Music Box 24th September 2022

We start with something from this year. Death Parade (formerly Laura Palmer's DEATH PARADE, obviously Twin peaks fans) hail from Portland Oregon and this is Swimming, from their second LP It Was Worth It To Love, Though It Hurt So Bad (Halfshell Records 2022). Buy here.
High Highs are a New York City duo, and this is Bridge, from their debut LP Open Season (High Highs Music 2013), buy here.
The Marvelettes were an American girl group in the Motown roster, active primarily in the 1960's. They are most notable for their 1961 smash hit "Please Mr. Postman" which set the precedent for later Motown girl groups and helped pave the way for Motown's later success. The group disbanded in 1970. This is the excellent When You're Young And In Love (Tamla Motown 7” 1967).
Our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 comes from band 1984, who recorded a number of tracks of which only four made it out of the studios and onto record at the time. This is their debut single, This Little Boy (Big T 7" 1969).
We conclude with the two tracks by New Order that featured on the B-side of the twelve inch extended mix of their second single Everything’s Gone Green (Factory Benelux 12” import 1981, cat. no. FBNL 8). First, Cries & Whispers, then Mesh. Brilliant but forgotten early New Order electro experimentation. Enjoy. Until next week …