Comp of fun and funky bands. Some are utter trash while others are brilliant and fun. Key to success: don’t take yourself too seriously. I personally like the strummy low-key acoustic guitar songs the best. There are some harder rock songs. And a brilliant Elliott Smith song to close it all off. Recommended: 1, 5, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 22
*Track One- Starts off with audience and Jason Traeger talking. Very cute. Poppy. Acoustic Guitar and vox only, drums and bass come in later.
Track Two- Darker rock. Heavy bass. Distortion quiet voice. Switches between slow and fast tempo.
Track Three- Almost spoken word. Bad rhyming, but kitchy in a good way. Goes into screaming. Lead vox seems more into than anyone else.
Track Four- Starts off very rock and roll. Yelling vox. Kind of old school.
*Track Five- Upbeat rock. Very nice blending. Vox is a little shakey. Sounds like fem rock. Gets the crowd going and introduces the band
Track Six- Very fast. Esp. vox. A little video gameish. A little Persian sounding in the middle. Instrumental break down in the middle.
Track Seven- Yelling and kind of ambient keyboard. Kind of soft spy rock. Mixed with pysch rock. Interesting blend…
Track Eight- FCC: fuck. Introduces song as “dance song for all the queer kids in the audience.” Lots of shouting and distortion. Out of control experimental.
Track Nine- Steady drum beat. With horn/sax. Angry vox. Screaming. Loud Machine is only vocal. Crazy guitar. There’s a little German at the end or gibberish.
Track Ten- Long spoken vox intro. Nice guitar and horn. Again lame vocals.
*Track Eleven- Starts off a capella. GREAT VOCALS. Acoustic guitar starts up. Very indie rock. Did I say GREAT VOCALS!?! Pretty upbeat and fast.
*Track Twelve- Accordion. Very French sounding. Sounds almost like a children’s song with a little innuendo. Simple melody and lyrics.
Track Thirteen- Nice rock-y. Funny lyrics about cars. Fem lead vox. Jersey tribute at the end.
*Track Fourteen- Nice guitar strumminess at the beginning. Subdued indie pop.
*Track Fifteen- Cute fem intro. Talks about getting turned on. Is that an FCC? Love song about her and Godzilla. Very simple but fun.
*Track Sixteen- Nice strummy guitar. Voice is a little droning but driving lyrics that keep the song going. Simple. Cute interjections. Nice chorus.
Track Seventeen- Fast tempo. Funky drums. Little distortion on guitar. Yelling vox. Switches between soft depressed and loud depressed angry.
Track Eighteen- Depressing, but touching, dedication at the beginning. Acoustic guitar. Pretty voice. Mid-tempo.
*Track Nineteen- Starts with heavy guitar. Strong voice. A little choppy but goes with song.
Track Twenty- Lots more shouting. Heavy guitar and bass. Can’t really understand what he’s saying. Weird ending
Track Twenty One- Kind of surfy instrumental start off. Mixed with rock.
*Track Twenty Two- Like all Elliott Smith, incredibly beautiful and subdued. Slow. Brilliant lyrics.