Friday, April 13, 2012

No depression in New Zealand

It's Bigger Than Both Of Us (NZ Singles 79-82) gets released digitally (with digi booklet).... Newmatics, Androidds, Blams, Dance Macabre, Herco Pilots, all sorts of great tunes.... watch for Mayor Robbie in that clip above, mowing the lawns....

"Thanks to Propeller Records and DRMNZ, the reissue of this essential 1988 compilation is now available digitally after being released on CD in 2003.

A collection of New Zealand indie singles released between 1979-82. Thirty important and timeless tracks from all the indie labels of the time. Inspired by the great Australian sixties compilation So You Wanna Be a Rock'n'Roll Star.

Thirty tracks from the likes of Toy Love, The Spelling Mistakes, The Clean, The Screaming Meemees, The Swingers, The Chills, Tall Dwarfs, The Body Electric, Proud Scum, The Features and Blam Blam Blam to name but a few.

Remastered at Mandrill Studios, Auckland, June/July 1988 by Roland Morris.

Original artwork by Chad Taylor / Thermostat, booklet created by designer Andrew B. White. Liner notes by Murray Cammick, Harry Ratbag, Barry Jenkins, Colin Hogg and Simon Grigg. Compiled by Simon Grigg with Simon Baeyertz."

Out now thru Amplifier, iTunes, and coming shortly on Bandcamp for those of you who want lossless.

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