RELEASE
July 28, 2009
LABEL
Tooth & Nail
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

For the uninitiated, this odds-and-sods collection of B-sides and demos also does well as an introduction to the low-gloss, sleepily atmospheric new wave that Jason Martin has been doing so well since the mid-'90s. Many of the songs appeared in full-band form on the 2008 release Dial M; having the acoustic demos available for side-by-side comparisons opens the songs up in interesting new ways, driving home Martin's talent for strong melodies and trenchant lyrics. Respectful covers like the Smiths' "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" and the Church's "Under the Milky Way" provide no new entrée into those songs, but sound perfectly at home in this context, and throw a light on Martin's influences.
Paula Carino, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Automatichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  2. Compulsionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  3. Concentratehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  4. Pearl of Great Price [Daniel Brigham Remix] [Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  5. Minor Keyshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  6. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Wanthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  7. Easyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  8. Spookyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  9. Mr. Martinhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  10. Mr. Martin [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  11. I Love You Like the Little Birdhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  12. Mall Monarchyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  13. M23https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  14. Guitar Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  15. Black Jackethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  16. Broken Armhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  17. Taxihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  18. Gangs of Riversidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  19. The Brightest of the Headhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  20. Altercationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  21. The Man Who Will Leadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  22. Thin as a Needlehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  23. The Lucky Oneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  24. For Ushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  25. White Foghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  26. Family Linehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  27. W.S. 2005https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  28. The Brightest of the Head [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  29. I Love You Like the Little Bird [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  30. Under the Milky Wayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
  31. Magichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5
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