Future Soundtrack for America

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
You say you want a revolution? A fundraising project co-sponsored by the political organizations MoveOn.org and Music for America, along with indie label Barsuk Records and indie publisher McSweeney's, this energetic collection aims to raise both funds and political awareness. But what it will really raise, especially among left-of-center music fans, is excitement. Rather than the barely heard B-sides and dingy demos that often populate such compilations, Future Soundtrack delivers new music from modern legends Tom Waits's spare, craggy "Day After Tomorrow," R.E.M.'s nimble "Final Straw" and hot-as-Hades newcomers Death Cab for Cutie's soaring "This Temporary Life," ...
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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
You say you want a revolution? A fundraising project co-sponsored by the political organizations MoveOn.org and Music for America, along with indie label Barsuk Records and indie publisher McSweeney's, this energetic collection aims to raise both funds and political awareness. But what it will really raise, especially among left-of-center music fans, is excitement. Rather than the barely heard B-sides and dingy demos that often populate such compilations, Future Soundtrack delivers new music from modern legends Tom Waits's spare, craggy "Day After Tomorrow," R.E.M.'s nimble "Final Straw" and hot-as-Hades newcomers Death Cab for Cutie's soaring "This Temporary Life," Bright Eyes' live "Going for the Gold". Some artists latch on to topical themes: OK Go's spirited cover of the Zombies' "This Will Be Our Year" could be Kerry's "Don't Stop," should he win the presidency, while They Might Be Giants give an electronic-folk update to the first campaign song "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," from the Harrison–Van Buren race in the 1840s. Other unassuming winners include a lean, Cure-tinged mix of Blink-182's "I Miss You," Jimmy Eat World's buzzing cover of Guided by Voices' "Game of Pricks," and the topical hip-hop cut "Money" from the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, the only non-rock-leaning track here. The disc closes with an unreleased, Beatlesque track from the late Elliott Smith, a preview of his final, posthumous album and a sad reminder of what we've lost. Yet the disc as a whole spotlights what can be gained with a little directed effort and a wealth of talent. Proceeds will benefit MoveOn.org and Music for America, as well as a variety of progressive causes, such as Common Assets and the Sierra Club. And look for McSweeney's companion book, The Future Dictionary of America, featuring contributions from nearly 200 hip writers, including Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, and Kurt Vonnegut. Here's to the future.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Future Soundtrack for America might be the No Alternative of 2004. But this time around, instead of HIV, the bogeyman is our own political lethargy. Organized by the Seattle indie Barsuk and They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh in cooperation with the liberal-minded advocacy groups MoveOn.org and Music for America, the release promises to contribute 100 percent of its profits to "progressive organizations working to involve more Americans in our political process." Like a more literate version of Fat Mike's raucous Rock Against Bush series, Future Soundtrack features material from old hands David Byrne, Tom Waits, and R.E.M. alongside 21st century indie rockers like Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes. Like that old No Alternative comp, the stuff here is a mix of unreleased, rare, and live. Jimmy Eat World contributes a strong live version of the Guided By Voices gem "Game of Pricks," while They Might Be Giants somehow make the vintage campaign song "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" sound both haunting and hokey. One thing's for sure -- the 1840 campaign between William Henry Harrison "Old Tippecanoe" and Martin Van Buren "Little Van" was a negative lyric scorcher! Some things never change. It's nice to hear Mike Doughty freed of Soul Coughing's stilted near-millennium beatnik act -- "Move On" instead features a rangy acoustic guitar backed by warm organ tones and subtle electronics. The title does more than name-check the online activism group; Doughty indicts the U.S. Army as just another hawker "between ads for soda and skin cream" with his unique brand of cynical social comment. Besides sporting one of the set's best titles, Ben Kweller's "Jerry Falwell Destroyed Earth" is a rowdy minute and a half of crap-tone noise pop. Waits' "Day After Tomorrow" is a gentle missive to a faraway family, but Laura Cantrell's take on the John Prine tale of ex-soldiers and morphine -- "There's a hole in daddy's arm/Where all the money goes" -- is made more emotional by the girlish lilt of her voice. She could be the daughter "Sam Stone" never knew. Future Soundtrack for America's most notable track is probably Elliott Smith's "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free," from his posthumously released From a Basement on a Hill. While not the most directly political thing here, Smith's sense of foreboding suggests not only his personal struggles, but how crucial it is to be engaged in our nation and world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Barsuk
  • UPC: 655173103722
  • Catalog Number: 31037

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Will Be Our Year @@OK Go
  2. 2 Ain't Got So Far To Go @@David Byrne
  3. 3 Game of Pricks @@Jimmy Eat World
  4. 4 This Temporary Life @@Death Cab for Cutie
  5. 5 I Miss You @@Blink 182
  6. 6 Move On @@Mike Doughty
  7. 7 Jerry Falwell Destroyed Earth @@Ben Kweller
  8. 8 Off With Your Head @@Sleater-Kinney
  9. 9 Final Straw @@R.E.M.
  10. 10 Going for the Gold @@Bright Eyes
  11. 11 The Commander Thinks Aloud @@The Long Winters
  12. 12 Money @@will.i.am
  13. 13 Tippecanoe And Tyler Too @@They Might Be Giants
  14. 14 The Ballad of David Icke @@Clem Snide
  15. 15 Date With the Night @@Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  16. 16 Everything's Ruined @@Fountains of Wayne
  17. 17 Your Legs Grow @@Nada Surf
  18. 18 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots @@The Flaming Lips
  19. 19 Northern Line @@Old 97's
  20. 20 Sam Stone @@Laura Cantrell
  21. 21 Day After Tomorrow @@Tom Waits
  22. 22 A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free @@Elliott Smith
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quincy McCrary Vocals
Hahn Rowe Violin
will.i.am Synthesizer
George Pajon Guitar
Michael Angelo Bass, Cello
Printz Board Trumpet
John Roderick Vocal Harmony
Tim Izo Orindgreff Saxophone
Niu McCrary Vocals
Technical Credits
David Byrne Composer
John Prine Composer
They Might Be Giants Producer
Peter Buck Composer
Patrick Dillett Producer
Dave Fridmann Composer
Patrick McCarthy Producer
Mike Mills Composer
R.E.M. Producer
Michael Stipe Composer
Mark Hoppus Composer
C.C. White Composer
Robert Pollard Composer
Morcheeba Producer
Elliott Smith Composer
Jamie Candiloro Engineer
Adam Schlesinger Composer
Mike Walter Producer
Michael Ivins Composer
Wayne Coyne Composer
UE Nastasi Mastering
Chris Collingwood Composer
Steven Drozd Composer
Eddie DeLonge Composer
Travis Barker Composer
Louie Lino Engineer
Traditional Composer
Eef Barzelay Composer
Chris Walla Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ben Gibbard Composer
Nick Harmer Composer
Mike Doughty Composer
Ben Kweller Composer
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Composer
Conor Oberst Composer
John Roderick Composer
Jason McGerr Composer
Javier Valverde Engineer
Chris Ware Cover Illustration
William Adams Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Move On, Move On

    This cd rocks. For anyone who would like to see bush out of office, buy this cd. This cd is a lot better than the slapstick rock against bush series. Death Cab shines again and Jimmy Eat World impresses as well. This cd is for anyone who likes to have good music mixed with great lyrics.

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