/ SHOEGAZE ARCHIVES
Our aim is not to define whatever it was that Shoegaze was and is, or even if it ever was a “thing” in the first place, it’s merely to seek out and make available excellent music that’s currently off the shelves. The fact that most of these recordings were released only on CD in the “dead era” of vinyl in the early 90′s is not lost on it, so many of these releases will be seeing the turntable for the first time ever. From harsh noise to sparse dreaminess and everything in between, we’re tapping the fertile fields of the late 80′s to mid-90′s with full participation from the original artists.
Each release will be fully remastered with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks.
SA-001 Should- A Folding Sieve
SA-002 deardarkhead- Oceanside: 1991-1993
SA-003 Grabbel and The Final Cut- Get Your Feet Back On The Ground SA-004 Half String -Maps For Sleep 2xLP SA-005 Medicine -Shot Forth Self Living 2xLP SA-006 Medicine -The Buried Life 2xLP SA-007 Medicine -Always Starting To Stop CS
/ ARCHIVES NEWS
Medicine was formed in Los Angeles in 1990 by guitarist/producer Brad Laner as a means for marrying raw experimental textures with classic psychedelic pop song craft. Considered by many to be the foremost American purveyors of what some called Shoegaze or Dreampop, Medicine were one of the few U.S. bands on Creation Records and highly unlikely residents of Rick Rubin’s American Recordings where they released three LPs and many EPs between 1992 and 1995. At the time, these records elicited confused head scratching from most and ecstatic devotion from some. Despite Medicine’s willful obscurity, they subversively reached mainstream consciousness via their appearance in the 1994 film (and its #1 soundtrack album), “The Crow”. Medicine …
Grabbel and The Final Cut were a shoegaze / noise pop band active in the 1990s. They formed in Lüneburg, Germany in 1989 and frequently played in and around Hamburg the following years. Before splitting in 1996 they released several cassette-only EPs and singles.
As the first contribution to Captured Tracks’ Shoegaze Archives series, Should offers A Folding Sieve. This classic take on the genre lends waves of euphoric dream pop sounds similar to My Bloody Valentine. This album was originally released in 1994 under the name shiFt by the Austin-based record label N.D. The LP will include the origina…
As the second contribution to Captured Tracks’ Shoegaze Archives series, deardarkhead offer their brilliant take on the genre with Oceanside: 1991-1993. The New Jersey-based band was formed in 1988 with their name taken from an anonymously written Irish poem of the 18th century “Cean Dudh Dilis,” about a beautiful girl with black hair. As the second contribution to Captured Tracks’ Shoegaze Archives series, deardarkhead offer their brilliant take on the genre with Oceanside: 1991-1993. The New Jersey-based band was formed in 1988 with their name taken from an anonymously written Irish poem of the 18th century “Cean Dudh Dilis,” about a beautiful girl with black hair.