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The Pastels

The Pastels
Formed: 1982 in Glasgow, Scotland
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Group Members: Aggi Wright, Chris Gordon, Martin Hayward, David Keegan, Stephen Pastel, Brian Taylor, Bernice Simpson, Katrina Mitchell
Biography: Although virtually unknown outside of indie rock circles, the Pastels were one of the most inspirational and enduring groups of the genre, in their early days spearheading a movement toward a renewed sense of wistful musical primitivism and willful naivete known variously as "shambling" and "anorak pop." ...Read full biography
Mobile Safari
Released: 1995
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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On Mobile Safari, the Pastels stretched out to an American audience with their calm and reflective style of blissful indie pop. Stephan Pastel remained the band's primary songwriter, while Katrina Mitchell ...Read full review
Sittin' Pretty
Released: 1989
Label: Homestead
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Two sides of the same C-86 coin they may be, but throughout their career, the Pastels produced far more interesting sides than sometime Creation labelmates the Jesus & Mary Chain. Consider the latter's ...Read full review