I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the reason why the 90210/teen sitcom-mining sample-based pop that Ryan aka Luke Perry, Axl and now Screech and the Medium Fries makes hits home so much with Shea and myself is the 3 or 4 solid hours of Aaron Spelling-produced (or related) TV on every afternoon in New Zealand; it really and probably unhealthily video-tracked my childhood, such a televised youth and a perfect way for the streak of American life to seep into the NZ culture. It's probably nothing new (and probably everyone had this experience) but it's a real scratchy kind of nostalgia. These day-glo lo-fi hits contain samples seemingly lifted from warped VHS tapes of those shows though this new one is more abstract electronic pop and a bit more of a coaster. We haven't heard from this Peace Ager for a bit but grabbed this new jammer (under a new name) from his MySpace. Apparently he's putting out a record soon produced by James Ferraro (!) oh and also is playing at our unofficial CMJ showcase both solo as Luke Perry and as part of the Greatest Hits live crew.
[Buy tapes from Skymall]
[Luke Perry/Axl/Screech and the Medium Fries MySpace]