Slumberland Records, the less-under-the-radar-now label straight outta Oakland, is making some predictably sage deals in its 20th year repping some of indie world’s quieter success stories. A few recent notable signings include Brooklyn bygone-era-exercisers Pains of Being Pure at Heart and fellow Brooklynites/noise-pop makers Crytsal Stilts, both of which are netting key critical kudos and growing followings by the day. Then there’s SF’s own Brilliant Colors, which falls both in between and on the periphery of PBPH and Crystal Stilts stylistically, as heard on its second proper release Again and Again.
When I first saw the visionary movie Clueless in theaters with my mom in 1995, I immediately wanted to be Cher. To this day I'm not sure why, but my adoration for her and that lovable gang of overprivileged Beverly Hills teenagers lives on, and I suspect any Gen Y kid would vehemently agree.