Verna Brock made some of the sweetest indiepop of the ’90s; you probably heard her voice in Holiday Flyer or Rocketship, but Beanpole was her solo project, consisting of herself and her four-track. Though she enlisted the help of a couple friends later down the road, she excelled at multi-tracking her guitars, vocals (oh, the wonderful harmonies!) and the occasional drums and flute. She recorded many songs during this time, releasing them on labels such as Blackbean, Cher Doll, Papercut and Goodbye Virginia. This disc compiles every song she ever released, as well as some songs that never strayed from the original handmade demo tapes, making for a very comprehensive collection indeed! Oh, and did I say she was really sweet?
Tracklist: You’re Flying / Toss + Turn / I Should Know By Now / Destination / In A Muddle / Never Again / Some Other When / Being You + Me / I’d Know You Anywhere /120 Seconds / Secret Crush / You’re Such A Tool / Our Life / Hooked On You / A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You / Nowhere To Go / I Didn’t Know / Upstairs Downstairs / So I’m Gone / Let It Snow / Now I Know / Things Turn Out Okay / Very Strange / It Wasn’t Meant To Be / Far Away From Anywhere / Wonder Why