ARTIST: Coconut Records
LABEL: Young Baby Records
BITRATE: 159kbps avg
PLAYTIME: 0h 55m total
RELEASE DATE: 2007-03-20
RIP DATE: 2008-01-17
1. This Old Machine 1:58
2. West Coast 3:30
3. Back To You 4:36
4. Summer Day 2:05
5. Nighttiming 2:48
6. Minding My Own Business 2:16
7. Slowly 4:01
8. Mama 1:31
9. The Thanks I Get 2:22
10. It's Not You It's Me 2:40
11. Easy Girl 2:15
12. Ask Her To Dance 2:50
13. (Silence) 0:57
14. This Old Machine (Alternate 0:46
15. West Coast (Alternate Clip) 0:39
16. Back To You (Part I Alternate 2:10
17. Back To You (Part II Alternate 1:06
18. Summer Day (Alternate Version) 1:48
19. Nighttiming (Alternate Version) 1:09
20. Minding My Own Business 3:14
21. Slowly (Alternate Version) 2:54
22. This Is The Thanks I Get (Part 2:16
I: Alternate Version)
23. This Is The Thanks I Get (Part 0:43
II: Alternate Version)
24. It's Not You It's Me (Alternate 1:34
25. Easy Girl (Alternate Version) 1:48
26. Ask Her To Dance (Alternate 1:06
NOTE: Previous rip was nuked for bad encoding. And yes, it's been like 10 months
since that's happened, but this is a pretty good album by Jason Schwartzman (of
Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees, Phantom Planet, etc), so it deserves a proper
release. Enjoy if you haven't been already!
Also, this must be some enhanced version because there's a bunch of alternate
versions and such that weren't included on the first failed release.
Jason Schwartzman was first known for being the drummer of the alternative rock
band Phantom Planet. But Schwartzman left the band in the middle of their third
album to try his luck as an actor. Since then he has made his mark on the film
industry in movies such as "I Heart Huckabees" and "Marie Antoinette." Now he is
back with a solo album called Nighttiming under the persona Coconut Records.
The two singles for Nighttiming are easily the best songs on the album. "West
Coast" is a mournful anthem of Schwartzman's return to the west coast. "West
Coast" shares a lot of qualities with Phantom Planet's biggest hit "California."
Even the lyrics seem to be written in response to it. "And I miss you, I'm going
back home to the west coast/ I wish you could put yourself in my suitcase," as
opposed to "California's" "California here we come/ Right back where we started
from/ California/ Here we come."
The title track, "Nighttiming," sounds like a mix between 70's disco and 80's
new age music, but somehow the result is good. The first impression I got of
this song was bad, but I came around to the extremely catchy chorus and music.
"Summer Day," appeared on the soundtrack for "Spiderman 3." In fact, costar
Kirsten Dunst sings the background vocals throughout the song.
Nighttiming has lots of different sounds, from Weezer-esque rock songs to a
unique type of indie pop rock. There are a lot of acoustic jingles like "This
Old Machine," "Slowly," and "Mamma," none of which are good enough to give much
attention to. Many songs on the album don't surpass three minutes long, and all
twelve songs on the album barely run thirty-three minutes. Some notable songs
are "Minding My Own Business" and my personal favorite "It's Not You It's Me."
This CD may not be for anyone who wants really introspective music, but it is
good for easy listening and on some songs, rocking out.