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&at=11l9vR
  2. Compulsionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Concentratehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Pearl of Great Price [Daniel Brigham Remix] [Version]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Minor Keyshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Wanthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Easyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Spookyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Mr. Martinhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Mr. Martin [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. I Love You Like the Little Birdhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Mall Monarchyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. M23https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Guitar Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Black Jackethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Broken Armhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Taxihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Gangs of Riversidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. The Brightest of the Headhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Altercationhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. The Man Who Will Leadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Thin as a Needlehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. The Lucky Oneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. For Ushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. White Foghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Family Linehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. W.S. 2005https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. The Brightest of the Head [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. I Love You Like the Little Bird [Acoustic]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Under the Milky Wayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Magichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghosts-of-the-past/id714624119?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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