Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
The First Two Albums

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Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
The First Two Albums


Released 7/11/2005



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Hi, my name's Owen Ashworth and I'm the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. The Tomlab people have asked me to tell you a few things about the new single CD reissue of my first two albums, Answering Machine Music and Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars.  I know it seems a little soon to be remastering and reissuing two albums that have been in print since they were first released just a few years ago (who do I think i am?  Kanye West?).  For that reason, I would like explain why I made this thing.

Neither of my first two albums were ever mastered properly because at the time that they were made, I was a dumb, depressed kid who didn't really understand the point of mastering.  I thought integrity meant making terrible sounding albums.

Since then I've had more experience with professional mastering engineers and I've realized how delightful they are to party with.  I really started to regret that I didn't spend more time fancying up the sloppy recording and mixing I had done the first few times around.  So, Tomlab paid a dude named Josef Suchy to remaster everything and I  think the albums sound better now and I'm happy about that.  Also, I'm really glad to have all of the words to all of the songs right there in the booklet so you can keep up with all of the bummer stuff I'm mumbling about.  I guess I didn't like myself enough to mix the vocals at a reasonable volume the first time around.

The best part is both of the albums are now available for the price of one.  Nice, right?  So, if you're new to Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, you are getting a bargain-tastic chance to catch up on the back catalog.  Or, if you are a total nerd, now you can rebuy the same albums with a different color cover and no bonus tracks.

Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars

  1. We have mice
  2. Tonight was a disaster
  3. Suitcase in hand
  4. Caltrain song
  5. Dying batteries
  6. Oh, Contessa
  7. Bus Song
  8. Yr Boyfriend
  9. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone in a green cotton sweater
  10. Number ten
  11. Destroy the evidence
  12. Lesley Gore on the T.A.M.I. show
  13. Oh, Illinois!
  14. The subway home
  15. Airport Samba
  16. We have mice (Boom Box  Version)

Answering Machine Music

  1. Theme from David Hanna
  2. When the bridge toll was one dollar
  3. Casiotone for the painfully alone joins the foreign legion
  4. Cold Shoulder
  5. Rice Dream Girl
  6. Secretest Crush
  7. A normal suburban lifestyle is a near impossibility once you’ve fallen in love with an international spy
  8. Baby it’s you
  9. You never call
  10. Daina Flores you’re the one
  11. Beeline
  12. I should have kissed you when I had a chance
  13. Hey Jelly
  14. Hotel Huntington Sign
  15. It’s winter and you don’t love me anymore
  16. Seattle, Washington