The Ex are one of my favorite bands (especially live) & this first song is completely atypical, but one of my favorite songs from them. I feel like they've always provided evidence that you can create enduring, engaged work that is challenging both politically & artistically.
Also worth noting is the "fake live" rendition of Mingus' Fables Of Faubus, featuring the anti-segregation lyrics that never made the cut on Ah Um. I'm somewhat embarassed to admit I actually bought this as the ringtone for my phone, but really it has cut down remarkably on my urge to curse whenever my phone rings.
Thanks for listening.
1. The Ex- Gentlemen
2. Art Bears- The Song Of The Monopolists
3. Mirah & Black Cat Orchestra- what keeps mankind alive?
4. Alec K. Redfearn And The Seizures- Isle Of Swine
5. Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?- Don't Go
6. Charles Mingus- Original Faubus Fables
7. Sun Ra- The Sun Man Speaks
8. Memphis Minnie- Black Rat Swing
9. Micah Blue Smaldone- A Winter's Truce
10. Abner Jay- I'm So Depressed
11. Otis Redding- Just One More Day
12. Dan Melchior's Broke Revue- The Cruel Pang Of Beauty
13. Spherical Objects- Elliptical Optimism
14. Signals- Counterintuitive
15. Mydolls- In Technicolor
16. New Bloods- A Ritual
17. Quix*o*tic- Heliotrope
18. Carla Bozulich- Release The Spring
19. Born Heller- I am a Guest in Here
20. Jack Ohly- Now Down