The SPRINGFIELDS – ” Singles 1986​-​1991 “

Posted: September 20, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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We’re very excited to announce the upcoming release of a singles compilation from the legendary pop group The Springfields! We really can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate SLR30 than with some of the perfect records that influenced us when starting the label in the first place.
When it comes to indiepop, few names are as respected as Ric Menck and Paul Chastain. Through years of collaboration in groups such as Velvet Crush, Bag O’ Shells, Choo Choo Train and The Big Maybe they just about *were* the entire US indiepop scene, but it’s as The Springfields that they made perhaps their best, most beloved records. Taking their cues from influences like The Byrds and The Hollies they created a sound that was as jangly and melodic as their inspirations, but marked by a unique songwriting voice, excellent tunes, and sterling arrangements. “Singles 1986-1991” collects the 5 singles they released on Sarah, Picture Book, Summershine and Seminal Twang Records and adds one extra tune, here on vinyl for the first time. From the Paisley Underground-aligned opener “This Perfect Day” through the perfect pop of songs like “Sunflower” and a clutch of savvy covers, The Springfields created a compact, flawless catalog that more than justifies its legendary status and this timely reissue.

Releases November 15th, 2019

Ric Menck: Lead Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Drums
Paul Chastain: Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jeffrey Underhill: Electric Guitar
Eric Peterson: Electric Guitar
Wes Lachot: Bass Guitar
Buddy Judge: Electric Guitar
Michael Hausman: Drums

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