Monday, June 29, 2009
Micro Mini - This Is Jennie EP (1997)
After the grunge scene had tore through the nation, the northwest saw an explosion of indepentant pop in the mid-90's which then launched bands like Super Deluxe and The Presidents of the United States of America into mainstream popularity. Grunge, full of moshing, violence and drug use caused all ages shows to diminish and outside of large scale venues and RKNDY, the only shows to attend in Seattle were usually that featuring overly happy pop bands. Micro Mini was the first local indie band I ever saw live and it forever changed my life. Besides having a huge crush on keyboardist Amy Barnett, attending multiple Micro Mini shows introduced me to a tons of local bands and their full-lenght CD Get In To The Go Go Cage (1998) on Collective Fruit opened my eyes to local labels like Kill Rock Stars, K Records, Subpop, Luka Pop and C/Z. This Is Jennie was their first release (I think) and is long out of print having just once small pressing. While it is a nostalgic record for me--at 15, "meet in bed after practice" was the greatest song ever--it is a perfect reprentation of the underground indiepop scene that was happing in Seattle.
01 She's Not F
03 Meet Me In Bed After Practice
05 Macho Grande (+ Hidden Track)
-posted by Indy