7-inch series, part 713 – Os Fantasmas

Os Fantasmas – Uma Gelada
label: Commonfolk
year: 2008
side a: Uma Gelada
side b: Suspiro

Os Fantasmas - Uma Gelada 7"

Don’t know much about this band, only that they’re good and that they’ve got something fi do with Embassy Sound’s Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, the composers and producers of these songs. The duo were also at the helm on Joe Bataan‘s Call My Name and Banda União Black‘s self-titled album, apart from being the originators of The Phenomenal Handclap Band.


7-inch series, part 663 – Speedball Baby

Speedball Baby – Annie Anytime
label: Alehop!
year: 2003
side a: Annie Anytime
side b: Hey Shine!

You gotta love Alehop!. Speedball Baby are from New York and quite a few people have formed part of or collaborated with the band at some point. Check: Jon Spencer & Judah Bauer, Cristina Martinez, Mick Collins (who appears on this single), Daniel Collás. To name but a few. The two key figures are singer Ron Ward and guitarist Matt Verta-Ray, who used to be in Madder Rose.

Here’s a video of another song by Speedball Baby, “Wanna Scratch It?”.