Limited vinyl LP pressing. Mint Records and CiTR 101.9FM have partnered up once again to release the fourth edition of this compilation series, with 11 songs from Vancouver’s freshest acts. It’s the newest chapter in a lengthy story of partnership between Mint and CiTR. Side A opens with Ora Cogan’s surreal ‘Move’, from her acclaimed EP Crystallize. Track two’s a retro thrill from the The Shilohs, ’Do the Modern’, off of their tape Empress Stars. The rest of Side A charts an excited path through Vancouver post-punk: with exclusive tracks from Genderdog (RIP) and newly-formed trio Jerk Jails, along with Poor Forms’ 2014 single ‘July’. It fades out with a special treat: Cult Babies’ tribute to Lauren Smith of Tough Age, ‘Sister Thirteen’, exclusive to Pop Alliance Vol. 4. Side B expands the boundaries of pop further, opening with two haunting electronic-experimental melanges: Mourning Coup’s ‘Burn One for the Saints’ from Baby Blue, and Stefana Fratila’s ‘Homeland’ off of Efemera. Two ecstatic meshes of indie rock and shoegaze noise follow with Late Springs’ ‘Drink You’, from their 2015 debut, and an exclusive track from Ace Martens, ‘Hiding’. Closing out the fourth Pop Alliance is a meditation from minimalviolence, the exclusive track ‘Body as Landscape’.
Burn One for the Saints
Body As Landscape
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.