Saturday, September 16, 2006

Comp Attack

At my job i have the small pleasure of recieving many a free complication CD in the mail. Usually they come with magazines. So here we have our little theme for this post. My favorite selections from the most recent compilations from Fader (the Cornerstone Mixtape), Vice (which only seems to come to subscribers these days) and Paste (kind a of US version of Word meets Mojo... pretty damn good actually)

First up is a track from the Rhymefest album. I don't know, a lot of press and hype seemed to pass him by when this album came out. Hope he gets his due -it's damn fine album, more street then Lupe but maybe not "street" enough to catch the hype. Who knows.. here's a funny one for you

Rhymefest Feat Mario-All Girls Cheat

From the Vice comp is a track by Sparrows Swarm and Sing(what a good name) I'd never heard them before and love this track. (which is actually an excerpt since the full is about 10 minutes long) Sort of Mogwai w/ a sprinkling of Calexico. And they're from Lowell, MA! Hi Massachusetts, see you soon.

Sparrows Swarm and Sing-Warm Blood Within

And last but not least was a happy surprise from the Paste compilation. A track from the new Greg Graffin solo album. I loved Bad Religion in high school and Greg's voice was a big part of it. I'd heard he'd done a solo album of 'traditional American music' and really didn't care to investigate. However, this track w/ Jolie Holland really impressed. Turns out he grew up in the semi-rural midwest singing these kinds of songs with his family growing up. Ah- i was quick to judge yet again.. shame on me.. check it! (and totally wipe from your memory '21st Century Digital Boy' as you listen)

Greg Graffin featuring Jolie Holland-Talk About Suffering


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