Brooklyn indie-rock, 1981; probably the last time such a term did not inspire waves of instant revulsion or conjure fields of endless reverb, hype and jean shorts. This was the NightBrigade’s lone single and features two fine, moody pop-guitar ruminations on unattainable connection and/or unreciprocated affection as well as other obvious stock subjects. A year later, hardcore would take over and run guys like this out of town on a Doc Marten boot-tip, right into the undulating arms of R.E.M. Reminds this writer of the Go, two years on and majoring in library science. The record label features a crude drawing of a bear enjoying a taste of honey.
‘Talk about…unity! Talk about…conformity! You don't wanna support the scene! Why don't you get the fuck away from me!’
Sing Sing Records is a punk and power pop reissue label based in New York City. With so many great under-heard and under-appreciated bands, it'd be impossible to reissue everything; so this blogspot is a means to share some of our favorites. Take a look around, but be sure to visit our label's main website to see what we've got for sale!