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Central Boise Library

by Central City Music Company

Alt-pop, indie-pop, prog-pop, psych-pop, garage-pop, jam-pop. These songs will get stuck in your head (knock on wood).
Genre: Rock: Lo-Fi
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1. Beautiful Paradox
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2. Don't Spin Away
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3. Covered In Mold
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4. About Your Mom
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5. Car Sides
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6. Put Me In A Song
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7. Hubbert's Peak Theme
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8. Truth's Revealed
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9. Oh Spare Me
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10. The Saddest Thing
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11. Molehill Into A Mountain
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12. A Flying Fly
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13. Still Payin' Rent
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14. Romantic Dysfunction
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15. Love You Bye-Bye
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16. Glass Buffalo Rider
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17. Eyes On The Prize
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18. Car Sides
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19. Work Ethic
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20. Let Me Get This Straight
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21. Short Term Memory Loss
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Album Notes
The music on this CD was primarily recorded between 2001 and 2004 by a band called Central Boise Library which is no longer together. The songwriting and production efforts behind the project live on, however, as Central City Music Company.

"First of all, you can always tell the real genius bands out there, because the name bespeaks a careless blandness. Central City!! That's where the Flash lived. Add that to "Music Company" and the spell is cast. Swell product you put out. Really swell. I await the new CDs." - vonHummer

Central Boise Library by Central City Music Company should be listened to as an anthology. It is a distillation of three separate CD(R)s released on a small scale in Boise.

"It was iconic. It was honest, it was substantial, it was both simple and complex simultaneously. It was stuff I think about all the time but never get around to saying. It was my life in song, but it was someone else's life. It was both ephimeral and trancendent. It was new but it was familiar. I wanted to make a whole movie just so I could put the album in the soundtrack. It was both paragon and paradigm of... poetry? no... something different. Maybe it was the reference to square dancing in gym class that got to me. It made me want to be a musician again." - Ramsey Dewey

Central City Music Company Presents Central Boise Library features the instrumental work of Daen Ashantiva, Lorie Broumand, Sam Counsil, and Aaron Nuttall.

"There’s some nifty, loopy work on Central City Music Company’s CENTRAL BOISE LIBRARY. Folks into somewhat-silly but still musically competent work might be into it. But 21 songs is a bit too much of a good thing, like eating a pound of candy corn." – Rod Lott

Guest musicians include Jeremy Jensen of the Very Most on cello, Adam Broom on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Ejric Bernhardt of the Mosquitones on sax.

"...they seem like nice enough people...they describe their music as “quirky slightly wacky pop-rock with short songs and an occasional pinch of psych or jam”, and that quote pretty much sums up Central City Music Company’s sound without much argument...this music is lo-fi and scrappy...and the band sound like music fans..." - James Clarke

In addition to songs written by Sam Counsil and Lorie Broumand, lyrics were contributed by Alex Neiwirth, Brad Cook, and Lar Svenson.

"Any music fan looking for catchy indie-pop/rock with a wacky flavor and a home-grown feel will love this cd and should check back for the release of new Central City Music Company recordings." - Sam Counsil


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Martha Stark

Textures of melodies and lyrics that are fun, interesting and provocative.
The music on this album are so much more dynamic than traditional pop rock or rap. Most importantly, I can understand the lyrics. As popular musis they are fun, but remain interesting and often provocative, as with The Saddest Thing. The album presents an alternative to the shallow, blatant borrowings which characterize much of the last ten to fifteen years of music. Refreshing.


An interesting mix of eclectic genres. Catchy lyrics stick with you long after the songs end. Sam Counsil rocks!

Ramsey Dewey

My favorite album of all time
This album spoke to me in ways that no other music ever has. That's not a hyperbole. That's the honest truth, friends.

Central Boise Library is my life put to music by someone else who couldn't have possibly understood everything that entailed- and yet they did. It's birth, death, high school, college, love, loathing, and the way you wish you felt while driving home from work if only it was Friday and if only you had Saturday off.

On a superficial level, it's entertaining and original. But this is no mere music, it is art. To loosely paraphrase Stephen King, "Remember, art is there to support life, not the other way around." In other words, while life will go on, should you choose not to purchase this album, nothing will change. On the other hand, listen to- nay- DEVOUR this album with your very soul, and you also may see both past and future from the perspective of an artist.

Andy Davis

Amazing, fun and worth every minute of listening pleasure.
Central City Music Company/ Boise Central Library = the greatness,beauty,creativity,fun,rawness and completly entertaining music on this album is worth listening to over and over and over again.


Fun and a little out of the ordinary- I listen to this album doing everything from cleaning the house to studying for exams to just sitting back and relaxing. Counsil's vocals complement the synth-backgrounds in this charming, quirky album.


Loved it!
Out of curiosity I picked it up and listened to this cd, and I loved it! I love the combination of life and fun that was put into this cd- life with a dose of They Might Be Giants or B-52's (both great too). You can really hear/feel the artist's appreciation for music and the ability it has to touch someone on different levels throughout the day. I loved it.


central boise library
I enjoyed it. Sometimes I listen to it for a change of pace. It has a little bit of everything for every mood.


Central City Music Company makes me want to ride my bike and count stars at twilight picnics.

Julie Prescott

I loved this CD! It is so much fun to listen to, you just can\'t be in a bad mood while you got it playin\'. I kept thinking that it reminded me of some other music I love when it suddenly came to me - The Dead Milkmen! It\'s just notched down a couple of decibels.

Z.V. House

There is little that I can write about this collection that hasn't already been said. Each of these songs were standout tracks on the album of their original release - brought together here in a powerhouse collection of Central City Music Company's early days. The delightful lyrics and strong vocal delivery of Mr. Counsil float merrily above the complex yet catchy musical stylings of the old Central Boise Library line-up. Full of beautiful melodies, fantastic lyrics, and subtle bits of brilliance that reveal themselves only on repeated listens this collection will only bring joy to it's lucky listeners. We can only look forward to the future output from one of the finest bands of the new millennium.

As ridiculous as all the above sounds, this really is a great collection and is definitely worth adding to your CD collection. You won't regret it.
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