First, Flying Nun is a label, not a band (sorry if the title of the post led you to think otherwise). Second, the New Zealand record company is responsible for some of the finest rock and pop of the last 25 years. In the ’80s bands like The Clean, The Chills, The Sneaky Feelings and The Verlaines helped define the Dunedin sound and influence an entire generation of indie and jangle bands like Pavement, R.E.M., The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Jay Reatard and others. While we at Commotion tend to push the latest and greatest in music, it’s important to remember that getting acquainted with the classics is just as important as discovering those new bands. What can we say except that we highly recommend you explore the sounds of the label and getting to know these bands. Enjoy the videos and MP3 below.
The Sneaky Feelings – Husband House
The Verlaines – Pyromaniac
The Clean – Anything Could Happen
More videos after the jump!
The Bats – North By North
The Chills – Leather Jacket
The Verlaines – Death & The Maiden