VV. AA. - Holiday Matinee, Vol. 3: Composed on Bicycles

Artist: Various Artists

Album: Holiday Matinee, Vol. 3: Composed on Bicycles (2002)

This is part of Holiday Matinee's Compilation series.

Holiday Matinee is an indie-minded, San Diego-based marketing and promotions company that's done work for everyone from Death Cab for Cutie to the San Diego Padres. Composed on Bicycles is the third volume of its compilation series; it brings together work from both clients and pals. There's some great stuff here. Up-and-comers like Reubens Accomplice and Maquiladora contribute inventive takes on brash, heartfelt indie rock and drifting, expansive Americana, respectively, while vets Superdrag put in the straightforward alt-rock of "I Can't Wait" and the Jealous Sound tingling emo hearts with "Bitter Strings." Dntel takes the comp into indie electronic territory with the glitchy "(This Is the Dream) of Evan + Chan"; Rocky Votolato's "Crabtree and Evelyn" is a clever, gorgeous piece of singer/songwriter-y acoustic jangle; and the Gloria Record's "Good Morning, Providence" is a swirling masterpiece of melody. Strong work also appears from Ill Ease, the Dropscience, the And/Ors, Aberdeen, and Track Star. ~ Johnny Loftus

song title

1. Good Morning, Providence - The Gloria Record

2. Colour - Waxwing

3. Liason - Kill Me Tomorrow

4. Something To Do - Track Star

5. Cantsitstill - Inner

6. Leave The City - Reubens Accomplice

7. I Can't Wait - Superdrag

8. What I Built Last Night - The Casket Lottery

9. Cities & Buses - Aberdeen

10. Hardly Accounted For - Kill Creek

11. Ritual Of Hearts - Maquiladora

12. Sit And Stare - Gogogo Airheart

13. (This Is The Dream) of Evan + Chan - DNTEL

14. Do You Want To Go Faster? - The Dropscience

15. Rana - Ilya

16. Jackie On Acid - Ill Ease

17. Loft Life - The And/Ors

18. Bitter Strings - The Jealous Sound

19. Crabtree and Evelyn - Rocky Votolato

20. I Promise Not To Notice If You Promise To Pretend - Ides Of Space

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