Thursday, October 22, 2009
Factual: Psychotic Romance 12" & Your Way 7"
Here are two of the three releases from Factual. They were from the surprisingly fertile new wave/synthpop scene of
Nashville, TN - a scene that, in the early 80s, contained bands such as Calculated X, Dessau, and Warm Dark Pocket (whose EP, by coincidence, was just shared by Vanilla Face on his absolutely wonderful Crispy Nuggets blog!).
Factual released three records on their own Faction label before breaking up. After breaking up, synth player/vocalist Rob Earls formed the aforementioned Warm Dark Pocket. Faction were a great electropop band, with synths and drum machines galore, and vocals that were the perfect mix of melancholy and urgency. They knew how to play synths AND write great songs. This band definitely deserves more recognition - download these and see why. Both of these records were released on transluscent colored vinyl (the 7" was red, the 12" was blue), which is kinda cool for record snobs. Faction's last records was a 12" called For the Song, which also had a remix of Psychotic Romance. I've never heard either song - if anyone has this to share, I would love to hear it!
Factual: Your Way 7"
1982, Faction Records
A1 Your Way
B1 Think To The Beat
Physchotic Romance 12"
1983, Faction Records
A1 Psychotic Romance
B2 Wire And Chrome
B3 Standing Alone
Download both records here!
Labels: electropop, Faction, minimal wave minimal synth, Nashville, new wave, post punk, synthpop, US, Warm Dark Pocket
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Hah, thanks! I was looking for this 7"! Oh, and thanks for the shout out! I'm going to link this in the Warm Dark Pocket post.
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Go here, and hit the music page. Five Factual songs, two of which are from compilation albums you're not likely to have heard.
hi, nice blog - i've linked yours in this post
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