June 2017 Archives (all archives)

June 28

When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]

posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:41 AM PST - 8 comments

June 25

Good So Bad

This is my take on a song by one of the hosts of [dopey podcast](http://dopeypodcast.com), the one they close out every episode with. Came out kinda like a ska tune somehow. Got my daughters doing a little background vox.

posted by ajryan at 2:53 PM PST - 2 comments

June 23

Excuse Me

Recent Songfight battle; a lipogram: the lyrics can't contain any letter "A." I was eliminated.

posted by chococat at 10:34 PM PST - 5 comments

June 20

Won't Take Long

A Ramonesy take on a recent Rolling Stones song

posted by InfidelZombie at 11:08 AM PST - 1 comments

June 14

Campervans

A (very) quick upbeat pop song featuring my baritone acoustic guitar and heaps of songwriting cliches. [more inside]

posted by remlapm at 8:13 PM PST - 3 comments

Anchors Aweigh

Some more punk rock from Spent - Anchors aweigh, pick up and go, anchors aweigh!

posted by InfidelZombie at 12:06 PM PST - 1 comments

June 10

A Small Grey Box Filled With Joy

I made this upbeat, major-key, low-fi-sounding jam entirely on my OP-1, the same gizmo used in these videos. The transitions aren't as good as they could be, but they're definitely a level up for me. The whole thing falls apart at the end in a glorious heap. A good LET'S GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY instrumental. [more inside]

posted by Sokka shot first at 5:44 PM PST - 3 comments

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

A quick and scarcely rehearsed lofi recording of my take on the classic folk standard/gospel/African American spiritual, with an overdubbed chorus and acoustic guitar.

posted by saulgoodman at 2:21 PM PST - 1 comments

June 9

Heart's Attack

Another demo recording from Spent, this one a punk rock love song.

posted by InfidelZombie at 10:50 AM PST - 0 comments

Intro Jam

from the new Blueshell album [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 9:26 AM PST - 1 comments

June 8

Podcast #5 is up!

Link and tracklist here on Metatalk [more inside] posted by greenish at 8:41 AM PST - 1 comments

June 4

Postcards From Nowhere

This is one of the first songs I've written--a new wavey pop song about a girl who's in love with a guy who may or may not be a serial killer. The song is an exaggerated account of a long-dormant toxic friendship; I was inspired by the Enigma Variations compilations, as well as the podcast My Favorite Murder and the urban legend of Debbie Harry and Ted Bundy. [more inside]

posted by pxe2000 at 5:06 PM PST - 1 comments

June 3

A Goddamn Avalanche

This is a thrashy proggy tune that's been brewing in my head for a few years. Guitars, bass, drums, and some Korg Minilogue synth giving it a Cult of Luna-ish feel in spots. [more inside]

posted by Existential Dread at 3:56 PM PST - 2 comments

June 2

Evil Autoplay

I made a garage-y ditty with my kids using a clown car of musical instruments. [more inside]

posted by umbĂș at 8:55 PM PST - 7 comments

June 1

Following You

A demo track from Spent about your favorite Facebook friend.

posted by InfidelZombie at 12:07 PM PST - 0 comments