Canada - Full Moon 40 - 01/21/00
Digital 7" Series 3
Teenage USA Recordings
Last summer Toronto indie label Teenage USA Recordings stepped up and showed
how truly innovative independent labels are by releasing the world's first digital
7" recording. Their goal in doing this was to keep the spirit of 7"s alive in a new
medium. The recording was a free download and could be obtained simply by heading
over to the labels web site.
Since the summer the label has gone on to release two other digital 7"s. The third
one, which is the best to date, features great tracks from The Weekend and Defender.
Side A of the 7" features the The Single from The Weekend. This song is
two minutes and forty-seven seconds of pure, blissful pop music and was easily one
of my favorite tracks from 1999. The song was taken from the London four piece's soon
to be released debut album and makes you want to sing along with the sugar coated
vocals and bop up and down to the catchy sounds.
On Side B fans get to hear a new track from Defender. Defender is John
Ounpuu, who used to play bass for the late, great Pluto. Love or Money is an excellent
electronic tinged pop ballad about a guy who wishes he could get paid to be with his
Teenage USA, like most independent labels have embraced MP3 technology instead of
fearing it. They have realized that MP3s offer new ways to promote and expose their
artists to the mass public. Help support them in their quest for eventual world
domination by heading over to their site and discovering some new music by downloading
these two outstanding tracks.
Copyright © 2000 Shawn Despres