The Pristines - out of Coventry, England. Indie lo-fi guitar pop including jangly chiming guitars with a touch of psychedelia and shoegaze = GAZEDELIA
Released 4-track tape cassette albums via fanzines in the early 90s before being asked to produce singles for the likes of Pillarbox Red records (UK) and most notably Sunday Records (USA).
Debuted with the Souls to the Devil 7" e.p for Sunday, which was quickly followed by the Kimberley Somebody single. The Pristines also appear on Sunday Records compilations and also featured on the Happy Sunday rare flexi with a cover version of labelmates They Go Boom! "She's Not My Friend".
The Pristines finest moment on Sunday was the album Teen-Fraud, Pop-Whore (part one), released in 1995.
The Pristines still release CD albums today, however, no longer for Sunday but purely self-produced. "Teen-Fraud" was followed up by the equally poppy Get Caught in Showtime (2000), and the much darker & challenging 3rd album Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? (2003). Before a whopping 17-track third album Coping: Not Coping (2005).
MySpace has led to the band forming new alliances and further releases have occurred. November 2007 saw the release of a 3-track mini CDR single on the Miami based Cloudberry records, a popular & productive new label running very much in the old fanzine ethos really independent style (cloudberry 59).
Cloudberry also put a Pristines track on their 5 band e.p Nothing Matters When We're Dancing that was not available by general release but given as a handout at selective indie nights at clubs in London & Sweden.
More recent developements have seen The Pristines agree a deal with Series Two Records to release the album States of Mine in 2008.
The Pristines still continue with their prolific output today, with releases including a collaboration with Japanese shoegaze artist Hideka on the mini-album "Mayflower" (itunes etc), and releases and re-releases of singles & albums on the Bandcamp platform http://thepristines.bandcamp.com/
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