The final piece of our Americana Underground trilogy comes from the state we were born in: New Jersey, circa 1981. Meet the all-synthesizer quartet xex and their second album “Change.” A bonus DVD will be included with each LP featuring live concert from xex performing at Hurrah in New York in 1981
xex were an all-synthesizer band from South River, New Jersey in the late 1970s. The band formed when a trio of high school misfits with funny names (Waw Pierogi, Thumbalina Gugielmo and Alex Zander) teamed up with some friends from Rutgers College. They released their debut album “group: xex” in 1980 which Dark Entries reissued in 2010. We were lucky to discover the master tapes of their[...]
Second in the installment of our Americana Underground trilogy comes from the city we call home, San Francisco, circa 1981. Meet the trio Los Microwaves and their lone album “Life After Breakfast” due June 4th. A bonus DVD will be included with each LP featuring live footage from Los Microwaves concerts in San Francisco and New York from 1981
Los Microwaves was a San Francisco-based synth-punk trio who formed in 1979. The main line-up included Meg Brazill (vocals, bass, synthesizers), David Javelosa (vocals, synthesizers), and Todd “Rosa” Rosencrans (drums, bass). Their recorded output consisted of a handful of 45′s and their lone LP, “Life After Breakfast,” released on the legendary Posh Boy records in 1981. Creating sound and music from[...]
The first installment of our Americana Underground trilogy comes from windy city of Chicago circa 1982-1986. Meet the duo Algebra Suicide and the vinyl compilation “Feminine Squared” due June 4th For the first time ever, Dark Entries is including a bonus DVD with each LP featuring the second ever Algebra Suicide concert from 1984!
Algebra Suicide was the married couple Lydia Tomkiw (lyrics/vocals) and Don Hedeker (guitars/keyboards). They formed in Chicago in 1982, and their first four song EP, “True Romance At The World’s Fair”, was self-released that year. It featured a 60′s Vox Guitar Organ, a precursor to the synthesizer guitar, and a Multivox Rhythm Ace drum machine. In 1984 they released a second 4 song EP, “An Explanation[...]