Tropic Of Candycorn

bark145: Sunset Valley / Tropic Of Candycorn

bark145 · DIGITAL RELEASE
Barsuk Records · July 2014

DISC 1
1.
Skylab Love Scene
2.
Blanketville
3.
Coral Man
4.
Shanghai Shelly
5.
Super Girl
6.
Met My Mako
7.
Red Room Rocket Ride
8.
Statue Robot
9.
Red Thai Sunday
10.
Neptune Pools
11.
California Now

DISC 2
12.
I Got Fair
13.
Megapills
14.
Tornado
15.
Happily Frozen
16.
City of Bees
17.
Heatwave One
18.
Doll Eating Man
19.
Fairy Theory
20.
Solid Goldmine
21.
Jackass Crusher
22.
Doll Hill

DISC 3
23.
Say Ow
24.
Ironmen
25.
Fall Fly
26.
Wired Nights
27.
Blackberry Bushes
28.
Help Me Babe
29.
Misery Jet
30.
Nico Ride
31.
Touch You
32.
Joseph Blow
33.
Icepond
34.
Parade On My Rain
35.
Janey O'
36.
Matinee Idol
37.
Nautilus Sun

DISC 4
38.
G.B.78.s.
39.
Grubby Cartoon Hands
40.
Pull the Trig
41.
Candy Stairs
42.
Blow Up
43.
Moss
44.
Mr. Extreme Jeans
45.
Ancient Mome
46.
I'm a Bull
47.
Deadhorse Waterloo
48.
Pet Your Head
49.
Gaze My Shoes

DISC 5
50.
Automatic
51.
Creampuff Desert
52.
Fish Are Bones
53.
Porpoise Song
54.
Smallest Man
55.
Suicide Shaky
56.
Tropic of Candycorn
57.
Neptune's Pools (Cassette Version)
58.
Red Thai Sunday (Cassette Version)
59.
Si's and Sg's
60.
Skylab Love Scene (Cassette Version)
61.
Slugz
62.
Tornado (Cassette Version)

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VIDEOS

"I was first introduced to Sunset Valley when I moved to Seattle in 1993. I was dumbfounded at how great they were. They were the ones that got away, an undiscovered treasure of the Pacific Northwest." - Peter Buck, R.E.M.

"In the very early days of Grandaddy I found myself looking for likeminded bands, albums, peers... Sunset Valley was on that short list... I found myself studying their albums, their songs, their sound." - Jason Lytle, Grandaddy

"Herman is a wizard with the tasty jams. I want to capture him like a butterfly and study the secrets of his rocket sauce." - Jack Black

"They were from Portland, which seemed exotic. Aaron Huffman of Harvey Danger played a cassette dub of Jackass Crusher over and over in his car, and we marveled at it — so heavy and poppy and weirdly stoned. On the way back from SXSW in 2001, their as-yet-unreleased Barsuk debut, Icepond, was in constant rotation in the van. I was so obsessed with it, I actually called them and asked if I could be in the band. They demurred. It's still my favorite record from that time." - John Roderick, The Long Winters

While the cult status of Sunset Valley has grown over the years, their catalog has sadly been mostly unavailable digitally and generally out-of-print physically for years. Barsuk is excited to release Tropic of Candycorn. This five-volume digital anthology includes the band's entire catalog — The New Speed (1997), Boyscout Superhero (1998), Icepond (2001) and Goldbank 78 Stack (2003), as well as a volume of unreleased tracks, various singles and compilation tracks — to remedy this crime against indie rock.


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