Perfect Pop Records

Perfect Pop Records

Birdeye – just in time for Christmas

Perfect Pop is proudly launching a digital only subsidiary label called Perfect Pop Digital (PPD), from which you can download whole albums or other units of music. We’re starting off with a compilation by the legendary Robert Birdeye, called Octopus In A Goldfish Bowl – The Complete Solo Recordings 1995 – 2000. This album, with cover art by Bartleby, consists of all the songs from Birdeye’s two 7” EPs, plus one song from the first Perfect Pop compilation CD. The sound quality is excellent, since these are true masters, not vinyl rips or culled from other disreputable sources (like the shoddy bootleg album released in Tasmania…) FYI: Robert Birdeye is a founding member of The Tables, and has also played with many other bands – Sister Rain, The Time Lodgers, The Soft Rebels – and nowadays he can be found behind the drumkit in The Vacuum Dreamers (if he can be found at all.) We’re sure you’ll be pleased by these 12 slices of intriguing psychedelic garage pop with purple flashes from the mind of a true artist of the aberrant kind! You can buy or stream it from your local digital music dealer.

The Southern Alps

Those of you who were following our old home pages some years ago will remember that we, for several years, brought you news about The Southern Alps. Primarily about upcoming concerts, but also about the album they were making, which was annually announced to come out “later this year”. On our new home pages The Southern Alps have been boringly absent, but they have continued to play gigs now and then, and have avoided saying anything about when the record would materialize. But now (drum roll) it’s finally (fanfare) finished! And what’s more, it has actually been sent to the pressing plant. The Southern Alps release will be a classic 12″ vinyl, and you’ll be able to get it by the end of the year. While waiting to get your hand on the record, you can shorten the wait by buying Ten Tons of Snow from your local digital music dealer.

This & that

Luna Kafé has a nice review of Tweest And Shout in the latest edition of their e-zine. As usual, you’ll find the review in our Reviews Section.

We have created a playlist on Soundcloud where you can listen to old and new songs (in no particular order) from the releases in our catalogue. There will be more in the coming weeks.

Our friends in Astroburger will play a show at Revolver here in Oslo, on Friday November 25th. Roll up! Roll up! Pop up! Pop Up! A splendid time is guaranteed for all! You are also allowed to take a look at their not-too-ancient home page and let yourself be entertained.

Birthday poster

Here is the poster for our birthday party at Mono:

The art work is by Bjørn Rune Lie, and the design by Amund Hesbøl.

Tribute from Monobird

Our friend Jørn Åleskjær, formerly of The Loch Ness Mouse, currently recording as Monobird, has made the following little musical tribute on the occasion of our 20 years anniversary. It’s called Perfect Pop 20 Years.

A Perfect Pop Mini festival at Mono!

Here is the line up for our celebration at Cafe Mono in Oslo:

Friday the 21st of October:
Katie Smokers Wedding Present (Ge) (with Armin
                                                                             of The Bartlebees)
The Time Lodgers (Out of hibernation)
Firefly Effect
An Ananas & The Jessica Fletchers (Briefly out
                                                                         of hibernation)
DJ Anthony

Admission: 150 kroner
First band on stage 2130.

Saturday the 22nd of October:
Monobird feat. Gary Olson
The Bartlebees (Ge) (Also out of hibernation)
Astroburger
The Loch Ness Mouse (the line up with Emil on drums
                                              and Morten on bass)
DJ Syrstad

Admission: 150 kroner
First band on stage 2130.

The Vacuum Dreamers

There’s a “new” band on the label – meet The Vacuum Dreamers!

Ex-members of The Tables, The Blind Bats and Astroburger joined forces a few years back creating an old-school Perfect Pop band, and have been hiding out in the Spendless studio ever since.  Shy and mildly neurotic, they’ve only been heard by a handful of people. They also let the tapes of their first album sit on the shelves for a couple of years just to let them mature, but in connection with Perfect Pop Records’ 20th anniversary they decided it was time to finally release the record. It will be out in just a few weeks!

TWEEST AND SHOUT! – 20 Years of Perfect Pop

Birthday party at Mono 21st and 22nd of October

Hurray! Perfect Pop Records celebrates our 20th birthday this autumn. And what a celebration! We will release a 12″ compilation and have two days with concerts at Cafe Mono – a scene so familiar to many of our bands through the years and a perfect place for this grand party! More details about the compilation and the line up in a few days.

Release party Firefly Effect

The release party of the new album Try again, fail again, fail better will be held at Revolver in Oslo, Friday May 6. The line up this evening will be as following:

Magnus Moriarty™
Firefly Effect
Easy & Center of the Universe

Anthony of Je Suis Animal will be DJ-ing before, between, and after the concerts.

Date: May 6
Venue: Revolver, Møllergata 32
Admission: 100 kroner
Doors open: 21.00

New album from Firefly Effect

We are happy to announce that the new Firefly Effect album – Try again, fail again, fail better (POP63), is ready and fresh from print! The great debut album, Everything is Beautiful and You are the Reason from 2009, received great critics, and we do believe pop lovers will enjoy the tasteful meal they serve us this time as well: Dance-alongs, sing-alongs, warm, happy songs with a touch of melancholy, blended together just as it has to be. Even a sad song as Heart of Gold makes you feel good.


Perfect Pop Records, Postboks 783 Sentrum, 0106 Oslo • perfectpop@perfectpop.no