Tests is an album by The Microphones. It was first released as a cassette tape on Knw-Yr-Own in 1998. A CD release by Elsinor followed in the same year, but the track listing was a mixture of The Microphones's three previous albums: Microphone, Wires and Cords, and the Tests cassette.

Tests
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Studio album by
Released1998, 2011 (1998, 2011)
GenreIndie folk, experimental rock, experimental
Length61:56 (CD)
LabelKnw-Yr-Own (KYO30)
Elsinor (els 029)
P.W. ELVERUM & SUN, ltd.
The Microphones chronology
Wires and Cords
(1997)
Tests
(1998)
Don't Wake Me Up
(1999)

Tests was re-issued on cassette in an edition of 20 by P.W. ELVERUM & SUN, ltd. The re-issue was to celebrate Record Store Day 2011 and was only available at The Business in Anacortes, WA. A few additional copies were sold online via P.W. ELVERUM & SUN, ltd.

Track listingEdit

CassetteEdit

Side A
  1. "Microphone Part 2"
  2. "Tests" (Phil version)
  3. "Feedback Love"
  4. "Bomb on Tape Deck Mt."
  5. "Tape Deck Ghost"
  6. "Bass Leftovers"
  7. "Like A Piranha"
  8. "Assault on Tape Deck Mt."
  9. "Spy Cameras"
  10. "Drums That No One Played / El Nino"
  11. "Death on Tape Deck Mt."
  12. "The Last Night of the Year"
Side B
  1. "PreAmp"
  2. "Rebirth on Tape Deck Mt."
  3. "Eyes for Volume"
  4. "Quiet Groove"
  5. "OH ANNA"
  6. "Summer Electricity"
  7. "Little Songs"
  8. "Anacortes Has a Secret Love"
  9. "Night Time, Then Sleep"

CDEdit

  1. "Tests" – 1:36
  2. "Feedback Love" – 2:46
  3. "Tape Deck Ghost" – 3:22
  4. "Like a Piranha" – 4:05
  5. "Soundwaves" – 3:01
  6. "Drums That No One Played / El Nino" – 2:22
  7. "Anacortes Has a Secret Love" – 3:11
  8. "Oh Anna" – 3:20
  9. "Spy Cameras" – 3:37
  10. "Witch Doctor" – 2:35
  11. "Monsters" – 3:49
  12. "The Last Night of the Year" – 4:54
  13. "PreAmp" – 2:29
  14. "Quiet Groove" – 2:59
  15. "Little Songs" – 4:18
  16. "Microphone Pt. 1" – 2:02
  17. "Microphone Pt. 2" – 2:23
  18. "Eyes for Volume" – 2:43
  19. "Wires and Cords" – 6:35