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Tracks and Fields
     

Tracks and Fields

 
Tracks and Fields is a double-disc follow-up to Kill Rock Stars' double-disc Fields and Streams set from 2002. Much the same as that fine release, this is a roundup of indie rock and pop bands that either record for KRS or make music that float KRS' boat. The disc plays like a state

Overview

Tracks and Fields is a double-disc follow-up to Kill Rock Stars' double-disc Fields and Streams set from 2002. Much the same as that fine release, this is a roundup of indie rock and pop bands that either record for KRS or make music that float KRS' boat. The disc plays like a state of the indie union address with a nice mix of established acts and up-and-comers and a strong sense of the overall vision and aesthetic that has helped keep KRS going all these years. Disc one's highlights are a crinkly track from the Legend! ("I'm Not Like That"), a deeply soulful revamping of What's Going On-era Marvin Gaye by His Name Is Alive ("Peace in Detroit"), the starkly beautiful "Eric's Song" from Cynthia Dall, the storming "Pink 14" by Billy Childish's Buff Medways, the cute new wave of the Charades ("The Only One"), and the nasty garage blues of Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee ("Wake Me When I'm Over"). Disc two holds many pleasures as well, like Biography of Ferns' epic Pastels/Television Personalities-influenced "John the Barber," Measles Mumps Rubella's glittery disco-funk "Fantastic Success II," the lo-fi demo of Devendra O Banhart's "Poughkeepsi," Nedelle's soulful indie folk ("Begin to Breathe"), a stunning acoustic take of "Golden Cloud" from space rock stalwarts Dead Meadow, and a sweet country tune from the heavily hyped (deservedly so) Decemberists ("Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right"). Some songs -- but only a handful -- aren't quite up to the level of the rest, and are not enough to drag the collection down. Anyone who wants to get a feel for beneath-the-radar indie rock in 2004 should seek this out.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Kill Rock Stars
UPC:
0759656040129
catalogNumber:
60401
Rank:
226521

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Ranaldo   Guitar
Josh Madell   Drums
Thurston Moore   Guitar,Vocals
Jim O'Rourke   Bottleneck Guitar
Steve Shelley   Gamelan
Tara Key   Guitar,Vocals
Tim Harris   Bass
Tara Jane O'Neil   Bass
Cynthia Dall   Strings,Keyboards,Vocals
M.A.C.   Group Member
Dave Holmes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Tucker Martine   Percussion
Karl Blau   Bass
Kim Thompson   Bass,Vocals
Katie Gentile   Strings
Eyvind Kang   Viola
Robert Austin   Group Member
Legend!   Vocals
Brent Jones   Track Performer
Jayne Simon   Guitar,Sitar,Drones
Devin   Group Member
Jesse Flavin   Track Performer
Rachel Carns   Organ,Drums,Vocals
David Nichols   Drums
Nate Query   Bass
Laura Veirs   Guitar,Vocals,Banjo-ukelele
Ryan Hicks   Group Member
Lisa Rickenberg   Synthesizer,Bass,Vocals
Stephen Malmin   Drums
Rachel Blumberg   Drums
Steve Kille   Bass
Tamar Berk   Guitar,Vocals
Katie Eastburn   Percussion,Violin,Vocals
Chris Funk   Guitar
Jenny Conlee   Keyboards
Jeff Rosenberg   Guitar
Steve Poponi   Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar
Chris Frey   Group Member
Lyndsay Sung   Group Member
Carolyn Berk   Track Performer
Larry Biely   Bass
Aaron Dall   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Degan   Electric Guitar
Justin Hamacher   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Kurtz   Drums
Betsy Kwo   Guitar
Brett Lyman   Group Member
Heather Lynn   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Kirsten Lynn   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Brad MacKinnon   Group Member
Brooke McAleer   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Stephen McCarty   Drums
Adrian Meier Dentzel   Bass
Daniel Rickard   Track Performer
Mark Ropelewski   Group Member
Brett Rudy   Drums,Background Vocals
Jarrett Silberman   Guitar,Violin,Bass Guitar
Julian Teakle   Guitar
Nedelle Torrisi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ramones   Composer
Superchunk   Composer
Thurston Moore   Song Notes
Brian Paulson   Engineer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Dee Dee Ramone   Composer
Johnny Ramone   Composer
Tommy Ramone   Composer
Cynthia Dall   Composer
M.A.C.   Engineer
Tucker Martine   Engineer
Johnny Sangster   Engineer
John Congleton   Composer,Producer
Jucifer   Composer
Dead Meadow   Composer,Engineer
Laura Veirs   Composer
Steve Denekas   Engineer
Radio Berlin   Engineer
Lisa Rickenberg   Composer
Devendra Banhart   Composer
Jonathan Kreinik   Engineer
Angus Andrew   Engineer
Colin Meloy   Composer
Mahan Kalpa Singh   Engineer
Steve Poponi   Engineer
Joshua Wells   Engineer
Tony Cale   Engineer
Electronic Boots   Remixing
Asa Leffer   Engineer
Carolyn Berk   Composer
Hunx   Producer
Adrian Orange   Song Notes
Señor Pepe   Engineer
Nedelle Torrisi   Composer,Instrumentation
Greg Wadley   Engineer

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