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Black Tambourine

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For Ex-Lovers Only
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Black Car
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Pack You Up
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Can't Explain
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I Was Wrong
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Throw Aggi Off The Bridge
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Drown
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We Can't Be Friends
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By Tomorrow
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Pam's Tan
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For Ex-Lovers Only (First Demo)
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Throw Aggi Off The Bridge (First Demo)
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Heartbeat
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Lazy Heart
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Tears of Joy
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Dream Baby Dream
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 41:00

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good fill

kazenoko

I needed a good fill of fuzzy shoe gaze, and I think this is some of the best I've heard as of late! Remnicent of Jesus Mary Chain, and MBV...Like! ^^

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Dream Baby Dream

Tabbycat

Amazing fuzztoned dreampop. The fact this music was heard by only about 10 people for 20 years adds to the wonder.

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Cool Super-8 Video

dansearing

Click on the YouTube link and check out the video for "For Ex-Lovers Only" posted by Slumberland Records for a look at the band back in the day (full disclosure: it uses Super-8 footage I shot).

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Booooooooring

Lindic

Do not download this ...

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Interview: Black Tambourine

By Mike McGonigal, Contributor

Buzz-happy, D.C.-area-based, twee-garage act Black Tambourine released just a few singles in their brief lifetime (1989-1991); they were at once woefully anachronistic, unapologetically Anglophilic and very, very good. Turns out, they were also about 18 years ahead of their time; the group's unmistakable influence can be heard in some of the best contemporary acts — Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Vivian Girls, to name just a few. This… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Indie pop as concept, as lifestyle, as aesthetic — none of it came out of nowhere, and as time passes, deeper roots will be created. But Black Tambourine’s work, only a clutch of singles and compilation appearances during its active lifetime, remains one of those touchstones that seem to be endlessly referred back to. It’s perhaps no surprise that they’ve warranted a complete career overview by Slumberland not once but, with the appearance of this self-titled collection in 2010, twice. Hearing songs like the beautiful “For Ex-Lovers Only,” “I Was Wrong,” and “Pack You Up” again — with their feedback as hooks, rumbling rhythms, and heavily reverbed yet still strongly sung ruminations on life and love — is its own treat, though a familiar one from 1999′s Complete Recordings, as well as the original releases themselves. So it’s the six extras that receive the focus of attention on this disc, starting with demo versions of “For Ex-Lovers Only” and “Throw Aggi Off the Bridge” that are enjoyably scraggly if not as overwhelming as the final takes. The remaining four consist of new recordings by the original band, though they’re not new songs; instead, they’re selections from their irregular live sets that were never formally recorded and released at the time. The production style makes it sound like they were recorded at the same time as the rest of the disc, making it a seamless treat. Two originals, “Lazy Heart” and “Tears of Joy,” kick along with all the spirit one would expect, especially the latter with its slower instrumental breaks and quicker verses, which makes for a nice contrast. The other two tracks are cover versions of Buddy Holly’s “Heartbeat” and the lovely closer, Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.” – Ned Raggett

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