Twelve Rooms

by Palaxy Tracks

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Includes 9 bonus tracks not shown here!

1. Cedarland (Live in Chicago)
2. Grey Snake (The Octopus Project Remix)
3. Wake Me Up
4. Broken Glass (Twelve Rooms Outtake)
5. I Won't Be Home Tonight
6. Speech With Animals (Demo)
7. Me & You & Him (Performed by Daniel Knox)
8. Camera (Roommate remix)
9. Non-Fiction



Heavily inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, "Twelve Rooms" is essentially twelve different stories — some fiction, some not — written with an insightful observance and quiet desperation. Palaxy Tracks' distinctively subtle compositions perfectly convey a sense of loss and longing, evoking images of specters and spectators, murders and memories, empty rooms and endless open roads. Mood is carefully established and embellished with touches of mellotron, horns, hammond organ, pump organ and other finishing flourishes.

"Twelve Rooms" shows a band that has progressed gracefully over the course of three records, growing ever more evocative and sweetly heartbreaking with each respective release to build twelve rooms of swooning, bittersweet perfection.



The special edition begins with the twelve songs that comprised the original release, then leads into a live performance of the title track from the band's 2003 release, "Cedarland," recorded at the "Twelve Rooms" record release show in June 2005 at Schuba's in Chicago. Next is a haunting remix of "Grey Snake" created by label-mates The Octopus Project, followed by three excellent, previously unreleased songs recorded during the "Twelve Rooms" sessions. After an early demo of "Speech With Animals," Chicago musician Daniel Knox renders a bare, emotional take on "Me & You & Him" with only vocals and piano, and Kent Lambert from the Chicago band Roommate remixes "Camera." The special edition closes with another live performance from the "Twelve Rooms" release show: a new song called "Non-Fiction."

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released May 31, 2005

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