Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lush - Split

Lush released a string of excellent singles on 4AD in the late 80's / early 90's, recently inspiring Pearl Harbor. They debuted in 1991 with the Robin Guthrie produced, dreamy and heavily claustrophobic Spooky, and ended their career as a britpop band with the sharp Lovelife in 1996.
In between these two records there is Split from 1994. Sounding more crisp and punky, without leaving the shoegaze guitars and dreaminess of the early stuff, this is arguably Lush's best record.
Singer Miki Berenyi said in an interview at the time of the release that she was inspired by labelmates Throwing Muses, which is most prominent on first single 'Hypocrite'.
Pearl Harbors' EP Something About The Chaparrals is available again on vinyl from the Mexican Summer shop.


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