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You Brought Me Back From The Dead (Selected Songs, 1998​-​2019)

by Christopher Sutton

Cold Fire 03:42
Baby Ornette 03:33
Love Dub 02:45
Summer's Eve 05:04
You Knew It 02:36
Basemess 02:15
Try You 02:32
Realize 03:54
Sound 04:32


The sixth volume of our Selected Songs series shines a light on the ever-under-sung Portland, Oregon multi-instrumentalist Christopher Sutton. Known for his work as a touring member of the Gossip, The Dirtbombs, Chain & The Gang, and Spider & The Webs, he's also a prolific songwriter and collaborator, making music across a wide array of genres and scenes. This volume collects work from his time in Hornet Leg, C.O.C.O, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Cool Flowers, The Sun Ships, Hooded Hags, Sutton, Triple Daisies, and The Boozles.


"It flows a lot like a perfectly eclectic mixtape, curated by someone with immense musical knowledge, perfect for a long drive. Have it ready to pop in when the college radio fades into static." - Razorcake

"Christopher Sutton has built up a deep and varied oeuvre of his own. A body of work of an artist and collaborator baulking at the limitations of clear styles and genres. A place where indie pop, punk and dub coexist, where funk and garage rock walk arm in arm, and any barriers are not so much hurdled but forgotten altogether." - Various Small Flames

"Antiquated Future celebrates the career of prolific Portland garage-punk singer-songwriter Christopher Sutton with this catchy collection." - Bandcamp New and Notable


released May 6, 2022

Side A:

1. Killing Kind Organ Dub (Cool Flowers) (from Demo Life Of Cool Flowers (VERSION), self-released, digital, 2017)

2. Cold Fire (Hornet Leg) (from Wrecking Ball, Hovercraft, LP, 2013)

3. I'm Leaving You (Hornet Leg) (from Ribbon of Fear, K Records, LP & CD, 2009)

4. Good Night Jaime (Christopher Sutton) (previously unreleased, recorded 2015)

5. Baby Ornette (The Sun Ships) (from Clinton Street Projects, self-released, digital, 2017)

6. We're So Ugly (Hornet Leg) (from Ribbon of Fear, K Records, LP & CD, 2009)

7. Love Dub (Cool Flowers) (from Demo Life Of Cool Flowers (VERSION), self-released, digital, 2017)

8. Summer's Eve (Hornet Leg) (from Wrecking Ball, Hovercraft, LP, 2013)

9. You Knew It (C.O.C.O) (from C.O.C.O., K Records, LP & CD, 2000)

10. Basemess (Dub Narcotic Sound System) (from Out of Your Mind, K Records, LP & CD, 1998)

Side B:

1. Yeah Yeah Yeah (Hooded Hags) (from Mental Revenge, self-released, cassette, 2017)

2. Try You (C.O.C.O) (from The Way Things Change, Vol. 3, Red Square, 7” compilation, 2001)

3. Realize (Hornet Leg) (from Wrecking Ball, Hovercraft, LP, 2013)

4. I Listen to Records (Hornet Leg) (from Hornet Leg, doLo recordings, cassette, 2004)

5. Sound (Hornet Leg) (from Still Life, Stankhouse Records, LP, 2010)

6. Leftist Regime (The Sun Ships) (from Clinton Street Projects, self-released, digital, 2017)

7. Mental Starvation (The Boozles) (from Hornet Leg tour CD, self-released, CD-R, 2008)

8. Bleed the Blood (Live) (Hornet Leg) (previously unreleased, recorded 2008; original version appears on Blood Trilogy, K Records, 7”, 2008)

9. My Mind Blew Apart (Edit) (Triple Daisies) (from Nigerian Triple Daisy, self-released, zine & CD-R, 2008)

10. Sunday Drive 4am (The Sun Ships) (from Clinton Street Projects, self-released, digital, 2017)

All songs written or co-written by Christopher Sutton, with the exception of “I’m Leaving You,” written by Char Vinnedge and originally performed by The Luv’d Ones. Co-songwriters include Travis Wiggins, Jon Schlaffman, and Jen Tam (A1, A7); Patrick Pantano (A5, B6, B10); Olivia Ness (A9, B2); Larry Butler, Brian Weber, and Calvin Johnson (A10); and Karen Harrington (B1).

Mastered by Fred Thomas, 2022.


The Selected Songs series seeks to shine a light on under-appreciated and overlooked artists from the present and past. Each volume serves as a curated primer to an artist’s catalog, or a hand-picked selection of an artist’s lost or forgotten songs.

The series is released by Antiquated Future Records and designed by Two Plum Press. Printed in editions of 300 gold-ticket cassettes, each volume is packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklets with personal essays by curators Andrew Barton and Joshua James Amberson to give context to the artist’s work.


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