Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It’s Time To Fund What’s Lost


Last Friday’s Slumgullion had a mention of the WFMU digital fundraising album Even More Superhits of the Seventiesin which current power pop and cutting-edge acts like Mitch Easter, Green, and Marshall Crenshaw cover top-selling songs from that particular era. Today’s post moves up a decade, to the Lost Hits Of The 80’s album put out by musician/journalist/comic artist/indie label founder Dan Pavelich. He’s seeking support for this project on the Indiegogo funding site.

Pavelich has released compilations in the past—often with a holiday theme—but this time out, he’s aiming for a sort of faux nostalgia. With the exception of a cover of The Romantics’ “Talking In Your Sleep,” these are all new songs that tap into the fun and adventurous ambience of the 1980s. Or as the Indiegogo pitch states, “Chock-full of icy-cool synthesizers and shotgun snare drums, these twelve songs are guaranteed to conjure up images of time-traveling DeLoreans, Pong and checkered Vans.”

The lineup includes Lisa Mychols, Andrea Perry, Vince Nededog, and members of  The Well Wishers, The Waking Hours, The Bradburys, The Click Beetles, Too Much Saturn, The Good, 89 Mojo, October Elsewhere, and Down The Line; performing under some very 80s-sounding pseudonyms. With 13 days left, Lost Hits Of The 80’s has raised $165 of its $500 goal. Donations can be as little as $1, but for a $15 pledge, you’ll get a copy of the CD, and for $30, you’ll get the CD, a cassette, 80s-related goodies, and a digital download of The Click Beetles Wake Up To Music.

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