From Wikipedia: "Aberdeen was an American rock band, who played twee pop." Founded in The Coachella Valley, California c. 1993 by John Girgus and Beth Arzy. Label affiliations include Sarah Records, Sunday Records, The Tremolo Arm Users Club, Better Looking Records, and LTM Records. Notable airplay includes spins by John Peel (BBC), Nic Harcourt, Gary Calamar, and Eric J. Lawrence (KCRW), Paul "Opie" Fischer, and Hoseh (KXLU). Notable live performances include KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, San Francisco Popfest, tours with (and as) Trembling Blue Stars, as well as shows with Heavenly, Low, 14 Iced Bears, and The June Brides and Revolux. We were also on Buffy The Vampire Slayer once.
The complete singles collection, 1994 - 2004 from Californian Indie Pop combo Aberdeen. 60 minutes of music originally released on Sarah Records, Sunday Records, The Tremolo Arm Users Club, and LTM Recordings. Featuring mixes from original session producers David Newton, Steve McClintic and John Girgus, mastered by Ulysses Noriega . Booklet includes new artwork, credits, and rare studio photos. A Used Bin Pop Music Group release in accord with with Sarah Records. Pre-order at: http://aberdeenstate.bandcamp.com/album/what-do-i-wish-for-now-singles-collection-1994-2004
"Like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Aberdeen's What Do I Wish for Now? is a glimpse into a fractured romance, though its pleasures are more reverie than voyeurism. The disc brings together all Aberdeen's singles and EPs, plus three compilation rarities, but Aberdeen initiates will still want to seek out Homesick & Happy to Be Here for album cuts like string-afloat "Homesick" and equally buoyant "Handsome Drink" (one of the "Buffy" tracks). Together or apart, Arzy and Girgus are at their best when they channel their drizzly English inspirations through their own southern California sensibilities. And overhead, there's not a cloud that couldn't once have been skywriting." - Marc Hogan, Pitchfork (7.7)
"IT WAS THE RAIN: LOST RECORDINGS 1993 - 1995" available now
Available on Compact Disc for the first time ever. 16 songs previously unavailable on CD. Features new artwork, full liner notes, in collectors poly-bag, limited edition. Four track recordings 1993-1995 (including the Sarah demos), 16 unreleased recordings, 2 songs never recorded subsequently, Featuring a revisited collaboration with Adam Hervey of Timonium, Restored, mixed and mastered from original cassette sources.
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