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Various: Deep Elm Unreleased No. 2Deep Elm Unreleased No. 2 (2003)
Deep Elm Records

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Contributed by: maverickScott
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When I reviewed volume 1 of this series a year ago, I commented on just how wonderful the basic idea of this compilation was - a label puts out a CD of only unreleased tracks from their bands. It's definitely a "fans-only" release, but at the same time, one could argue that some of these bands' bes.
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When I reviewed volume 1 of this series a year ago, I commented on just how wonderful the basic idea of this compilation was - a label puts out a CD of only unreleased tracks from their bands. It's definitely a "fans-only" release, but at the same time, one could argue that some of these bands' best material is appearing on these compilations. Unreleased No. 2 is no different, including the following bands:
01. The White Octave - "A Chinese Character"
02. Cross My Heart - "Complications"
03. Benton Falls - "Occupied For Now"
04. The Appleseed Cast - "The Spider Wall"
05. Walt Mink - "Downright Presidential"
06. Drive Til Morning - "Tell Me A Story"
07. David Singer - "A Mercenary Love Song"
08. Race Car Riot - "Discontinued"
09. Camber - "Lantern Circle"
10. Slowride - "This Train"
Once again I get frustrated with the only 10 songs limit, as there's only a half hour of music on here. Then again, being this short makes the disc easier to digest, so I guess there's always a plus side to everything.

So out of all the unreleased material, David Singer takes home the medal for "best song" with "A Mercenary Love Song" [which reminds me of "Always Something There To Remind Me" every time I hear it's opening]. Other highlights on here include super-old songs from the now-defunct Walt Mink and Cross My Heart, as well as a fuzz-rock Appleseed Cast gem. The only song that just rubs me the wrong way is Drive Til Morning's "Tell Me A Story," but if you read my review of their most recent full-length you would have expected that.

Deep Elm claims that this CD isn't supposed to be a sampler, but in the end, that's what most every compilation turns into [especially a label-exclusive one such as this]. The beauty of this CD is that, if you like the unreleased song so much, you're almost bound to enjoy the band's released material even more.

MP3
Benton Falls - Occupied For Now

MP3 CLIPS
The White Octave - A Chinese Character
Cross My Heart - Complications
The Appleseed Cast - The Spider Wall
Walt Mink - Downright Presidential

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (August 18, 2003)

Yeah, but keep in mind it only takes me 2 minutes to write my comments that piss people off.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 18, 2003)

eh, why do people have to spend time thinking about things they don't like? think about something else then. who cares if someone likes something you think is trendy?

Anonymous (August 17, 2003)

The idea of emo applies to all music... What MAKES a band emo is evidently they wear trendy mod styled hair and goofy sidepacks, all along begging to be taken seriously. This "genre" (if you can call it that) is all about conformity and bullshit. It's about caking your real emotions in plastic ones so that you don't have to worry about the masses of starving people across the world or a country that is being killed off by AIDS. Musically, it's either metal made made really slow and boring, pop-punk mixed with metal, or baaaaaaaaaaad folk. Why do people listen to this trash?

-BSD

funkisdead (August 16, 2003)

wow anonymous should eat a big fat dick
scott knows whats up
except for david singer.
btw, i finally bought the mcs today, and it makes me dance.

Anonymous (August 16, 2003)

When I saw it on the side under new reviews, I just knew that Scott wrote this review...
Scott do you like crying? ;( Does emo make you sad? ;(

Anonymous (August 16, 2003)

"Does anyone know where to get an MP3 of the Slowride song?"

Try the Internet dude. EVERYTHING and everyone is on the Internet man.

cobra

Anonymous (August 15, 2003)

Does anyone know where to get an MP3 of the Slowride song? That's the only song I want to hear on the thing.

funkisdead (August 15, 2003)

i didnt even know the white octave still existed
i never really got into them
and dude, david singer is fucking whack.

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