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Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation


  • 1. Little Flowers - Denison Witmer
    2. Everybody's Broken - Bogs Visionary Orchestra
    3. Bees Are Trying to Build Their Nest in You - Half-Handed Cloud
    4. Riding Horses - My Brightest Diamond
    5. Twighlight & Ghost Stories - Chris Schlarb
    6. Big Texas - Liz Janes
    7. Monkey Song - Bunky
    8. Quick Fix - Maxel Toft
    9. Evil Thoughts - Jim Guthrie
    10. First Light's Freeze - Castanets
    11. My Lion Sleeps Tonight - Danielson
    12. One's Head on the Bar - Matthew Haseltine
    13. Glow, The - Sam Rosen
    14. Sold! To the Nice Rich Man - Welcome Wagon
    15. Up on Top of the Hill - Jason Brouwer
    16. Go to the Crossroads - Lifestyles & Vistas
    17. Scars & Options - Roman Bolks
    18. Opie's Funeral Song - Sufjan Stevens
    19. If You Want Me - Shannon Stephens
    20. Burning Torch - Royal City
    21. Which Mobile Weapons - Men Of Old
    22. Argument, The - Jai Agnish
    23. Sophia - Steve Lambke
    24. Naa Lukker Set Mitt Oye - Elin K. Smith
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 15

  • Credits
    ProducerTimothy Dick; Vin Cin; Rafter Roberts
    EngineerRobert Zilligen; Tom Eaton; Daniel Smith; Jason Brouwer

    Personnel: Jai Agnish, Melissa Riches, Shannon Stephens (vocals, guitar); Jason Brouwer (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, organ, shaker); Josephine Conover (vocals, violin); Alexander Bogs, Emily Joyce (vocals, drums); Fausto Papetti, Matt Morgan, Elin K. Smith, Sam Rosen (vocals); John Ringhofer (guitar, banjo, accordion, trombone, piano, xylophone, drums, tambourine, hand claps); Rafter Roberts (guitar, mandolin); Jason Soares (guitar); Chris Schlarb (acoustic guitar, piano, percussion); Jose Gonzalez (lap steel guitar, background vocals); Emil Nikolaisen (nylon-string guitar); Timothy Dick (banjo, piano, bass guitar, musical saw, background vocals); Nathan Smurthwaite (banjo); Bert Hissock, Phil Peterson (cello); Morjon Gonzalez (harmonica, background vocals); Gabriel Sundy (saxophone); Jason Crane, Robert Ackley (trumpet); Kathy Dick, Tucker Dulin (trombone); Ian Rashkin (upright bass); Tom Zinser (drums); Jenni Horwath, Cate Levin, Kaleen Enke, Caitlin Frame (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Robert Zilligen; Fausto Papetti.
    Recording information: At Home; Electric Plant Studios; Modfa Studios.
    Quirky indie rock/folk/pop/avant label Asthmatic Kitty's second compilation (their first was 2001's To Spirit Back the Mews) features more oddities from Wyoming. Bogs Visionary Orchestra channels Country Joe & the Fish and Arlo Guthrie on the jovial "Everybody's Broken," the Castanets provide a modern-day field recording with the sparse and spooky "First Light's Freeze," and orchestral/indie superstar Sufjan Stevens gets all sincere on "Opie's Funeral Song." The label's seven-year history has been filled with challenging, precious, alarming, sometimes awful music, and Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation is no exception. Fans of the Danielson Famile will find much to love here, but it would be a crime for the uninitiated not to give these colorful artists a peek as well. ~ James Christopher Monger

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