November 1, 2006

The OC does it again / Rogue Wave update

I don’t watch The OC (well, maybe once out of morbid curiousity, plus it’s totally no good anymore since Marissa died, right?) but they have a pretty solid history when it comes to the soundtrack mixes that they put out, and the upcoming #6 is no exception.

This album is a inventive bunch of indie rockers covering indie rockers, including some covers of songs that are barely old enough to drive yet, much less be considered for cover material. I am looking forward to hearing these.

OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks
Goldspot – “Float On” (Modest Mouse)
Rock Kills Kid – “I Turn My Camera On” (Spoon)
Lady Sovereign – “Pretty Vacant” (The Sex Pistols)
Mates of State – “California” (Phantom Planet)
Pinback – “Wasted” (Black Flag)
John Paul White – “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head” (ELO)
Rogue Wave – “Debaser” (The Pixies)
Syd Matters – “Hello Sunshine” (Super Furry Animals)
Tally Hall – “Smile Like You Mean It” (The Killers)
The M’s – “Come Into Our Room” (Clinic)
Band Of Horses – “The End’s Not Near” (The New Year)
Chris Holmes – “Into Dust” (Mazzy Star)

Here’s a live version of San Francisco’s Rogue Wave covering “Debaser” on 8/11/06 in Boston:

Debaser” (Pixies cover) – Rogue Wave

And speaking of Rogue Wave, that benefit a few weeks ago for drummer Pat Spurgeon was a sold-out home run success, thanks in part to those of you readers who contributed to the fund and the other bloggers who responded to my call to post up a little something about the fundraiser. Every little bit definitely helped.

The band writes, “Thanks to everyone who came out to see us this September, and thanks to all of those who donated to the Pat fund. We have raised a lot of money to help Pat through this difficult time, and you are a huge part of that.

For those of you who couldn’t make it out to the benefit show in San Francisco, here is a little video recap of the night.

In addition, world famous rock photographer Peter Ellenby photographically documented the night (shown here), and you can purchase copies of his prints here. All proceeds will be donated to Pat.”

Thanks, kids. You rock.


  • Funny (and by funny I mean sad) that I now tune in more to new episodes of various shows to hear good music, than tune into radio stations. I’ve been a fan of the OC soundtracks (more so than the show) and other shows this season, such as Grey’s Anatomy, House, and others, have really been generating good soundtracks. Thanks for the heads up on the new OC tracks.

    Amy — November 1, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

  • Ben has quite a ncie guitar there….hmmmm

    Anonymous — November 1, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

  • Heh, isn’t it spiffy? Glistens in the stagelights and loans whoever plays it a magical sheen for the time being….

    You love it.

    heather — November 1, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

  • Ooh, I’d like to hear that cover of Mazzy Star’s “Into Dust” – it’s such a beautiful track

    groovyf — November 2, 2006 @ 11:14 am

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