Though the actual release day is perhaps clouded by time, this month marks the 30th anniversary of the first Pastels album Up For A Bit With...
In 1982, the Scottish combo released their first single and had a half dozen under through 1986, but Up For A Bit With... was the record where the slumbery and psych indie pop landed like a lilting crash on the ears of America's college radio listeners and record store clerks. With the headphones on it takes me back to particular places.
Vaselines fans: Be on the lookout for both Francis and Eugene in this video too.
What are you listening to tonight?
|Up for a Bit With the Pastels|