Local Releases December 16 2000

JAPANCAKES, The Sleepy Strange (Kindercore); third release from Athens instrumental rock collective; features members of Star Room Boys, Hayride and Elf Power; www.kindercore.com
RAMADAMAFIA, Icicles (Cicadamafia); self-made four-song holiday EP from lounge/hip-hop duo; contact: phbalance@mindspring.com
SPECTRALUX, Mise en Garde (self-release); debut studio release by rock quartet; recorded at Red Lab Studios with Louis Lovely; performing at The Earl, Sat., Dec. 16.; contact: spectralux@hotmail.com
UNDERWATER, This Is Not a Film (Sub:marine); second full-length from electronic/slow-core quartet; first 50 sold online feature bonus CD; www.submarinerecords.com
THE UNION, To Be Good at Something (Ghostmeat Records); third full-length by rock quartet; recorded at Chase Park Transduction by Dave Barbe; www.theunionmusic.com