"Exit" "perfectly timed siren courtesy of providence fire dept."
Does anyone know The Nonpareils? Know how I can get in touch with them?
I've only heard two of their songs, making them my favorite 2-song band of all time. But I'd like to hear more of their gorgeous minimalist pop melodies and girl/guy vocals of The Nonpareils.
I learned about them in the summer of 1996 (cue strings) when some of their members played in the Godrays' (former Small Factory) touring band.
Lo and behold, I put the Godrays up for a few nights that summer and they paid me back in 7" records, two of which held the wonderful Nonpareils singles "Exit" and "Inside." I believe Alex and Phoebe of Small Factory/Godrays recorded these songs. I also recall them playing me several more track that I loved and I would love to hear them now.
I've tried Craigslist and a listing on Twee.net, but no luck.
Anyone out there in the ether able to get me in touch with Ted, Lisa, Frank or Sean of The Nonpareils?
If so, I would be eternally grateful.
The 7" have some ancient and undoubtedly expired mailing info. I just might try reaching them via Ben Franklin's mails.
Here’s what I know:
The Nonpareils split 7” w/ Difference Engine
“Exit” and “Flex Lavender” on OTC Load records.
The Nonpareils “Inside” appeared on the 7” Papercut Records comp with Belmonde, Incredible Force of Junior, and Wimp Factor XIV.
Oscar checks out The Nonpareils
Since we're here. lemme give you a Best of The Small Factory Universe!
From Small Factory's The Industrial Evolution
- If You Hurt Me (If you hurt me, I'll be angry, and I'll grow up way too fast....)
From Small Factory's I do not love you (1993)
- I'm not giving up
- What angels say
- Valentine (a too-good-to-be-true Sarah Dougher cover)
- Pretending it's sunny
- All your reasons
- Junky on a good day (It's a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful day, I wish the sun would, sun would go away...)
From Small Factory's For If You Cannot Fly (1995)
- The Last Time That We Talked
- Hi Howard I'm Back (I was right there with them, little kid among men...)
- Versus Tape (I'm not full of love and I'm not full of hate I'm just blank. Yeah, I drew a blank.)
- Sun Goes Ahh
- For When You Cannot Land
- Sixteen Years (No I haven't yet, haven't yet, haven't yet, reach all the things I want to reach out and touch...)
From Songs for T.V. Stars by The Godrays (1996)
- Comforting Joe
- Songs For T.V. Stars
- Vampires Suck (Now that I'm awake, I want to be the dream you have sometime, later on...)
- Darling (...they're gonna eat us alive...)
- Crummy (a favorite of the Miniboss)
- Crack You Up
- Crazy (Versus cover)
- Hope This Makes Sheryl Crow Happy (a cover, obviously)
- Shark Shaped Ship (Am I gonna die?)
I hope everyone gets to love a band the way me and the Miniboss love Small Factory. And Bobby Dylan and The Beatles don't count!