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The Jigsaw label

Before the mailorder, Jigsaw started out as a label! We released a number of 7"s, cassettes and even a cd during the '90s, before calling it quits (sorta) in 1999. The '00s saw a couple scattered releases, but in 2010, we officially re-opened as both a label and a mailorder!

As always, our goals are quite simple: release music that we like, with no regard to the rigid rules of the current indie label system. As long as it's good and fun - that's all that matters! Below, you'll find a complete list of everything we've released. Most releases are available digitally on Bandcamp. We're also distributed physically in stores and digitally on itunes/amazon/etc via Darla.

If you're interested in joining the Jigsaw "roster" (no contracts or anything are involved, of course), feel free to send a link/mp3/whatever along with a friendly note to chris@jigsaw-records.com. Please just remember that we're more geared towards smaller bands: bands/projects that are in it for fun and don't care much about making money are preferred; bands that are looking to be the "next big thing" might want to look elsewhere...

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out December 2nd!
the late '80s saw an abundance of jangly pop bands across the UK, and there were many, many wonderful releases to take in. Near the top of the heap sat this wee empire from Newcastle called Woosh (who booked gigs and did a fanzine, in addition to the label), who released ten 7"s - most of them flexis - in 1988-1989. It was an even mix of current popular bands (Pooh Sticks, Groove Farm, Choo Choo Train) and newer, unknown bands (Holidaymakers, Nivens, Esmerlda's Kite), and always reliable. This disc collects those ten perfect little records (sans one band, who unfortunately would not grant us permission to use their track) onto one handy disc to make for nearly an hour of top-notch jangly indiepop! Note: due to the lack of master tapes, in some cases the audio was lovingly extracted from the original vinyl, and is presented to you here in all of its mid-fi glory; sound quality purists be forewarned...
Tracklisting:
  1. Holidaymakers - Everyday   download track
  2. The Nivens - Let Loose Of My Knee
  3. The Driscolls - Father's Name Is Dad
  4. Strawberry Story - Tell Me Now
  5. The Haywains - Bythesea Road
  6. The Haywains - Tobe's Gone West   download track
  7. Holidaymakers - Cincinnati
  8. Holidaymakers - Seventh Valley Girl
  9. The Nivens - Yesterday
  10. The Nivens - I Hope You'll Always Be My Friend
  11. Esmerelda's Kite - Vampire Girl
  12. The Pooh Sticks - Hard On Love
  13. St. James Infirmary - The Boy Who Crossed The Street
  14. The Sunflowers - Bubble Bus
  15. The Nivens - Beautiful
  16. The Nivens - The Necessity For Spastics In 20th Century Culture
  17. The Nivens - Northumberland
  18. The Nivens - I Love Me
  19. Eye Pilgrims - Wall Of Sand
  20. Choo Choo Train - Many Happy Returns
Not limited. All songs written by the artists, except track 3 by The Fire. Available digitally soon on Bandcamp.
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out December 2nd!
the late '80s saw an abundance of jangly pop bands across the UK, and there were many, many wonderful releases to take in. Near the top of the heap sat this wee empire from Newcastle called Woosh (who booked gigs and did a fanzine, in addition to the label), who released ten 7"s - most of them flexis - in 1988-1989. It was an even mix of current popular bands (Pooh Sticks, Groove Farm, Choo Choo Train) and newer, unknown bands (Holidaymakers, Nivens, Esmerlda's Kite), and always reliable. This disc collects those ten perfect little records (sans one band, who unfortunately would not grant us permission to use their track) onto one handy disc to make for nearly an hour of top-notch jangly indiepop! Note: due to the lack of master tapes, in some cases the audio was lovingly extracted from the original vinyl, and is presented to you here in all of its mid-fi glory; sound quality purists be forewarned...
Tracklisting:
  1. Holidaymakers - Everyday   download track
  2. The Nivens - Let Loose Of My Knee
  3. The Driscolls - Father's Name Is Dad
  4. Strawberry Story - Tell Me Now
  5. The Haywains - Bythesea Road
  6. The Haywains - Tobe's Gone West   download track
  7. Holidaymakers - Cincinnati
  8. Holidaymakers - Seventh Valley Girl
  9. The Nivens - Yesterday
  10. The Nivens - I Hope You'll Always Be My Friend
  11. Esmerelda's Kite - Vampire Girl
  12. The Pooh Sticks - Hard On Love
  13. St. James Infirmary - The Boy Who Crossed The Street
  14. The Sunflowers - Bubble Bus
  15. The Nivens - Beautiful
  16. The Nivens - The Necessity For Spastics In 20th Century Culture
  17. The Nivens - Northumberland
  18. The Nivens - I Love Me
  19. Eye Pilgrims - Wall Of Sand
  20. Choo Choo Train - Many Happy Returns
Not limited. All songs written by the artists, except track 3 by The Fire. Available digitally soon on Bandcamp.
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out December 2nd!
last year, we were excited to present to you a compilation of recordings from Beanpole; this year, we're simply thrilled to give you a batch of NEW recordings from Verna (with help from some friends). No longer using her four-track (which she doesn't even have anymore!), these songs naturally have a much-improved sound quality, yet they still sound like songs she would've written twenty years ago. Vocals, guitars, strings and even flutes are layered upon each other (amidst drums, bass and keyboard) to make for a wonderful and harmonious sound. These five songs only prove that Verna Brock should be up in the same revered class of indiepop luminaries such as Rose Melberg and Pam Berry!
Tracklisting:
  1. You're Always In My Heart
  2. Things Will Get Better   download track
  3. Christmas Without You
  4. What Do You Want From Me
  5. The Hardest Thing I Ever Had To Do
Not limited. All songs written by Beanpole. Available digitally soon on Bandcamp.
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this quintet has been around for a few years, but have never strayed outside their homeland (Australia - Melbourne, to be exact); so Jigsaw is really excited to be able to bring this band and their joyous janglepop to the rest of the world! A wonderfully romantic treat, these eleven songs flow along quite nicely, each breezy tune melting away as another one begins. Musical counterparts include the Ladybug Transistor and the Zebras (coincidentally, also from Melbourne), with their songs full of strummy guitars and memorable melodies, yet still steeped in ambiance, courtesy of the ever-present keyboards and synths. So sit back and get lost in this perfect little masterwork of gentle pop music.
Tracklisting:
  1. Went Out
  2. Wading In   download track
  3. Sharps and Taylors
  4. Head Down   download track
  5. Bed As A Grave
  6. Floodlights
  7. Charters Towers
  8. Deluded
  9. Norman Street
  10. Cut Throat
  11. Still Stuck Out Here
Co-released with Spunk Records in Australia; with Jigsaw getting 100 copies. All songs written by the Ocean Party. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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this quintet has been around for a few years, but have never strayed outside their homeland (Australia - Melbourne, to be exact); so Jigsaw is really excited to be able to bring this band and their joyous janglepop to the rest of the world! A wonderfully romantic treat, these eleven songs flow along quite nicely, each breezy tune melting away as another one begins. Musical counterparts include the Ladybug Transistor and the Zebras (coincidentally, also from Melbourne), with their songs full of strummy guitars and memorable melodies, yet still steeped in ambiance, courtesy of the ever-present keyboards and synths. So sit back and get lost in this perfect little masterwork of gentle pop music.
Tracklisting:
  1. Went Out
  2. Wading In   download track
  3. Sharps and Taylors
  4. Head Down   download track
  5. Bed As A Grave
  6. Floodlights
  7. Charters Towers
  8. Deluded
  9. Norman Street
  10. Cut Throat
  11. Still Stuck Out Here
Co-released with Spunk Records in Australia. All songs written by the Ocean Party. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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the Gravy Train may have only released three and a half singles (one was a split flexi, you see), but they were certainly no strangers to the flourishing UK cassette scene of the early '90s. It looks like there were just as many songs given to such great compilations, like "Positively Teenage!!?", "C92" and "Teeny Poppers", as there were on their own records! So, curating a collection of this band's work involved a lot of patience and dodgy cassettes (so the sound quality is not always perfect), but I think the resulting 28-track compilation was well worth the effort. On this disc, you'll find all ten songs from their singles, a majority of their compilation contributions (a couple were unsalvageable, regrettably), as well as tracks from their never-released debut lp and a few unreleased gems for good measure. Dig in!
Tracklisting:
  1. Make It Better
  2. Why Does The Sun Fall From The Sky?   download track
  3. 4 Walls
  4. Salt In The Wound
  5. Sacred Ground
  6. Another Day
  7. Wish You Luck
  8. St. George's Way
  9. Worldly Wise
  10. Come In From The Cold
  11. Do You Really Know What's Going On?
  12. Money Talks
  13. Make A Big Decision   download track
  14. Goodbye To Stephen
  15. A World Of Your Own
  16. Pull The Boat In
  17. Close To Home
  18. Think It Over... And Start Again
  19. Happy Again
  20. The Devil's In Your Shoes
  21. This Is Your Life
  22. A Suit Of Wood
  23. Watch The Rain
  24. You Live By The Sword... You Die By The Sword
  25. Sad
  26. Chocolate Rain
  27. (You Need) A Heart Of Stone
  28. Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated?
Not limited. All songs written by the Gravy Train. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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back at the turn of the '90s, guitar-based indie rock reigned supreme in the UK - thanks in large part to bands like Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver - and the Lavender Faction really were in the right place at the right time. Problem is, though, they never actually "made it", getting only a pair of 7"s, a 12" EP (all on Lust Records) and two split flexis out into the world before disappearing back into the woods of County Durham. Fast forward nearly 25 years, and Jigsaw Records (who happen to love 90s guitar-based indie rock) is happy to present to you the complete recordings of this nearly-forgotten band. Here we have all ten tracks from their discography, with another ten previously unreleased songs and demo versions recorded throughout the band's brief career. Pick up this disc for a good, old-fashioned sludgefest, but don't forget your earplugs!
Tracklisting:
  1. Take Down The Walls (original version)   download track
  2. Keep That Smile (Mr Rush Says)
  3. Cables
  4. Ride
  5. Back To Yesterday
  6. In My Mind   download track
  7. Something That I See
  8. Harbour Me
  9. Crawl Down
  10. Total Change
  11. Haze
  12. Was It You
  13. Nothing's Changed
  14. Take Down The Walls (flexi version)
  15. Head On
  16. Horizons
  17. Feel
  18. What's Going On (Inside My Head)
  19. In My Mind (demo)
  20. Ride (demo)
Not limited. All songs written by the Lavender Faction. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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PZL062: Meeks - Meeks EP cdep
$5.00

this young Tokyo band had only been together a couple months when they recorded these songs; five months old as of their debut EP's release date. They are not perfect - they are still rough around the edges. But they have a youthful energy that's exciting, which is why I decided to document the band not at their peak, but at their very beginnings, warts and all. This band reminds me a lot of Tiger Trap (but with boy vocals), with their wonderful guitar melodies laid over catchy pop songs. Oh, and there's reverb all over the place. This band could be big, or they could break up tomorrow; you really can never tell these days. Either way, I'm very glad that they ever existed at all and that I could share them with the world...
Tracklisting:
  1. Steve
  2. Darling
  3. Cosmos
  4. Summer
  5. Hello Goodbye   download track
Not limited. All songs written by Meeks. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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if I had to pick one word to describe Marlovers, that word would be "elegant". This is cocktail party-pop at its finest: very spot-on female vocals (lead and backing) over jangly guitar pop with a healthy dose of vintage keyboards. If you remember the band Super (Finland's less-successful answer to the Cardigans), this band is a dead ringer for 'em. Though this Spanish band formed in 2005, this is their first full-length album, after a 7" release on the Clifford label in 2010. They even brought in Ian Catt (St. Etienne, Field Mice) to help, and the result is a dozen pop songs that are simply stunning and, well, elegant!
Tracklisting:
  1. Only Love   download track
  2. Do It
  3. Cielo Drive
  4. Known Faces   download track
  5. Bittergum
  6. (Stalking) You
  7. Unlegged Me
  8. Why Me?
  9. Actors Studio
  10. I Wish You Well
  11. The Negative Song
  12. Shame
Not limited. All songs written by Marlovers. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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in mid-2010, the Yellow Melodies released their third full-length album, "New Identities", on the band's own Discos Imprescindibles label. Two EPs preceded the lp, but over the following year and a half, the band released a single for the rest of the songs on the record. The first two were on other labels (a digital EP on Bubbletone and a 3" cd on Edition 59), but the others were all digital releases on the band's own label. Each of these singles had an exclusive b-side or three, including covers from Monograph, Suede and three from R.E.M., as well as alternate mixes of some album tracks. For fun, I had actually compiled this cd for my own collection (as bootlegged off the band's Bandcamp), but when I showed it to Rafa from the group, he suggested that I release it legitimately on Jigsaw, so of course, I took him up on the offer! So here you have it: the alternate version of the classic "New Identities" album!
Tracklisting:
  1. Found Your Smile (Sundae mix)
  2. So Central Rain
  3. You Make Me Fall In Love (Cherry Sounds mix)   download track
  4. Takin' It Easy   download track
  5. Little Princess
  6. It's Only Love (short version)
  7. The World Cup
  8. Más Fuerte Que El Viento
  9. Another No One
  10. Silent Friday Night
  11. Friday Night (Bakala remix)
  12. No More Parties (acoustic demo)
  13. No More Parties (radio session 4-5-09)
  14. No More Classes
  15. So Well Together (baggy mix)
  16. So Well Together (Leticia con Z remix)
  17. I Took Your Name
  18. Keep Away From Me (Rewindthedisco remix)
  19. Finest Worksong
  20. My Best Friend's Girlfriend
  21. Something That You Do (acoustic)

Not limited. All songs written by The Yellow Melodies, except track 2 by R.E.M., track 6 by The Beatles, track 8 by Massiel, track 9 by Suede, track 17 by R.E.M., track 19 by R.E.M. and track 21 by Monograph. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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hailing from the Denver '90s indiepop scene that produced the Apples In Stereo, the Minders and Dressy Bessy (whose Tammy Ealom briefly sat in as guitarist), Sissy Fuzz didn't get as much attention as their peers. And except for a 7" on the Japanese 100Guitar Mania label and a song on an early Happy Happy Birthday To Me comp, they never even strayed too far from home. Yet during their brief time, they managed to record ten simple and catchy '60s-inspired pop songs (some of which only existed on very limited homemade demo tapes) - all of which are collected here!
Tracklisting:
  1. Don't Fear (The Reverb)   download track
  2. Summer Saliva
  3. Waffle Poultice
  4. Sappy
  5. Outdoor Miner
  6. Blind Country Singer
  7. Jaundiced
  8. Bedhead
  9. Airstreams In The Sun   download track
  10. Unglued

Not limited. All songs written by Sissy Fuzz, except track 5 by Wire. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this Seattle trio, led by my pal Adriano, plays the exact style of fuzzy power-pop that I love, with loads of catchy hooks, a surfy vibe and a whole lotta reverb. Recorded in a basement studio, this is certainly Blooper's best-sounding work to date. It's criminal that after three years together, they've only released a few EPs (two self-released cdeps and a 7" on the legendary Manic Pop Records), but now that I've joined the band as the new bass player, I'll try to get them in gear!
Tracklisting:
  1. Go Outside
  2. Tinted Windows   download track
  3. Bummer
  4. Coming Home

Not limited. All songs written by Blooper. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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we were totally thrilled to be able to release the debut Birds Of California album, since we were big fans of Lunchbox. So, you can imagine our glee when Tim told me they were changing their name BACK to Lunchbox, and asked if I would release that album! This is pure bubblegum pop with lots of dreampop influence - imagine if Rocketship were covering '60s AM radio classics to get a feel of where Lunchbox are coming from. I didn't know if they could top the amazing "Magic Of Sound" album, but they've managed to do that with this batch of instant classics! And to make things even more exciting, this is also being released on red vinyl - the second (but not last!) lp Jigsaw has ever pressed!
Tracklisting:
  1. Everybody Knows
  2. Tom, What's Wrong?   download track
  3. Will You Be True?
  4. What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You
  5. Die Trying
  6. It Feels Good To Lose
  7. Another Dancefloor
  8. I Go Mad
  9. Give A Little Love   download track
  10. Tonight Is Out Of Sight
500 pressed on red vinyl. All songs written by Lunchbox. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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we were totally thrilled to be able to release the debut Birds Of California album, since we were big fans of Lunchbox. So, you can imagine our glee when Tim told me they were changing their name BACK to Lunchbox, and asked if I would release that album! This is pure bubblegum pop with lots of dreampop influence - imagine if Rocketship were covering '60s AM radio classics to get a feel of where Lunchbox are coming from. I didn't know if they could top the amazing "Magic Of Sound" album, but they've managed to do that with this batch of instant classics!
Tracklisting:
  1. Everybody Knows
  2. Tom, What's Wrong?   download track
  3. Will You Be True?
  4. What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You
  5. Die Trying
  6. It Feels Good To Lose
  7. Another Dancefloor
  8. I Go Mad
  9. Give A Little Love   download track
  10. Tonight Is Out Of Sight
Not limited. All songs written by Lunchbox. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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the Driscolls were one of the better bands of the fertile late '80s/early '90s UK indiepop scene, with a handful of singles on Restless and Teatime Records and even a Woosh flexi. Sure, their records don't exactly fetch a handsome price amongst record collectors, but their music - a perfect hybrid of '60s mod and jangly indiepop - is definitely priceless. This two-disc set compiles all of the band's singles PLUS all of their compilation tracks culled from numerous high-profile indiepop tapes PLUS eight previously-unreleased songs recorded before the band split! Heck, there's even a radio interview with the band on here, capping off a stunning 35-track collection that is easily one of the best reissues of 2014! (As you can guess, we're super-proud of this release!)
Tracklisting:
  1. Father's Name Was Dad
  2. Girl I Want You Back
  3. Groovy Little Town
  4. Andrew
  5. Julie Christie   download track
  6. I Heard A Rumour
  7. Doctor Good And His Incredible Life Saving Soap
  8. If Only
  9. Mrs. Jones
  10. You Must Be Mad
  11. Something To Learn
  12. Groovy Little Town (acoustically revisited)
  13. This Is A Different Song
  14. Bang Goes Another Cloud
  15. Out Of My Head
  16. How Does It Feel?
  17. Superman
  18. Sky High   download track
  19. The Return Of Lord Kitchener
  20. Coloured Windows
  21. Brittle Beautiful
  22. Green Tambourine
  23. Another Day (Little Pill)
  24. P.C. Roberts
  25. Call Me Anything
  26. Time For Change
  27. It's Your Daughter
  28. Circles
  29. Here It Comes Again
  30. These Things
  31. Shame About The Rain
  32. She Said She Said
  33. Coloured Windows (alternate version)
  34. X-Ray Eyes (live)
  35. radio interview

Not limited. All songs written by The Driscolls, except track 1 by The Fire, track 22 by The Lemon Pipers and track 32 by The Beatles. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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PZL055V: Zebras - Siesta lp
$12.00

I can vividly remember the first time I heard the Zebras. It was 2003, I was in Melbourne Australia, and my pal Mark told me I just had to listen to this new band from Brisbane he'd discovered. It was love at first listen, and I waiting excitedly for their first album, which was released the following year on Mark's Lost & Lonesome label. Fast forward a decade later, and Mark tells me that the band are looking for an American label to team up with, and could I be the one? Well, I was honored, of course, and now we have the band's third full-length album, which is full of the same catchy, jangly pop songs that endeared them to me in the first place. Except now, they've embellished their sound with markedly better production and more lead/backing vocals from Edwina, giving us an elegant pop sound that sounds like it could've been on any of the best releases on Labrador or Shelflife Records. On black and white stripey vinyl!
Tracklisting:
  1. Fire Fire   download track
  2. Desert Island
  3. Chase
  4. Siesta
  5. Try   download track
  6. First & Last
  7. Berries
  8. Wait
  9. Another Copy
  10. High Art
  11. Counting Lights
500 pressed on black/white stripey vinyl; co-release with Lost & Lonesome Records of Australia. All songs written by The Zebras. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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PZL055: Zebras - Siesta cd
$10.00

I can vividly remember the first time I heard the Zebras. It was 2003, I was in Melbourne Australia, and my pal Mark told me I just had to listen to this new band from Brisbane he'd discovered. It was love at first listen, and I waiting excitedly for their first album, which was released the following year on Mark's Lost & Lonesome label. Fast forward a decade later, and Mark tells me that the band are looking for an American label to team up with, and could I be the one? Well, I was honored, of course, and now we have the band's third full-length album, which is full of the same catchy, jangly pop songs that endeared them to me in the first place. Except now, they've embellished their sound with markedly better production and more lead/backing vocals from Edwina, giving us an elegant pop sound that sounds like it could've been on any of the best releases on Labrador or Shelflife Records.
Tracklisting:
  1. Fire Fire   download track
  2. Desert Island
  3. Chase
  4. Siesta
  5. Try   download track
  6. First & Last
  7. Berries
  8. Wait
  9. Another Copy
  10. High Art
  11. Counting Lights
Not limited. All songs written by The Zebras. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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The Glamorous Life Savers is actually just a pseudonym for Constantin Veis, who was one half of Fantastic Something, who were without doubt the best pop group ever to emerge from Greece. If you enjoy layers of gently strummed/finger-picked acoustic & electric guitars and hushed vocal harmonies, then these twelve songs will be some of the best soft-pop hits you'll ever hear!
Tracklisting:
  1. Sweet Hill Observatory   download track
  2. True And Diamond
  3. Always Been This Way
  4. Wish This Side Was Gold
  5. The First World I Ever Made
  6. Excess Rings Of Mellow Tones
  7. Swing The World By Its Tail   download track
  8. Everybody Calls Her The Same Love
  9. Barb Wire Cuts
  10. One Night Between Two Days
  11. Jesus Fell In Love
  12. In 2000 Years From Now When We're All Still Around
Not limited. All songs written by Constantin Veis. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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I'm a little biased here, as Craig and his bandmates are good friends of mine, but I promise that even if I didn't know them personally, I would still be thrilled with this album. This is the kind of upbeat and positive indie rock that I fall for every time, sounding like Good Luck or Pants Yell! covering Ted Leo classics, replete with highly intelligent songwriting and very proficient playing. Seriously, this is a jaw-dropper of a record (and you should see the band play live!) that I'm very happy to present to the world, in conjunction with our pals at Lost Sound Tapes.
Tracklisting:
  1. The Pick Up
  2. Seeing You   download track
  3. Daydreaming
  4. Write You A Story
  5. Where Demons Dare   download track
  6. Full Moon Constitutional
  7. Going Places
  8. I Don't Wanna Miss You
  9. Day In Pensacola
  10. The Year We Lived In Liberty
  11. Old Bug Bear
  12. Spectacles
  13. Let It Shine
  14. Patience
Not limited. All songs written by Craig Salt Peters. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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PZL052: Amida - Boring Birth cd
$10.00

following their 2012 mini-album on Jigsaw and hot on the heels of a 7" on Dufflecoat Records, Manchester's Amida have given us a full-length (finally!), with 13 songs in under half an hour. The band has managed to follow-up on the promise that their previous releases have made, with a collection of songs that are as biting as they are melodic. Sounding like a mix between the Wolfhounds, the Monochrome Set and even a little Big Flame (and similarly noisy bands on the "other" side of C86), the speedy/jangly guitars seem to be fighting the propelling bass guitar for control, giving us some very compelling music in the process!
Tracklisting:
  1. Lies About Violence, Lies About Love
  2. This Simple State
  3. Uncross Your Fingers   download track
  4. Blue Scarf
  5. Are You On Fire
  6. Plastic Ballet
  7. Current Obsession   download track
  8. For July
  9. Something Needed Is Missing
  10. Veil After Veil
  11. Solace In Stars
  12. IDST
  13. Her Long-Cherished Wish
Not limited. All songs written by Amida. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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this is the first solo album from Mark Dzula, a man who is making a new start for himself down in San Diego. Mark originally came from New York City, where he was a collaborator with Gary Olson and the Ladybug Transistor. He reminds me quite a bit of Super XX Man, writing very personal lyrics over somewhat adventurous songs. This album contains a few "normal" indiepop songs ranging from the upbeat opener "The Graduate" to the haunting "Falling Snow" to the Kissing Book-ish "Camera Lucida"; but you'll also find a bit of mariachi in "The Rebel" or island rhythms in "Begin Again", and then there's "Happiness", which sounds like it comes from a musical. This is the type of record that really grows on you after repeated listening, and the payoff is quite rewarding!
Tracklisting:
  1. The Graduate
  2. Summer Song   download track
  3. You And I
  4. The Rebel
  5. Cicatriz
  6. Begin Again
  7. Happiness
  8. Falling Snow   download track
  9. Camera Lucida
  10. Automaton
  11. Home
Not limited. All songs written by Mark Dzula. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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Jigsaw's 50th release is a double-disc celebration of every band we've worked with on our first 49 releases (minus the Singles Club), including mostly exclusive or rare tracks, as well as liner notes about each of the 50 records!
Tracklisting:
  1. Fireflies - Snow Begins To Fall
  2. Peru - Are We Lost?   download track
  3. The Anthony Rochesters - The Time Is Right (For BMX)
  4. Boyracer - Already I Don't Want This
  5. Suretoss - Day Things Fell Apart
  6. Spraydog - Disconnected (fast version)
  7. Artgruppe - Autumn Day
  8. The Spinning Wheels - That's The Question
  9. Musical Chairs - How Am I Supposed To Feel
  10. Javelins - Same Shirt (live)
  11. Goblin Universe - Comet
  12. Standard Unit - Set The Fuse Alight
  13. Cessna - Television Song
  14. The Bennetts - Summer Day
  15. Beanpole - Hooked On You (demo)
  16. The Poconos - In Love
  17. The Gazetteers - Contretemps (demo)
  18. Charms - Different
  19. The Skywriters - Harden Your Heart
  20. Casino Ashtrays - The Falling In Love Part Is The Best Part, Anyways (live)
  21. Premise Beach - Lizard Brain
  22. Patience Please - Nevada Reno Amy
  23. Tripping The Light Fantastic - Night Right Here
  24. Leslies - It's A Sin (live)
  25. Dutch Elms - Cleopatra
  26. Caramel Snow - No Place To Go
  27. Punky's Dilemma - City People
  28. Pillow - Soft Hammer
  29. Birds Of California - Weight Of Mistakes
  30. Pillowcase - Back Against The Wall
  31. Scary Monster - Tender Forever (acoustic)
  32. The Earth Earth - Strange Love, Her Deep River   download track
  33. Rocketship - I Don't Know If I'll Love (live)
  34. The Faintest Ideas - I Wanna Be A Part Of Something Small
  35. Vehicle Flips - Diplomacy (original version)
  36. Amida - New York Sex
  37. Lycka Till - En Komplett
  38. James And The Express - JATE, the Hi Tech Lover
  39. Watoo Watoo - Décembre (MAUP remix)
  40. Thee Ahs - Panic Attack
  41. Charlie Big Time - Charlie Big Time
  42. Bulldozer Crash - Mating Male Disease
  43. The High Water Marks - Annual Rings
  44. Anthony Rochester - Dancing Days
  45. Suretoss - Simple
  46. Plastic Bubble - The Water Song
  47. Nar - Walking Around
  48. Razorblade Smile - Restless Wave
500 pressed. All songs written by the artists, except track 16 written by the Marine Girls. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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PZL049: Fireflies - In Dreams cd
$10.00

I was enchanted the very first time I heard Fireflies several years back, and have been following his work on labels such as Music Is My Girlfriend, Twenty Seven and Happy Prince ever since. His gentle and memorable songs always seem to simultaneously evoke feelings of hope and heartache - the same feelings you would've gotten from a band like the Field Mice, Brighter or Razorcuts. Yes, I would certainly put the band - and this record, his third - up with those legends; and I believe that 10 or 15 years from now, Fireflies will be given the same reverence as those other bands get now. Simply put, this is pure indiepop at its best.
Tracklisting:
  1. Everything Is Ending
  2. A Chance Someday
  3. Hiding Away
  4. Fourth Of July   download track
  5. Staring At The Starlight
  6. Kira Kira
  7. Cartoons
  8. If I Tell You
  9. September   download track
  10. I Thought I Knew
  11. Rêve
  12. Seventy-Seven
Not limited. All songs written by Fireflies. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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this follow-up album to the band's debut album on Series Two Records was a long time in the making, but well worth the wait! We're really excited to be working with this Olympian fellow (named James, obviously!), as his style of indiepop fits exactly to our tastes, with its jangly guitars, peppy songs and friendly-sounding vocals that bring to mind True Love Always, Honeybunch or Jigsaw label-mate Anthony Rochester. This is a simple bedroom project from a man who's not trying to conquer the world, but you'll gladly surrender your heart to him on the very first listen...
Tracklisting:
  1. All So Hard
  2. When Your Heart Is Breaking   download track
  3. When You Don't Love Me Back
  4. One Lie At A Time
  5. Love Will Only Get In The Way   download track
  6. They Didn't Know About You
  7. It's Only A Game
  8. Your Heart's Calling
  9. Tell Your Friends
  10. Bikes In Amsterdam
  11. My Friend, Jim
  12. New Luck
Not limited. All songs written by James And The Express. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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Thee Ahs coined a term for themselves - "black bubblegum indiepop" - and that's really an apt description of their sound. On the outside, they're sugary sweet from their artwork to their upbeat music to Sarah's sweet soprano voice; but dig a little deeper (not even that deep, really), and you'll find an air of acrimony and even a little aggression. These are songs about failed relationships and failed friendships. Sometimes it's a passive suggestion, other times it's rather blatant (such as the chorus of "I'm Not Angry Anymore", where they simply sing "whatever. fuck her."). But never fear, they love you - and that's why they've given us a third album (following a pair of self-released albums and a 7" EP on the Spanish 7iete Pulgadas label) with 9 delightful songs in just over 22 minutes. Short and sweet, but boy, does it pack a punch!
Tracklisting:
  1. The Boy Who Never Grew Up
  2. Corey's Coathangers   download track
  3. Nothing In The Dark
  4. Does It Still Count?
  5. Dreams Of You
  6. Love Sleep
  7. I'm Not Angry Anymore
  8. Sad Sam
  9. Spooky Love
Not limited. All songs written by Thee Ahs. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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it's been nearly a decade since we last heard anything from Roy Thirlwall (who led the excellent Windmills and Melodie Group, both on Matinée Recordings), but here we have his newest project, and it's just as lovely as anything else in his musical oeuvre! If you know his other bands, then you'll have a good idea of what to expect; if not, then imagine an updated version of East Village or the Orchids. Basically, this could've been recorded 25 years ago, were it not for the crisp sound quality. However, unlike his previous two projects, this time the vocals are mostly from his collaborator, Michelle Bappoo, though Roy does a fair amount of singing - and, boy, do I ever love his voice!
Tracklisting:
  1. I Won't Survive   download track
  2. Figment
  3. Naked Winter Trees
  4. Mystery Song
  5. Until It Ends
  6. Wildest Dream
Not limited. All songs written by Artgruppe. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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the final installment of our singles club series, this features new songs from two modern indiepop legends!
Tracklisting:
  1. Math And Physics Club - It Must Be Summer Somewhere
  2. Monnone Alone - Eddie
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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a brand new song from our beloved Fireflies and another new song from the equally great Wallflower from Japan!
Tracklisting:
  1. Fireflies - Underneath The Moon
  2. Wallflower - You'll Be There
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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here's the fourth 7" in the singles club series, featuring a couple of wonderful dreamy indiepop bands
Tracklisting:
  1. Afraid Of Stairs - Lied
  2. Beach Vacation - I Saw You
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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two great girl-indiepop bands: Old Lacy Bed from Japan and Summer Twins from California!
Tracklisting:
  1. Old Lacy Bed - Coastlands
  2. Summer Twins - All My Friends
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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two excellent Brazilian groups on this limited singles club 7", with Pale Sunday covering a Field Mice classic!
Tracklisting:
  1. Pale Sunday - Emma's House
  2. Postal Blue - The Last Goodbye
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist, except track 1 by the Field Mice. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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a pair of fantastic and gentle French indiepop bands on this limited singles club 7"!
Tracklisting:
  1. Skittle Alley - I Must Confess
  2. Tomatometers - You Don't Know Us
300 pressed on black vinyl as part of the 2014 Singles Club; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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in collaboration with Dufflecoat Records in the UK, we're thrilled to present a six-month/six-volume 7" singles club, featuring 12 exclusive songs from 12 fantastic indiepop groups from around the world, including Math And Physics Club, Summer Twins, Fireflies, Pale Sunday, Wallflower, and more! Limited to 300 copies, all records come with download codes.
Tracklisting:
  1. Skittle Alley - I Must Confess
  2. Tomatometers - You Don't Know Us
  3. Pale Sunday - Emma's House
  4. Postal Blue - The Last Goodbye
  5. Summer Twins - All My Friends
  6. Old Lacy Bed - Coastlands
  7. Afraid Of Stairs - Lied
  8. Beach Vacation - I Saw You
  9. Fireflies - Underneath The Moon
  10. Wallflower - You'll Be There
  11. Math And Physics Club - It Must Be Summer Somewhere
  12. Monnone Alone - Eddie
300 pressed on black vinyl; Jigsaw and Dufflecoat Records split the pressing. All songs written by the respective artist, except track 3 by the Field Mice. Not available digitally, but the singles each contain download codes.
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we at Jigsaw LOVE to get demos, and this EP comes from one such demo we received last year and quite liked! Caramel Snow is the work of one fellow named Michael, and his music reminds me of a combination of two other one-man projects I love: Simple Carnival and (early) Orange Cake Mix. These five songs comprise sixteen minutes of easy-going pop that sounds like it could be demos from early '70s-era Harry Nilsson; mostly keyboard and drum machine-based, though you'll find some effected-guitars here and there. And to think all this resulted from a nice little package in our mailbox!
Tracklisting:
  1. Come Back To Vegas   download track
  2. Aniline
  3. Orange Crush
  4. Jacquie Star
  5. Limited Edition
Not limited. All songs written by Caramel Snow. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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PZL043: Nar - History cd
$10.00

it's no secret that Scott Miller has long been one of my favorite indiepop songwriters - I've been singing his praises in the Bright Ideas for ages (and recently, the English Singles) - so I'm thrilled to be able to introduce the pop world to his '90s punky-pop group, Nar. Nar were more than just your average punk band (I mean, how many punk bands can you name that have covered both Felt and Aztec Camera?), and they released a bunch of singles and a split lp via tiny Californian labels such as Yakamashi, Very Small and Scott's own Secret Center, gaining a bit of notoriety in their hometown of Sacramento, but never really achieving any quantifiable success (Scott's other punky-pop band, the Bananas, are a different story altogether). This is a reissue of the similarly-named posthumously self-released cd-r (with a couple tracklisting alterations) that collects pretty much every song from the band's career onto one packed, non-stop pogo-inspiring disc!
Tracklisting:
  1. Holiday Routine
  2. The Modern Man
  3. Bullshit Central
  4. Drunk & Benevolent
  5. S.O.A. Derby Park
  6. What?!
  7. Popcorn Festival
  8. One Moon Surprise
  9. Blue Sky   download track
  10. Red Ronigun
  11. I Am You
  12. Speedball
  13. Wrecklessly Inconsistent
  14. Bad Thoughts   download track
  15. Christopher Street
  16. What I Saw
  17. Tradewinds
  18. Cool District
  19. Right Idea
  20. Renaissance Behaviour
  21. Hi, We're Nar
  22. I Like Times
  23. Hat Trick
  24. Spacesuit
  25. False Claims
  26. Romano McNacho
  27. Longest Mile
  28. (You) Can't Tell Me Nothing
  29. Play Safe!
  30. May '92
  31. The Bridge
  32. D.G.M.N.S.
  33. Birth Of The True
  34. On My Pillow
  35. Boring Facts   download track
  36. I Remember Everything
  37. The Brides Go To Boston
  38. Showdown
  39. Feelin' Proud
  40. Grey Sky
  41. Crystal Days
  42. I Do (live)
  43. Corvette Summer (live)
Not limited. All songs written by Nar, except track 15 by Felt, track 33 by Aztec Camera and track 36 by Elgin. Available digitally on Bandcamp
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this is not the first time Jigsaw has worked with Mr. Frank Boscoe - we were pleased as punch to release the last cd from his most recent project, the Gazetteers, back in 2010 when the Jigsaw label awoke from its slumber. He may have started his tenure in the world of indiepop with Wimp Factor 14, but he truly found his footing during the mid '90s with the consistently-stellar Vehicle Flips. That band released a trio of excellent albums on Harriet and Magic Marker Records, but it was on their singles where you could find the real hidden gems; this disc collects all of those singles, as well as all compilation tracks and even a few unreleased songs together in one place for the first time!
Tracklisting:
  1. Diplomacy, Home and Abroad
  2. This is the Big Tree
  3. Our Returning Champion
  4. The Clean Slate (7” version)
  5. Vinaigrette
  6. Dodge Veg-o-matic
  7. Lockout Song
  8. Impressed Beyond Belief   download track
  9. In the Offing
  10. Citronella
  11. Comet Song
  12. Independence Day
  13. O Tedium
  14. Household Expatriate   download track
  15. Adios, Rancheros!
  16. Duophonic, Stereosonic
  17. Bachelor No. 3
  18. Terminus
  19. Salad Bar
  20. Ompompanoosuc
  21. Sterling
  22. The Incorrigible Optimists’ Songbook
  23. Expendable You (alt. version)
  24. Erin Go Bragh
  25. The Last of Mr. Clyde
Not limited. All songs written by Vehicle Flips, except track 2 by Slovenly, track 6 by Jonathan Richman and track 24 by Eggs. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
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hailing from Bordeaux, Watoo Watoo have long been one of my favorite French pop bands with a half-dozen releases on various labels, including Blackbean, Radio Khartoum and Dufflecoat, among others. Over the last 15 or so years, the duo of Pascale & Michaël have evolved from a simple indiepop band to something more encompassing of their myriad influences, with nods to Stereolab, Young Marble Giants and Astrud Gilberto surfacing on their fourth full-length album. Gentle and textured, this might just be my favorite release of theirs yet!
Tracklisting:
  1. Un Lundi Comme Un Autre   download track
  2. Une Si Longue Attente
  3. Ce Vide
  4. Searching For Mr Right
  5. Minnax
  6. Le Soir   download track
  7. Tes Histoires Invisibles
  8. Ne M'oublie Pas
  9. Un Simple Mot
  10. Correspondance

Not limited. All songs written by Watoo Watoo, except track 4 by Young Marble Giants. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this group from Hamburg, Germany caught my ear with their brilliant single on Cloudberry Records, the A-side of which ("Heavy Heart") reminded me quite a bit of Summer Cats, but with beautifully layered female vocals. Then I heard their split 7" with Honeyheads on Dufflecoat Records and was taken in by the equally great "Neon Ant Colony". When the band asked me to release their debut album, I naturally jumped at the chance! Though only ten songs long, this album is quite multi-faceted, going from the driving and melodic "The Lane" and "Lover Not A Fighter" to the playful "Can't Treat Me Right" (with a ragtime piano part!) and gentle "Mostly Harmless", which nicks the chorus from an Orange Juice classic (and the singer does a good Edwyn Collins, too!). Plus, you have to love a band where everyone sings! Overall, a really solid album, and it contains my favorite artwork of any Jigsaw release to date!
Tracklisting:
  1. The Lane   download track
  2. Heavy Heart
  3. Lover Not A Fighter
  4. Can't Treat Me Right
  5. Pristine And Mean
  6. Neon Ant Colony   download track
  7. Mirrorball
  8. Fire On The Lake
  9. Mostly Harmless
  10. Out And About

Not limited. All songs written by Tripping The Light Fantastic. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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first there was the Skywriters, then the Snow Fairies, and then came Scary Monster to reign supreme over the Philadelphia indiepop scene. Where the first two bands had a predominately twee sound, Scary Monster were a bit more mature, taking their cues from Small Factory (catch their ode to Phoebe Summersquash at the tail end of the disc!) and adding a Jonathan Richman vibe, with Neal and Carly sharing lead vocal duties. Sadly, their time was brief, but they did manage to release one album on Carly's own Modern Soul label, which is now reissued here, along with three wonderful bonus tracks. Don't miss out on 'em this time!
Tracklisting:
  1. New Country   download track
  2. Jullianne Francis
  3. Hot Chocolate Girl
  4. Scary Monster
  5. Supermarket Fantasy
  6. True Love (Song For Daniel Johnston)   download track
  7. 99% Sure
  8. Tender Forever
  9. Love Park
  10. Talk To Me
  11. #1 Fan
  12. Phoebe Summersquash
  13. Speak Softly

Not limited. All songs written by Scary Monster. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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though they were only around for a couple years at the tail end of the '90s, the Skywriters left a nice little dent on the Philly indiepop scene. They released a cd on the Brentwood Estates label and a 7" on Galaxy Train Records of Japan, and also appeared on a handful of comps on Popgun, Shelflife and Blackbean. This disc collects all of those songs, and adds a bonus live track that was never properly recorded, as well! The Skywriters were twee-pop at its best: boy/girl vocals, jangly guitars and endearing songs about love and loss. After their demise, most of the members went on to form the Snow Fairies, but that's another chapter in the history of Philly pop...
Tracklisting:
  1. Cherry Lips   download track
  2. A Love Supreme
  3. How Did You Get So...
  4. An Empty Golf Course
  5. Tiger Tails
  6. My Friends Say   download track
  7. Movie Star
  8. Every Time I Pass The Test
  9. Government Out Of My Backyard
  10. Maybe Baby
  11. King Of Noise
  12. Once A Year
  13. The Last Sorry
  14. Peter Astronaut

Not limited. All songs written by The Skywriters. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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after a few releases on Cloudberry, Series Two and Matinée, Charlie Big Time have come over to Jigsaw for their fourth release! It starts right away with the catchy yet melancholic "A Sunday Afternoon Well Spent", cooling off as the EP goes on, ending with the Blueboy-esque "From The Cradle To The Bar". The vocals are shared between Matthew Pendlebury and Beth Arzy (ex-Aberdeen/Trembling Blue Stars), and the songs are all laidback and easy-going, and perfect for fans of Lovejoy, Trembling Blue Stars and Harper Lee.
Tracklisting:
  1. A Sunday Afternoon Well Spent   download track
  2. Sale Or Return
  3. Pitiful, Delightful And Alarming
  4. From The Cradle To The Bar

Not limited. All songs written by Charlie Big Time. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I've been a fan of the Faintest Ideas from their very first EP as the Javelins, and have followed their every move, from the EPs on their own Yellow Mica label to their sole proper full-length album on Magic Marker, and every last single/compilation they ever did. That said, this collects every last single/compilation track they ever did as the Faintest Ideas, and adds over a dozen bonus tracks, including an aborted single, other unreleased tracks from their last days as a band, and an entire radio session, before closing off with the very first recording the band ever did (before the line-up was even solidified!), making for a completist's dream!
Tracklisting:
  1. I'll Wear The Crown
  2. Physically I Was At My Lowest
  3. Don't Pick Up The Phone
  4. No Gravity
  5. Another Sunny Day   download track
  6. Pay For Crumbs
  7. If I Could Write Spiteful Lyrics
  8. Skip The Bridge
  9. Unexpected Holiday
  10. I Felt My Soul
  11. Serious As A Heart Attack   download track
  12. You're Gonna Wake Up One Morning And Know What Side Of The Bed You've Been Lying On
  13. Procrastination Of Everyday Tasks
  14. My Last Date With You
  15. År 3000
  16. A Question Of Lust
  17. What Goes Up Must Calm Down
  18. Let The Party Go On
  19. I Wanna Be A Part Of Something Small
  20. The Barricades Became My Home
  21. Donkey Love   download track
  22. Picnic In Panic
  23. Eyes Like UFOs
  24. Full Fledged Joy
  25. Ready To Fall
  26. Empty Phrase
  27. Ready To Fall (radio session)
  28. I Wanna Be A Part Of Something Small (radio session)
  29. Procrastination Of Everyday Tasks (radio session)
  30. Everything Is Black (radio session)
  31. Capitol Between Brackets (radio session)
  32. I Was Raised As A Polar Bear (radio session)
  33. Donkey Love (radio session)
  34. The Nervous System (radio session)
  35. Let The Party Go On (radio session)
  36. Nastacular (radio session)
  37. untitled demo

Not limited. All songs written by The Faintest Ideas, except track 14 by Skeeter Davis, track 15 by Pizzoar and track 16 by Depeche Mode. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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while working on the Faintest Ideas compilation, I suggested (okay, demanded) that I also reissue the compilation of EPs the band did while they were known as the Javelins - you know, to make sure everything was available again. Originally released on Melodrama Records, this disc is slightly altered to reflect the band's changed name (after they found out there was already a band called the Javelins - oops!), and also to add two songs that the original did not include: a compilation track and the 7" version of "Same Shirt" (the other two songs on that single made it onto their debut album). So, if you buy this cd, the accompanying Faintest Ideas singles comp and their CLASSIC album on Magic Marker Records, then you will have the complete output of my favorite band of the '00s!
Tracklisting:
  1. Steve McQueen
  2. Same Shirt   download track
  3. When I Was 7
  4. Four Letter Word
  5. Nothing Will Ever Happen
  6. The Nervous System
  7. I Was Raised As A Polar Bear
  8. Dexter's Got A Sinister Heart
  9. Illya Nichovetch Kuryakin
  10. Let's Kiss And Break-Up
  11. My Best Friend
  12. Nastacular   download track
  13. The Anatomic Bomb
  14. Pale Average Look
  15. Geography Of Me
  16. I Was Raised As A Polar Bear
  17. Hairy Hairy But Not So Scary
  18. Same Shirt (7'' version)
  19. Once I Said I Was Your Pumpkin

Not limited. All songs written by The Faintest Ideas. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this is the second release from this group of Greeks from Athens, and it finds them continuing where their debut 7" on Manic Pop left off: really catchy, but slightly off-kilter indie rock. The guitars are distorted but not dirty (and provide many melodies!), the overall sound is crisp and clean, and the vocals are unique (though they may take some getting used to for some, I'll admit). They remind me a bit of Jigsaw label-mates Amida and Pillow in those ways; maybe that's why I like 'em so much! This limited cassette version contains a bonus track not found on the cd or download - how sneaky of us!
Tracklisting:
  1. Dreamkeeper
  2. Isabel A. Hunt   download track
  3. Mother & Son
  4. Monday
  5. Naples
  6. Don't Mind Me
  7. What I Need After All
  8. Summer Day

20 copies were "pressed". All songs written by the Bennetts. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this is the second release from this group of Greeks from Athens, and it finds them continuing where their debut 7" on Manic Pop left off: really catchy, but slightly off-kilter indie rock. The guitars are distorted but not dirty (and provide many melodies!), the overall sound is crisp and clean, and the vocals are unique (though they may take some getting used to for some, I'll admit). They remind me a bit of Jigsaw label-mates Amida and Pillow in those ways; maybe that's why I like 'em so much!
Tracklisting:
  1. Dreamkeeper
  2. Isabel A. Hunt   download track
  3. Mother & Son
  4. Monday
  5. Naples
  6. Don't Mind Me
  7. What I Need After All

Not limited. All songs written by the Bennetts. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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Verna Brock made some of the sweetest indiepop of the '90s; you probably heard her voice in Holiday Flyer or Rocketship, but Beanpole was her solo project, consisting of herself and her four-track. Though she enlisted the help of a couple friends later down the road, she excelled at multi-tracking her guitars, vocals (oh, the wonderful harmonies!) and the occasional drums and flute. She recorded many songs during this time, releasing them on labels such as Blackbean, Cher Doll, Papercut and Goodbye Virginia. This disc compiles every song she ever released, as well as some songs that never strayed from the original handmade demo tapes, making for a very comprehensive collection indeed! Oh, and did I say she was really sweet?
Tracklisting:
  1. You're Flying
  2. Toss + Turn   download track
  3. I Should Know By Now
  4. Destination
  5. In A Muddle
  6. Never Again
  7. Some Other When
  8. Being You + Me   download track
  9. I'd Know You Anywhere
  10. 120 Seconds
  11. Secret Crush
  12. You're Such A Tool
  13. Our Life
  14. Hooked On You
  15. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
  16. Nowhere To Go
  17. I Didn't Know
  18. Upstairs Downstairs
  19. So I'm Gone
  20. Let It Snow   download track
  21. Now I Know
  22. Things Turn Out Okay
  23. Very Strange
  24. It Wasn't Meant To Be
  25. Far Away From Anywhere
  26. Wonder Why

Not limited. All songs written by Beanpole, except track 15 by Neil Diamond and track 20 by Cahn/Styne. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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that it took this long to compile all of Musical Chairs' non-album tracks is criminal enough, but we're proud to have finally done it! This disc is literally packed with pop goodness (32 tracks in nearly 80 minutes!), containing songs from their 7"s on Krebstar, Somersault and Pillarbox Red, compilation tracks from labels all over the world, and even a handful of songs that never got released the first time around. Settle in and get acquainted with this delightful '90s US jangle-pop band!
Tracklisting:
  1. Bottled Up
  2. Never Say That
  3. End Of The Road
  4. I Can't Take It
  5. Where Do All The Popkids Hide?
  6. Setting Up
  7. Try Again   download track
  8. The Beaten Path
  9. Race To The Top
  10. Turn And Walk Away
  11. Going Crazy
  12. Dream Of Tomorrow
  13. Wide Eyed For Now
  14. Nothing Left To Say
  15. Turn Around And Sigh   download track
  16. Fourth Of July
  17. I Couldn't Feel Safer
  18. Song From The Scenic Route
  19. Simpler Time
  20. Youth Anthem   download track
  21. Through Yesterday
  22. Pop Is Not A Four-Letter Word
  23. Southern Fields
  24. Hiding In The Rose Garden
  25. Last Fall
  26. Basement
  27. Wasted My Time
  28. Day Away
  29. Well Read
  30. Wonderful Town
  31. Not Afraid Anymore
  32. The Light Song

Not limited. All songs written by Musical Chairs, except track 16 by Galaxie 500, track 17 by the Field Mice and track 23 by Rosemary's Children. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this Louisville, KY band initially wrote me to distribute their debut cassette release (on Carpathian Cassettes), which I gladly agreed to. I hinted at putting it out on Jigsaw, and after the cassette went out of print (quickly), they said it was my turn to release it! This is one of those records that's filled with all sorts of instruments (and non-instruments) and ideas, bringing to mind the Galactic Heroes, early Boat and Elephant 6's more coherent moments. A colorful album, indeed!
Tracklisting:
  1. In Love With A Band
  2. Instant Crush   download track
  3. The Circle Of Time
  4. Run For Your Life
  5. The Divine Right Of Kings
  6. Something Better Than Love
  7. Garden Party
  8. Under The Snow
  9. Often Wearing Headphones
  10. Bending Smiles
  11. Fly On The Wall   download track
  12. False Flag Attack
  13. Red China (With Green Moments)
  14. (Burning All Our) Photographs
  15. Superman Vs. El Toro
  16. Big Indian, New York
  17. Certificate Of Achivement
  18. The Living End

Not limited. All songs written by Plastic Bubble. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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several years ago, a friend of mine turned me on to a band called the Maybes, who I featured as a Demo of the Week on IndiePages. Recently, I tracked the band down (albeit under a new moniker), and convinced them to release an album with me, and they went and recorded a whole new batch of songs! Twelve songs in 32 minutes, these are catchy and lively tunes with nimble guitar melodies and bouncy organ parts that remind me of fellow Swedes/Jigsaw act, Pillow.
Tracklisting:
  1. Get It Right This Time   download track
  2. Clifton Hill
  3. Satelite
  4. The Slippery Slope
  5. Here We Go
  6. Get It On
  7. It Comes And Goes
  8. It Always Goes By Too Fast
  9. Jesus Vs Science
  10. Confessions   download track
  11. Suredo
  12. Waiting

Not limited. All songs written by Standard Unit. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I was introduced to this Swedish band via a very limited cd-r release on Shelflife, and loved their gentle, pastoral sound. They had a couple other small-scale releases and compilation appearances in the mid '00s, but have been quiet until now. This disc here is a culmination of their work: a revisiting of past songs, recorded the way they were meant to be but never were, with a lush sound, string sections and crisp production.
Tracklisting:
  1. Shooting Star   download track
  2. Dream MTV
  3. Echelon
  4. Radiosonic
  5. A Side-Effect Of Violence
  6. Scandinavia
  7. For Sale
  8. Century Of Time   download track
  9. Grace
  10. Halfway
  11. Airliner

Not limited. All songs written by Punky's Dilemma. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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after teasing us with a split 7" on 555 Recordings a few years back, Birds Of California have finally given us a full album! If the name doesn't sound familiar, that's because they used to be known as Lunchbox, who released a truly amazing record, "The Magic Of Sound", which ranks up there with anything space-pop masters like Rocketship or Stereolab ever did. This album follows in the tradition of their earlier masterpiece, adding a bit more rock in the mix, achieving a sound that's a perfect hybrid of Rocketship and vintage Built To Spill. Listen to this record with headphones and you'll hear different nuances every time!
Tracklisting:
  1. Saturday
  2. Laugh Out Loud
  3. Minute On The Dancefloor   download track
  4. Great Expectations
  5. You're My Best Friend
  6. No Time To Lose
  7. Join Our Band   download track
  8. Man Of Affairs
  9. Lovers Never Lose
  10. Golden Days
  11. Wrecked On Aether
  12. Goodnight Sleep Tight

Not limited. All songs written by Birds Of California. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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no, you're not reading it wrong - there is indeed an 's' on the end of Anthony Rochesters. While his first four albums were performed mostly by Anthony himself, this time around, he has enlisted the help of a full band to create a rich, organic sound. And his trajectory is still rising, with this mini-masterpiece being his best work to date! Fans of Australian indiepop groups like Bart & Friends, the Steinbecks and Mid-State Orange will find a new favorite to add to their collection!
Tracklisting:
  1. Across The Waves
  2. O'er The Grey, Green & Gold
  3. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize   download track
  4. The Time Is Right (For BMX)
  5. Singing In The Church
  6. The Fans Can Only Deal With So Much (Of The Funk)

Not limited. All songs written by The Anthony Rochesters. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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when I restarted the label back in 2010, Bulldozer Crash were one of the first bands I approached about doing a retrospective disc, and they were quite enthusiastic. But you know how these things go: life gets in the way and things get pushed aside, but in the end, it was definitely worth the wait! This 19-track disc collects all of the band's singles on Sunday and Heaven Records, along with compilation tracks, and even a couple previously unreleased demos! If you haven't heard this band, they were a perfect example of the sound of British indiepop in the early '90s: lots of jangling guitars, drum machine and lyrics about love and longing sung so earnestly. Recommended for any fan of indiepop, really...
Tracklisting:
  1. Sarah Said
  2. Changing
  3. Today Will Be Yesterday So Soon   download track
  4. Bluebell Wood
  5. What Happens Now?
  6. Mrs. Robinson's Daughter
  7. Automatic Smile
  8. Headfirst
  9. Too Much   download track
  10. Recollections
  11. Fresh Burst Of Tears
  12. Forever's Better
  13. Open Your Eyes
  14. Fay
  15. Something To Hide
  16. Seminal
  17. My Fault
  18. When You Sleep
  19. Unspoken

Not limited. All songs written by Bulldozer Crash. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band existed briefly during the early '90s, and released a single 7" and a very scarce cassette on Teatime Records (which remains that way, at the band's request!). They were slated to do a follow-up single, but when the label ran out of money, the band ran out of steam. This disc collects the eight unreleased demos they recorded around this time, and tacks on the three 7" tracks for good measure. Though the band's leader, Dick Preece, found greater fame with the more elegant Lovejoy a decade later, this album recalls the days of pure and simple indiepop championed by Another Sunny Day or St. Christopher.
Tracklisting:
  1. Without You   download track
  2. Don't Get Me Wrong
  3. Happy Happy Life
  4. About You
  5. Untitled
  6. Evil Men
  7. Even Good Things Give Away
  8. When The Music's Over
  9. A Million Years   download track
  10. Because We're Queers
  11. Naked Ladies

Not limited. All songs written by The Spinning Wheels. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band from Newcastle, UK was around briefly during the early '90s, but they left behind a killer discography (with singles on Chocolate Narcotic, Sugarfrost and Scooter Swing Records) before disbanding in 1993. Members of the band went on to be in Meredith (and later, Jigsaw faves, Spraydog!), but the most notable alumni (in our eyes, at least) was Pete Dale, who went on to form Slampt Records, Avocado Baby and Milky Wimpshake. Razorblade Smile's sound was a little more musically aggressive - think of Versus, Silkworm, Bitch Magnet and other late '80s/early '90s US indie rock bands, and you'll get an idea of where this band was coming from.
Tracklisting:
  1. Inst
  2. Smoke Chain
  3. Special   download track
  4. Elbow
  5. Red Sleeping Beauty
  6. Scorch The Seam
  7. Stuck
  8. It Kills Me Inside   download track
  9. Vertical Orange
  10. What's The Point?
  11. This Accurate Pain
  12. Sulphur

Not limited. All songs written by Razorblade Smile, except track 5 by McCarthy. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I've been a fan of the High Water Marks from the very beginning, loving both of their records on Eenie Meenie and Happy Happy Birthday To Me. So when I found out that they didn't know what to do with their third album, I jumped at the chance to release it! A duo of Per Ole Bratset and Hilarie Sidney, their sound is quite similar to vintage Apples In Stereo (which I'd say even if Hilarie wasn't an original member of that band!), playing fuzzy pop songs with memorable melodies that will stick with you long after the record is over.
Tracklisting:
  1. This River Never Ends   download track
  2. It's Gonna Be A Good Year
  3. Pepin Le Bref
  4. Pretending To Be Loud
  5. Satellite
  6. Too Much Birthday
  7. Can You
  8. Impossible   download track
  9. Spring Is On Your Heels
  10. Accidentally On Purpose
  11. Odd Sounds
  12. Almost April

Not limited. All songs written by The High Water Marks. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band first showed on my radar five years back with their impressive submission to the C06 compilation. From there, they've released three EPs on Plastilina, Wee Pop! and Fika - all winners. This marks their fourth release, and with eight songs in 18½ minutes, their longest to date, making this their debut album of sorts! Think of the Wolfhounds, early Wedding Present and maybe a bit of early Hefner, and you're already itching to hear this great band!
Tracklisting:
  1. My Life As A Trashcan   download track
  2. A New Low
  3. I Was Rude, You Were Fast
  4. Thank Constantine
  5. Starstruck Forever And Ever
  6. Let Me Do This For You
  7. They Breathe Gas For Air So We Lit A Match
  8. Reversal Of Fortune

Not limited. All songs written by Amida. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I fell in love with this Swedish band after hearing their debut album on Plan-It-X Records, and knowing my affections for the band, they asked me to release their follow-up album! What we have here is revved up activist-punk, but with major pop mannerisms (loads of ba-ba-bas and trumpets!) - think Defiance Ohio meets Brilliant Corners! Plenty for both the popkids and the punks to love. All sung in Swedish, but you get an English lyric sheet to follow along.
Tracklisting:
  1. Inget Är På Allvar Och Sen Är Man Död   download track
  2. Trött
  3. Tyvärr Och Tack Och Lov
  4. Högt Och Falskt
  5. Nydala Runt
  6. Bygg Din Egen Bible
  7. Det Bästa Värsta Som Finns
  8. Pärlor För Svin   download track
  9. Sommaren Rasar
  10. Konsten Att Hata Sig Själv
  11. Jeff Mangums Texter

Not limited. All songs written by Lycka Till, except track 2 by Kommunen. Also available on vinyl (self-released) and digitally on Bandcamp.

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this truly sweet quartet from northern Japan sent me a demo out of the blue, and I was blown away by their songs! Since the early '90s, there have been countless bands following in My Bloody Valentine's deep footprints, and though you can count the Earth Earth among them, this band stands out as one of the very few that have captured the spirit as well as the sound. Take the energy and ferocity of "Isn't Anything" and the sheer beauty of "Loveless", and you can get an idea of where these guys are coming from.
Tracklisting:
  1. Matador Is Dead   download track
  2. Teresa
  3. Queen's Secret
  4. Misunderstanding
  5. Birdeater
  6. Goodnight, Luna

Not limited. All songs written by the Earth Earth. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, Anthony Rochester has been making solo recordings for over a decade, and his fourth album finds him in top form! He's got the wit and charm of Jens Lekman, Darren Hanlon and the Lucksmiths, and a knack for writing catchy, breezy pop tunes, tinged with hints of AM pop, bossa nova and electronica.
Tracklisting:
  1. You're A Singer Now   download track
  2. Friend Request Manager
  3. Copenhagen
  4. Fredrikstad, Canada
  5. Endeavourin'   download track
  6. At Kingston Beach
  7. Excursion To The Planetarium
  8. Special Payment Option
  9. Even Your Retail Prices Won't Keep Me Away
  10. A Dog Staring At An Aeroplane
  11. Come Back
  12. Positivity Man

Not limited. All songs written by Anthony Rochester. Available digitally on iTunes.

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a regular in the early/mid '90s UK cassette scene, Peru appeared on nearly a dozen tape comps, as well as two split cassettes and a split 7". This disc collects sixteen of their best songs (many of them taken from the original master tapes and digitally remastered), with all but one of them appearing on cd for the first time. Any fan of the Windmills, Harper Lee and the '90s British janglepop sound would do well to pick this one up!
Tracklisting:
  1. Driving   download track
  2. World Of Jason
  3. Twisted Sister
  4. Oasis
  5. More Than Losing
  6. Love's Young Dreamer Strikes Again
  7. Sammy
  8. Friendly Neighbourhood
  9. Clueless
  10. Precious Days
  11. Kim's Balloon
  12. Horror Story   download track
  13. Down
  14. Manic
  15. The Honest Truth
  16. Roundabout

Not limited. All songs written by Peru. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band from Sweden may have existed for several years during the '90s, but their output was very small. They started strong in 1995 with a cdep on a small Swedish label, and just continued to get better; but apart from a 7" single and one compilation track on Firestation Tower Records, their recordings never saw a proper release. This 22-track collection posthumously compiles the best songs from the band's treasure trove of unreleased material, and will please fans of Puffin, Eggstone and the sound of Swedish indie music, circa 1993-1998.
Tracklisting:
  1. 2 Weird Happenings   download track
  2. B-Home
  3. Monday Suit
  4. Right Is The Accusation, Wrong Is The Accused
  5. Goodbye 7:30
  6. This Is The Trick   download track
  7. Learning To Labour
  8. Live Steward
  9. Minor
  10. And It's Over There
  11. The Score
  12. My Turning Fair
  13. The Boy Who Wouldn't Listen
  14. Overruled By You   download track
  15. Happy Shoot-out
  16. The Shiny Going One
  17. Starlet
  18. Umbrella
  19. Backseat View
  20. Thousand Miles
  21. Speed Of Sound
  22. You Did Not Hurt Me

Not limited. All songs written by Pillow. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I've been a fan of Frank Boscoe's work pretty much for as long as I've been into indiepop, thanks to the inclusion of a Wimp Factor 14 track on one of my gateway records, the "One Last Kiss" compilation cd. From that band to the Vehicle Flips to the Gazetteers (not to mention the lesser-known Frank Boscoes), his songwriting has never ceased to amaze. This record (the band's third) was actually completed a couple years ago, but never saw release until now. Another ten examples of charming and clever vignettes disguised as pop songs!
Tracklisting:
  1. Perennial Fringe Candidate
  2. Monkees '67
  3. Trapped Inside A Skill Crane   download track
  4. (I Want To Be A) One Hit Wonder
  5. Contretemps
  6. More People Should Resign
  7. K.I.S.S.   download track
  8. The Family Reunion
  9. Song For Len Righi
  10. Dispatch From The Fair And Festival Circuit

Not limited. All songs written by the Gazetteers. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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one of the flagship bands on the Popgun label, the Casino Ashtrays consisted of Laura Watling and Popgun honcho, Raoul de la Cruz. Formed as more a way to pass the time than any sort of grand plan, the duo released a few cassettes on Popgun, as well as a cdep on Twee Kitten and a couple other compilation appearances. This disc collects almost all of their output, most of it available here for the first time on cd! Sometimes melancholic, sometimes upbeat but always sweet!
Tracklisting:
  1. Bus To Vegas
  2. Been Here Since November   download track
  3. Invincible
  4. Dress Code   download track
  5. The Falling In Love Part Is The Best Part, Anyways
  6. Not Anymore, Not Anyways
  7. Glided
  8. I Don't Believe In Stars Anymore
  9. I'll Sail This Ship Alone
  10. I'm Into Something Good
  11. The Relatives Song
  12. Beachy Keen
  13. The Last Time I Felt Like Dying
  14. Sleepyhead
  15. Must See T.V.
  16. Books On Tape And 45's

Not limited. All songs written by Casino Ashtrays, except track 9 by the Beautiful South, track 10 by Herman's Hermits and track 14 by the Cat's Miaow. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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Goblin Universe released a pair of great records during their brief lifetime in 2000/2001: a rare self-released cd-r and a 7" co-released between their own Grande Barbe label and the Rocket Number Nine label. This disc collects both of those, and adds an extra comp track and two previously unreleased ones, as well! Recommended for fans of the lackadaisical days of Pavement and the sheer noise/fuzz of Tall Dwarfs. Note: you may recognize Sam from his solo band, The State Of Samuel...
Tracklisting:
  1. No Love
  2. Comet
  3. Wet Lips
  4. Here Comes Gnome   download track
  5. Making Waves
  6. Saving The Paste
  7. Hands   download track
  8. Doing Time
  9. Sing For The Soul
  10. Don't Carry On
  11. For The Dinosaur Bones
  12. Hallelujah!
  13. Chinese/Midgets
  14. True To Nothing

Limited to 25 lathe-cut lps. All songs written by Goblin Universe. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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Goblin Universe released a pair of great records during their brief lifetime in 2000/2001: a rare self-released cd-r and a 7" co-released between their own Grande Barbe label and the Rocket Number Nine label. This disc collects both of those, and adds an extra comp track and two previously unreleased ones, as well! Recommended for fans of the lackadaisical days of Pavement and the sheer noise/fuzz of Tall Dwarfs. Note: you may recognize Sam from his solo band, The State Of Samuel...
Tracklisting:
  1. No Love
  2. Comet
  3. Wet Lips
  4. Here Comes Gnome   download track
  5. Making Waves
  6. Saving The Paste
  7. Hands   download track
  8. Doing Time
  9. Sing For The Soul
  10. Don't Carry On
  11. For The Dinosaur Bones
  12. Hallelujah!
  13. Chinese/Midgets
  14. True To Nothing

Not limited. All songs written by Goblin Universe. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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after a whole decade of raving about this brilliant Newcastle group (they were even the subject of one of the very first reviews on IndiePages!), we finally get to release an album from the mighty Spraydog! This may unfortunately be the band's final studio album, but it finds them as strong as ever and still cranking out dynamic and thoughtful indie rock in the vein of Tse Tse Fly, Versus, early Bear Quartet with hints of vintage Dinosaur Jr.
Tracklisting:
  1. Polaroids Not Portraits   download track
  2. A Slave's Briolette
  3. Midnight Hockey
  4. Trading Zeniths
  5. Captive Hearts
  6. Stuck In This Bleed
  7. Effort Syndrome
  8. (sevensixes)
  9. Cry Out Scream Shout   download track
  10. Heartlight
  11. Here Comes The Day Rise
  12. Disconnected
  13. Stop Your Heart

Not limited. All songs written by Spraydog. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this trio from Tacoma/Seattle led a brief but full life during the summer of 2009, playing as many shows as they could before disbanding and scattering across the country. The nimble guitar melodies and frantic vocals give the songs a sound reminiscent of the Feelies or the Embarrassment, had they been on K Records in the '90s.
Tracklisting:
  1. Touching Towns   download track
  2. Your Grave
  3. Sidewalk Girl
  4. Pleasure And/Or Pain
  5. My Corpse
  6. Brother
  7. Catching Up   download track
  8. I Should Know
  9. Walt's
  10. These People

Not limited. All songs written by Premise Beach. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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though seemingly doomed from the start by a volatile relationship (which did eventually implode), Patience Please were a highly ambitious band, influenced by the music of Elvis Costello, the Magnetic Fields, the Weakerthans and Superchunk, as well as the essence and spirit of indiepop itself. This was our first release, recorded in a cold garage in February 2006, and released in time for a cross-country tour that summer. The vinyl version comes in a spraypainted/screened sleeve.
Tracklisting:
  1. Cynics & Critics   download track
  2. The Velveteen Rabbit
  3. Little Mouthfuls
  4. Too Forthright
  5. Unpublished

300 pressed. All songs written by Patience Please. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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though seemingly doomed from the start by a volatile relationship (which did eventually implode), Patience Please were a highly ambitious band, influenced by the music of Elvis Costello, the Magnetic Fields, the Weakerthans and Superchunk, as well as the essence and spirit of indiepop itself. This was our first release, recorded in a cold garage in February 2006, and released in time for a cross-country tour that summer.
Tracklisting:
  1. Cynics & Critics   download track
  2. The Velveteen Rabbit
  3. Little Mouthfuls
  4. Too Forthright
  5. Unpublished

1000 pressed. All songs written by Patience Please. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band was composed of friends (and ex-bandmates) of mine from bands such as Revolutionary Hydra, Slomo Rabbit Kick and Five Gears In Reverse, so when I found out that they were unsure of what to do with this record, I had to interfere and release it to the world! These eleven tunes are perfect little nuggets of pop that combine the sunny-yet-offbeat feel of bands like the Minders, the Salteens and the New Pornographers with the unrelenting catchiness of the Beatles - don't expect them to leave your short-term memory any time soon...
Tracklisting:
  1. Cleopatra   download track
  2. Knickers In A Twist
  3. Doctoral Dissipation
  4. Yesterday's Coffee
  5. Don't Call Me Winston
  6. Amelia Airheart
  7. Therefore Talk   download track
  8. Limp Around The Park
  9. Died In A Lake
  10. Dinner Train
  11. Letters From

1000 pressed. All songs written by Dutch Elms. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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the second album from this delightful Swedish band who never quite achieved the fame they deserved, and the only album to be released in America (and with a few bonus tracks, to boot!). Perfect for fans of Eggstone, the Honeymoons and all of the great pop music that came from the Tambourine Studio throughout the '90s.
Tracklisting:
  1. Leaving The House
  2. So Sincere   download track
  3. Any Day Now
  4. That's Me
  5. It's A Sin
  6. Perfect Pearl
  7. Hey! I'm Here
  8. It's Over
  9. Blue Suede Shirt   download track
  10. Why Bother
  11. #5
  12. Bye Bye
  13. Favorite Waste Of Time
  14. Tainted Love

1000 pressed. All songs written by Leslies, except track 13 written by Marshall Crenshaw and track 14 by Ed Cobb. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this second Suretoss single was recorded by myself, while living bandmate-less in Santa Cruz. Written and recorded while Arianne was out of town for the holidays, these three brief songs have a holiday/winter/loneliness theme that recalls Track Star and Elevator To Hell (with a cover of the latter). Hand-stamped snowflake labels, of course.
Tracklisting:
  1. Quiet Christmas
  2. Snowless Winter   download track
  3. Forward To Snow

500 pressed on white vinyl. All songs written by Suretoss, except track 3 written by Elevator To Hell. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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a short-lived duo (this single was their only release) consisting of good friends Mike Appelstein (of Caught In Flux zine fame) and Tami Heaton, these six songs perfectly capture the spirit and innocence of bands like Beat Happening, the Pastels and the Marine Girls, complete with songs about love lost, found and/or longed for.
Tracklisting:
  1. October
  2. Booksmart   download track
  3. Waterslide
  4. That's The End Of That
  5. Valentine's Day
  6. 10 Hour Drive

1000 pressed on blue vinyl. All songs written by the Poconos, except track 4 written by Trixie's Big Red Motorbike. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I first heard this band while snowed in at a friend's house, and couldn't stop listening to their demo, so naturally wanted to release a record from them! This was their first appearance on vinyl, and the start of Cessna-fever that spread to labels like Fantastic and Radio Khartoum, as well as compilation compilers worldwide!
Tracklisting:
  1. Utterly Alone
  2. Floating
  3. Garlic   download track
  4. Window Seat

500 pressed on white vinyl with a green sleeve. 500 re-pressed in April '98 on white vinyl with a yellow sleeve. All songs written by Cessna. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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the band's first release after the classic debut album, this single finds Dustin in the much more blissed-out experimental mood he would explore on his later releases, though the A-side is still a bona fide dance floor hit! The double-length b-side is probably one of the only songs ever to span two sides of a record - but you'll spend all that time lost in the single's fantastic artwork...
Tracklisting:
  1. Get On The Floor (And Move It)   download track
  2. All The Pleasures...

1000 pressed on gold vinyl. 800 re-pressed in April '98. All songs written by Rocketship. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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this band happened purely by accident when my friend Mike discovered that I could play drums, but remains one of the favorites I've ever been in. We only lasted for a month or so and never had a chance to play live, and these five songs (which were recorded in a single afternoon in my tiny Denton bedroom) remain the only document of our existence...
Tracklisting:
  1. Rotate, Translate   download track
  2. Nice Try
  3. Back Against The Wall
  4. Rarity
  5. Life's Little Instructions

50 were "pressed" on blue cassettes. All songs written by Pillowcase. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I distinctly remember nervously asking Stew (after an already strange evening in Bristol in 1995) to release a single from his band, and feeling elated when he said "yeah, sure, maybe". This was recorded at the very start of their 1996 US tour, and released by the end of it... now, that's service! These two acoustic songs find the band at their silliest...
Tracklisting:
  1. Doorframe   download track
  2. Your Unspoken Desires

700 pressed on red vinyl. All songs written by Boyracer. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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I obtained the rights to this cassette after the label that originally released it ceased to exist (only to find out much later that the band had never actually given permission initially - whoops!), and kept it in print for another year or so, until the master tape started to wear out. Under better circumstances, this band (with a sound that mixed the jangle of mid-'80s UK pop and the power of late-'80s UK shoegaze) could've been much, much bigger, but for now they remain woefully obscure...
Tracklisting:
  1. Happen   download track
  2. Different
  3. Between Two Fires
  4. Horizontal
  5. Landmark
  6. Only Reason I Pray
  7. Fiona   download track
  8. Turning
  9. Avalanches
  10. Tidal
  11. Book I Borrowed
  12. Way She Died

About 75 were "pressed" in total. All songs written by Charms. Available digitally on Bandcamp.

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the very first release and impetus for the Jigsaw label was a 7" from my own band back in 1995, which took influence from '80s/'90s US indie rock, including (but not limited to) Husker Du, Superchunk, Jawbox and Lync. Taking DIY to the extreme, I did everything from the sleeve to the hand-written/stickered labels to the hand-numbered puzzle piece.
Tracklisting:
  1. Passenger
  2. Pillow download track
  3. Anymore
  4. On Purpose

500 pressed on green vinyl, with hand-numbered puzzle piece. All songs written by Suretoss. Available digitally on Bandcamp.