Sunday, March 8, 2009

There's Things In Here That Could Hurt You

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The 90's were the beginning of the indie record glut, supposedly, with tons of bands being able to pile up 5 or 6 releases and build a name for themselves without even being all that great. Far to the other end of that spectrum is Million Sellers, who released a handful of some of the greatest songs ever written on two measly 7"-ers and then pretty much sank out of sight.

If there's a formula to a Million Sellers song, it's a pretty simple one: a catchy hook you couldn't possibly forget, with lyrics so sharp they make your head hurt. Like I said before, think Chilton and Westerberg at their finest, with some Buddy Holly thrown in to keep things basic. I posted the second Million Sellers EP back in October; now here's the b-side to the first EP, plus one other song ("Marilyn", from "You Can't Spell Abandonment Without A Band") that I'm adding because I like it a whole lot, though I'm posting it as a low bit rate listen-only file because Kels deserves to sell some songs eventually.

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Million Sellers -


"When You're Gone"

(both of these files are now listen-only)

extra listen-only file:

Million Sellers, "Marilyn"

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Mr. HCI said...

"Lorandia" reminds me quite a bit of the Sex Clark Five. If you don't know them, look for their debut album, Strum and Drum; it's fantastic.

Brushback said...

I could never find any Sex Clark Five records back in the day, even though I searched for a little bit because a couple of guys I respected (Bill Callahan, Robert Griffin) said they were good. I think I finally got around to checking out some SC5 mp3's a couple of years ago (hooray, Internet!), but that's about it.

M.O.T.O. was always the "twisted unknown pop band" that I was championing back then.

Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now all listen-only (non-downloadable) files. For those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the two original ripped files.

Limmer said...

This was the first blog that came up when I searched sex clark five. Their new album RembrandtX is beyond description brilliant. Didn't even know they were going this century.