Friday, August 28, 2009

The American Analog Set - Know by Heart (2001)


"Know by Heart" is the fourth studio album by The American Analog Set and is considered by many to be their crowning achievement. It contains two of the band's most famous tracks, "Punk as Fuck" (which actually contains no profanity at all, moms and dads) and "Choir Vandals." Track 4, "The Postman," contains backing vocals by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service fame. Funnily enough, Gibbard covered the song "Choir Vandals" on volume five of Post-Parlo's "Home" series, which is a split EP with The American Analog Set's own Andrew Kenny. Other notable tracks include "Gone to Earth," "Aaron and Maria," and "Million Young."

For fans of: The Wooden Birds, Broken Social Scene, Kings of Convenience

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is definitely my favorite American Analog Set album. As a college student I have trouble studying when its too quiet or too loud, and this album hits the spot every time. Kudos for mentioning the split between Andrew and Kenny "You Remind Me of Home" off of that split makes me cozy.