Marshall Teller, the practically one-person and exceedingly DIY record label, is using 'Broken Record Label Sampler Vol. 1' to show off sounds from the History of Apple Pie (with some Cribs backing them), a remix of The Vaccines, Great Ytene doing a cover of Orange Juice, and many other artists, all offering up new and previously unreleased tracks for all to bask in the glow of.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 27 August 2014
Here is a compilation of stuff from the Marshall Teller label. Some big-ish names are here including The Vaccines (remixed by The Horrors Tom Furse), Dignan Porch, Cheatahs and the great Great Ytene. Opener Winter Drones' mass of shoegazy noise is followed swiftly by the C86 dream pop of Echo Lake and the deep synth drone of Joane Skyler. Great Ytene cover Orange Juice’s ‘Untitled Melody’. Its pretty awful to be honest with shamefully out of key vocals. A bad choice by a good band. The often lacklustre History of Apple Pie have drafted in Gary Jarman from The Cribs for a reasonably spiky ‘Shake’ which provides some much needed spark to the album. Cheatah’s provide a sludgy slab of ‘Loveless’ goo and very evocative it is too if nowhere as brash as the tunes on their excellent recent LP. Strangely the track sounds way better at 45rpm yet the rest of the side plays at 33rpm. Something is going on - I think we need to be told.
Back down to 33rpm overleaf for the Stereolab-ish Parlour, the off kilter Blur/Barrett pop of Warm Brains, the Deerhunter-ish Dignan Porch, Grass House covering the Everly Brothers ‘All I Have to do is Dream’ (nice song done well but....not again), a live track from Potty Mouth and Tom Furse’s Vaccines mix which sounds as far away from the Vaccines sound as its possible to get.
Like any comps its a mixed bag but there’s plenty of enjoyable stuff to get your teeth into.
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