September 14, 2006

Pete Yorn Nightcrawler: Bonus tracks

Pete Yorn put out a slew of bonus tracks with various retailer versions of his new disc Nightcrawler (which is growing on me quite nicely, thank you). According to a recent interview on Brooklyn Vegan with the Yornster, here is the logic behind such a move:

“These days, in order to boost get good placement in stores, you usually throw in a bonus track exclusive, which at first I was hesitant to do because I thought it was just going to piss off my fans—you know, making them buy the record again to get a track. But we did the exclusives and then I just started encouraging the fans to download the extra tracks for free on my website. For people who’ve never heard of me before, then the better store placement means they’ll see my record and maybe get turned on to my stuff. “ –Pete

Eh, well, because most of you are not going to scurry about town to your your various retailers (or scour the web other than stopping here at your friendly PY source) to find these extra tracks, Bryce and I are conspiring to make it easy on you and bring you all the goods.

He gave me first dibs on which tracks of the seven I wanted to post, and these two are my favorites:

Old Boy” – Pete Yorn
(from the Circuit City version of Nightcrawler)
I love the bass line in this one, just all over the place in a great way.

Baby, I’m Gone” – Pete Yorn
(from the Best Buy version of Nightcrawler)
I had heard earlier live versions of this song and hoped that it would be a real rocker. The studio version ended up being much more restrained, with a classy synth-percussion throughout. It’s still a great song.

To get the other 5 bonus tracks [“Shallow (Friends)”, “Go With It”, “The Party”, “Top Of The World”, and “Can’t Hear Anyone”], visit Bryce’s blog. He’s also got some Keane, Coldplay, and Red Hot Chili Peppers b-sides, if that’s your groove.

I’ve also added links to an older post with the other two podcasts that are now available regarding the making of Nightcrawler. I find it very interesting to hear Pete talk about the creative process behind his music.

Finally, here is one more bonus track that I really liked off Yorn’s last album Day I Forgot (the Japanese import version) – Thanks to Kraig’s blog:

Drive Away” – Pete Yorn
Just over two-minutes, a fast and furious driving song. Head out on the highway.

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  • YAY! Thanks Heather!

    Anonymous — September 14, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  • You rock! I *love* this blog…I daresay it’s one of the best blogs in the blog-universe…

    Will you be at the Nov. 27th Denver show?

    Ali — September 14, 2006 @ 9:40 am

  • pete is playing union square virgin megastore tonight – i hope hope hope i can get out of work in time to check it out. i may bring a sign that says “i know heather.”

    c — September 14, 2006 @ 11:02 am



    And Ali, I don’t think I am going to spring for tix to his November show with the Dixie Chicks, but if “his people” contact mine and offer me a press pass or some nonsense like that, i am all over it. And PS thank you.

    heather — September 14, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

  • Thanks for those. This cd is growing on me, too! (But I’m a Yorn fan from waaaaay back!)

    Natsthename — September 14, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

  • Hey I found this blog through your posts at and just wanted to say I love it. And I think Old Boy may be better then any track that is on Nightcrawler, I’m absolutely loving it. Thanks for the post!


    Anonymous — September 14, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

  • You dont happen to have a copy of The Smiths song “Ask” do you? Pete has been playing it non stop lately!

    Shana — September 15, 2006 @ 1:28 am

  • I can’t seem to download these, “network connection lost”, which is weird because I am on the web and having no problems elsewhere. Help, I really want to check em out.

    Anonymous — September 15, 2006 @ 10:27 am

  • Shana, I have it but you didn’t leave an email addy. Email me directly if you’d like to hear it, great song.

    heather — September 15, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

  • Nightcrawler.

    I bought the other day.

    It’s swell.
    Growing on me quite nicely.

    I really really dig Undercover, The Man and the 2nd to last track, can’t remember its name at the moment.

    A very nice blend of the last 2 albums’ songwork.

    What do you think?

    cousy — September 15, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

  • Thanks a lot for this bonus Yorn! I was kinda disappointed that When She’s Mine was not a bonus track on any of these retailer versions, but my complaining will definitely be muffled by my excitement for these new tracks! Thanks again, and great blog by the way.

    Stu — September 17, 2006 @ 4:19 am

  • I’m craving “Old Boy” but the host site appears to be having problems. :( Might anyone know any other means of acquiring this song?

    Thanks for the post!

    scwtte — December 11, 2006 @ 8:15 am

  • Thanks guys! I have been doing my best to acquire all of the b-sides for Nightcrawler. I’ve already purchased three different versions of the album in my conquests (I did the pre-order, I bought from Best Buy and on iTunes)! You guys made it simple and I don’t feel guilty since I’ve already spent the $$. Thanks again!

    stephanielyons — January 14, 2007 @ 10:52 am

  • Hi well just listening to my Nightcrawler tonight as I’m finally bringing the CD from the car into the house and loading it on iTunes. My CD didn’t have any of the bonus tracks you mention
    So I grabbed the two you left on your site but the third one from the older album must’ve gotten loose somehow because I’m getting the old URL you requested is not on this server whateverblah.
    Oh well! thank you for the tracks!

    yorn telling me it's great — September 2, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

  • Hi Heather. First of all, I’d like to say I really liked your blog and I’m now on board with artists I hadn’t heard before browsing through your site, so thanks!

    I first stumbled upon your site through this Pete Yorn post. You see, I’m trying to put together a torrent of all-things-Pete-Yorn and tried to download “Old Boy” and “Drive Away” from your site to no avail (which didn’t surprise me, given it’s almost two years old now).

    Apart from those two songs I’m missing:
    - Knew Enough to Know Nothing at All (Life On A Chain single)
    - Seventeen (Day I Forgot Japanese Import)
    - Suspicious Minds (Day I Forgot Japanese Import)

    I hope you can help, it’ll be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

    claudio — July 22, 2008 @ 11:00 am

  • It’s refreshing to know others are into/obsessed with Pete Yorn, hahaha, but these links seemed to have timed out, do you think you could email me ( any of the following:
    -”Knew Enough to Know Nothing At All” from the Musicforthemorningafter sessions
    -”Drive Away”, “Suspicious Minds” from Day I Forgot
    -”I Belong” from the Open Season sdtk
    -hell, about any myspace unreleased track this genius seems to wanna keep to himself hahaha (Someday, James In Liverpool, Farmer Vs. River, Soggy Underneath, Rooftop, When She’s Mine, You Never Knew, Velcro Shoes, Stronger Than, Model American…)

    Whatever you can do, would be very kind, if you have any of these, if you cannot send them, maybe point me in the direction of where to find them?

    Thanks in advance if you can! Peace

    Lindsey — April 16, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  • The three links on this page are dead. Do you think you could re-upload them, or just e-mail me the songs themselves. Here’s what I’m looking for right now:

    * Knew Enough To Know Nothing At All
    * New York City Serenade
    * Dancing In The Dark
    * Panic
    * China Girl
    * Seventeen
    * Drive Away
    * Suspicious Minds
    * Old Boy

    You DID say that you respond to every comment left here, regardless of the post’s age.

    Thank you very much!!!

    renegadex135 — September 19, 2009 @ 2:19 am

  • Hi Lindsey –
    I re-upped most of these:
    Enjoy! :)

    browneheather — September 25, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

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