Oh C86, how I long to bask in your greatness. And I soon will, thanks to Slumberland Records. The label that dominated my 2009 list (including my #2 record from Pains Of Being Pure At Heart), will be giving us a retrospective taste of the C86-era by reissuing Chin Chin‘s Sound Of The Westway.
As a treat, they’ve given us “Dark Days” to consume to our heart’s delight. The song is packed with upbeat Swiss noise pop. Listening to it, I can’t help but think of all the modern bands that have this sound — Lichtenstein, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls… the list goes on. In even more squeal-inducing news is that the album is vinyl only (with, of course, an accompanying digital download).
Download: “Dark Days” by Chin Chin
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