music follows or try this link – http://html5.grooveshark.com/playlist/Nuggets+228+Jangle+Pop/102744754
The Twerps – Another One (High Tide) from Michael Tan on Vimeo.
I can’t find any copies of the song on the net nor any videos. Sad. This clip captures the vibe of the band.
The Mantles performs “Marbled Birds” at Cakeshop, NYC from BlearyEyedBrooklyn.com on Vimeo.