Thursday, June 07, 2007

Galaxie 500 - Today ( Aurora 1988 )





Though criminally overlooked in their own lifetime, Galaxie 500 later emerged as one of the pivotal underground groups of the post-punk era; dreamy and enigmatic, their minimalist dirges presaged the rise of both the shoegazer and slowcore movements of the 1990s. The group formed in Boston, MA, in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean wareham(a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist naomi yang and drummer Damon krukowski longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University. warehman and Krunkowski initially teamed in the short-lived Speedy And the castanets, which split after their bass player experienced a religious conversion; upon re-forming, the duo recruited Yang to play bass, although she had no prior musical experience.Named after a friend's car, Galaxie 500 began performing live throughout Boston and New York before recording a three-song demo tape which they sent to Shimmy Disc honcho kramer, who agreed to become the trio's producer. After bowing in early 1988 with the singles "Tugboat" and "Oblivious" (the latter track featured on a flexi-disc included in an issue of Chemical Imbalance magazine), they issued their full-length debut, Today, which highlighted the group's distinct, evolving sound pitting wareham's eerie, plaintive tenor, elliptical songs, and slow-motion guitar textures against Yang's warm, fluid bass lines and Krukowski's lean drumming.
(allmusic.com)
The Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/35563991/galaxie_500-_today.rar.html


3 comments:

thumbnail said...

thanks...let's see if it sounds as good now as it did then......

punkdeleimon said...

this is always the difficult part... :-)

yd said...

Thanks for this!

Your blog is fantastic.