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Future Soundtrack for America

Postby Moni » Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 am

From Barsuk.com:

... One hundred percent of the proceeds from the book and CD projects will go to non-profit progressive organizations, including Music For America, Common Assets, The Sierra Club, and others.

The CD will be available August 10th in most stores and here in the Barsuk shop; something tells us that you just might be able to get it a few days earlier if you're on the MoveOn e-mail list...

Complete artist and tracklisting:

OK Go : This Will Be Our Year
David Byrne : Ain't Got So Far To Go
Jimmy Eat World : Game of Pricks (BBC evening session)
Death Cab For Cutie : This Temporary Life
Blink-182 : I Miss You (James Guthrie mix)
Mike Doughty : Move On
Ben Kweller : Jerry Falwell Destroyed the Earth
Sleater-Kinney : Off With Your Head
R.E.M. : Final Straw (MoveOn mix)
Bright Eyes : Going for the Gold (live)
The Long Winters : The Commander Thinks Aloud (future mix)
will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas : Money
They Might Be Giants : Tippecanoe And Tyler Too
Clem Snide : The Ballad of David Icke
Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Date With the Night (live)
Fountains of Wayne : Everything's Ruined (acoustic)
Nada Surf : Your Legs Grow
The Flaming Lips : Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (live on the BBC)
Old 97's : Northern Line
Laura Cantrell : Sam Stone
Tom Waits : Day After Tomorrow
Elliott Smith : A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free

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Postby grant » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:39 am

That's quite the line-up.

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:42 am

I can't wait for it!

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Postby Unremarkable » Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:57 am

Holy Hell, I want that comp NOW!!!

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Postby Liesbeth » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:11 am

this made me visit the barsuk website for the first time in a while, and I just noticed that they also have the old line-up on the LW band page.
cannot blame them though, if the otters' own site is way behind

it's also kinda sad that they proudly announce a tour diary which consists of two entries.
what excuse does John have to not update now he's back home? that he's busy recording a new album?

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Postby mr wolf » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:27 pm

i really can't wait for this! it should nicely coincide with my monthly haul of goodness from the barsuk shop.

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Postby grant » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:23 am

It's out via MoveOn.org right now, for a $25 political contribution. I think this means foreign nationals can't buy a copy yet -- they'll have to wait until August. I'm by no means sure about that, however.

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how to buy the cd and support move on

Postby odwalla » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:33 am

MoveOn.org is co-sponsoring an album featuring powerful and political songs -- most of them unreleased until now -- from some of the best artists around. It's called the "Future Soundtrack for America."

For a donation to MoveOn PAC of $25 or more, we'll make sure you get the album before it hits the record stores. These donations will make a real impact, allowing the PAC to run ads that counter the Bush campaign's negative attacks on Kerry and present a vision for how our country ought to be.

You can order a copy of the "Future Soundtrack for America" online right now at:

https://www.moveonpac.org/future/index. ... K95We0NhGQ

The album features a pretty amazing line up of artists: Blink-182, Bright Eyes, David Byrne, Laura Cantrell, Clem Snide, Death Cab for Cutie, Mike Doughty, The Flaming Lips, Fountains of Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, Ben Kweller, The Long Winters, Nada Surf, OK Go, Old 97's, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, They Might Be Giants, Tom Waits, will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all featured. In addition, the family of Elliott Smith contributed a mix of "A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free," a song from Smith's as-yet-unreleased last record, and the first release of new material since his death in late 2003.

Together, the songs present a passionate rallying cry for all of us to take our country back. Mike Doughty's song "Move On" hones in on the passion that drives all of our activism, singing "I love my country so much, like an exasperating friend." Tom Waits' contribution is a heartbreaking song about a letter home from a soldier in Iraq. R.E.M. takes on Bush and the war in Iraq, and They Might Be Giants (whose John Flansburgh pulled the project together) revisit a campaign song from the Presidential campaign of 1840.

The album is a joint project between MoveOn.org and the good folks at Music for America and Barsuk Records. MoveOn PAC has purchased a large quantity of CDs from Barsuk Records to give away to PAC contributors. You can order the album right now and help run ads to defeat Bush at:

https://www.moveonpac.org/future/index. ... K95We0NhGQ

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Postby dchris » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:05 am

grant wrote:It's out via MoveOn.org right now, for a $25 political contribution.

I just ordered mine.

There are so many upcoming releases that make me happy right now. I'm pre-ordering up a storm!

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Postby meg » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:52 pm

A quick note & addendum: the compilation is also packaged with a nice-looking book published by McSweeney's. It costs $28.00, but the extra three (all donation) will certainly be worth it. It can be pre-ordered at the McSwy's site. There are many good writers and many annoying ones. Go crazy.

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Postby Liesbeth » Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:30 am

looks really great, too bad the overseas shipping cost would be another 28.

what I need is a president who can make the deepspace program happen overnight, so that earth distances become peanuts.
in the meantime, I will pass happy hours thinking up dictionary entries myself.

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Postby benmarwood » Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:23 pm

count me in - what a fantastic cd.

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Postby grant » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:52 am

Today, Bruce Springsteen wrote an Op/Ed piece for the New York Times, which I link to here for the convenience of those who don't wish to undergo the rigorous free registration process.

He's a funny man, and a good writer.

Make sure you follow the link I put in there for the tour, which has an almost more mind-boggling line-up than this CD.

They seem to be related enterprises.

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Postby dchris » Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:17 pm

Just got it, I'm one listen through.

But, O!M!G! The Long Winters. "The Commander Thinks Aloud" was not what I was expecting at all. In a good way. A really really good way.

And that's all I'm going to say for now.

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Postby L u c y » Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:57 pm

holy-crap. i love it....LOVE IT!
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Postby Pepprmntelephant » Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:04 am

oh no! more money to spend, though it is for a good cause........ *off to order now* :)

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Postby Jeroen » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:31 am

looks really great, too bad the overseas shipping cost would be another 28.

It sucks living in holland!
so many great music is never to be heard in holland.
anyway maybe this cd will come here... maybe not. :-(

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:00 am

I've taken the long route and ordered the book with the CD. I just couldn't resist!

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Postby Squid » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:29 am

grant wrote:Today, Bruce Springsteen wrote an Op/Ed piece for the New York Times, which I link to here for the convenience of those who don't wish to undergo the rigorous free registration process.

He's a funny man, and a good writer.


Color me schooled. I had no idea he was such an eloquent writer. He told Reagan he couldn't use "Born in the USA", didn't he? That dude has cojones.

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Postby chelsea » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:38 pm

Jeroen wrote:
looks really great, too bad the overseas shipping cost would be another 28.

It sucks living in holland!
so many great music is never to be heard in holland.
anyway maybe this cd will come here... maybe not. :-(



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