CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
THE FIRST TWO ALBUMS
TOM55 | released: 22/11/2005 | CD
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
01 We have mice
02 Tonight was a disaster
03 Suitcase in Hand
04 Caltrain Song
05 Dying batteries
06 Oh, Contessa
07 Bus Song
08 Yr boyfriend
09 Casiotone For The Painfully Alone in a green cotton sweater
10 Number Ten
11 Destroy the evidence
12 Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I show
13 Oh, Illinois!
14 The subway home
15 Airport Samba
16 We have mice (boombox version)
17 Theme from David Hanna
18 When the bridge toll was one dollar
19 Casiotone For The Painfully Alone joins the foreign legion
20 Cold shoulder
21 Rice dream girl
22 Secretest crush
23 A normal suburban lifestyle is a near impossibility once youve fallen in love with an internat
24 Baby it's you
25 You never call
26 Daina Flores you're the one
28 I should have kissed you when I had a chance
29 Hey Jelly
30 Hotel Huntington sign
31 Its winter and you dont love me anymore
32 Seattle, Washington
Hi, my name's Owen Ashworth and I'm the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. The Tomlab people have asked me to tell you a few things about the new single CD reissue of my first two albums, Answering Machine Music and Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars. I know it seems a little soon to be remastering and reissuing two albums that have been in print since they were first released just a few years ago (who do I think i am? Kanye West?). For that reason, I would like explain why I made this thing.
Neither of my first two albums were ever mastered properly because at the time that they were made, I was a dumb, depressed kid who didn't really understand the point of mastering. I thought integrity meant making terrible sounding albums.
Since then I've had more experience with professional mastering engineers and I've realized how delightful they are to party with. I really started to regret that I didn't spend more time fancying up the sloppy recording and mixing I had done the first few times around. So, Tomlab paid a dude named Josef Suchy to remaster everything and I think the albums sound better now and I'm happy about that. Also, I'm really glad to have all of the words to all of the songs right there in the booklet so you can keep up with all of the bummer stuff I'm mumbling about. I guess I didn't like myself enough to mix the vocals at a reasonable volume the first time around.
The best part is both of the albums are now available for the price of one. Nice, right? So, if you're new to Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, you are getting a bargain-tastic chance to catch up on the back catalog. Or, if you are a total nerd, now you can rebuy the same albums with a different color cover and no bonus tracks.