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. Automatichttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Compulsionhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Concentratehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Pearl of Great Price [Daniel Brigham Remix] [Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Minor Keyshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Wanthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Easyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Spookyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Mr. Martinhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Mr. Martin [Acoustic]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. I Love You Like the Little Birdhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Mall Monarchyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. M23http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Guitar Manhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Black Jackethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Broken Armhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Taxihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Gangs of Riversidehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. The Brightest of the Headhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Altercationhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. The Man Who Will Leadhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Thin as a Needlehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. The Lucky Oneshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. For Ushttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. White Foghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  26. Family Linehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  27. W.S. 2005http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  28. The Brightest of the Head [Acoustic]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  29. I Love You Like the Little Bird [Acoustic]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  30. Under the Milky Wayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  31. Magichttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fghosts-of-the-past%252Fid714624119%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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