This one may border conspicuously on 80s indie turf, but it's been hitting the spot lately as the summer creeps on and my interests turn to more guitar driven tunes.
In all honesty, I've had this 1989 LP kicking around for a while now, purchased sealed for a dollar at an upstate NY record fair (other scores included Trisomie 21's Playing the Pictures and the Winter Hours record I posted ages ago). It took a post over at Kentucky Fried Wave to remind me that I had it lying around, unopened and deserving of a rip.
You can read quite a bit about these guys via Kill Your Pet Puppy, where you can also find their first two 12'' EPs and a slew of photos. Pretty much all you could ever want to know about them appears in their writeup, so check it out!
As far as touchstones are concerned, this album does fit in quite nicely with the likes of the 80s paisley underground. Fans of Rain Parade, Winter Hours, early R.E.M., and Game Theory should be familiar with the sounds, which with a female singer in tow, also remind me of Ghost Dance and latter-day Xmal Deutschland. For me, the LP starts pleasantly enough but ends on the stronger side, with tracks such as "If You Believe" and "Her Dreamworld" standing out and giving it a bit of that dark flavor I like so much. Don't take my word for it, however. Here's the info:
We Are Going to Eat You- Everywhen LP
2. Heart In Hand
3. This Conspiracy
4. Each Life A Mystery
6. Ride Upon The Tide
7. Eye To Eye
8. On A Day Like This
9. Just Another One
10. Here Always
11. If You Believe
12. Her Dreamworld
This LP was released on TVT records, which had a series of successful LPs (The KLF, Nine Inch Nails) under their belt. With that in mind, this band earned a bit of commercial attention, and filmed a video for "Each Life a Mystery." Peep it here: