Okay people, it’s awesome time. “We Got Really Good Friends” is mix #3, and it’s focal point are the tracks taken from “side project” bands, and I use that term loosely. The title is a line in “Victoria Iceberg” by Bear vs Shark, which appeared on the Masters of Horror TV soundtrack (and I DO NOT recommend getting this). I know, they weren’t a side project, but that’s okay with you. Howlin’ Rain is the singer/guitarist from Comets On Fire. It’s really not that much of a departure, but necessary jams none the less. Glitter Pals is a Genghis Tron off-shot, Pink Mountaintops is Stephen McBean solo (Black Mountain, Jerk With A Bomb), Rabbit Ears is Spencer Moody (MCD) on vocals and some dude with a drum machine, and Turbo Fruits is the string section of Be Your Own Pet. Blood Meridian is also a Black Mountain affiliate, fronted by BM bassist Matt Camirand.
Fun fact: Matt played a solo set of Blood Meridian tracks for an arena full of Coldplay fans due to Black Mountain’s equipment not arriving in time for their European tour as Coldplay opener. I saw him play in a backyard for 30 people at Fuck Yeah Fest that August. These are things I cannot comprehend with mental images alone.
Other standout tracks include Comadre’s hidden track off of their Songs About The Man EP. It’s a dance track! with a shamisen! by Comadre! Yes, this is true, and it’s as intense as it sounds. The JMC song is a B-Side from Munki, why they didn’t put it on the album I don’t know. A really soft, wonderfully emotional song. Slaves is Pleasure Forever before they changed names, The Wayward is now on Magic Bullet and I couldn’t even begin to express my excitement for their next full length with 0’s and 1’s. “Coke Owns The Color Red” is one of my favorites… ever. the PMFS track is a random acoustic number I got on an old compilation, and the Ape Fight song was played during the credits of Accepted. It’s actually worth watching, it’s not what you’re thinking.
1. La Piovra – Go Nowhere
2. Bear vs Shark – Victoria Iceberg
3. Howlin’ Rain – Roll On The Rusted Days
4. Glitter Pals – Dig In
5. The Wayward – Cross Section
6. Pink Mountaintops – Single Life
7. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Hide Myself
8. Jesu – Silver (Original Beats)
9. Rabbit Ears – For And Against
10. Slaves – Chemical Priest
11. Let’s Crash – High School’s Priso!
12. Fake Problems – Motion Of Ocean
13. Light The Fuse And Run – Coke Owns The Color Red
14. Turbo Fruits – 20th I Was Blue
15. VietNam – Welcome To My Room
16. Planes Mistaken For Stars – Seventy-Seven
17. Your Black Star – Set The Trap
18. Blood Meridian – We Almost Made It Home
19. Lisabo – Gau Minean
20. Ape Fight – You Think We Suck
21. Comadre – (Hidden Track)