Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I Am a Cold Rock. I Am Dull Grass.

While pulling together information for my post on Sun Kil Moon, I stumbled upon a tribute album to the music of Will Oldham called I Am a Cold Rock. I Am Dull Grass. The album is (or was) on Tract Records out of Indiana and featured artists such as Calexico, Iron & Wine, Mark Kozelek, Jolie Holland and a bunch of bands I've never heard of.

Well, it turns out that the album is out of print unfortunately. The upside is that the owner of Tract Records is planning to re-issue the album soon. So, I exchanged a few emails with the guy and here are the details of the re-issue.

The album will be re-issued in early December. However, they are now taking pre-orders for the re-issue right now. The first 250 copies ordered will also receive a bonus cd of Tract artists and associates covering each others' songs called ENGANO. The album will cost $13 ($15 for international orders) including postage. You can either send the money in via PayPal or send a check/money order to:

PO BOX 2721
47375 USA

If you decide to use PayPal, pay the money to this address:

You can also use that address to contact them with any other questions.

According to Thomas, the track listing will look something like this:

Mark Kozelek "New Partner"
Jolie Holland "Drunk At The Pulpit"
Unbunny "For The Mekons, Et Al"
Court And Spark "The Sun Highlights The Lack In Each"
Viking Moses "When Thy Song Flows Through Me"
Elephant Micah "Ohio River Boat Song"
Moyra Mc Bride and Maxon Blewitt "Disorder"
The Strugglers "Riding"
Calexico "I Send My Love To You"
Boy Omega "A Sucker's Evening"
Pink Nasty "May It Always Be"
Pinetop Seven "A Minor Place"
Sodastream "Southside Of The World"
Iron And Wine "We All, Us Three, Will Ride"
The Impossible Shapes "Rider"
Rivulets "You Will Miss Me When I Burn"
Racingpaperplanes "Careless Love"
Scout Niblett "Trudy Dies"

The webpage for the album on Tracts' site includes some brief clips of various covers from the album. Calexico's cover of "I Send My Love To You" (from Palace Brothers' 1994 LP Days in the Wake) sounds particularly good.

I dropped my check in the mail tonight.

Calexico - I Send My Love To You (1 minute edit version)
Iron & Wine - We All, Us Three, Will Ride (1 minute edit version)


Jim said...

I am embarrassed to say that I've never heard of Tract Records.

Flatlander said...

Any insight to those bands?