Tingle Finger is proud to present the official release of, Purple Green, by young southern Oregon 90s alternative wave legends, Smidgen!
Melding jazz and punk songwriting with strange noises and undeniably dancy rhythms, Smidgen was “the band,” for Southern Oregon in the early 90s. While somewhat comparable to better-known alt-rock groups like Mr. Bungle or early Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smidgen’s style was their own. They wowed audiences with their ability to seamlessly meld complex and innovative rock music with funk beats and Sesame Street singalongs, influencing many a young Oregonian not just to pick up an instrument, but to dare to play it in a new way. It was a feat made all the more impressive by the band still being in high school when this album was originally released in 1993.
Get a free download of the lead track, "Ten Thousand Times Plus Twenty Two" by signing up to the Tingle Finger Mailing list today!
New uncovered live footage from Cark's CD Release show back in 2006 for, SUPERHELLAMEGAEPIC, now available for your viewing pleasure on Tingle Tube! If you missed your chance at seeing a Cark show, this is probably the closet you'll ever get. Best described by Portland Vanguard writer, Matt Petrie as "...They rocked hard, they rocked loud, and they did it with pride...Cark is not just a reminder, but a challenge to pull ourselves out of our asses and have a good time." See the full article here.
Drum master Tom Stamper and his apprentice, Dustin Wasserman, of the underground art band, The Robber Barons, have made the cut. Their first official EP on Tingle Finger hits digital stores everywhere today!
Hey folks, this is the start of the new TingleFinger.com Recordings website. Been a long time coming!
We're getting serious here at the label for our 7th anniversary make-over. All releases will now be fully available on all online retailers and much more excitement. Bear with us as we continue updating the site for the big 7th Anniversary bash.
BTW, if you haven't heard already, The VAM Commanders, are back in action with a new album in the works, a remastered deluxe album releases, and live tours happening all over the world!
It's time for the world to feel the Tingle, for real this time!
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