November 11, 2009

If We Ran The World: Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Edition

Venerable indie pop label Slumberland Records marks its 20th anniversary with special shows in Washington, D.C. Friday night and Brooklyn Saturday night. Full details and links to tickets can be accessed right here. We recall early on in the buzz for these events discussion of secret guests or special guests or some such, but looking at those line-ups, well we think it would be hard to do better than early Slumberland stalwarts The Ropers and Lorelei, who are already slated to play. The latter band, in particular, is near and dear for us, because we think Lorelei's Asleep EP is among the greatest EPs of the '90s (don't get us started). Even so, if we ran the world, and if the artists we are about to name could of course be bent to our will, here is what you'd see. Everything listed in the line-ups linked above, plus Plus PLUS (keep in mind this is all fantasy, it is not even conjecture, we are just totally making this shit up): Friday night would include Lilys performing their classic Slumberland/Spin-Art co-released In The Presence Of Nothing in its entirety; on Saturday night Rocketship would reform and deliver all of A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness plus the singles of that period. And that's what would happen this weekend if we ran the world. Earlier today Pop Tarts Suck Toasted posted a great interview with Slumberland ringmaster Mike Schulman; check it out here.

Lilys -- "Claire Hates Me" -- In The Presence Of Nothing
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[out of print / buy in-print Lilys records from MusicStack here]

Rocketship -- "I Love You Like The Way That I Used To" -- A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
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