CD features: 1. Espers - Firefly Refrain 2. Picastro - Shorter Hard 3. Richard Buckner - Pull (live on RCF, France May 2003) 4. Sleater-Kinney - Entertain (live on XFM, UK April 2005) 5. The American Analog Set - Everything Ends In Spring (edit) 6. Aaron Stout - The Ballad of Mr Lamatta 7. Marissa Nadler - Flora Barone, Queen of the Vaudeville Throne 8. Four Tet - Both When I'm Alone and We Both Are 9. Tremulous Monk - Tea Hippy 10. Laura Veirs - Flotsam 'n' Jetsam 11. David Eugene Edwards - Nobody 'Cept You 12. Vetiver (featuring Hairy Fairy) - You May Be Blue (live at Les Vieilles Charrue, Brittany July 2005) 13. colleen - The Zither Song 14. Laura Cantrell - Hammer and Nails 15. Pacific Ocean Fire - My Drinking Days Are Done 16. Maria Taylor - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 17. Frank Black - Atlantis Some CD insights: 12 of the tracks are exclusive to this release, the remaining 5 can be classified as "rare", "hard to find" or "sufficiently different to qualify as exclusive if we weren't so exacting in our definition of what constitutes 'previously unreleased' so as not to disappoint hardcore collectors." The Espers track also appears on the CD accompanying the June/July '05 edition of the US magazine, The Believer, in slightly edited form and The Picastro song featured on a very limited edition--and out of print--compilation on Canadian label Antiantenna Records. The American Analog Set track will appear in extended form on their forthcoming vinyl-only, tour-only EP and The Four Tet track was previously available on a split 7" --both tracks appear here on CD for the first time. David Eugene Edwards' track is sourced (and carefully re-mastered) from the 16HP DVD and the colleen track will feature on a 500 copy only limited edition CD from Staalplaat Records out in September. The CD includes 5 cover versions--Espers cover Fursaxa, David Eugene Edwards covers Bob Dylan, Laura Cantrell covers The Schramms, Maria Taylor covers Ewan McColl (although the song was most famously recorded by Roberta Flack back in 1972), and Frank Black covers Donovan. There are some impressive guests helping out on tracks by American Analog Set (Matt Pond on backing vocals), Vetiver (Hairy Fairy AKA Devendra Banhart and his band), Laura Cantrell (Calexico and friends) and Frank Black (musicians featured on his current album including Spooner Oldham, Anton Fig and Steve Cropper, plus a spoken word intro by political satirist / author / comedian Al Franken). Interviews: The American Analog Set, Frank Black, Richard Buckner, Laura Cantrell, colleen, David Eugene Edwards, Espers, Four Tet, Magnolia Electric Co., Marissa Nadler, Sleater-Kinney, Smog, Maria Taylor, Tremulous Monk, Laura Veirs, and Vetiver.
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