Thursday, December 09, 2004

Intercontinental Pop Exchange

So there's this project being done by some of those wiley canadians called Intercontinental Pop Exchange. The idea is to place two artists who are musically complimentary but from different geographic regions on a split CD, each doing 3 or 4 songs. I'm posting a couple of songs (2 from each band) from No. 6 which I received in the mail yesterday. The two artists are Ox and Kid Lightning (former guitarist for Gigolo Aunts). All eight songs on the CD are really good. The Kid Lightning side is very polished and pro, taking a couple of songs of his recent album. The Ox side is a bit looser and tends to tack on a minute and a half to 2 minutes of studio talk, noodling, etc. onto the end of the songs. I gotta say I'm crazy for Ox. I can't recommend Dustbowl Revival enough. Amazing record. The band seems to have a fascination with cars as the album contains a track called "Trans Am" and this EP has one called "El Camino" (in which he rhymes the title with "Barbarino", love a good "Welcome Back Kotter" reference).

The packaging for this whole series is excellent as well. They use original artwork, interesting liner notes about the artists. Check it out.

2 (of 4 from each artist) from IPX no. 6:


Miss Idaho

El Camino (pt. 1)

Kid Lightning:

I'm Not The One

Barely Out of Tuesday


Blogger Peter said...

Oh Yeah, Ox does a great cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" on the IPX. Kid Lightning song "I'm Not The One" is a cars cover.


3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Peter,

Thanks for giving Endearing some props...

Shawna and the rest of the Endearing staff

3:35 PM  

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