Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Sea Urchins - Stardust (1992)

There two kinds of pop in the world: Sarah Records pop... and everything else. Perhaps that's a ridiculous over- simplification, but it's how I see things. Maybe the reason for this is that Sarah's sound has always been so insular, so compact. Sarah bands had a distinct style and always existed parallel to the label itself and The Sea Urchins, much like their fellow label mates The Orchids, are a perfect example of this. Their highly sought after single, Pristine Christine was the first ever Sarah release and encompassed the Sarah sound, which was essentially just C86-esque indie pop with sunny melodies and lovelorn lyrics. I almost feel as if I'm posting this album several months too late in the year as its a perfect summer record. However, songs like "Cling Film," "Summershine," and "Everglades" are just radiating sunlight themselves, so they can accommodate and bring a little warmth to any time of the year.

Rating: 8.5/10



  1. Oh, thank you! I couldn't find a used CD of this rare OOP album at a reasonable price, and there were no commercial downloads available in my country. Yippee!

  2. Mediafire suck, they deleted all your files. Bummer. You had so much great stuff up! Appreciate the effort, thanks anyway.