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In anticipation of their album (called “Hazards Of Love,” it’s set to be released in March), the Decemberists have released a single called “The Rake’s Song.” I talked about this in August when YANP had it as a live track, but it’s worth revisiting. And now, so that I can justify the title of this blog, a short digression.

To be perfectly honest, the man in the song is more likely to be a cad than a rake. Rakes were feckless gamers and immoral seducers, but they had a glamour attached to them. They were the bad boys of the Restoration/Georgian periods and still could be received — that is, they were still accepted in polite society — even though the marriagable daughters were steered in the other direction as soon as the rake entered the room. Rakes were also usually gentlemen and unlikely to be as murderous as the fellow in this song (even though there is a class of rake called the “vicious rake” who might abuse his family). A cad, on the other hand … a cad is a cold-blooded devil. A cad might leave a poor widow in debt and run off to sea. He might take a second look at his wife and children and decide that they hamper his lifestyle.

… But “rake” does sound a lot better, no? Semantics, they matter! Wikipedia, ever helpful, informs me that “rake” comes from the word “rakehell,” which either came from Old Norse reikall, meaning vagabond, or Dutch rekel, meaning scoundrel. An old and proud tradition there. Cad, schmad.

It’s the percussion that once again makes such a great difference in this song (it did the same for “O Valencia,” which just doesn’t sound as good without the drum line). That, and the chilling sincerity in Meloy’s voice, and the backing singers chiming in like a chorus of wailing ghosts.

The Decemberists — Site | Myspace | Label (Capitol)

The Decemberists — The Rake’s Song

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Poetry

[I don't really like this song by Ra Ra Riot. However, the chorus is excellent, because it was written by a bawdy & brash young man by the name of e.e. cummings. Therefore I felt I shouldn't pass up the chance to link the two together. Call it a postmodern public service.

For those confused, cummings is differentiating between dying, which is perfectly natural (and "lively") and Death, the cold and evil legal creation which presumably has lots of paperwork and involves purchasing the most expensive airtight coffin in the catalog. --ed.]

dying is fine)but Death
by: e.e. cummings

dying is fine)but Death

?o
baby
i

wouldn’t like

Death if Death
were
good:for

when(instead of stopping to think)you

begin to feel of it,dying
’s miraculous
why?be

cause dying is

perfectly natural;perfectly
putting
it mildly lively(but

Death

is strictly
scientific
& artificial &

evil & legal)

we thank thee
god
almighty for dying
(forgive us,o life!the sin of Death

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Ra Ra Riot — Dying Is Fine

The Decemberists — Little Boxes

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Video hookup

M. Perpetua from Fluxblog comments briefly on the hype; his point is well made, that the hype (and its bedfellow, backlash) has always existed in some form, but that in recent years its wheel has sped up, grinding everything even more exceeding fine. But interestingly enough, the article ends with a quote (and accompanying video) from Fall Out Boy. I had never heard a Fall Out Boy song before. But the video was darned amusing. Sort of like “Fight For Your Right To Party” in reverse. And thus your massive video hookup begins.

Not really video, but Culture Bully has three awesome Halloween mashup compilations going:
Son Of Monster Mashup
Mashing Pumpkins
Bride of Monster Mashup + Evil Twin of Monster Mashup

LAist has a bunch of Regina Spektor videos up in honor of her appearances in our neck of the woods this week. See you at the El Rey Wiltern if you’re going on Tuesday! Wooo!

Via Electroqueer, new video by Valeria. If you like a lot of leg, the French Revolution, and girls sneaking out with each other for smooches, this is the video for you.

Fabulist found an old video of Skip James from 1966 — Devil’s Got My Woman.

Muzzle of Bees proves that even in 2000, when Ry Ry wore very unfortunate sunglasses and looked like he was gonna fall over, he was still a musician right to his bones. MOB also has a very nice Q&A with the 1900s!

Stereogum has new video for Mary J Blige’s song “Just Fine.” Work it, girl!

Muzzle of Bees links to the Takeaway show concert of St Vincent singing “Paris Is Burning.” At the same time, GvsB links to video of Amanda Palmer covering “Marry Me.” Dude, I am so in love with Amanda Palmer’s voice. Who sings St Vincent better? I can’t decide!! So watch a video of Ms. Palmer covering “Patience,” via Muruch. And wave your lighters!

Via Fabulist, Sony paints the pyramids, sort of, in a crazy new Bravia ad.

And sweet Colin and friends put on a nice performance of “Yankee Bayonet” at ACL. Via Stereogum.

Ferraby Lionheart is growing on me, so I’m liking this video up at ECEU — “The Ballad of Gus and Sam.”

Here’s one for all you Icelandic hipsters (James, I’m looking at you) — “Rhubarbidoo,” by Múm, via Idolator. Er … not sure what’s going on … delicious rhubarb popping up all over the place! Is this a metaphor? Or is a rhubarb sometimes just a rhubarb?

Via Sixeyes, Feist plays drums for her opener, Bob Wiseman, and his song “You Don’t Love Me.”

Via ECEU, Okkervil River, “A Stone.” What really gets me about this is the complete silence of the crowd. No drunk guy screaming “I LOVE YOU WILL!” In the continuing saga of Do I Like Okkervil River, I think this song is too emo for me. But still, that silent crowd.

A ton of links from the Music Slut, a’course:

“Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) by Jose Gonzalez. Moral of the story … er… don’t get on the wrong side of a guy with a crown?

Sea Wolf! Winter Windows! Video! Did I already link to this? Too bad! Watch it again!

Conor + M. Ward = OTP. At least on stage. No, I don’t want to hear from the Bright Eyes bandom writers. Check out Bright Eyes at the Hollywood Bowl.

And PJ Harvey on Leno — man, she makes younger folks look like mumbling amateurs. Oh, PJ, if only I could have afforded tickets to see you.

And if you got to the bottom, here’s a fun link from Freakonomics: “The Mythbusters Answer Your Questions.” What I wouldn’t give to be on an episode of Mythbusters.

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Top 10 2006; 5



05.
The Decemberists
The Crane Wife
Capitol
After the Bombs (removed. contact me for a copy.)

First, I’m going to concede all points. Yes, the Decemberists make music for nerds. Yes, they’ve been overhyped this year. Yes, they have a schtick. Yes, Colin Meloy does sing out of the side of his mouth. All right? Moving on. I’ll grant that the music isn’t for everyone, but it has excellent qualities that still put it head and shoulders above the pack.

Second, let’s note the problems. The album is supposed to have a theme, but it isn’t executed very well. The crane wife sections are put in backwards (which is fine) and slapped in randomly with the Civil War songs, sea chanties, murder ballads, etc (not fine). On previous albums, since they weren’t trying for a theme per se, the random mix of songs was great. On this one, the crane wife story, such as it is, gets subsumed by the (shorter, better) other songs.

I know Meloy talked in most of his interviews about trying to buck the “major label” label by recording longer songs, not just those pop-friendly four minute dealies. Two problems with that — first, what’s wrong with pop-friendly four minute dealies? Secondly, trying too hard results in songs like the literally (but badly) titled “The Island/Come And See/The Landlord’s Daughter/You’ll Not Feel the Drowning.” If this tripartite monster had been separated, then the listener would have been able to have a great nautically flavored 70s rock takeoff (”The Island/Come and See”), a Jethro Tull murder ballad (”The Landlord’s Daughter”), and a rough sailor’s lullabye (”You’ll Not Feel…”). And 12 tracks instead of 10 (don’t even get me started on some great songs that were left off the album and made into “bonus tracks,” either).

So thirdly, let’s put all that aside and let’s consider the songs that meet and match the gold standard that Meloy has executed since “Her Majesty…”. Consider “O Valencia,” so overplayed because people love a duel with pistols at dawn, girls getting shot by mistake, and a brokenhearted lover vowing to burn the city down. Or Laura Veirs’s smooth duet on “Yankee Bayonet,” and classic lines like But you are in the ground / with the wolves and the weevils all achew on your bones so dry. And my absolute favorite line from “Sons and Daughters”: we’ll fill our mouths with cinnamon. I interpret “Sons and Daughters” as an emigration song, and those six words subtly encapsulate all emigrants’ hopes for luxury and wealth. Some of these songs approach sheer perfection, and more than make up for any picky flaws. Congratulations to the Decemberists — they’ve done it again.

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Weekly Roundup

I forgo the celebrity quote of the week to bring you, instead, five recent pop-culture items that I just can’t get on board with. What’s wrong with me, you ask? No no, gentle reader: what’s wrong with you?

1. Borat. At first I thought it was cool that a Jew was making Jewish jokes and thumbing his nose at his oppressors, but then I realized that he’s just continuing the long and glorious tradition of dehumanizing a group of foreign people in order to make the rest of us feel better. My in-laws lived in Kazakhstan for three years and I never heard a bad thing said about the people there (I did hear some jokes about fermented camel’s milk, but all in good fun). To each their own style of humor, but I can’t find this persona in the least amusing.

2. Britney’s sex tape. Dude, sex tapes were so two years ago. I’d so watch a Britney chess tape though. Would she checkmate K-Fed in six moves? The mind boggles.

3. Gwen Stefani’s new video. Gwen, you broke my heart so many years ago, but now you’re just stomping on it because you can. I don’t mean the sampling of “The Lonely Goatherd,” though let’s face it, you look awful in a wimple — I mean the idiocy to which you’ve descended. Don’t you realize that people are making Fergie jokes — and why? Because you sound just like Fergie. And Gwen, sweetie, the world can only tolerate one Fergie (if it has to). You used to be so cool, Gwen. What happened to you?

4. The startling takeover of Food Network by Paula Deen. Look, lady, I liked to watch your show, okay? But then you started a new show, and I can’t turn on my TV without seeing you. And now your sons have their own show? Can they cook? No. All they can do is ride around in their stupid car … oh, and talk. Talk, talk, talk. Like you do on your new show. Food Network doesn’t need more talking! You’re not another Emeril! One Emeril is too many!

5. The Simpsons movie. The Simpsons have jumped the shark so many times that they’re probably in the Guinness Book. They had eight great seasons and went downhill from there, and now the show is so bad it hurts. I physically cannot watch it now because it’s a sick, sad, pathetic shadow of its former glory. And yet, Groening and co. are content with running it into the ground, pulling depressing plots out of a ratty old hat. I can’t imagine going to see a movie and watching them caper halfwittedly around for two hours … I’d come out crying like it was a showing of Steel Magnolias. Not going, uh uh, no way.

And now back to our regularly scheduled broadcast of videos and such:

Hot Chip’s “Playboy” came up on my ipod the other day and I had no idea what it was, but it’s a great song :D

Via Stereogum, The Rapture – “Whoo! Alright – Yeah … Uh Huh.” Remember the part in “UHF” where George goes into the TV and jams with Mark Knopfler? Yeah. It’s like that.

At Slate, “Who was the best rock band of the 80s?” Why, the Cure, of course.

At Music for Kids Who Can’t Read Good, Pictures of the Decemberists show in Chicago. Nice photos! That’s how the show looked in LA, right down to the suit coat that Colin’s wearing.

Gimme Tinnitus brings back my high school days with a bang and a “POW! He was decapitated! They found his head over by the sno-cone concession!”

Said the Gramophone has John Samson of the Weakerthans write a beautiful article on William Styron, Brahms, and Goethe.

New contrast podcast at timyoung.net! “Album openers,” is the title. Should be good stuff.

And … lots of good music to sift through at the WOXY lounge acts page.

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Celebrity Quote of the Week: “While I have as much fun as anyone else reading and quoting them, let’s face it, most ‘Chuck Norris Facts’ describe someone with supernatural, superhuman powers. They’re describing a superman character. And in the history of this planet, there has only been one real Superman. It’s not me.”
– Chuck Norris in his new column. He’s just trying to get you to come closer so he can kick you in the face.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Rbally and Clever Titles Are So Last Summer. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

New contrast podcast highlights the one song you love by the band you hate. Matt from Earfarm, I’m ashamed of you, but thanks for sending in “Cherub Rock”! It sent me back in time to 1993, when I used to listen to “Siamese Dream” over and over on the bus ride to school.

In Slate Magazine, Sam Anderson ponders the cultural relevance of Weird Al Yankovic.

Rococo records is releasing a 7″ vinyl of Casiotone For the Painfully Alone’s cover of “Graceland.” I would give my right arm to hear it, but alas, I am vinyl-retarded.

At Moistworks, a couple posts on Turkish music.

In Harp magazine, you can read about the origins of some of the songs on the Crane Wife. Those crazy Leningradians! What will they do next?

It requires a plugin I don’t have, and there’s no way in hell I’ll download a plugin from AOL, but here is a place you can stream Damien Rice’s new album for freeski.

At the Aquarium Drunkard, Blonde on Blonde Dylan outtakes. Useful for something, one would imagine.

Via Stereogum, video for the new Cansei De Ser Sexy song. It’s their best yet — i.e., it’s actually listenable — but the video begs the question: “what are YOU looking at, freaky cat?”

And via Who Killed the Mixtape, the video for the Black Keys’s “Your Touch.” Whatever I was expecting, it was not some lady puking up an egg. Seriously, what is these guys’ fascination with eggs?

Video from Jibjab.com: Shawshank In One Minute and also in rap form (not safe for work).

And lastly, from Slate again, The Devil Is In the Retailers — unexpectedly funny. If you, uh, have a sense of humor like mine.

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If I invented a time machine, would you run away with me, Colin Meloy? We could just be comrades, if you like; no hanky-panky. I’m okay with that, especially if we had to curl up in a trench together on a cold night. Might you be interested in the following scenarios?

1. Napoleonic era soldiers. I’ll cut my hair and we’ll take the King’s shilling (the Queen’s?). Then we’ll serve under Wellington for a ripping good time at Salamanca. Or I’d even do the naval version, though I’d spend most of my time puking over the side of the ship.

2. Itinerant 19th century troubadors. We’ll wander the country singing plaintive ballads about drinking and lost loves. I’ll sing crummy but sincere harmonies to the tune of “To Anacreon, In Heav’n.”

3. Antebellum riverboat gamblers. You can sharp rich folks and sleep with their wives while I deal the marked cards and curse the Yankees who stole my daddy’s plantation and freed all my slaves so that I have to lace my own corset.

4. Diseased whores. We can sell our bodies in some large city, trading witty repartee inbetween customers. Eventually we can die of consumption, coughing daintily into handkerchiefs and insisting that we’re fine, hoarding all our pennies for opium.

Or … perhaps we’re just better off where we are, living the armchair life. After all, the 19th century didn’t have very nice toilets, and ’suffrage’ was still a bad word. Still, I’m going to go see you at the Wiltern on the 21st, so could you at least take your shirt off? Sincerely, z.h.

Oh yeah, and the new album was released today: “The Crane Wife.” W00t!

The Decemberists: Site | Myspace | Label (Capitol)

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The Decemberists – The Perfect Crime 2

The Decemberists – Sons and Daughters

The Decemberists – Human Behaviour (Bjork)

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Weekly Roundup

First of all, let me take a second to plug Akismet. If you’re running your own blog — on Wordpress or not — then you’re probably getting comment spam out the wazoo. I know I get more spam than comments (sadly) and Akismet stops them before they’re posted. I never have to do anything but delete them out of the queue. Akismet is the roxor! Seriously, just go get it.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Celebrity quote of the week: “He should feel grateful that’s he’s [been] given the gift to write pop songs – which he needs to write again!” — Brandon Flowers, speaking of Thom Yorke.

Seriously, can this guy just shut up? He’s giving people with a mustache a bad name. Mr. Flowers, are you actually trying to put Thom Yorke in a class with your pappy, banal, status-quo, MTV-video-loving music? I remember the first time I heard “The Bends” — it felt like the top of my head was coming off. I don’t recall feeling the same about “somebody told me that you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend,” etc., etc. Thom Yorke’s crazy, and some of his stuff sounds like 12,000 keys jingling at the same time, but you, sir, are deluded. Like we used to say in sixth grade: “Silence, fool!” (source: The Observer)

Music

Along with Idolator, let us bow our heads and mourn the death of PoPoZao.

You can still stream the Decemberists’ “Yankee Bayonet” here. It’s freaking AWESOME. !!!!!! If you’re lucky enough to live in the Portland area, don’t forget to do what you have to do (no jury would convict you) to get into Colin Meloy’s living room concert.

Via Earfarm, you can download a copy of the Mountain Goats in Mount Pleasant, SC on Oct 19, 2004.

Video

Via Indie Don’t Dance, the video for Bjork’s “Bachelorette”. If you’ve ever wondered how to film a Bjork song, well, this is how to do it.

Fun times with Drug PSAs over at Cracked.

And, via Squirrel Food, we learn about the beautiful Sony Bravia ads.

Print

At Blender, you can read their take on the 50 Worst Things Ever To Happen To Music. At #22: “Lists That Reduce Rock History to a Series of Glib Soundbites.” Uh huh.

Rbally is auctioning off an iPod to help pay the medical bills of Rogue Wave’s guitarist. The auction ends in 4 days and you can still get a relatively cheap bid in. Won’t somebody please think of the children??!

Zoilus’s article on the Mountain Goats show is making the rounds. It’s really beautifully written, and it nails why I am now John Darnielle’s slave for life — MG is for words people. Nuff said.

Damien Rice news and mp3s from his forthcoming album “9.” I wonder if he’ll ever get to “1.”

John Mayer is a horrible singer, but “John Mayer Has A TV Show” was one of the funniest half hours ever. Now I’ve found John Mayer’s blog, and, as expected, it’s funny. I can’t believe I just typed “John Mayer” four times in three lines of text.

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This one’s for my two history buff friends, A.S. and R.St.A. They’re songs that mention actual historical events. Let the geekery begin! I did use wikipedia for some of the articles, but just out of general laziness. I feel wrong and dirty, because wiki is so not reliable, but I don’t have time to find a university library, sadly.

Playing Pianos Filled With Flames: A Historical Mix

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01. Bishop Allen – The Monitor

Besides being about an ironworks fire that the fellows in Bishop Allen actually witnessed, this song also mentions the encounter between the Monitor and the Merrimack, which was the first battle between two ironclad ships. The USS Merrimack was scuttled by the Union, but the Confederates salvaged it and renamed it the CSS Virginia. In March 1862, the Virginia and the Monitor engaged in a four-hour battle that resulted in a draw. Unfortunately, ironclad ships weren’t the easiest to fight with, and the Merrimack/Virginia eventually had to be destroyed by its own captain. The Monitor was sunk by bad weather and its wreck was rediscovered in 1973. (history.navy.mil)

02. The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers (live at the St. Louis zoo, Aug 10, 05)

The Shankill Butchers were a group of serial murderers who tortured and killed people, mostly Catholics (or people they thought were Catholics), during the 1970s in Dublin [ed. note -- I stand corrected; the city is actually Belfast]. When the gang was eventually apprehended, the court handed down 42 life sentences to the men involved in the slayings. The gang was nominally reformed in 1983, when its leader was released from prison, but he was shot and killed subsequently, and the slayings ceased. However, in 1998, all the convicted men were freed under the Good Friday Act, and remain free to this day. (wiki)

03. Tori Amos – Josephine

Josephine Bonaparte was first mistress, then wife, to Napoleon. They married in 1796, but she was not faithful. She was such a political help to Napoleon, however, and he loved her so much that he did not divorce her. This song reads like one of Napoleon’s letters to her — in one letter, he writes, “To live for Josephine, that is the history of my life I long. I try to come near you. Fool! I don’t notice that I am going further away. How many countries separate us! How long before you will read these words, this feeble expression of a captive soul where you are queen?” (Probably nicer still in French.) (napoleonguide.com)

04. Beyonce – Bonnie and Clyde 03

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met in 1930, while Clyde was in prison and Bonnie was married to a prisoner there. Between 1933 and 1934, the FBI hunted the two of them for committing 13 murders and various other crimes (robbery and burglary). They were killed in a hail of bullets on May 23, 1934. They are seen as very romantic criminals — Crimelibrary.com notes that “With police and government detectives constantly on their trails, sometimes literally by inches, they time and time again risked their own lives to protect the other.”

05. Chicago Motion Picture Soundtrack – Cell Block Tango

“Chicago” is based loosely on two murders that occured in 1924. Belva Gaertner, a cabaret singer, stood trial for shooting her lover and leaving his body in a car; and Beulah Annan, a laundress (washerwoman?), also stood trial for shooting and killing her lover in her house. Maurine Watkins, a former reporter, then combined the two crimes when she wrote the play “Chicago” in 1926. (nationalgeographic.com)

06. Me First & The Gimme Gimmes – Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina

The biography of Eva Peron is too much to review here; if you like, you can go to Evitaperon.org to check it out. This song is from the musical “Evita,” and of course it’s very romanticised, but it’s generally agreed that Eva Peron loved her country. No matter whether you agree with her social policies, I don’t think anyone can argue that she thought she was doing the right thing. She was asked to be the Vice President of Argentina, but had to decline, as she was ill. She died soon thereafter, in 1952.

07. Nirvana – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle

Frances Farmer was an early screen star; she lived a wild Hollywood lifestyle and eventually became depressed and abused alchohol. In the 1940s she returned to her hometown of Seattle, where she was eventually committed to a mental institution by her mother. In the 1950s she left the hospital and tried to make a screen comeback, but was only marginally successful. Many sensationalized stories (including Cobain’s) allege that Farmer had a lobotomy performed on her during her time in the mental hospital, but that’s been refuted. (wiki)

08. Mississippi John Hurt – Stagolee

In 1895, a man apparently named Lee Sheldon shot another man who had taken his hat and refused to return it. The man died; Sheldon went to prison. Someone wrote a song about it, calling Lee Sheldon “Stagger Lee” on account of his being drunk at the time. It became a traditional blues tune, and Nick Cave wrote a version for “Murder Ballads,” but I don’t like it. I do like Mississippi John Hurt’s version; listen to that fantastic guitar picking. (wiki)

09. Mountain Goats – Raid On Entebbe

On June 27, 1976, terrorists from the PLO and Baader-Meinhof hijacked an Air France plane carrying 250 passengers and diverted it to Entebbe, Uganda. By July 1, many of the hostages had been released but all the Jewish/Israeli passengers — over 100 — and the flight crew were still being held. On July 4, an Israeli strike team went into Uganda as a rescue force and killed all the terrorists in a 35-minute battle. The strike team’s leader and three hostages were killed as a result of the firefight, but the rest of the hostages were freed. (BBC)

10. Jeffrey Foucault – Secretariat

Secretariat was the winningest horse ever. He set a world speed record for the Belmont Stakes; he won 21 races in 2 years. And, according to Secretariat.com, he was the father of 653 baby horses. Way to go, man! Way to go. (The song also mentions Rodin (sculptor), Joe Frazier (boxer), and the burning of Atlanta.)

11. REM – Man on the Moon

“Man on the Moon” is about Andy Kaufman, a comedian of many personalities. Kaufman died in 1984 of lung cancer, but since he had told many people that he was going to fake his own death, the legend persists that he is still alive. (wiki)

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I feel like I really ought to say something profound and interesting. But, having gorged on an entire bag of TJ’s chocolate pretzels, my brain can only say, “BZZZZZZZZ.”

So! I was at the gym the other day, and listening to the Mountain Goats while watching an insanely thin girl doing her workout. The super duper thing about gyms in L.A. is that there is a very high percentage of Beautiful People, doing their crunches and whatnot while you sweat through your workout, grind your teeth, and hate them.

Therefore, I present our first mix: songs referencing body parts in their titles. Make no mistake about it, I have more songs than this. However, I thought I’d spare you the live VH-1 version I have of Kelly Clarkson singing “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” Oddly enough, this mix referenced mostly the top half of the body. Why do I have so many songs about teeth? Freaky.

Welcome to Bon Ton! BZZZZZZZZ

Twin High Maintenance Machines: A Bon Ton Mix

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1. Neutral Milk Hotel – Two Headed Boy
2. Ryan Adams – Expressway To Yr Skull
3. Mountain Goats – Lion’s Teeth
4. Tarkio – Devil’s Elbow
5. the New Amsterdams – All Ears
6. Rocky Votolato – Without Eyes Still Seeing
7. Iron & Wine – Teeth In the Grass
8. The Format – Sore Thumb
9. the Decemberists – Red Right Ankle ( Live at the Quad in London 11/15/2004)
10. The Old 97’s – Big Brown Eyes
11. Flogging Molly – Rebels of the Sacred Heart
12. Blanche – Redhead
13. Air – Dead Bodies
14. Bishop Allen – Corazon
15. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth

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