Tag Archives: indie rock

Big Red Ball: It’s Up to You b/w Madamme Grey 7″ single, 1991

21 Jan

bigredballThis is the bands debut release on the Prospective label, cat# 500……Indie Pop that still holds up today.

It’s Up to You

Madamme Grey




Dylan Hicks and Three Pesos 7″ EP, 1992

30 Jul

hicksThis is their debut release, the sleeve was hand-colored by Dylan.


Dutch Oven: Whammy b/w Ellen 7″ single 1992

23 Jul

Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven presents themselves as Indie rock from Minneapolis and this piece of vinyl was the only one released on the Prospective label. “Whammy” has a few interesting elements to it: Part Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, part garage band and just the right amount of lazy. It reminds me of one those of Neil Young song’s where at first listen you are thinking to yourself “was that guitar note out of tune?” and then you realized that either way it doesn’t matter, it works.


Mary Ellen

Buy it here! http://gojohnnygo.com/as_for-sale&product_category=447&productID=107180

Autumn Leaves: When I Close My Eyes b/w The Sphere of Ocean Tides 7″ single, 1994

16 Jul

Autumn leavesR-4327636-1392946292-1767.jpegPsychedelic Indie Pop from right here in Minneapolis, MN. This is the band’s debut release with the Prospective label, cat# 599, 7″ single.

They have been around since 1994, but their debut LP, “Treats and Treasures” came out in 1997. The band followed up with “The Twilight Hours of The Autumn Leaves” in 2002 and have appeared in a number of compilations. The band features mainstay singer/songwriter David Beckey

When I Close My Eyes

The Sphere of ocean Tides



Deep Shag: Always a Turn On b/w Hey You 7″ single, 1994

9 Jul

Deep Shag

Indie Pop from Minneapolis, and this being the first release from the band. This band also features  John “Landing Gear” Hunt, who has gone on to work with the Sundazed company doing artwork for the label. 500 copies were pressed of this little gem, Cat# 603.



Hey You

Always a Turn On

Heavens to Murgatroid first cassette from August 1990- 5 songs

24 Feb

Heavens to Murgatroid, a high-energy power pop band from New Hampshire, played A TON of shows in the early 1990s, and toured the entire USA at least twice. They rubbed elbows with bands like The Vouts and The Cavedogs. HTM were the band that had the big pink school bus, and bassist Tim McCoy had a bass that looked like an electric banjo.

Some of these songs made it onto HTM’s self-titled CD, which has now become a valuable collector’s item. I once gave a copy of that CD to Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman- he loved it.

Thanks to Rick Twombly for granting me permission to post these tracks.

So Hi

Find Another You

Electromagnetic Mind

Fade Away

World War IV

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