Various Artists

Little Darla Has a Treat for You, Vol. 19: Fall 2002

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On the 19th Little Darla Has a Treat for You compilation, California's Darla Records again collected 20 diverse songs from a distinct group of artists from around the globe. London's Saloon kick of the disc with their graceful indie pop on "Free Fall," which is followed by Sacramento, CA's the Sinking Ships, who appear with the catchy and rollicking "You Can't Push Me Away." Toronto's the Snitches are next, with their frantic "Right Before My Eyes," proving that they've got the goods to back up their hype. Machester's Crispy Ambulance are featured on the inventive "Loupgarou," and Louisville's My Morning Jacket chime in with a live performance of "Bermuda Highway." Athens, GA's Je Suis France add some intensity to the collection with "California Rules," and ex-Barcelona singer Jason Korzen's new band, Sprites, makes their debut with the steady "Following Her Around." England's Boyracer donated an exclusive track to the disc, the fiery "The Warmest Hours." Cath Carroll appears on track 19 with the spaced-out "Moves Like You," and the disc ends with Tokyo's Color Filter, whose "Shikisai No Mabataki" is a stretched-out and tender classic.

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