|I Stayed up All Night Listening to Records CD (1998) |
Scream Aim Fire CD music Columbus, Ohio's intrepid Anyway label has released what amounts to a state-of-the-union address of middle American lo-fi semi-pop. Most of the artists hail from the "middle coast" and many will be unfamiliar to the casual listener. The most immediately recognizable names here are Tobin Sprout and Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices, who both offer intriguing solo cuts. The real stars of this show are relatively obscure artists like Scotty Tabachnik, who is represented by the strangely poetic "Stones and Noah's Bones" and cult heroes like Simon Joyner, one of the great unsung singer-songwriters of the '90s, who contributes the casually stirring "Hot Tears." If you favor songcraft and naked emotion over fancy production values, introduce yourself to this "collection of field recordings."
Includes liner notes by Paul Lukas.
Tobin Sprout,Robert Pollard, Dump,Ron House,Mike ...