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Aden

Black Cow

New Fast
I Knew You Would Go
Sadness
Haunt Me
Green
New 3/4


Counting the Days
Part of a Losing Team
(Swords and) Falconry
Collapsing
Why Can't I Make You Happy?
Left Off Here


Compact Disc (CD) ($14,44)

4-page folder,
jewel case with clear tray.

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ADEN album
ADEN Hey 19 album
ADEN Topsiders album
CURRITUCK COUNTY Unpacking My Library album
Full Teen-Beat Moon concert
1999 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2000 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2001 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2002 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2003 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
ADEN Black Cow CD album
ADEN
Black Cow
CD cover


ADEN Black Cow original artwork CD album
ADEN
Black Cow
original CD cover, not used


ADEN Black Cow tour poster
ADEN
Black Cow
tour poster


ADEN Black Cow printer mechanical
ADEN
Black Cow
mechanical
for printer


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Kevin Barker, guitars

Jeff Gramm, guitars, vocals

Josh Klein, drums

Fred Kovey, bass guitar


RECORDED BY

Trevor Kampmann,

in Trish Roy's basement, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA

1998


COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

The family of Kevin Barker


COVER AND POSTER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

The booklet includes a list of "Honorary Members":
J. Niimi
Andrew Creighton
Ryan Blaine
Reuben Rios
Ryan Lewis
Mark Robinson
John Dugan


"Thanks to"
Sooyoung Park
Ben Kim
William Shin
Chris Holmes
Mark Robinson
& Teenbeat


All songs © 1999 Jeff Gramm (BMI).
except "Sadness" © 1997 Toulouse (original version from their album The Way the City Stretches on Won't Go Flat Records).


REVIEW

"First thoughts on first listen: Aden sounds an awful lot like Seam. Thoughts after a few listens: Aden sounds an awful lot like a POPPIER version of Seam. Thoughts after many listens: Something about this record keeps making me come back to it again and again... maybe it's that they sound familiar, a bit like a poppier version of Seam, but with charms all their own... How come this record, Black Cow, came out in August of '99 and its now January 2000, and no one has told me about it before? Is everyone crazy, or slow, or what? Does the band not know the right people? This record, to frame it in appropriate terms, just rules. If I had started a band up yesterday, this is exactly the kind of thing I'd have been shooting for. Lyrics that are clever without being too cute or faux-arty obtuse; mid-to-up-tempo numbers with dueling clean, sharp guitars that remind me a little of the mellower side of Knapsack; unassuming but not unskilled vocals that somehow, in an osmosis, associative kind of way, remind me of Freedy Johnston; songs catchy enough to get stuck in your head three days since you last listened to the record, but not so sickening that you're rushing to get them back OUT of your head. About the Seam thing: Confirming my initial reactions, Aden thanks Seam mastermind Sooyoung Park in the liner notes (as it turns out, from the little I was able to dig up on the band, Aden's first album came out on Park's own label). But really, while Seam remains the most logical comparison point, and fans of that band are sure to be impressed by Black Cow, Aden succeeds here on their own merits, and when everything's said and done may end up the better band. This record would make my revised list of favorites of 1999 (if I were to revise it). With only 2 minor missteps (one of which, "Sadness", is a cover), the album's biggest fault is that at just over a half hour in length, it's too short! Great independent rock records just seem to be pouring out of Washington DC lately, what with the latest Dismemberment Plan offering and Fugazi's steady stream of quality recordings to name just a few, and now Aden's Black Cow adds to the growing chorus. And still I get the feeling, somehow, that this is just a warm-up (a gut feeling, intangible), that their next effort could be the big one. Let's hope more people notice next time."
- Peter Solderitsch, Pop Matters


"This is a fantastic record from another great Teenbeat band. People seem to like Aden's first album too, but this one is far superior. These guitar-driven songs are fairly stripped-down, but they're deceivingly catchy and complex. Sort of like Versus, Bedhead and Pedro the Lion. In interviews, Aden's members always mention that Magnetic Fields are their favorite band, but this album sounds less like MF than aden's first one."
- Emily Bayle, Amazon



ADEN, Kevin Barker, Fred Kovey, Jeff Gillam, Jeff Gramm

RELEASE DATE

January 11, 1999


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

CD:
30 minutes, 18 seconds


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 266


DETAILS

FIRST PRESSING

January 11, 1999

1,027 pressed.


INSERT:
full-colour 4-page CD-folder with tray card.


JEWEL CASE:
with clear tray.


LABEL:
blue image with orange ring.


SECOND PRESSING

March 19, 1999

508 pressed.


LABEL:
orange image with blue ring.


THIRD PRESSING

July 16, 1999

523 pressed.


LABEL:
beige and burgundy.


FOURTH PRESSING

March 20, 2000

1,000 pressed.


LABEL:
pink and grey.


All pressings:

Printed by Discmakers Print Services, New Jersey.

Discs manufactured by Nimbus, Ruckersville, Virginia.

POSTER

500 printed.

11" x 17".


Printed by ASAP Printing, Arlington, Virginia. Green ink on heavy textured grey paper.

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Cause of Your Tears


ALBUMS

Aden
Black Cow
Hey 19
Topsiders


COMPILATIONS

1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
Moshi Moshi: Pop International Style
Little Darla Has A Treat For You Vol.11
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
The Amos House Collection, Vol.I
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
The Amos House Collection, Vol.II
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2005


ALSO

Full Teen-Beat Moon
Teen-Beat's 14th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 15th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 16th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 17th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 18th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 19th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary


RELATED

Currituck Co.


SONGS

Aden
Boggle Champs
Brief Summer Rains
Cause Of Your Tears
The Chase
City Lights
Collapsing
Counting the Days
Country Bar in the City
Dear John
Don't Act Sad
Dull Reactor
(Everything's Fine at the) House of Klein
Green
Gulf Coast League
Haunt Me
Home Repair
I Knew You Would Go
Intertwining Hands
Intro
Left Off Here
Mango Tree
Mantinee Idol
New 3/4
New Fast
Olson Golden
Part of a Losing Team
Pimlico
Plunky
Plunky '99
Pop Song
Racking Up Mistakes
Rapt Attention
Readenator
Red Door
Reverie
River's Rising
(Rock Me Now) Rockulator
Sadness
Sampler Song
Scooby Doo
S.F. Song
Smiles and Frowns
Snowy Sidewalks
Some Odd Relief
Still Cross My Mind
(Swords and) Falconry
10 Hour Day
Walking in Circles
What Makes You Sad?
When You Left
Why Can't I Make You Happy?
Would You Have Stayed?