Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Verlaines / New Zealand





Last Thursday I was playing records with my friend Brian at The Tower Bar here in San Diego. I was outside hanging out when heard the jangliest piece of pop ever. Well, not ever, but it felt that way. It was "Death And The Maiden" by Verlaines. Fuck this shit is good. They are from New Zealand and this single came out in 1983 on the indie Flying Nun. I got this cd called Juvenilia with all the early pre lp singles and it's so ridiculously jangly and good. Fucking kiwis. I'm obessed with this shit now. All the that Flying Nun crap: The Chills, The Bats, Verlaines and The Clean. All that shit. Check the god damned bunny hopping all around in the video. It's just cool to have a perfect song and then top it off with a bunny. It just IS.












1 comment:

Procraste said...

Yep !
Be sure to check the tall dwarfs/chris knox ...

also the xpressway label ...