The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Purple Haze"
'Scuse me while I fuck this blog!
Steady Ernest, "Roll On"
Didn't we just have Steady Ernest? I wonder what the most frequent ska band we've had show up here is? Seems like it should be the Slackers, just going off the number of albums I have from them. 22 tracks from the Slackers. Geez. I don't remember them showing up that much. I guess I've been doing this for a while.
J Church, "Alone When She Dies"
This is an alternate version of a song that's on Drama of Alienation, which is frankly a better version. But I suppose that's what you get from a comp like this one, they're always going to be kind of uneven.
Eight Bells, "Fate and Technology"
This is from the first album from Portland, OR's Eight Bells, The Captain's Daughter. There's sort of a bit of post-rock feel to some of this, in the way that the narrarives of the songs kind of unspool, but there's not as much of the abstraction you sometimes get from post-rock. It's much more visceral, especially when you get to the vocals which help ground things. Anyway, I really like all three of their albums, so have a listen.
Tortoise, "The Lithium Stiffs"
See, now, that's the abstraction I'm looking for in post-rock.