Tarkio 2 albums

Posted By: wilbest
Tarkio - Omnibus (2006)
VBR (220 kbps av) mp3 | 165 Mb | Tarkio - 1998 Live at KGBA | 192 kbps mp3 | 75 Mb
Genre: alt country/indie rock

Tarkio Biography by James Christopher Monger (AMG)

Formed in 1996 in the college town of Missoula, MT, Tarkio, named for a small city in the western part of the state, featured the talents of guitarist Gibson Hartwell, bass player Louis Stein, drummer Brian Collins, pedal steel player Kevin Suggs, and singer/songwriter and future Decemberist Colin Meloy. The band mined similar musical territory as college rock staples the Go-Betweens, the Waterboys, and R.E.M., employing a blend of alternative country and Americanized Brit-pop that won them a small but loyal regional following. Between 1996 and 1999 they released two records, the full-length I Guess I Was Hoping for Something More and the EP Sea Songs for Landlocked Sailors, both of which were reissued on the Kill Rock Stars label as a two-disc set called Omnibus in 2006.


Though this folksy Montana-based collective never transcended its diehard college audience to achieve widespread national acclaim, it left a legacy of gentle, jangly, literate songs featuring accordion, violin, banjo, and the occasional reference to Albert Camus. It also provided the springboard for its front person and main songwriter, Colin Meloy, to form the rather more successful, though no less literate Decemberists. This two-CD set captures Tarkio's essence–smart, nuanced, deeply personal notes from the cusp of adolescence and adulthood. (CDUNIVERSE)

Track Listing:

Keeping Me Awake
Caroline Avenue
Neapolitan Bridesmaid
Save Yourself
Better Half
Eva Luna
If I Had More Time
Sister Nebraska
Helena Won't Get Stoned
Your Own Kind
Standing Still

Devil's Elbow
Weight of the World
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
Mountains of Mourne
Tristan and Iseult
Never Will Marry
This Rollercoaster Ride
Following Camden Down
Slow Down
Annabelle Leigh
Am I Not Right?
Mess Of Me
Goodbye Girl

These 27 songs leave enough empty space on a double CD to also burn the KGBA live recordings on it.