Location Is Everything, Vol. 1

Location Is Everything, Vol. 1

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Location Is Everything, Vol. 1 is a various-artists sampler that not only showcases Jade Tree's 2002 roster, but illustrates the growing strength of a label that has gone from "two guys running it out of a house," as co-owner Darren Walters has said, to one of the most important independent record labels in existence. The old standbys are here:

Overview

Location Is Everything, Vol. 1 is a various-artists sampler that not only showcases Jade Tree's 2002 roster, but illustrates the growing strength of a label that has gone from "two guys running it out of a house," as co-owner Darren Walters has said, to one of the most important independent record labels in existence. The old standbys are here: Girls Against Boys provides the angular grind of "Kicking the Lights" and the hushed previously unreleased track "Super Slow," there's Jets to Brazil's catchy, Jam-esque "Milk & Apples" and "I've Got All the Words..." (another unreleased gem), and the Promise Ring is featured with the hit "Emergency! Emergency!" But the inclusions on the compilation that are most like to alter perceptions and blow minds are those that demonstrate Jade Tree's ability to expand their scope. Denali confounds expectations with Portishead-like atmospheric rock, Cub Country plays dusty alt-country, and Milemarker virtually redefines punk rock with its cold-wave guitar and synthesizer sex jams. Finally, the best tracks on the record come from two brilliant solo projects -- Mike Fellows' subtle acoustic guitar and laptop project, Miighty Flashlight, and Jonah Matranga's golden pop recorded as Onelinedrawing -- bands that aren't just two of Jade Tree's best, but two of the best new bands of 2002.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Jade Tree Records
UPC:
0792258107524
catalogNumber:
1075

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Girls Against Boys   Track Performer
Pedro the Lion   Track Performer
Trial by Fire   Track Performer
Jets to Brazil   Track Performer
Onelinedrawing   Track Performer
Cub Country   Track Performer
Mighty Flashlight   Track Performer

Technical Credits

J. Robbins   Producer
Promise Ring   Producer
Euphone   Producer
Jeremy Chatelain   Producer
David Bazan   Producer
Alap Momin   Producer
Brian McTernan   Producer
Explosion   Producer
Mike Fellows   Producer
Milemarker   Producer
Strike Anywhere   Producer
Owls   Producer
New End Original   Producer
Denali   Producer
DFA   Producer
Ted Niceley   Producer

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Location Is Everything, Vol. 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because, hell, it was cheap. I saw Jets To Brazil and Denali and The Explosion and figured any compilation with these three on it for less than $5 was worth taking the chance. It’s a good mix of everything, from weird indie, to alt country, straight up punk rock and poppy emo/punk. Favorite tracks: 1,4,6,15. Totally not neccessary: Track #13. My main gripe would be as to why anyone would stick a sleeper like track #9 in between the two most upbeat, punk songs on the CD. All in all a great cd for the price. Got me very interested in some bands I'd never gotten a chance to hear before (Onelinedrawing I'm lookin' at you) and really, isn't that the point of comps?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have two favorite compilations, and this is one. If your just too crazy for pop, this is for you. I really dont know what to say... its just an awsome CD. Buy it and you will know. The only song I dont like is Rapture (its not religious by the way).