Mic City Sons

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All Music Guide - Michael Frey
Heatmiser was an indie rock supergroup of sorts, featuring songwriters Elliott Smith and Neil Gust No. 2, as well as Sam Coomes Quasi and the multitalented Tony Lash. The quartet's finest and final album, Mic City Sons features a decidedly more pop feel than its predecessors and marks Smith's maturation into the role of the band's visionary. From the opening notes of the swaggering, bass-heavy "Get Lucky" to conclusion of the album with a soothingly soft hidden track, Mic City Sons is an outstanding collection of diverse and invigorating tracks. Songs like "Plain Clothes Man" and "You Gotta Move" exhibit the interplay of soulful, smooth vocals over gentle guitar strumming ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Frey
Heatmiser was an indie rock supergroup of sorts, featuring songwriters Elliott Smith and Neil Gust No. 2, as well as Sam Coomes Quasi and the multitalented Tony Lash. The quartet's finest and final album, Mic City Sons features a decidedly more pop feel than its predecessors and marks Smith's maturation into the role of the band's visionary. From the opening notes of the swaggering, bass-heavy "Get Lucky" to conclusion of the album with a soothingly soft hidden track, Mic City Sons is an outstanding collection of diverse and invigorating tracks. Songs like "Plain Clothes Man" and "You Gotta Move" exhibit the interplay of soulful, smooth vocals over gentle guitar strumming that has been so evident in Smith's solo work. The Gust-penned tunes, like "Cruel Reminder" and "Eagle Eye" are more rugged and aggressive, but complement Smith's songs brilliantly. There are no weak tracks here - in fact, "Pop In G" and "See You Later" are two of the best indie rock songs of the '90s - and the album flows incredibly well. Despite the success Heatmiser's members have achieved since their disbanding, it's unfortunate that this collective decided to split up just when they had reached such a creative peak.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Caroline
  • UPC: 017046754026
  • Catalog Number: 7540
  • Sales rank: 43,975

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Lucky (2:50)
  2. 2 Plainclothes Man (3:28)
  3. 3 Low-Flying Jets (2:50)
  4. 4 Rest My Head Against the Wall (3:31)
  5. 5 The Fix Is In (4:38)
  6. 6 Eagle Eye (2:18)
  7. 7 Cruel Reminder (2:41)
  8. 8 You Gotta Move (2:08)
  9. 9 Pop in G (3:18)
  10. 10 Blue Highway (2:48)
  11. 11 See You Later (3:43)
  12. 12 Half Right (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Heatmiser Primary Artist
Aaron Day Vocals
Sean Croghan Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Heatmiser Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Tom Rothrock Producer, Engineer
Rob Schnapf Producer, Engineer
Elliott Smith Contributor
Sam Coomes Contributor
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