Invoice for ‘Byron’ recording sessions, Paramount Recordings Studios, Hollywood, CA, 7/16/94

20 years ago today…


Sunny In California (Part Time Punks Session)

From the forthcoming ‘Three Wishes : Part Time Punks Sessions’, a split release with 14 Iced Bears and The June Brides. 

Recorded live June 4th, 2011, at The Committee To Keep Music Evil HQ, originally intended as a KXLU session for Part Time Punks.

A friend shared this on facebook today. The Heavenly, Lois 1994, K Records Tour schedule. Aberdeen opened the Alligator Lounge show.

Members of Aberdeen resurface with a new Project, The Luxembourg Signal, single reviewed by


"Although it isn’t scheduled to be released until mid-2015, the cover of Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records is complete and we’d like to share it with you. 

Now all we need is for Michael White to finish writing the book! Read about Michael’s plans for the book here.

Michael, what’s the hold up?! :)

The first ever remix of Aberdeen’s second single for Sarah Records, Fireworks, Sarah 097, courtesy of Alejandro Cohen (Languis, Pharaohs). 

Ale is a longtime friend and collaborator, the circumstances of this friendship beginning with a meeting and discussion of the remix of this very material, nearly 10 years ago. 

With the original master tapes recently archived digitally, it only seemed right to revisit the idea.

(Not so) Classic Albums (singles) : Aberdeen, Firworks, Sarah 97, gets a much needed archival session today at LAFX Studios, North Hollywood. (…and for those interested, that is a Neve console with the legendary Flying Faders… not bad treatment for a little indie pop outfit.) If only studios were this pleasant back in the day! 

The UK’s Sarah Records was only active from 1987 to 1995, but the defunct Bristol label retains its iconic status among fans of cute, scrappy indie pop. Now, the company’s history and legacy is being explored with both a feature-length documentary and a book.

The film is called My Secret World - The Story of Sarah Records. It was directed and funded by Lucy Dawkins, who has been working on the movie for four years. It features interviews with label founders Clare Wadd and Matt Haynes, plus members of Sarah groups like the Field Mice, the Orchids, Another Sunny Day, Heavenly, Boyracer, Blueboy and more. Other interviewees include Jacob Graham of the Drums, K Records founder Calvin Johnson and Fortuna Pop! founder Sean Price.

More at the link.

Interview with Beth shortly after the release of What Do I Wish For Now : singles compilation.