Local Releases September 30 2000

PELICAN CITY, Rhode Island (December First); dark, moody second album from Athens instrumental trip-hop trio; debut was deservedly lauded by Magnet magazine; www.pelicancity.com
ROCK*A*TEENS, Sweet Bird of Youth (Merge); expansive fifth album from the determinedly unclassifiable, Cabbagetown-based quartet; their second album for the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based indie-label, Merge; www.therockateens.com
UNDERWATER, EP 1, EP 2; dual 5-song EPs from the melancholy, atmospheric, electro-pop outfit; available at MP3.com
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Reaching Out (self-released); a collection of songs written, performed and produced by those impacted by cystic fibrosis; proceeds benefit the Reaching Out Foundation which helps CF families in crisis; www.reachingoutfoundation.com