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[...]
The final part in the Nordic trio of female fronted re-issues for our tribute to Women’s HERstory Month is Q4U from Iceland. 16 synthesizer-driven songs for any dance floor! The release date has been pushed back until April 22nd, for this title only
Q4U was born the winter of 1980-1981 in Reykjavík, inspired by the British punk movement. It’s original members were Elínborg Halldórsdóttir (Ellý) (vocals), Berglind Garðarsdóttir (Linda) (vocals), Steinþór Stefánsson (guitar), Gunnþór Sigurðsson (bass), Helgi (drums) and Már (synthesizer). Helgi and Már soon left the band and Helgi was replaced by Kormákur Geirharðsson (Kommi) on the drums. By early 1982 they self-released a full length cassette, “Skaf Í Dag” and appeared in the documentary “Rokk í Reykjavík,” which[...]