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Mendoza Line to Drop Collection of Early Material

Catherine Lewis reports:
Athens, Georgia's Mendoza Line are planning to release an album of early recordings, entitled If They Knew This Was the End, on January 21st via Hoboken's Bar/None Records. The material was originally recorded in 1996, and was intended to be their debut full-length, but various problems arose and the band eventually wound up with 1997's overlooked pop opus, Poems from a Pawnshop, which they issued on Kindercore (sorry, kids, it's out-of-print). The band's "new" release includes earlier renditions of songs from the Poems to a Pawnshop album, as well as several other tracks that have never been released. Tracklist:

01 I Behaved That Way
02 Comeback
03 The Seventh Round
04 The Aragon and Trianon
05 Wiretapping
06 This Charm
07 Dollars to Donuts
08 If They Knew Her As I Know Her
09 I Know I Will Not Find The Words
10 Running With An Older Crowd
11 Small Town Napoleons
12 140 LBs Doesn't Make A Man
13 Jefferson
14 Molly, Please Stop Touching Me
15 Camera Shy
16 I Never Had a Chance
17 Shy Routine
18 Dollars To Donuts (acoustic)

In related news, The Mendoza Line have just returned from their first visit to the UK-- and two sold-out shows in London. While springtime tour plans have not been finalized, they do plan to play a record-release show on January 25th at the Mercury Lounge in New York City, and will join the Misra showcase at Austin's SXSW festival in March.

.: Pitchfork Review: Mendoza Line: Lost In Revelry
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.: Originally published: 17 January 2003
.: Items mentioned above on Lost in Revelry (Mendoza Line, 2002); If They Knew This Was the End (Mendoza Line, 2003).