The defiantly out queer-punk band Longstocking unfortunately only lasted for one album; 1997's excellent Once Upon A Time Called Now, released on Donna Dresch's Chainsaw Records. A secret treasure of the queercore/riot grrrl era, it leaps from the speakers as guitarist/lead vocalist Tamala Poljak’s undeniable pop songcraft it backed by sharp angularity and surging energy from their bandmates.
During their brief two-year run, the LA-based quartet added a clever kind of '60s-style pop polish to a scene that occasionally ran a bit too far toward willful amateurism.
Featuring members of Team Dresch and Automaticians. Remastered for turntables, Longstocking’s debut is a record of 1997 with 2020 vision.
Recommended if you like The Breeders, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast.
1. Teenage Angst at 27
2. Jehu On a Rollercoaster
3. Passing the Crown
5. Goddess (Pt. 4)
7. Radio Agony
8. Not a Jerk
10. Oscar Night
Queer punk-pop superheroes Infinite X's formed around the turn of the century in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Featuring members of Team Dresch, Hazel, Longstocking, and Automaticians, their self-titled full-length was originally released in 2002 by Chainsaw Records.
Produced by Richard Baluyut (Versus), the album features 12 rip-roaring should-have-been-hits, remastered and repackaged for fresh ears. Inclusive, infectious and raw, the album is packed with pent-up angst and love songs to exes who changed your life.
"...super catchy indie-pop punk songs that still sound fresh today." - BrooklynVegan
Recommended if you like Sleater-Kinney, The Breeders, Scrawl.
1. Welcome To The Show
2. Brand New Reconnection
3. What I Believe (for Donna & Kaia)
6. The Body’s Beat
7. Shoot ‘Em In The Foot
8. A Thousand Ways
9. No One Else
10. A Funny Place To Start To Cry
12. Chosen One
• Vinyl Bundle includes: Once Upon A Time Called Now clear LP, Infinite X's gold LP, the 19-track Singles & Demos: 1994-1998 digital collection by Longstocking, and a Chainsaw Records t-shirt (original design by Donna Dresch).
• Digital Bundle includes: Once Upon A Time Called Now download, Infinite X's download, the 19-track Singles & Demos: 1994-1998 digital collection by Longstocking, and a Chainsaw Records t-shirt (original design by Donna Dresch).
Recommended if you'd like to own a piece of punk-rock history...
Sign up for updates from Jealous Butcher Records