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Song ID from This American Life tv show
June 26, 2010 10:58 AM   Subscribe

SongIDfilter: "This American Life" tv show, season 2 episode 2, "Two Wars": what is the song playing over the last 2.5 minutes or so, as the "Grassnost" story's family eats dinner?

It's instrumental, sounds lo-fi, lots of strings. Shazam wouldn't recognize it. At the end of the episode, it just says to check out sho.com for info on music, but the site doesn't have anything about music (I went to the TAL site within sho.com, and I know I've seen music info for other Showtime shows on their site before, but can't seem to find anything there)! The TAL website has no details on the songs in the tv episode. Google has also been unhelpful.

I recorded it on my iPhone and uploaded the m4a here, in case anyone wants to be adventurous and help (sorry, I have no way to stream it).
posted by so_gracefully to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
It sounds a bit like Calexico's "Falling from Sleeves".
(Brief clip here, used in the beginning of the video here). The TAL website does say they use a lot of Calexico, so maybe it's one of their other songs?
posted by prenominal at 4:25 PM on June 26, 2010


I thought it sounded a lot like Calexico too, but it isn't a song I recognize immediately. Maybe I'll browse the Calexico clips on iTunes and see if I can find something.
posted by so_gracefully at 4:47 PM on June 26, 2010


Did you ever figure this out?
posted by rsanheim at 9:32 PM on March 6, 2011


Sadly, no. I listened to every Calexico song and couldn't find it, and never got any leads on another band either.
posted by so_gracefully at 9:37 PM on March 6, 2011


Drat -- its a beautiful little song. I'll dig a little and update if I ever find it.
posted by rsanheim at 7:01 PM on March 7, 2011


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