The classic British sound of early 1980s independent guitar pop is alive and well in New York it seems. Captured Tracks along with fellow Brooklynites Slumberland Records have built (and occasionally shared) rosters in debt to such halcyon times, having issued pivotal releases by the likes of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils between them. Boston's Minks operate from a similar school of thought, their sound developed through a fixation of bands like The Cure and The Smiths along with the more underground likes of Felt, The June Brides and The Jesus And Mary Chain.

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