|Various - Buttons: Starter Kit |
Before they became primarily known for their groundbreaking and crate digging soul compilations, Numero Group put out the excellently encompassing Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation that pulled in some of the great power pop
| singles that never got their due. Though they've returned briefly to the genre with the Titan label comp, they've never given it their comprehensive touch, until now. The newly minted Buttons series begins with Buttons: Starter Kit, a 2xLP set that puts many of the cuts (though sadly not all) from that 2xCD back on vinyl and in front of a whole new generation to appreciate them. The compilation is the start of a series that will break down power pop's lost gems by state and its quickly followed by the first region specific installment Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago which focuses on bands from Illinois. Those who've treasured the quality of songs included in the Yellow Pills compilation but always lamented not being able to throw it on the turntable now have plenty of reason to celebrate and naturally the sets come clad in Numero's extensive packaging. The only sad spot in this news is that the 2xLP comp seems to have omitted one of our faves, Colors' "Growing Up American". Ah well, you can't have it all. Still this is one that should be on the top of your "to buy" list when it drops on July 17th.
[MP3] Colors - Rave It Up
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