Monday, March 7, 2011
After a series of unforeseen events, including personnel changes and an unpleasant email interaction with a certain Polish band threatening legal action for use of the same name (!), it seemed as if Junkers were doomed to disappear off the musical map forever.
But we’re happy to report that the band has soldiered on, newly invigorated as a three-piece under the name Fossil Eyes. They've got demos of two new songs up on a new myspace page, with more to come. From the sounds of it, they’re beginning to push their garage-based sound in new directions, which is certainly an exciting development.
You can peep the new material over at our Bandcamp page as well, which also contains a virtual 7-inch of four songs recorded by the original lineup last summer.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
OTHER COLORS- Other Colors CD (GEN-003)
Release Date: March 2, 2011
1. New Normal
2. Forgot About Fun
3. Making Shadows
4. Make Your Move
5. Eastern Tunnel
6. Living Non-Living
7. Greasy and Bored
8. You Are a Ghost
9. Better Than Old
Nine songs of future folk/rock and lo-fi spectralist pop ambitions from this new Baltimore outfit. Distorted harmony vocals, bass melodies and percussion anchor layers of compressed keyboards, guitars, and tape sounds to create “a skewed miniature of something vast”, to quote a fan of an earlier incarnation of this band. Oh, and the songs are pretty catchy, too.
Limited to 100 copies with handmade packaging and unique silkscreened covers.
$6- postpaid (US)
Or you can purchase it (CD or digital download) at our new Bandcamp page.
In case you missed it, two groups on GenPop got some nice press recently:
The Art Department LP made Baltimore City Paper’s list of Top 10 Best Local Albums for 2010.
And the Junkers 7-inch EP received an extremely flattering review over at the 7-inches blog.
Unfortunately, both of the above groups are on a bit of a hiatus, as was this label and blog. But look out for big things from some newer GenPop acts in 2011.