1993 saw the release of approximately 4000 singles by American bands and independent labels. The vast majority of these were either put out by micro - labels, or by the bands themselves, generally in pressings in the 50 - 500 range. Since it is impossible to keep up with the glut of releases, many of these singles are gradually discovered over the years, becoming highly sought after by collectors worldwide. The selections included here are not intended as a comprehensive representation of American indie music, but as a sampling of some of the years best singles. Hopefully this glimpse of the iceberg's tip will help you find alternatives to the corporate sound alike "alternative" bands, and the gimmick laden show biz wannabees, who are backed by the irresistible marketing muscle of some of the world's lagest and most powerful multi-national corporations.
Here is Volume 1 of the Shreds compilation, with three more to follow soon :