Kitchens of Distinction

The 20 Best Shoegaze EPs of the early-'90s

The EP was the perfect format for the original shoegaze scene, allowing bands to stretch out…but not too much. Here are the best Extended Plays of the early ’90s era.

Bill’s Indie Basement (12/22): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week there are box sets from The Jazz Butcher and Kitchens of Distinction, a five-disc compilation of classic UK goth, a collection of post-psych/pre-prog UK rock curated by Bob and Pete of Saint Etienne, and the reissue of the album for which the term “post-rock” was coined.

famed UK indie comp 'C86' getting posthumous 'C87' sequel box set

Legendary UK indie comp C86 just got reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day and now comes word that Cherry Red is following it up this year with the C87 box set which will be released June 17. Now the NME didn’t actually release a C87 cassette, but Cherry Red got C86 compiler Neil Taylor […]

return of the 'Downfall' meme: Hitler learns Cocteau Twins aren't reforming for festival season (watch)

There was a while there — oh, 2009 or so — when you could barely go a day without someone posting a new parody of the scene in Downfall when Adolf Hitler learns he’s lost the war…

'90s-era shoegazers Kitchens of Distinction reform, releasing first new album in nearly 20 years (stream a track)

Not so much a reformation as a reconciliation. Reconciling the past with who we are now. That what we had to offer 20 years ago was actually worth making AND worth listening to…

ALSO: Register to Vote Day; Neil Young on Twitter; Free Bowie Tribute LP; new Converge, Cat Power's band & more

In addition to everything else we posted, today, here’s some more, and some reminders too…

Hope to see you at Pianos tonight, unless of course you’re celebrating Yom Kippur which started at sundown (or under 21)…