Details: 3 CD Bundle. Get three albums, 33 songs, covering the last (almost) 20 years of the Cotati Sound Machine’s (Jon, Daniel, Schuyler, Jake, Joe) musical career, for the price of one.
- The Rum Diary: Retrospective 2000-2007
- Shuteye Unison: Our Future Selves
- Shuteye Unison: Self-Titled
The Rum Diary: Retrospective 2000-2007
Release Date: 2010
A Rum Diary “best of,” so to speak. A perfect snack sized offering that encompasses their 7 year career with 3 unreleased tracks, and 3 that are only found on 7″ vinyl. Take a hearty stock of rhythm (as in TWO rhythm sections), add a liberal dose of dreampop-postrock guitar (a la Mogwai or Three Mile Pilot), drizzle in a tincture of emocore (of the ethereal harmony variety) and voila! you’ve got the formula for what ails you. “Retrospective” captures it all and then some. 17 tracks total! Packaged in a hand-stamped eco sleeve with photographic-trip-down-memory-lane insert and two different classic TRD stickers. This album release was also accompanied by a short documentary, made by Daniel.
For fans of: Cotati, experimental indie-rock, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Gonzo, noise rock, The Santa Rosa Emo Coalition, sleeping in, and standing out
Tracks: The Interview, Greasers Win, Assassins in Moccasins, Memory Controls, Killed by the Cowboy President, Poolside, The Sunken Fields (TL-05), Del Toro, It’s Midnight, We’re Afraid of Heights Tonight, The Day Dale Earnhardt Died, Mileage, Hillside (unreleased), Prog in Prague (unreleased), Del Toro Remix (unreleased), Pyrrhic Victory, High Hawk
Our Future Selves is an album that book-ends a wide range of influences, from the classic John Hughes movie soundtracks to the organic post- punk grooves found on a Fugazi album. 10 tracks total!
For fans of: John Hughes, Broken Social Scene, Holland, Double Rainbows, Silversun Pickups, Sonic Youth, etc.
Tracks: Be Kimball, Our Future Selves, Better Hallway Vision, Swear Words, Traffic Hymn, War Feathers, Portable Rome, Camouflagers, Century M, PFF070810
Shuteye Unison: Self Titled
Release Date: 2008
Shuteye Unison’s first release, self recorded and mixed with Pall Jenkins (from Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot) at SDRL. Each song represents its own symbiotic dance between soaring guitars, melodic bass lines, heavy drums, and catchy hypnotic vocals.
For fans of: Road trips, watching the sunrise/sunset, Guinness Draught, documentaries, and camping
Tracks: CRF 030608, Tomorrow’s Five Horizons, Fields Landing, Latin Metrics, Slow Ravens, Through Dunes