Various Artists, International Pop Overthrow Vol.2

by Sarah Zupko

 

The greatest event of the year for pop fans is the annual International Pop Overthrow Festival in L.A. Each August bands of every pop stripe (power pop, Europop, jangle pop, etc.) from every corner of the globe descend on La La Land. For the second year in a row, good-old Del-Fi Records has issued a collection of recordings from bands appearing at the festival. This time around, they’ve wisened up and made the collection a 2 CD set.

Apart from Yesterday Girl Record’s Pop Under the Surface series, this is probably the single greatest place to start for an overview of the rich late 90s pop scene. Tracks from Jason Falkner, Helium Angel (mod pop), Outrageous Cherry (British Invasion-style garage pop), Evelyn Forever (a cross between the Beatles and the Jam), and Liquor Giants are just a few of the endless array of highlights. Don’t hesitate – buy it now.

Various Artists

International Pop Overthrow Vol.2

(Del-Fi)

International Pop Overthrow Vol.2

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. We need your help to keep PopMatters strong and growing. Thank you.

 

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

READ the article