Posts Tagged ‘Lilys’

The Sleigher: Lilys, “Good King Wenceslas”

HO HO WHO?: D.C.-rooted indie-pop shape-shifters Lilys, semifamous for sounding like The Kinks and soundtracking '90s commercials. This Christmas song has been bouncing around for years now, but it cropped up again on Highline Records' recent Festivus 2 compilation.
O CHRISTMAS TWEE: Usually an annoying twee tic, the doubled, slightly off-key vocals make perfect sense in the context of a [...]

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

Finally, Slumberland Records Is No Longer Just a Hobby

And now for some rare feel-good news about the recording industry: For what's essentially the first time since it was founded more than 20 years ago in Silver Spring, venerable indie-pop label Slumberland Records is now a full-time operation. Slumberland's owner and sole employee, Mike Schulman, quit his day job as a software engineer two weeks [...]

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm: 20 Slumberland Memories, Part 2

The Aislers Set
Slumberland Records, the locally formed label that has released some of the best, noisiest indie pop ever pressed to seven-inch, turned 20 this year, and it's celebrating all weekend. Tonight's show at the Black Cat features current Slumberland bands Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Frankie and the Outs and Pants Yell!, as well as [...]

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm: 20 Slumberland Memories, Part 1

Few independent record labels make it to 20 years, and even fewer can claim the influence of Slumberland. Founded in 1989 by members of Black Tambourine, Velocity Girl, Whorl, and Powderburns, the label blended noise rock and shoegaze with melodic, underground guitar pop, laying the brickwork for what's proved to be an enduring indie-pop aesthetic. Slumberland was [...]

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