Monday, June 26, 2006

MUSIC: Post-Parlo's HOME series

One of my personal favorite music series comes out of Austin's Post-Parlo Records. Here's the down low according to their website:

HOME is a ten-volume split series featuring some of the most talented artists in music today, including (but not limited to): Kind of Like Spitting, Jeff London, Bright Eyes, Britt Daniel (of Spoon), Super XX Man (Scott Garred of Silver Scooter), Rhythm of Black Lines, Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie & The Postal Service), Eric Metronome (of Tiara), Pavo, Andrew Kenny (of The American Analog Set), Crooked Fingers, Damien Jurado, The Wrens, Julie Doiron, Les Savy Fav, and many more.

Now, this makes me quite excited considering I'm a huge fan of Les Savy Fav and The Wrens, who've yet to appear on the series. You can get a full subscription to the series for only $90, which includes the 5 presently released albums, the 5 to come in the regular series, and a bonus album available to subscription members only. That's a grand total of 11 albums for those of you counting at home.

As it stands now, here's the count:
HOME I - Kind of Like Spitting & Jeff London
HOME II - Super XX Man & Eric Metronome
HOME III - Rhythm of Black Lines & Pavo
HOME IV - Bright Eyes & Britt Daniel
HOME V - Benjamin Gibbard & Andrew Kenny

A couple of my favorite tracks come from the HOME V album which features Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) and Andrew Kenney (of American Analog Set). Just well-written, skillfully played acoustic tracks.

::: Ben Gibbard - You Remind Me of Home
::: Ben Gibbard - Carolina
::: Andrew Kenny - Secrets Of The Heart

And, as a special bonus, here's a track from HOME IV, recorded by Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, accompanied by Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame).
::: Britt Daniel - You Get Yours

Again, you can order individual albums or a full subscription from the Post-Parlo website (click here for that page). Anyone know what the next couple in the series are gonna be?

[Special thanks to DIY Rockstar who turned me onto the series with this post.]
[Photo credit goes to giacomo; he's from Italy.]