Phantom Planet, but then again, since they've gone into indefinite hibernation they've fallen off just about everybody's radar. My PP fandom peaked circa their 2002 magnum opus, The Guest, and I even went so far as to join their fan club (BTW, I'm stilling sharing an exclusive release that I obtained through said club, Polaroid). The 2004 self titled follow-up to The Guest was frankly a pisser, but I didn't completely write them off. Good thing that, because they redeemed themselves with their fourth LP, Raise the Dead four years later.
What I'm presenting today is a mishmash of rarities and non-LP scree that spans the range of their career. I purloined these 27 tracks from a myriad of sources, including now-defunct PP fan sites, file sharing platforms, and the like. There are demos galore, live Weezer, Cheap Trick and Radiohead covers, b-sides, radio session material, and no less than three different versions of "The Happy Ending." I'm opting not to reveal a tracklist, so you'll have to click on the supplied link to figure out the rest. Enjoy (or not).
Various Artists: João Gilberto And The Stylists Of Bossa Nova Sing Antonio Carlos Jobim (él Records) - For what would have been his 90th year, él Records has released a lush, delightful two-disc collection of recordings and interpretations of Brazilian songw...
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