THE DE-CODES EP (Generic Records, 1980)
Merry power pop X-mas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa!
Sweet wonderful reader: you don’t know how lucky you are that Trey or Jeremy have not already posted up a link to the video for Pointed Sticks’ ‘Powerpop Santa.
In any event, enjoy an unacclaimed bunch of mod anonnos out of central Pennsylvania named THE DE-CODES, produced by none other than CRAIG BEVAN and similar - in sonic verisimilitude - to THE RETROS of St. Louis.
Actually, between these guys, CRAIG and THE HORNETS, there’s evidence that there might have actually been a nascent power pop new wave scene a-brewing up there in Penn’s Woods.
But, really, does anyone other than Erik Lindgren actually care?
Enjoy then the then sounds of THE DE-CODES and have a Happy New Year!