Necessary Planes

from Apartment Music by The Ashtray Hearts

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    14 Track CD Compilation. Exclusive Tracks from Kid Dakota, Mike Brady, The Owls, The Ashtray Hearts, Quillan Roe, Florida, and Work of Saws.

    1. Work of Saws - The Moving Roots
    2. The Owls - City Girl
    3. Kid Dakota - Get Her Out of My Heart
    4. Florida - Octane Moon
    5. The Ashtray Hearts - Still Shaking
    6. Quillan Roe - Ain't The Movies
    7. Mike Brady - Coffee Cup
    8. The Owls - Black Hands of Tyme
    9. Florida - Bully The Boy
    10. Kid Dakota - Two Fronts
    11. Mike Brady - Exploding Boat II
    12. The Ashtray Hearts - Necessary Planes
    13. Work of Saws - Texa Tonka Annex
    14. Quillan Roe - Do You Have To Go?

    Named Best Local Music Complication - City Pages (Minneapolis, 2002)

    City Pages - Best of the Twin Cities - Apartment Music

    "Some of Minnesota's all-time greatest records are compilations, starting with 1968's The Big Hits of Mid-America. Yet "various artists" packages have since diminished in influence as Mid-America artists have become ever more various. Each new local free-for-all seems to lose in cohesiveness what it gains in diversity, straining far too hard to encompass every genre. That's why Apartment Music may be a template for successfully compiling such CDs in the future. Here are seven acts that know one another, with two songs each, and one prevailing mood (somberness). (Perhaps they should have updated the hardcore punk slogan "Loud Fast Rules" to "Soft Slow Serves.") The musicians toy with vocal harmonies (the Owls do so strikingly) and draw heavily on acoustic and/or chamber instruments. Both country fan Quillan Roe (formerly of Accident Clearinghouse) and Smog fan Kid Dakota break out lo-fi electronic beats. Ultimately, these small hits stand free from the music community they represent, which is pretty much the definition of transcendent on any good album."

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from Apartment Music, released February 15, 2002


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The Ashtray Hearts Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The Ashtray Hearts are a five-piece band from Minneapolis whose music references Americana and country while embracing the singer-songwriter aesthetic the 70s.
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