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Noise Floor

Author: Kati Llewellyn
07/20/2006 | Ptichforkmedia.com | www.pitchforkmedia.com | Album Review
Anxiously awaiting the follow-up to Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake It's Morning/Digital Ash in a Digital Urn? Prepare to hit the Noise Floor. On October 24, Saddle Creek will release a collection of Conor Oberst rarities-- singles, one-offs, previously unreleased tracks, collaborations, and covers-- recorded between 1998 and 2005.

Noise Floor will be available on both CD and vinyl formats, with five songs available only on the LP.

Tracklist:

01 Mirrors and Fevers (Don't Be Frightened of Turning The Page EP - 2000)
02 I Will Be Grateful for This Day (Sub Pop Singles Club 7" - 2001)
03 Trees Get Wheeled Away (Lost & Found, Volume 1 compilation - 2003)
04 Drunk Kid Catholic ("3 Hit Songs From Bright Eyes" UK single - 2003)
05 Spent on Rainy Days (Home Series on Post Parlo Records - 2002)
06 The Vanishing Act ("Too Much of a Good Thing" 7" - 1999)
07 Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man ("Motion Sickness" 7" - 2000)
08 Blue Angels Air Show (DIW Magazine 7" - 2002)
09 Weather Reports (Unreleased 7" with M. Ward)
10 Seashell Tale (Unreleased 7" with M. Ward)
11 Bad Blood (Album Leaf split 7" - 2001)
12 Amy in the White Coat (Vinyl-only B-side on the No Beginning to the Story EP - 2002)
13 Devil Town (The Late Great Daniel Johnston compilation - 2004)
14 I've Been Eating (For You) ("3 New Hit Songs From Bright Eyes" - UK single - 2001)
15 Happy Birthday to Me (Feb. 15) ("3 New Hit Songs From Bright Eyes" - UK single - 2001)
16 Motion Sickness ("Motion Sickness" 7" - 2000)
17 Act of Contrition (Second Thoughts compilation - 2000) *
18 Hungry for a Holiday (Album Leaf split 7" - 2001) *
19 When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass Again (Sub Pop singles club 7" - 2001) *
20 Entry Way Song (Amos House Vol. 2 compilation 2002) *
21 It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends (Transmission One: Tea At The Palaz of Hoon compilation - 2000) *

* vinyl only

Over the past year, Oberst has been working on his new new record, logging hours with producer Mike Mogis at studios across the country. Guest stars on the disc include Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss and alt-folkie Gillian Welch. Currently untitled, the effort is slated to drop in Spring 2007.
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