Posted: Feb 10, 2015 10:35 am
AVAILABLE NOW for Pre-Order at https://gotkindalostrecords.bigcartel.com
in LP + CD + Bonus Edition, LP + Bonus Edition, CD + Bonus Edition, and standard individual LPs and CDs is Promise's 1980 LP on Got Kinda Lost Records.
Got Kinda Lost Records—named after the song by ex-Big Star founder member Chris Bell—is the newest reissue imprint by the Guerssen Label Group (of Spain). Curated by Jeremy Cargill (Assistant Editor for Ugly Things Magazine), the label’s focus is archival and reissue work specializing in the realms of proto-punk, ‘70s pop/power pop, glam, psych, privately-pressed hard rock, and “out of time” treasures.(I wrote this too, if you're not fami with the release, here's the press bit...)
If you’re continuously searching the margins for lost artifacts of the pop pantheon, you can find your daily dose in late period exponents of pure, lean, Beatlesque early ‘70s power pop, Promise.
Originally issued in 1980 on the Boulder, Colorado, area band’s own Cumulus label, their eponymous debut is filled with melodic, beatific blasts of pure pop, replete with ringing, jangly guitars, and rollicking crunch. Co-led by singer-songwriter’s/guitarists Curt Mangan and Danny Mey—with aid provided by the just right rhythms of bassist Randy Jones and drummer Gary York—the group created an album with precious little allying it to the punk-inspired power pop or prescient “New Wave” of the time, instead choosing to hone in on a classicist pop sound highly indebted to those famous moptops from Liverpool.
Abetted by the fact some of the group’s members had been playing together since their teenage combo’s of the mid-‘60s the album carries an “out of time” flair across surging rockers and mournful balladry.
Got Kinda Lost Records is ecstatic to give this benchmark of privately-pressed power pop another chance to shine.
RIYL: Badfinger, Big Star, early Cheap Trick, Emitt Rhodes, Raspberries, Liverpool Echo, the Scruffs, Shoes, Dwight Twilley Band, etc.
"An exciting, terrific British Invasion-styled guitar pop album full of catchy, memorable hooks, displaying a tougher, 'rock' edge than most of its ilk and some excellent softer songs. Equally recommended to power pop and '60s rock fans.” – (Aaron Milenski, The Acid Archives)
• Got Kinda Lost Records continues with their series of under-heard heroes of pop with our third label release from Colorado combo Promise.
• First time reissue of a sterling effort of privately-pressed power pop, with original master tape sound.
• Recorded in 1980 while carrying a distinct late ‘60s/early ‘70s influence provides the album an “out of time” quality
• Exhaustive liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Ugly Things Magazine / Got Kinda Lost Records), culled from interviewing group members Curt Mangan and Danny Mey.
Listen to album track "The Find" here:
Say Allright – Back In My Heart Again – Guitar – Later On Tonite – Main Street Lanes – Hands Of Luck – Lucky Star – The Find – Captain Domino – Putman’s Ranch