CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
ANSWERING MACHINE MUSIC
TOM21 | released: 09/09/2002 | LP
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
01 Theme From David Hanna
02 When The Bridge Toll Was A Dollar
03 Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Joins The Foreign Legion
04 Cold Shoulder
05 Rice Dream Girl
06 Secretest Crush
07 A Normal, Suburban Lifestyle Is A Near Impossibility Once You've Fallen In Love w/ An International
08 Baby It's You
09 You Never Call
10 Daina Flores You're The One
12 I Should Have Kissed You When I Had The Chance
13 Hey Jelly
14 Hotel Huntington Sign
15 It's Winter And You Don't Love Me Anymore
16 Seattle Washington
His first release on Tomlab under the title 'Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars' has gained a lot of attention in the alternative press with an endless list of references ranging from Moldy Peaches, Mountain Goats, Smog, Silver Jews, Young Marble Giants to Will Oldham. What followed was highly acclaimed live shows at american festivals such as Miami's Poplife and extensive US touring with 'Xiu Xiu' and 'Kill me Tomorrow'.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's self released debut album, "Answering Machine Music" that has been hard to find previously is now available in an expanded version. A series of musical answering machine messages disguised as pop songs. Recorded in 1999 on 4-tracks, answering machines, and boom boxes and played entirely on swap meet and thrift store bought miniature keyboards, it just may be the best battery-powered pop record you've ever heard.
This new, expanded version includes the long out of print debut 7" by CFTPA, plus music recorded for SCUMROCK, the new film by American cult writer/director Jon Moritsugu (Fame Whore, Mod Fuck Explosion, Terminal U.S.A., etc) that should be out on selected screens this summer or fall 2002.