Rock Buzz Bands Get 'Handpicked'
MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II," a compilation featuring 14 songs and three enhanced video clips by some of the music channel's top buzz bands of tMTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II," a compilation featuring 14 songs and three enhanced video clips by some of the music channel's top buzz bands of the year. The Vines, the Hives, OK Go, Coldplay, and Jimmy Eat World are among the artists set to appear on the disc.
MTV2 is also planning a half-hour TV special to celebrate the compilation's release. The show, set to air Oct. 14, will be hosted by Phantom Planet -- whose "Lonely Day" is featured on "Handpicked Vol. II" -- and feature interviews and music clips by many of the disc's artists.
The enhanced disc, peppered with songs by the likes of Norah Jones, Doves, John Mayer, Guster, Citizen Cope, and Jack Johnson, also includes video clips of the Vines performing "Get Free" Aug. 29 at MTV's Video Music Awards in New York and Coldplay crooning "In My Place" Aug. 2 in Chicago on the network's "2$Bill Show." OK Go's promotional video for "Get Over It" is also included.
The compilation follows last December's release of "MTV2 Handpicked," which featured tracks by Travis, Pete Yorn, Tenacious D, and Ryan Adams.
Here is the track listing for "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II":
"Get Free," the Vines
"Hate To Say I Told You So," the Hives
"Get Over It," OK Go
"In My Place," Coldplay
"The Middle" (acoustic), Jimmy Eat World
"Lonely Day," Phantom Planet
"Ghost," Howie Day
"Don't Know Why," Norah Jones
"Caught by the River," Doves
"No Such Thing" (live), John Mayer
"If There Is Love," Citizen Cope
"Inaudible Melodies," Jack Johnson
"Take the Long Road and Walk It," the Music
Enhanced Bonus Tracks:
"Get Free," the Vines (live @ MTV VMAs, Aug. 29th)
"In My Place," Coldplay (live @ the "2$Bill Show," Chicago, Aug. 2nd)
"Get Over It," OK Go (full-length promotional video clip)