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The Fold Compilation

by Various Artists

Silversun Pickups, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, . Trail of Dead, 2xCD comp with BRMC video
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Human Mind Trap - Midnight Movies
3:42 album only
2. Loaded Gun - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
6:06 album only
3. The List (demo) - Metric
3:03 album only
4. In My Time - alaska!
5:20 album only
5. It's The Sun - The Polyphonic Spree
5:33 album only
6. Baudelaire (VPRO Radio Europe) - ... And You Will Know Us By The
3:20 album only
7. Falling From Cloud 9 (live for SBN)
8:01 album only
8. You In The Glass - Devics
3:42 album only
9. Song For A Mule (live) - The Black Heart Procession
2:47 album only
10. Stickman Blues - The Warlocks
3:46 album only
11. Soul Hits The Ground - Gliss
3:16 album only
12. Blunt Picket Fence - Giant Drag
2:39 album only
13. Burning The Cow - Earlimart
3:06 album only
14. Rusted Wheel - Silversun Pickups
6:09 album only
15. Afterlife - The 88
3:23 album only
16. After You'd Gone - Eleni Mandell
3:03 album only
17. New Year's Eve - Dengue Fever
4:17 album only
18. Insect Perspective - Gwendolyn
3:46 album only
19. Turn Around - Rex Aquarium
2:52 album only
20. Cada Casa Que Crece - Devendra Banhart
2:43 album only
21. My Philosophy - Inner
3:57 album only
22. Thunderbolt (simple mix) - Patrick Park
2:51 album only
23. Do The Buildings & Cops Make You Smile? - Bedroom Walls
2:56 album only
24. Lie In The Sound - Trespassers William
5:42 album only
25. Science of Your Mind - Marjorie Fair
4:32 album only
26. Lava - Maimou
4:22 album only
27. Fade To Blue - John Gold
3:33 album only
28. Shaker - Acetone
3:58 album only
29. Last Fool At The Bar - Mike Stinson
2:37 album only


Album Notes
2 CD compilation featuring Silversun Pickups demo of "Rusted Wheel", rare Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, plus music from L.A.'s Silverlake district. Includes 2001 video footage of BRMC live at The Fold in Silverlake Lounge.

Just west of downtown Los Angeles, the Silverlake district is harboring one of the nation's most exciting independent music scenes. This double enhanced CD features mostly studio performances of artists from The Fold, a Silverlake club. Silversun Pickups are named after the Silversun Liquor Store at the corner of Sunset and Silverlake Blvds, just across the street from the Silverlake Lounge. Get it?

Disc 1 features a rare demo of "Rusted Wheel" by Silversun Pickups, and a rare BRMC track "Loaded Gun". This CD follows this garage/psychedelic vibe with tracks by local bands The Warlocks, Midnight Movies, Metric, The 88, Bedroom Walls, and Earlimart. Live material from the Silverlake Lounge includes an exclusive track by The Black Heart Procession and .mpeg video footage of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club live at the Silverlake Lounge.

Disc 1 also features the legendary touring performers to have played at The Fold. The torrential ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead perform a live radio version of "Baudelaire" (previously released only as an import b-side). The Texas trio Lift To Experience, can be heard doing a radio performance of their epic "Falling From Cloud 9", previously released as a b-side in the UK. Also included are licensed tracks by Alaska! (the current band behind Lou Barlow's The Folk Implosion) and indie darlings The Polyphonic Spree.

Disc 2 softens the mix, revealing the more eclectic side of the Silverlake scene. Local troubadour Patrick Park provides an alternate track from his debut release on Hollywood Records. Experimental diva, Eleni Mandell, delivers an exclusive track, "After You'd Gone" There's a dash of Cambodian pop from Silverlake locals Dengue Fever, an entirely foreign sonic landscape from Devendra Banhart, and the posthumous and hugely influential Silverlake band, Acetone (on Neil Young's Vapor Records) has provided "Shaker" an unreleased track.

The Fold Compilation is a must buy for any serious fan of indie music today.

More information on The Fold:


New York Times (December 5, 2003)
With a Load of New Albums Aboard, the Holiday Bandwagon Rolls
"THE FOLD" (Credit Records). Most small and infamous rock clubs in major cities present the same touring bands. The only identity they tend to have is in the local bands they discover before the acts graduate to college radio and major labels. Thus, the boon of this compilation of alternative-rockers who have performed at the well-booked Fold at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles is not in its songs by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Patrick Park and Polyphonic Spree. It's in allowing the rest of the country to discover quality unsigned SoCal acts like Midnight Movies, Trespassers William, Silversun Pickups, Gwendolyn, and Eleni Mandell.

Radio and Records (November 14, 2003)
Alternative "Record of the Week"
Fuck Mapquest and The Thomas Guide - this two-disc set is all you really need to find your way around Los Angeles. Since 1997, a small Eastside club called the Fold has been home to some of the best damn bands not only in L.A., but in the country. Now expanded to two venues - its original home, Silverlake Lounge, and the larger Derby - the Fold continues to bring the eclectic noise, especially with this brilliant set. Check out B.R.M.C.'s rare "Loaded Gun" or contributions from out-of-towners like ... Trail of Dead and The Polyphonic Spree. Previous Record of the Week honorees like Metric and The 88 are included here, and up 'n' comers like Rex Aquarium, Midnight Movies and The Warlocks are definitely worth a listen. Any naysayer who thinks good music is dead just needs to spend some time with these two discs. There's a reason the lighted sign above the Fold at Silverlake Lounge's tiny stage says "Salvation". You find it here.
- Frank Correia

Los Angeles Times (November 13, 2003)
Buzz Bands
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Trail of Dead are coming back to the Fold - in a manner of speaking. A two-disc album featuring tracks by bands who have played on promoter Scott Sterling's bills at the Derby and the Silverlake Lounge, "The Fold Compilation," was released Tuesday. A record-release bash is scheduled Nov. 21 at the Derby. "I had thought of doing a compilation for years," Sterling says, "but Chris Jerde had the patience to go through all the rigmarole to get the songs." Represented are artists who went on to hook up with major labels - such as BRMC, Trail of Dead, the Warlocks and Patrick Park - along with an array of indies such as Metric, Rex Aquarium, Earlimart, Mike Stinson, Devendra Banhart and Dengue Fever. Also included is a video of BRMC performing "Red Eyes and Tears" at the Silverlake Lounge in December 2001. Jerde says the compilation idea came to him after reading a Times story about how "promoters, in effect, are the new industry A&R guys and how important they are in showcasing bands." Jerde, a Fold devotee who released the collection on his imprint Credit Records, adds: "Promoters like Scott have really good ears and a lot of the artists really want to give something back to him for what he's done for them."
- Kevin Bronson

Finally someone has gotten around to releasing a cd set reflecting the amazingly cool and diverse music scene that concert promoter Scott Sterling has spent the last several years creating with his "Fold" shows. Kudos to Credit Records' Chris Jerde for having the wisdom and vision to tap into Sterling's wisdom and vision. The resulting "Fold Compilation" is a striking snapshot of much of what is great in the current Los Angeles underground scene. First rate contributions from relative newcomers like Patrick Park, Gliss, and Midnight Movies stand tall among those from longtime scene champions Eleni Mandell, John Gold, and BRMC. This two-cd set should stamp out any misconceptions that NYC is the only happening major music city in America right now. Rock lovers owe a mighty thanks to Sterling and Jerde for helping to identify and coagulate the disparate but vital musics being created in this massive town circa 2003.
- James Combs, Producer, newground, KCRW

NoHo LA (November 13-26, 2003)
CD Reviews
Six years in the making, The Fold Compilation is a fairly well represented cross-section of the many varied acts to have played the respected club. And, being that the Fold can often take place at more than one club in a single night, it only makes sense for this to be a two CD set. The first is a darker, more aggressive selection with a live version of ...Trail of Dead's "Baudelaire," and BRMC's stab at stealing a bit from PJ Harvey with "Loaded Gun." Side two goes soft, as well as a bit more upbeat, with The 88's quirky "Afterlife" and yet another classic from oddball Devendra Banhart, "Cada Cada Casa Que Crece." Overall, the Compilation offers up plenty of known favorites (aside from BRMC and ToD, there's Black Heart Procession, Polyphonic Spree, Earlimart, and more), with just as many of the lesser-known. Some are fantastic finds (alaska!, Devics, Gliss) ... for 29 songs in total, I'm not complaining.
- Megan Gaynes



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Echo Park Babtist Church

Decent collection but not all extensive of what goes on.
A pretty good overall salad bowl of different bands interwined in different directions stemming mostly from a strong pop background. I found it void of more experimental bands in the area of Silverlake such as Only Children of Deth Star and the Centimeters but maybe another compilation in time will come out to cover this more rougher ground. Good clean wholesome music that will not offend anyone who might be touchy about such things as race, religion, or politics.

Brian Lebarton

An amazing summary of the LA indie music movement
This CD is comprised of some of my favorite artists in Los Angeles. It showcases some of their best songs and all together the CD is a great mix of different genres. This is a must for all you folks that like music in it's pure and raw rock form. I'm no good at these review things I think.