Various Artists / Esopus 10: Good News
Album: Esopus 10: Good News   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Esopus Foundation  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-13 Pull Date: 2008-09-14
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 21, 2008: press and release
A Song For Liza Minnelli
4. Aug 01, 2008: Stud Eye
Miracle Man
2. Aug 15, 2008: Oatmeal
Miracle Man
5. Jul 30, 2008: Eran Mukamel (Barry Zito colonoscopy)
Sleeping Village Appears Empty
3. Aug 09, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Nej! Ikke Amerikanisk Hipsteren Musikk
Sleeping Village Appears Empty
6. Jul 26, 2008: Lost and Found
Yon Ferrets Return

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2008-05-26

Varying indie work-- a compilation of songs of VERY varying quality (and style). And I even have to qualify that statement because what is ‘good’ and what is ‘not good’ depends entirely on what criteria you use and who you are. I am going to use my own personal criteria and I hope you find that useful. This is basically a cornucopia of different types of indie and alternative music, and many of the artists are ‘hip’ and well-known, like you’ve seen them at South-by-Southwest. Descriptions below would be more helpful. Rec: 2, 10, 11, 12
1 starts off interesting and whimsical but the chorus only gets a B-, slightly emo, nice coda ending
2 short piece by Neko Case, my-t-fine.
3 silly thing about the recession and getting money back on taxes, ironic, nice little bubblegum pop, play with Magnetic Fields if you must
4 not my thing, but interesting guitar work
5 FCC ‘shit’ rap piece, more silly than witty, words about being in the projects, etc.
6 dumb baritone chanting to start, the thing seems a bit Waits-ish, but it in fact is everyone’s favorite, Man Man. OK, I can respect this
7 I don’t like the lyrics, seems like a basic alt-folk piece. Might have the ‘classic’ thing going.
8 FCC ‘shit’ I do like this, good, interesting last minute, for sure
9 FCC ‘fucked’
10 interesting synth pop piece with horns, female vocals
11 instrumental ornate synth bells and organic celestial like translating some of Ed Ka-spel’s work into a bit more indie pop, gets really noisy and climactic at end
12 starts with more of the same then a cool, long dance piece, Giorgio Moroder?, that sort of faux-whispered vocal stuff

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Real Tuesday Weld, The Love At The Death Hotel
2. Neko Case And Carl Newman Yon Ferrets Return
3. Chris Rehm Impendin' Recession
4. Marnie Stern Fathom Five
5. Busdriver I've Always Known
6. Man Man A Song For Liza Minnelli
7. Langhorne Slim Priceless
8. Ryan Adams A Song In The News
9. Gowns Butterfly Knife
10. Catherine Mcrae Boredom Arcades
11. Atlas Sound Sleeping Village Appears Empty
12. Artificial Workshop Miracle Man