Departmentstore Santas

The Departmentstore Santas' recorded an underground rock classic of the highest order in the early '80s in La Mesa, California, At The Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since features quirky sing-alongs, wide-eyed lyrics, echoey instrumentals and outsider folk-punk à la Daniel Johnston. While bandleader Joseph D'Angelo's unique charm may not fit comfortably in any one style, his preternatural world is united by the warmth and grit of these bedroom recordings.

Out of step with other music of its era, Departmentstore Santas uncannily anticipated the 4-track movement of the '90s. Recommended for fans of Television Personalities, Guided By Voices and Cleaners From Venus.

lofi, four track, california, la mesa, bedroom recording, rock and roll, quirky, folk punk

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