MEND005: Indietracks Festival 2011 compilation
Indietracks - an indiepop festival
Released 13 June 2011
In return for this year's release, we'd like to encourage you to make a donation of your choice to the Midland Railway, who host the Indietracks Festival each year. To find out more about the railway, click here.
Tracklisting & credit info
01. Crystal Stilts – Shake The Shackles
Taken from the album 'In Love With Oblivion', (2011 Fortuna Pop!) / Written by Crystal Stilts.
Sonic Truth: Andy, Kyle and JB of Crystal Stilts play in an indie supergroup with members of Comet Gain.
They're called Cinema Red And Blue.
02. The Proctors – Perfect World
Previously unreleased. Written by Gavin Priest.
03. The Hidden Cameras – The Mild Mannered Army
Written by Joel Gibb. Mixed and mastered by Shapemod.
This is a new and exclusive version of their 4-track classic from 2001, "The International MMA".
The Mild Mannered Army features strings recorded live at Shoreditch , London in 2010.
Violins by Paul Burgess, Mariko Otake, Fritha Jenkins. Violas by Quinta Qunita, Francesca Simmons. Cellos by Nicole Robson, Sam Taylor.
04. Papa Topo - Lo que me gusta del verano es poder tomar helado
Taken from the 7" single 'Oso panda' (2011 Elefant Records) / Written by Adria Josep Arbona Orero.
05. Amor De Días – Bunhill Fields
Taken from the album 'Street of the Love of Days' (2011 Merge Records) / Written by Amor De Dias.
06. Herman Düne– Tell Me Something I Don't Know
Taken from the album 'Strange Moosic' (2011 Fortuna Pop!) / Written by David-Ivar Herman Dune.
Sonic Truth: The video for "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" features Mad Men's Jon Hamm and a small blue yeti! Check it out!
07. Math and Physics Club – Trying To Say I Love You
Taken from the album "I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do" (2010 Matinee Recordings) / Written by Math and Physics Club.
08. Sloppy Joe – Sometimes
Taken from the album 'With Kisses Four' (2011 White Lily Records) / Written by Hitoshi Oka.
Jangly indiepop with trumpets!
09. A Fine Day For Sailing – Orange Crate Imagination
Taken from the album 'Sand Box' (2010 Pop Noise Records) / Written by Matthew Stead.
10. Pocketbooks – Sparklers
Taken from the album 'Carousel' (2011 Oddbox Records) / Written by Andy Hudson.
11. Victoria and Jacob – Festival
Previously unreleased. Written and produced by Victoria & Jacob 2011.
12. The Bumblebees – The Way
Previously unreleased. Written by The Bumblebees 2009.
13. The Wendy Darlings – Enormous Pop
Taken from the EP 'We Come with Friendly Purposes' (2009 Lost Music Records) / Written by The Wendy Darlings.
14. Milky Wimpshake – Cherry Pop
Taken from the album 'My Funny Social Crime' (2009 Fortuna Pop!) / Written by Pete Dale.
15. Jeffrey Lewis – Reaching
Previously unreleased demo. Written by Jeffrey Lewis. Played and sung by Jeffrey Lewis, with Abigail Todras.
16. Frankie Machine – How Great Thou Art (acoustic version)
Exlusive & previously unreleased. Written by Frankie Machine 2011.
This track is brand new and exclusive to the Indietracks compilation!
17. Help Stamp Out Loneliness – Cellophane (The Bedroom Demo)
Unreleased demo version of the song which appears on the album 'Help Stamp Out Loneliness'
(2011 Where It's At Is Where You Are Records/Papillons Noirs).
Written and produced by Bentley Cooke and totally cribbed from the Au Pairs' 'It's Obvious'.
18. Very Truly Yours – Girls Tell You Secrets
Taken from the 7" single 'Girls Tell You Secrets' (2011 Cloudberry Records) / Written by Kristine Capua.
19. Just Handshakes (We're British) – Falling Over Our Fear
Taken from the 7" single 'Falling Over Our Fear' (2011 Elefant Records) / Written by Michael Denham and Clara Alice Patrick.
20. Guatafán – Cucurucho
Taken from the 7" single 'Cucurucho' (2010 Elefant Records) / Written by María López Crespo.
21. Anguish Sandwich – Leave My Brain Alone
Taken from the 'No More Cows' demos (2011) / Written by Anguish Sandwich.
22. Ace Bushy Striptease – But I Do Mind
Taken from the album 'The Words That You Said Are Still Wet In My Head' (2011 Oddbox Records) / Written by Ace Bushy Striptease.
We like singing "The Middle Ones" over the chorus bit when we play it live sometimes because we love the band The Middle Ones, We had one of our only ever
real crazy studio moments while recording the outro, There were hundreds of different tracks playing over the end but we came to our senses and
deleted most of them like rational people.
23. Mat Patalano – Now She's Gone
Taken from the album 'Cursed! Outtakes/Birthright demos. Written by Mat Patalano (2010). Recorded at thee Crazy Cave #4 (Mat's bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY)
24. Horowitz – The Knitwear Generation
Taken from the EP cassette 'The Knitwear Generation'(2011 Fika Recordings) / Written by Horowitz. Fittingly, this song was on the first cassette album I ever
put together back in (I think) 2002. The lyric probably sounds a bit twee, but I'm sure if you're able to make out what I'm going on about underneath all the
fuzz, you'll see the humour! I love the chugging rhythm we managed to achieve using a drum preset on a Casio keyboard and some shaker and tambourine
25. Dignan Porch – Like It Was Again
Taken from the EP 'Deluded' (2011 Captured Tracks) / Written by Joe Walsh. Performed by Dignan Porch. Recorded by Henry Withers.
26. Butcher Boy – I Am The Butcher
Taken from the album 'Helping Hands' (2011 Damaged Goods) / Written by Butcher Boy.
27. Graeme Elston – Take Me Back To Ealing
Exclusive & previously unreleased. Written by Graeme Elston 2011. A muddled treatise on comedy, cynicism and utopianism.
28. Haiku Salut – Snaffle
Taken from the EP 'How We Got Along After the Yarn Bomb' (2011 Team Strike Force!) / Written by Gemma, Louise and Sophie of Haiku Salut.
Brass section performed by Stuart Estell (Tuba) and Michelle Hitchman (Tenor Horn).
29. Tiny Fireflies – Snow
Taken from the EP 'ePop005' (2010 Eardrums Pop) / Written by Kristine Capua.
30. Withered Hand – No Cigarettes (EP version)
Taken from the EP 'You're Not Alone' (2009 SL Records/Fence Records) / Written by Dan Willson.
This version of the song was recorded at 3am in the tiny Anstruther AIA Hall, Fife, by my friend Kenny Anderson. We had tried to record much earlier in the day but
traffic noise outside the window (the hall is on a corner of a busy road and every time we got a good take a truck would go by at some point) meant we eventually
stopped and went out for tea together, returning much later to start again.
31. Remi Parson – Les Flous
Previously unreleased. Written by Remi Parson.
32. Peru – Clueless
Taken from the album 'Across Blue Skies' (2010 Jigsaw Records) / Written by Peru.
33. Next Time Passions – Going There
Taken from the forthcoming album (2010 Midge Eras Record Club) / Music by Next Time Passions, Lyrics by Billpos.
34. Band A Part - No sé por qué
Taken from the 7" single 'No sé por qué' (2010 Elefant Records) / Written by Javier Román Puche and María del Coral Rodríguez Girona.
35. Heroes Of The Mexican Independence Movement – Come On Inside
Taken from the 'A Popular Science' demos (2011 DiY Hi 5!) / Written by Paul John Sarel, Thomas Nash, Chris Norrison, Simon Love.
36. Moustache Of Insanity – My Favourite Memory
Taken from the cassette 'Moustache Dammit!' (2011 Fike Records) / Written by Nik Vestberg and Bill Botting.
37. The Sweet Nothings – The Day Of The Popshow
Previously unreleased. Written by The Sweet Nothings.
This is a song about time and letting go and popshows and winning. Oh, and trains. We'd like to dedicate it to everyone going to Indietracks!
38. The Whatevers – Rhapsody In Blue Jeans
Taken from the album 'Art And Sex' (2011 Holiday Records) / Written by Mike Relton.
39. World Of Fox – Jeane
Taken from the album 'Respect' (2011 Where It's At Is Where You Are Records) / Written by Morrissey/Marr. This comes from my 2010 project "Respect", where I released a song every month. Each song was a cover from the 1980s. The whole project was released on CD at midnight on the 1st January 2011! There's also a deluxe ltd edition which comes in a tin box with hand printed artwork by Ruth Green (ruthgreendesign.com). If you buy the deluxe
version, you get to enter a prize draw to choose a 1980s song, which I will cover and release as my next single!
40. Zipper – Phone Song
Previously unreleased. Music by David Notario/Lyrics by M.Mar G-Meneses.
Compiled by Emma Hall / mastered by Ian Cowen / artwork by Andy Hart.
of this compilation 2011 Make Do And Mend Records. The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by the individual artists and/or labels.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded the compilation and donated to the Midland Railway Trust, and to the artists for donating their music!
To find out more about the festival and the Midland Railway, visit www.indietracks.co.uk