Sunday, January 13, 2008

More free music!! Cassettes Won't Listen 'One Alternative' EP

I'm a month late in reporting this one, as it was released on December 11th 2007; but it really is worth a listen, so I thought I'd give it a quick mention anyhow.
Cassettes Won't Listen is Jason Drake from Brooklyn, New York. He makes indie-electronic boom-blip sounds and on this free EP, One Alternative, gives us covers of five 90s songs (the title being an homage to the 1993 compilation No Alternative). All of his releases to date have been digital (although not all free!) and he has remixed for some big names, including Midlake, Asobi Seksu and Morcheeba. His first CD release will be Small Time Machine, coming out on March 11th this year.
The track listing for One Alternative is as follows:
1. Cut Your Hair
2. Butter Of 69
3. Fuck and Run
4. The Freed Pig
5. Change
And just because I am nice, here are the originals for comparison:

mp3 download: Cut Your Hair - Pavement

Butter Of 69 - Butter 08: I didn't have, and couldn't find, this one, so how's about a video of it instead?

mp3 download: Fuck and Run - Liz Phair

mp3 download: The Freed Pig - Sebadoh

mp3 download: Change - Blind Melon

Just as an extra little FYI...Change was the first song written by Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, and lyrics from it adorn his grave stone,

"I know we can't all stay here forever
So I want to write my words on the face of today
And they'll paint it"

Betcha didn't know that! Another one of those sad 'what a silly young man...what a waste' stories. You can read about him here if you wish.

As for Cassettes Won't Listen and One it here. And here's a link to his MySpace just in case you need that too.


ZenDenizen said...

I'm such a child of the 80s that when '93's No Alternative came out, it was burned in my memory forever as an indication that the torch was passed to a new generation.

--Bamboo Blitz-- said...

Ok, I seriously have a soft spot for Blind Melon--I went to one of their shows during their first Canadian tour and almost got crushed in the mosh pot since I was only 14 at the time...oh the memories! And I lovvvve "Change"! It really was a shame about Shannon...

TomServo0 said...

I LOVED the Butter 08 album. You can download it here.

Divinyl said...

Hey Tom, thanks for that! :o) They're a band I somehow missed out on at the time, so looking forward to familiarising myself! Welcome to Ceci N'est Pas un Blog and thanks for the comment...and the download link! D.x