Sunday, July 30, 2006

So you want some music...

Here’s a sampling of what I purchased in O-town. And sorry for the weak intro picture. But I think the tunes will make up for it.

MP3--The Long Winters--Hindsight. I really think that this record is The Long Winters' strongest work to date. It’s simply fabulous. It’s an easy listen and you’ll undoubtedly find yourself tapping your feet as you listen.

MP3--Band of Horses—Our Swords. There is a demo of this song on their website that is actually better than this finalized version. It was called bass song then. But this more polished version fits much better on this record that some of you (RD) may see as a rip off from the Jacket. But I think they have their own style and I am really enjoying this record.

MP3--Pedro the Lion—Let Down. I know this floated around quite a bit on the blogs. But this cover is so eerily similar to the original that it is worth at least one listen. And yes RD Control is amazing and I am listening to more Pedro the Lion.

MP3--My Morning Jacket--Golden. RD was wrong. I love saying that. RD was wrong. When I asked him about this live acoustic EP he said it was alright and not as good as the new live stuff that is coming out from the Jacket. While I cant argue about the new live stuff because I haven’t heard it all, this little EP is simply stellar. It showcases Jim James in a bare bones acoustic performance that is just unforgettable. The last three songs are simply amazing.

Also here’s a couple of things I read/heard in the last week:

Thom Yorke is releasing a single for Harrowdown Hill in three different formats.

Ltd CD1. Harrowdown Hill2. The Drunkk Machine3. Harrowdown Hill (Extended Mix)
Ltd 7"A: Harrowdown HillB: Jetstream
Ltd 12"A: Harrowdown Hill (Extended Mix)B: The Drunkk Machine
Pre-order all three formats for five pounds from Record Store

The Stars Remix Album is going to happen. Im sorry I can’t recall where I heard this but It going to be entitled Do you trust your friends (or something close to that) and will include remixes from The Dears, Broken Social Scene, Metric, and other artists of the Canadian origin.

And on a similar note, Memphis is releasing an album soon too. Its called A little place in the wilderness. It’s slated for release on August 15, 2006, but Im not sure that date will hold true because I am finding it hard to check that date anywhere else. I never really got into the Memphis stuff but maybe this record will change that.


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Park Avenue cds

So Im Orlando, Fl on business (don't I sound big time). Anyway. I found myself wandering the streets (by wandering I mean driving around haphazardly) to find a copy of the new Long Winters Cd that was released yesterday. I found a Barnes and Noble and entered. They were having this dramatic performance of Harry Potter for a bunch of kids at what Im guessing was a birthday party. Anyway, at no surprise to me, they did not have the CD. But the guy at the counter seemed pretty cool so I asked if there was an independent record store nearby and he told me about park avenue cds. They are a great little record store. They had a dj playing great music when I walked in and they had about 15-20 people in the store on a Wednesday night in the summer. Pretty impressive for something (independent record stores) that we sometimes view as fading away. If was so inspiring to see an independent record store thriving. I will be heading back tomorrow to just be in there while I'm in Orlando. Cash you gotta model Moon Colony after these guys. And let me pubically say that was Cash and Co are doing with their store is simply amazing for Jacksonville. I just wish Jacksonville was more supportive of this type of thing. I guess that's the south for you.

If you are wondering I bought:
The Long Winters--Putting the Days to Bed
Band of Horses--Everything All the Time
Cursive--Dorthy at 40 (7")
The Subways--Young for Eternity (It's for Aiden and explain soon)
They also gave me two free samplers. Smack 2006 (includes Built to Spill, Regina Spektor, Dinosaur Jr., Secret Machines, and more) and The International Noise Conspiracy (live EP).

So I am feeling the love right now and my hope in independent record stores was renewed. My laptop is being a pain right now and I can't upload music to ezarchive but I will get some MP3s up for you when I get home.

And as DP announced, I turn 30 next Saturday. Send some good vibes my way because I am feeling very old.


Monday, July 24, 2006

Arizona--Welcome Back Dear Children

As RD told you yesterday, Arizona released Welcome Back Dear Children via Itunes and you can purchase the album directly by clicking on the link below.

Arizona--Welcome Back Dear Childen via ITunes

So I thought I’d treat this record right and give it a proper review. RD turned me on to this band about a month ago and I clearly remember my first reaction. As I listened I thought… this band has something special. I remember listening thinking that in a year I’d remember the first time I heard them and smile. It reminded me of the first time I listened to The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Broken Social Scene, and Bright Eyes. It’s like I could tell that someday soon I would get it. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think Arizona necessarily sounds like any of those bands above, but I just felt I was listening to something new and fresh that would undoubtedly be part of my current listening for a long time. Having said that I heard Welcome Back Dear Children in its entirety last night and here are my early reactions.

The album starts with Te Amo Tanto, a dreamy pop song that provides a nice backdrop to the record. It leads straight into Some Kind of Chill—a track we’ve all been listening to non stop for over a month. It’s interesting to hear it in the context of the whole album. I still get chills when he sings, “It’s gone looking for space, as people all will, until they get to that place…” Track three provides quite the surprise in Away. I am certain that this song will have that same feel that Some Kind of Chill provides after repeated listens. The album continues its wistful pop feel through Diventa Blue and that leads us to the standout. Splintering is the track that sold me on this band when I first heard them. The rock in this track sells it and it’s the first time on the record that they veer from that dreamy pop feel that you were just getting comfortable with. Just when you get comfortable there, Arizona take you on another little detour with Old Man With a Bad Back Climbing up a Staircase and David. These two tracks are oriented around a piano and are just straight up good indie pop. The later is a little more pop than Old Man… but they both have pretty fantastic moments. Now Waking Up is just a short little ballad centering on an acoustic guitar that even has a little Wilco flair to it. Surviving the Savior fits nicely at track 9 because it sort of weaves itself through the musical moments that have presented themselves so far on this record. You have the acoustic guitar, that amazing voice, and a good bit of rocking at the end. Somersby is a great little song that is most similar to Splintering if you liked that track. It’s got some nice oh ohs in it and it’s got a got bit of rocking in its soul. The drums on this track are really amazing. Now I’m no drum expert, but they just seem to stand out to me on this song. Stay With Who You Know finds itself at track 11 and it seems to be the song that I’m struggling to fit into the context of the record. It’s a good song, but I can’t seem to put it into context yet. Don’t get me wrong, I have only listened 5 times or so, and I’m sure I’ll make some sense of it soon. It just has a completely different feel to it. And at 4:43 it clocks in as the longest song on the cd. Through the Soot and On Judgment Day close out this record in the same dreamy style that began it.

Overall, I am completely and utterly impressed by Arizona. The fact that this is their debut record just amazes me. It seems that there are a very few bands in my extensive library that have created such beautiful music on their debut record. I hope that you all take my advice and go to itunes and buy Welcome Back Dear Children soon. I assure you that these guys are on the brink of success and you’ll be glad you were along for the ride.



Pitchfork reports that Wowee Zowee will receive the double disc treatment. Very few details have been released as of yet. No track listing yet, but hopefully a Novemeber release date... I need a towel.

OLE-722 2 dbl CD Pavement -- Wowee Zowee DELUXE Fall 2006

I know I'm a dork

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Who needs a drummer?

Okay, so the title is a little tongue-in-cheek. I just wanted a reason to post these songs.

MP3 Spoon - Stay Don't Go

MP3 Death Cab For Cutie - Lightness (demo)


Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco ) is a genius. I've unfortunately never had the oppurtunity to see Jeff Tweedy live. I have had the pleasure of seeing Wilco and was impressed, but I fstill feel like i'm missing out on something. This version of Sunken Treasure is simply amazing. The version on Out There doesn't do the song justice.

MP3 Jeff Tweedy - Sunken Treasure (live)

MP3 Jeff Tweedy - Arline to Heaven (live)

Arizona's Welcome Back Dear Children has officially been released on iTunes.... Go buy it now!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Items of interest

So I've got a lot to share. First and foremost, we gotta welcome back the RD. He's been on hiatus for a little while and his presence was missed. Enough with the cheese and onto the music. In my mailbox today were two new cds. Man, I really do love new music. I (finally) got my copy of The Merediths EP. I really am having a hard time figuring out why they have not become more successful. I think the EP is super. I still think that Marmalade Maggie is the standout track, but man Homo Erectus is great. I've had a hard time finding a whole lot about the history of the band. But I do know for certain that one member, Jonathan, is no longer with the band, yet he is the contact person for discrepancies with paypal. Hence the (finally) above. He was super nice and put me in contact with some of the other members, and I did receive my cd. Take a listen and leave some comments with what you think.

MP3--The Merediths--Homo Erectus

The other cd I received was the Arizona EP, The Sun and the Room. RD and I have been singing these guys praises for quite some time now and you can't expect it to stop anytime soon. I'm not posting a new MP3 here, but here are the links to the previous posts where can sample a few songs. Post #1, Post #2. People listen up, Arizona are amazing!

Both Sides of the Mouth (my pick for blog of the moment) has posted some more Starlight Mints songs and a concert review of their most recent show. (hint: Midlake opened). They have also posted a live video of seventeen devils captured at above mentioned show. Go check it out and tell your friends. They've got good stuff over there. But don't forget about us when you see how great their blog is.

And now for the real reason I wanted to post. My Morning Jacket. I love this band. I have been meaning to share this track for a while now. I pre-ordered Z from the band last year and they gave an unreleased MP3 for doing so. The track is called How Could I Know and if you haven't heard this track yet you really should. My first impressions (way back) were that it was not as good as the tracks on Z and its place as an outake was appropriate. Well I am rescinding that opinion immediately. It's a great track and it reminds me of a different time in My Morning Jacket history. As a bonus I have posted my favorite My Morning Jacket song of all time below. I still get goosebumps.

MP3--My Morning Jacket--How Could I Know

MP3--My Morning Jacket--Phone Went West

Friday, July 21, 2006


I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it's only July, but October looks like it's going to be a great month in music.

The Decemberists are scheduled to release their major label debut The Crane Wife on 10/03 on Capitol Records. The album is based on a tragic Japanese folk tale. The group enlisted Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla and Seattle mainstay Tucker Martine to man the decks.

1 The Crane Wife 3
2 The Island:Come and SeeThe Landlord's DaughterYou'll Not Feel the Drowning
3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
4 O Valencia!
5 The Perfect Crime #2
6 When the War Came
7 Shankill Butchers
8 Summersong
9 The Crane Wife 1 & 2
10 Sons and Daughters

MP3 The Decemberists - The Tain Part 1 (Demo) - courtesy of the Decemberist's MySpace page.

Bright Eyes is scheduled to release a b-side rarities compilation on 10/24 entitled Noise Floor. on Saddle Creek. I was hoping for more unreleased tracks but they only provided two.

01 Mirrors and Fevers
02 I Will Be Grateful for This Day
03 Trees Get Wheeled Away
04 Drunk Kid Catholic
05 Spent on Rainy Days
06 The Vanishing Act
07 Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man
08 Blue Angels Air Show
09 Weather Reports
10 Seashell Tale*
11 Bad Blood*
12 Amy in the White Coat
13 Devil Town
14 I've Been Eating (For You)
15 Happy Birthday to Me (Feb. 15)
16 Motion Sickness
17 Act of Contrition
18 Hungry for a Holiday**
19 When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass Again**
20 Entry Way Song**
21 It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends**

* previously unreleased ** bonus tracks for the vinyl

MP3 - Bright Eyes - The Trees Get Wheeled Away

My Morning Jacket is schedule to release Okonokos, a live double cd. More importantly though (and keeping with the October theme), they a scheduled to release a DVD of the show on 10/31. My Morning Jacket's live show is truly amazing and although i'm sure the DVD won't completely capture the live experience completely, it should be on everyone's wish list. The movie will also be screened in select cities. I can guarantee it will not screen anywhere close to me.

CD track list

Disc one:
Wordless Chorus
It Beats 4 U
One Big Holiday
I Will Sing You Songs
The Way That He Sings
What A Wonderful Man
Off The Record
Lay Low

Disc two:
Run Thru
At Dawn
Xmas Curtain
O Is The One That Is Real
I Think I'm Going To Hell
Steam Engine

MP3 MyMorning Jacket - At Dawn (live) from Okonokos

Jeremy Enigk (former Sunny Day Real Estate and current Fire Theft frontman) is scheduled to release World Waits on 10/17 on Enigk’s own Lewis Hollow Recordings. It was been 10 years since he released Return of the Frog Queen, a truly amazing record. I'm kind of bummed that Alcohol and Asleep Under Last Week's News didn't make the cut...

1. A New Beginning
2. Been Here Before
3. River To Sea
4. City Tonight
5. Cannons
6. Damien Dreams
7. Wayward Love
8. Dare A Smile
9. World Waits
10. Burn

MP3 Jeremy Enigk - Burn (live)


Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Joey asked, so I’ll tell. I do enjoy the music of Midlake. I’m not sure if you were comparing Midlake to Band of Horses, which in essence compares them to My Morning Jacket. But I definitely think that Midlake is similar to Band of Horses. Now I don’t have the leaked version of the album which comes out July 25th, and I have only heard the two songs below, but I think the singer from Midlake definitely has a more unique and enjoyable voice than the singer in Band of Horses. However, I like Band of Horses a little better. Midlake reminds me of the 70’s. I just feel like they could have been part of the soundtrack to Almost Famous. So far. I can definitely make a better judgment when I hear both records in their entirety. Which I plan to do as soon as the Midlake record is released. Anyway for now I do think that these two songs are really great and I think you’ll enjoy them too.


MP3--Midlake--We Gathered in Spring

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Band of Horses

So I know I am the last person on earth to post about this band. If it makes you all feel any better, I have had these songs for a little while, but I forgot about them. Then while working late last night this song came on and it reminded me how brillant they are. Band of Horses remind me of My Morning Jacket. Especially his voice. This song doesn't even attempt to rock like The Jacket does, but that's not the goal of this band. At least in my mind. Plus pitchfork, way back in March, gave this album and 8.8. Anyway it is quite the enjoyable tune. If you check out their website, there are other songs for download and they say a fall tour will be announced soon.

MP3--Band of Horses--Funeral.

By the way, I keep telling you people about Moon Colony Razorblade. You should be shopping there instead of Target. Cash Im coming soon and I need the Band of Horses cd and the Oh No! Oh My! cd.

Monday, July 17, 2006

The track sevens (part two)

So I was down and out for 4 days with no computer. Long boring story that you don’t want to hear. The moral of the story is don’t leave your only copy of your music on your computer. I am a traditionalist in that sense. I have mounds of cdr’s laying around with all my music from the computer. But I am glad to be back. I hope to get back to more regular updates with my new computer!

So this is where I am with the track seven issue. I am going to post these last five track sevens and I’ll leave it alone. I was hoping to hear from all of you on this topic, because all of the people (in person) I have talked to about this seem to agree whole heartedly with the topic. And maybe that’s why no one is saying anything in the comments. You all just accept this theory and you’ve known about it for years. But please if you got something to say, leave it in the comments section below. Especially if you disagree. Give me your argument. Because I’ve thought of a few track sevens that are not that great, but I’m certainly not going to nullify our own theory. That’s your job. Enjoy.

Shine a Light—Wolf Parade. It’s my favorite Wolf Parade song. It just got such a good feel to it. I may be in the minority here, but I never really loved this record. Don’t get me wrong, It’s really good, but there are times where it just doesn’t do it for me. But track seven saves it every time.

Explain—Jeremy Enigk. So with all this Jeremy Enigk talk I went back to Return of the Frog Queen to listen. Yet again, I get to track seven and its brilliant. His voice is simply amazing on this track. When he is singing “how can I explain dear, you’ve been gone for some time. Man that’s some good stuff. You may argue that Shade and the Black Hat is better, and you can make your case here, but it’s track 8 and that’s close enough for me.

This Modern Love—Bloc Party. I’m sure RD will argue that there is no track on this record that’s worthy of a post. But I really got into Bloc Party last year and it often finds its way into my cd player. While not the most rocking song, it’s undeniably the most catchy. Yet it was the single and there weren’t to many track sevens that I have mentioned that were the single.

Grace Cathedral Hill—The Decemberists. This was actually the first decemberists song I heard (thank your RD) and it is still probably my favorite. This was a tough one, because there are a handful of songs on Castaways and Cutouts that are just as good.

Soma—Smashing Pumpkins. I was discussing this topic with the brother in law on Saturday and he made this suggestion. I put it up here for him becuase it fits here, but mayonnaise always was my favorite from Siamese Dream.

Anyway enjoy the songs and leave a comment if you’ve got the time. ZC

And if you’ve got the time you should check out Out with the Kids. It’s a fun website for parents and Jeff is a great guy who runs things over there. He’s got some really interesting history with music. I’m gonna add his website to our links over on the left real soon, because RD and I are going to change up the site a little bit.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Thom Yorke

Am I the only one who waited? Well I went and bought (that's right--what a noble idea) the eraser this morning and I have had only one listen. But guess what folks? Track seven. My favorite. See below for more information. Anyway the song is one of the more rockin songs on the record (and I use the term rocking loosely). However, Thom's voice is at it's strongest, in my humble opinon. And while this is definitely not a Radiohead album nor do I think its a predictor of what the new Radiohead album will sound like, I am still enjoying. But you all knew that because you've had it for a month.

Thom Yorke--And it Rained All Night

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Track Sevens

So Rd and I have this ongoing (for at least 5 years now) discussion about how you can always tell how good a record is by track 7 on the cd. (Rd hinted at it with his Canada Posts #2.) We have gone as far as to say that for most records the best track is song seven. At the very least it is a good song. I have yet to find too many records that I love that I don't enjoy track seven. Anyway, we have many theories about why this phenomenon occurs and we will undoubtedly share them in the upcoming days. But for now here are a number of songs (track sevens) from records that I love. I hope you all will leave your comments as to which track sevens I forgot and any track sevens that disprove this theory. RD will be posting some soon too. We all miss you man.

The Lovely Feathers--Photocorners. This is a good place to begin, because this is undoubtedly the highlight of this record. I actually really enjoy The Lovely Feathers and I am anticipating their presence in a top ten of 2006 this year. I know we have posted this song before but I'm working on the track seven thing remember.

Pavement--Gold Soundz. Okay I know this is so NOT my territory. For those of you who don't' know, RD is our resident Pavement expert and you may argue that Range Life is better but I'll hold my ground on this one because for me, it is most likely my favorite Pavement song (insert the un-indie remarks below).

Mates of State--Nature and the Wreck. Another track we (I) have posted before here at the two mirrors. But for me it is proving the theory. However, this one is interesting because it is not characteristic of the entire album. Not at all. Yet it is the track that I find myself listening too most on Bring it Back.

Audio Explorations--Ginnie Springs. That's right. You could argue that I don't want to be a rock star is better, but this song has such a great feel to it. This record reminds me of a time when I was younger. For those of you who don't know them, now is the time in your life to enjoy the glory that is Audio Explorations.

The Boy Least Likely To--I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star. I still really enjoy this record and this is my favorite track. You should be listening to The Boy Least Likely To.

The Arcade Fire--Wake Up. Can you even argue this one? I can't think of any song on this record that comes close and this is an amazing record. We all know the brillance of the Arcade Fire and this song is clearly their best.

Death Cab For Cutie--Company Calls. This may well have been the song that sparked this discussion many years ago. And some of you may argue that DCFC did better with Company Calls Epilogue and I'll listen to that argument. But where would the epilogue be without the original.

Bright Eyes--I Believe in Symmetry. Conversation over. One of my favorite records from last year and this is undoubtedly the highlight of the record. I mean when the change happens in this song, you know you are hooked. Conor did it right on this record and especially this song.

Bright Eyes--Napoleon's Hat. I've been looking for a reason to share this song with you all and in a strange turn of events, I realized that our theory may even be true for compilations. This song comes from the Lagniappe comp from Saddle Creek and you guessed it--track seven. Another amazing track from Bright Eyes.

Keep checking back as I hope this only sparks more conversation, and I imagine I will think of many more soon. ZC

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Dave Pittman Birthday EP

So, DP is 27 today. First and foremost, I've said it before, you should check out his blog--Taking on Goliath--for your up to date information on the crazy things our government does. Anyway, I wanted to let you all enjoy the Dave Pittman Birthday Ep. 6 songs that were chosen to supplement Hank (see Taking on Goliath for details). For all of you out there who have not had the pleasure of having such a friend in your life, I'm sorry. But DP you are the man and I wish you the best birthday. By the way the picture above is from The Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1998 in RFK, ironically where Dave spent his Saturday.

Voxtrot--Rise up in the Dirt. Dave claims Voxtrot is a winter only band. I understand his point so I tried to find a song of theirs that felt like the summer. This song is the best I could do, but I really think if you are not listening to Voxtrot yet, then you have some issues you should work out in your musical tastes.

Plus/Minus--Steal the Blueprints. This is from their forthcoming album. You see Dave and I have some history with Plus/Minus and I think he may have forgotten how amazing they are. So enjoy this one for the old times DP.

The Long Winters--The Commander Thinks Aloud. So this track is probably not the most characteristic of The Long Winters, but it is undeniably one of their best. Think David Bowie doing space oddity for indie rockers. I am really beginning to like this band.

Gnarls Barkley--Smiley Faces. Come on DP, you gotta get on board or it will be too late. These guys are simply amazing. You cannot enjoy the summer of 06 without Gnarls Barkley. This song makes me so happy and it makes this boy feel like he can dance.

Starlight Mints--Sidewalk. This is from their new record Drownatown and I love it. This is the last song on the cd and it is so worth the wait. The ride through the cd is well worth the trip too. This is another song that is maybe a little uncharacteristic of their music as a whole, but it is amazing.

Arizona--Splintering. This may be an overstatement. But I cannot envision myself ever making another mix tape without this track on it. These guys are brilliant. See previous post and comments for more details.

Happy Birthday DP!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The guest blogger

Head over to (sm)all ages for a top 6 (in two parts) of my kids favorite tunes. Cleo is as sweet as can be and she runs a fantastic site over there. I don't have much else for you here at the two mirrors today. So just check out this song. I think you'll enjoy. Im back on my Mates of State kick. It's one of my favorites from their new (hey it was released in 2006) record.

Mates of State--Like U Crazy


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independents Day!

A couple of good folks turned me on to this idea and I couldn't decide if it was non-patriotic or not. You know substituting independence with Independents. Anyway, I'll give you all a synopsis of the day and the I'll reward you with a couple of good independent tunes. So the four of us got up bright and early and headed to the Zoo. Where we couldn't decide if it would be packed because of the holiday or empty because of the holiday. We were leaning toward the former. To our surprise it was empty. We played at the new play park and enjoyed a train ride. (we are members by the way). Good times were had by all. The kiddies especially enjoyed the monkeys. After the zoo, we headed home in which both kids fell fast asleep. They napped and I worked. Then we all went on a nice bike ride and ate dinner outside while lighting sparklers (aiding first time). Overall it was a fantastic 4th of July.

Two independent bands to listen to today.

So RD turned me onto the Lovely Feathers with his Canada posts. I have also since reported some background info on the band so I'll be short winded here. RD said he didn't love the whole record and I am not yet promising a top 10 of 06 spot just yet, but I like it. Don't get me wrong here either, Photocorners is certainly the highlight, but it may be worth giving it another spin RD.
The Lovely Feathers--Frantic

So this hopefully will round out my Bright Eyes addiction for a while. I know I've been posting alot about them lately, but hey the blog is named after a bright eyes tune, so we should pay homage when necessary. Anyway this track is a cover of a Bruces song and it comes from the Lua single. I remember when we first got this single back in November of 04. RD and I listened non stop. I had forgotten about this song until..........well the story is simply to long and boring to tell when I have already bored you with a synopsis of the day. Just enjoy the song.

Bright Eyes--I Woke Up With This Song in My Head This Morning.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Another Bright Eyes Song (not new)

So I had yet to listen to this version of An Attempt to Tip the Scales from Bonnaroo. I never go seek this song out, but everytime I hear it I remind myself how great of song it is. This version, as does this original, is a little drawn out at the end, but man the lyrics are amazing in this song. I say this next sentence alot, just ask my wife and RD, but this is one of the best Bright Eyes songs around. I think it gets forgotten because on the record (Fevers and Mirrors for those of you who were wondering) it leads into that crazy hoax interview and the recorded version of A Song to Pass the Time (which is another time you'll hear me say...) Anyway take a listen below.

Bright Eyes--An Attempt to Tip the Scales (live at Bonnaroo)

Bonus: The fine folks over at (sm)all ages suggested I post over at her site a few of the little Champagne's favorit tracks. I'm working on that post, slowly but surely. I thought I'd share one of their favorites with our reader's first. By the way, Dad likes this band alot too.

Starlight Mints--Popsickle