Friday, October 13, 2006

Album of the Month: October 2006

Candid - Misinterpreter.

The sixth installment from the local Syracuse band Candid, and it shows no signs of slowing down. It is their second and (unfortunately) last (for now) release with producer and engineer Pete Walker formerly of Syracuse, NY.

It was Candid's first release with Walker that really put them on the map for me. I mean I have always been a supporter and fan, but it was 'A Comforting Thought' that really allowed these four guys to release their full potential, and made them sound one hundred times more professional on record.

And it was this album, where they had already harnessed this potential and professionalism and made this great record. Corey once again brings his great sense of melody, and catchy intelligent lyrics to the table. Combined with the collaborated efforts of all the members musically, the end result is one great listen.

Candid has always made great records to me...but there are always a few soft spots in my opinion. This album does not have these soft spots. I could listen to this album over and over again and not get sick of it, despite the fact that the version of 'Termites' pales in comparison to the live version.

I am excited to see what else these guys are capable of. They have been one of my biggest influences, and have provided more musical memories for me then anything else.

If you would like to get this whole album, email me or go to

Green Mix

In sticking with the color themes, I decided to go with the 'Green Mix' this month. I know you were probably expecting the 'Orange and Black Mix' because of the wonderful upcoming holiday of Halloween that we all love so much, but I'm sorry. October is officially the green month from now on. Thats right, I have authority over months. Booyah.

Moving on, here is the mix...It will make you feel green. I promise.

  1. The Last 8 Seconds - Candid - Off of their album 'Misinterpreter', which is also the Album of the Month. So check out this track to get a glimpse of that album.
  2. Better Version of Me - Fiona Apple - Off of her album 'Extraordinary Machine'.
  3. Hash Pipe - Weezer - Off of their 'Green Album'.
  4. Evergreen - The Fiery Furnaces - Off of their EP.
  5. Ingrid Bergman - Billy Bragg/Wilco/Woody Guthrie - Off of Mermaid Avenue Vol. 1.
  6. Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection - I got this one off of the 'Resevoir Dogs' soundtrack album.
  7. I Remember California - R.E.M. - Off of their album 'Green'.
  8. Big Green Country - Neil Young - Off of his album 'Mirrorball'.
  9. Please Tell My Brother - Golden Smog - Off of their album 'Weird Tales'. This is one of my favorite songs.
  10. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGs - I got this off of The Very Best of...
  11. Green Grass - Tom Waits - Off of his album 'Real Gone'.
  12. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens - Off of his album 'Illinoise!'.
  13. Vege-Tables - Brian Wilson - Off of the album 'SMiLE'. So much to say about this album.
  14. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) - Arcade Fire - Off of the album 'Funeral'.
  15. Good Guys & Bad Guys - Camper Van Beethoven - Off of their self titled album.
  16. Green Disease - Pearl Jam - Off of their album 'Riot Act'.