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Black Sea- An Early Fall LP

Posted in 1990, 1990s, Black Sea, goth-rock, post-punk, rough trade on September 20, 2010 by Frankie Teardrop

THREE new posts to kick off this new week, so bear with me, folks! The first hails from Black Sea, a US-based four piece post-punk band who releaed just one (appropriately titled) LP in 1990. The band formed in New Jersey and had a sound comparable with early Cure, The Lucy Show, The Church, etc. with a slightly harder edge. The LP was released on a small label, the local No. 6 Records, but distributed by Rough Trade, which no doubt earned the band a small cult following.  Wonder if they ever ran into Screaming For Emily, as both bands share similar sounds and hail from the same state…

Various sources allude to another released track, on a C’est La Morte compilation, but I can’t seem to confirm it for sure. Feel free to drop a line if anyone has any further information on these guys. That said, here’s the info for the LP:

Black Sea- An Early Fall LP
1. Washed Away
2. Immigrant Song
3. Hope
4. Mix
5. Killing Time
6. Darkest Days
7. Empty Fields
8. The River Runs Red

*download it here*

Track 2 is indeed a cover of the infamous Led Zeppelin track, but with a fresh new take! Enjoy, and stay tuned for more goodies! I have a bunch of new stuff in this vein (more guitar-driven) so coldwave/post-punk fans, rejoice!

Modern Dance- …It’s Just All To Dance To 12”

Posted in 1985, coldwave, german, modern dance, post-punk, rough trade on June 28, 2010 by Frankie Teardrop

Here’s one of my favorite guitar-based 12 inches. You may have seen this one posted over at the always amazing bx59cppw blog, but here’s a clearer rip for any interested parties.

I believe these folks were German, and released their lone 12” on a local subsidary of Rough Trade, which should certainly be testament to its quality. Some great angsty guitar/post-punk tracks here, catchy as well. The record dropped in 1985. Here’s the details:

Modern Dance- …It’s Just All To Dance To 12”
1. A Day’s Wait
2. For U.
3. Between The Moments
4. Near To You
5. This Is Me
6. The Victim

*download it here*