Move Into the Villa Villakula



Move Into the Villa Villakula, various artists (zip)

I think (and write) a lot about music that I loved when I spent a lot of time lying in bed with a discman (or walkman) & it's no secret that certain bands dominated those years. Move Into the Villa Villakula is my teenage life in a nutshell: sad songs, spoken word, girl-centric, cut and paste, Pippi Longstocking.

From the liner notes by Evelyn McDonnell: I'm trying to cultivate toughness. It's easy to seem hard and aloof -- women who stand up for themselves are quickly dykes and bitches -- but it's hard to be tough on the inside, to keep the kicks from damaging internal organs even when you're smiling in the prick's face.

Sleater-Kinney's cover of "More Than A Feeling'" was one of the most majestic things I had ever heard at that age. Kaia's "Peyton vs. Your Boyfriend" and "Off" were too much & I've already rambled on about Tattle Tale's "Erica." Normally I don't post full albums, but Move In... is long out of print & whenever it comes up it's always tremendously expensive, so...

Complete Tracklist

01. You Ain't It - Sleater-Kinney
02. Write Me Back Fucker - Sleater-Kinney
03. More Than A Feeling - Sleater-Kinney
04. Peyton vs. Your Boyfriend - Kaia
05. Off - Kaia
06. Memorial - Eileen Myles
07. I Always Put My Pussy - Eileen Myles
08. Warrior - Eileen Myles
09. Rape - Eileen Myles
10. Debate With A Glove - Eileen Myles
11. Take 10 - Tattle Tale
12. Erica - Tattle Tale
13. Spanish Olive - Ruby Falls
14. The Way of Colleen - Ruby Falls
15. Possibly - Azalia Snail
16. Vitriolic Feeling - Azalia Snail
17. Fantastic Castle - Led Byrd (members of Helium)
18. Embrace - Kore
19. Cry - Kore
20. Miss Unknown - Denise Monahan
21. Knoxville Girl - DQE
22. Treat Her - DQE

You can read more about this comp & Villa Villakula Records here. I'm not 100%, but I think a majority of these artists are no longer recording (at least, not in these incarnations), but Kaia's most recent album, Godmakesmonkeys, is available through InSound.

Move Into the Villa Villakula, various artists (zip)

5 comments:

olivia said...

thank you thank you, this is amazing.

K. said...

You're welcome!

Chris said...

Ah yeah, thanks. I'd been trying to find this.

Harold said...

Thank you!!!

ohnochriso said...

Oh man, bowing down to you in a major way. I have been dying to hear these tracks again for forever and this gem was stolen from my collection long ago. Thank you!

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