July 2009 Archives (all archives)

July 31

Femme Fatale (VN+U Cover)

Just getting this under the wire for July's music challenge; it's not quite August 1st, at least not where I live. [more inside]

posted by davejay at 7:42 PM PST - 5 comments

Monthly MeFiMu Challenge thread - August edition

So, here in my neck o' the woods it's already August 1, but many of you western hemisphere types still have a few hours to get your VU&N covers in under the deadline. I'm counting about 35 submissions in as of right now (with just a few hours left in the month!), which is, of course, below the number of folks who signed on, but, hey, that's life in the slow lane! I'm hoping for an avalanche of last-minute masterpieces. But meanwhile... on to the next! So without further ado... [more inside] posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:14 PM PST - 20 comments

The Craigslist Blues

A wee vent, and a request for advice. [more inside] posted by doubtfulpalace at 6:27 PM PST - 10 comments

Grace's Song

It is so cool to make whipped cream with a whisk instead of an electric mixer. [more inside]

posted by IngeChiles at 2:54 PM PST - 2 comments

Runnin'

In a huge creative drought for awhile, I found this old thing I wrote and recorded years ago. When I was new to Garageband. [more inside]

posted by kingbenny at 1:24 PM PST - 7 comments

Thank You

Hiphop song about love and hate, soul beat. [more inside]

posted by sputgop at 12:37 PM PST - 1 comments

This is a dog

Barking, sirens, and speeding cars.

posted by sailormouth at 10:21 AM PST - 0 comments

July 30

vampire deer - in the headlights

song 04 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 11:15 PM PST - 0 comments

Don't Go in the Garage

The first song from my new collection of supernaturally themed novelty garage rock by my multiply pierced and tattooed sailor puppet, Sailor Martin; the collection of songs will also, eventually, be called Don't Go in the Garage. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:15 PM PST - 5 comments

All These Crazy People

This is a rhythm I did to a Hip Hop beat. The song is about the crack heads outside my door. I'm moving soon. Every summer they come out from where ever they go in the winter. They are like Geese except on crack. Anyway this is what I do when they make noise. My bud Jim did the lead.

posted by american caesar at 7:24 PM PST - 0 comments

I'll Be Your Mirror

Straight-ahead, sloppy guitar cover. [more inside]

posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 7:15 PM PST - 1 comments

When Harry Was Sally....

I can usually get a presentable mix without too much hassle, but this one beats the hell out of me. Sounds good in headphones, complete shit on monitors and even worse in the car. Advice? [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 2:08 PM PST - 18 comments

Whatchadooin

Existentialist Hip-hop. [more inside]

posted by swellingitchingbrain at 10:12 AM PST - 3 comments

One Two One Two

Circuitbent sounds with more rhythm and structure than your usual bent glitch drone. [more inside]

posted by sailormouth at 9:06 AM PST - 1 comments

July 29

The Horrors

A random Little diddy i wrote. Just a one take recording.

posted by ichthuz at 11:49 PM PST - 1 comments

vampire deer - into my skin

song 03 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 11:09 PM PST - 0 comments

Heroin

I'm a Rock n Roll Animal. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 12:44 PM PST - 8 comments

Booty Don't

A dubstep/reggaeton remix of the GS Boyz crappy single, Booty Dew. I decided to make it sound good. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 9:46 AM PST - 3 comments

Scratchin

Turntable toy added to circuit bent toys. [more inside]

posted by sailormouth at 8:02 AM PST - 4 comments

July 28

do you ever

This track switches between three time signatures, and features an intro with a style of singing I guess one could call very vaguely eastern. It's a slow and gentle affair with softly distorted ebowed guitar, piano, and xylophone. It also includes a guitar solo in which a single note is played repeatedly. And lyrics that are pretty silly. [more inside]

posted by edlundart at 11:46 PM PST - 1 comments

Walk on the wild side

I'm a big Lou Reed fan. I have really tried any VU tunes. So I thought Id still just try a Lou Tune.

posted by american caesar at 11:32 PM PST - 1 comments

Using Live as a multitrack recorder

Does anyone here use Ableton Live as a multitrack recorder/mixer? [more inside] posted by awfurby at 11:26 PM PST - 6 comments

Nature Dub

Since everyone seems to be making dub lately, I thought I'd throw one into the pile. Sweet for the summer heat. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 11:11 PM PST - 9 comments

vampire deer - 2nd assistant turd polisher

song 02 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 11:00 PM PST - 0 comments

piano riff.. riff

And then one day I decided to jam on top of my iPhone's ringtone, the piano riff. [more inside]

posted by pwally at 7:19 PM PST - 4 comments

Femme Fatale (VU+N cover)

Now with less German supermodel. Plus, I play drums! [more inside]

posted by cortex at 6:30 PM PST - 10 comments

Neighbor

For when someone you love is confusing you. [more inside]

posted by IngeChiles at 4:16 PM PST - 4 comments

Make the Trap Say Summertime

A spaced out dub remix of OJ Da Juiceman. Features some cocaine rap so it is not for fragile ears. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 9:28 AM PST - 4 comments

Hold On

Track 2 from the SMUT album, Monday Morning Jager Party. [more inside]

posted by 256 at 6:17 AM PST - 0 comments

July 27

vampire deer - wheel of fortune

song 01 of 12 of "in the headlights" [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 10:49 PM PST - 0 comments

Sophisticated

Amateurish musings on a woman of refinement. [more inside]

posted by evisceratordeath at 6:12 PM PST - 3 comments

Hoopo Meets Benzaiten in the Caves of Enoshima

Living Room Internal Mic Dub Soundsystem! [more inside]

posted by Hoopo at 5:54 PM PST - 3 comments

Love Lockdown (Azeri Rework)

I've been working slowly on this for a while. If Love Lockdown became a depressing minimal track... [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 5:48 PM PST - 1 comments

One Moment

A short, lo-fi, catchy piano jam. [more inside]

posted by saxamo at 2:56 PM PST - 0 comments

I’m waiting for the man (caterpillar mix #1)

VU & Nico challenge - I'm Waiting for the Man Caterpillar [more inside]

posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 2:01 PM PST - 8 comments

Summertime

A nice summertime dub-reggae-esque jam featuring samples of Mungo Jerry and squealing synths. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 9:18 AM PST - 0 comments

Yellow Submarine

New take on the Beatles classic with GarageBand. [more inside]

posted by starman at 6:43 AM PST - 2 comments

Lyrics Writing and the Subconscious

Sometimes I"m really surprised how accurately writing lyrics, one can capture your current emotion of existensial dillemma without any forthought or intention on the part of the Author. I mean these words that pop into my head, that alone seem quite meaningless, but eventually coalese into a concise summation of 'my lot' without a single conscious thought in that direction. Does that happen to you? [more inside] posted by mary8nne at 2:14 AM PST - 5 comments

Megan

A spoken word song written about a girl, friendship, hurt, love, betrayal, growing older, gaining understanding and eventually forgiveness. And perhaps above all else, it's about hope. [more inside]

posted by Effigy2000 at 12:55 AM PST - 1 comments

July 26

Limbo

Homesick synths, bittersweet beats. [more inside]

posted by ageispolis at 11:27 PM PST - 3 comments

July 25

Future Challenge idea - MeFiMu jingle/ringtone

This meets my personal criteria for a good challenge - quick and fun. Only one rule - has to be less than 30 seconds duration. Thoughts? Comments? posted by MajorDundee at 1:35 AM PST - 8 comments

July 24

Michael Nyman: The Piano - Big My Secret

I don't like the movie The Piano, but I do like Michael Nyman's soundtrack. I usually program all my music with a sequencer, so this is my first attempt to capture myself live. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 8:49 PM PST - 0 comments

Diamond Jaws

My 2-cents-worth on the international diamond trade, in about 2 minutes. Video version at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:39 PM PST - 7 comments

Hidden

Very little idea what this is really about....but it sounds like something written by a slightly loopy obsessive. That'll be me then.... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 1:10 PM PST - 12 comments

I am looking for a used car.

This is a cautionary tale about a man who ended up at the wrong meetup. [more inside]

posted by mintcake! at 7:42 AM PST - 2 comments

July 23

Please Hang Up

An aborted attempt at Femme Fatale (for this month's music challenge) twisted into a bad dream about a Metafilter Podcast call-in episode. [more inside]

posted by davejay at 7:26 PM PST - 6 comments

Hey Jude (throat sung)

I've been working on figuring out how to throat sing in a vaguely Tuvan way. This is my first recorded attempt.

posted by umbú at 6:20 PM PST - 12 comments

Broken English

A short sample turned into a 4 minute electronic dance track. [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 3:02 PM PST - 2 comments

Finer Times

An ode to last year around this time. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 2:16 PM PST - 3 comments

July 22

Beginner drum tips & resources?

So I just bought myself a drumkit. I have functionally no drumming experience. Where to start? posted by cortex at 5:08 PM PST - 45 comments

Gotta Sync it Up.

Can you help me purchase an audio interface for my computer? [more inside] posted by orville sash at 7:58 AM PST - 9 comments

Yidee VIP

I... don't know what this is.

posted by ageispolis at 1:25 AM PST - 5 comments

July 21

Waiting for the Man

VU & Nico Challenge. [more inside]

posted by snsranch at 9:13 PM PST - 16 comments

come careening (demo)

This is the demo I recorded for this song posted earlier. I slapped some kind of distortion effect over it to approximate the feel I wanted in the final version. Although it's too hazy-sounding and the vocals are nearly unintelligble, I really love a lot of things about this recording. It sounds like some kind of important uncovered secret to me. Anyway, this post is part of an "evolution of my songs" series I started here and here.

posted by edlundart at 7:13 PM PST - 11 comments

July 20

Juan and Benito

Juan and Don Benito discuss the heroes from their childhoods. [more inside]

posted by The3rdMan at 11:25 PM PST - 6 comments

somewhere between cliffs and on

My vague memory of an aphex twin melody on this here banjo that I don't really know how to play. Took me a while to figure out which tune(s) I was thinking of. [more inside]

posted by 31d1 at 8:10 PM PST - 6 comments

Watch Who You Trust

A loud and obnoxious demo [more inside]

posted by Hoopo at 5:49 PM PST - 4 comments

Venus in Furz

For the VU&Nico challenge. A good example of Garageband falling into the wrong hands. Also, took liberties with chorus. [more inside]

posted by bonobothegreat at 4:57 PM PST - 5 comments

Sunburst

Another instrumental in a tuning I can't even remember.

posted by Danf at 11:21 AM PST - 3 comments

Case Study #3

LSD turns hot dogs into talking troll dolls? Who wouldn't want that? Followup to this. [more inside]

posted by davejay at 11:15 AM PST - 5 comments

Like Unto Pistols

A few of you wanted to know when my band Voodoo Economics's next album came out. Welp, it's out. It's called 'Nighttime Sabbaticals'. Here's a track from it. [more inside]

posted by nosila at 10:53 AM PST - 11 comments

Winter Sun

A song that I wrote walking down the streets of Chicago, depressed that I had nothing to write about. [more inside]

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 10:28 AM PST - 0 comments

Affirmative

A bassy electronic song that might or might not be about changing tampons. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 5:47 AM PST - 4 comments

Angry Fatso

An uptempo, harmony-laden poppy number about a short-tempered, rotund gentleman who seems to be everywhere I go.

posted by lexfri at 5:45 AM PST - 7 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties (SKIST)

Skist (previously) is my band with singer/sound artist Haruna Ito. Hope you enjoy. I also made a video for the song, which can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:36 AM PST - 10 comments

i'm seeing robots

kool keith saw them first.

posted by kimyo at 1:32 AM PST - 7 comments

Love You Next Monday

I butchered a bumper sticker and pasted "Love You Next Monday" On my acoustic. Tonite there were a bunch of people drinking and making noise outside in my parking lot. I got bored and made this tune to drown out the noise. Headsets are a wonderful thing.

posted by american caesar at 12:08 AM PST - 7 comments

July 19

the vase (demo)

As a follow-up to this post, here is the demo I recorded for the song I posted a long time ago here. As before, the idea is to share something about the evolution of my songs for anyone who might care.

posted by edlundart at 10:35 PM PST - 4 comments

Brass Balls

Just having fun really. [more inside]

posted by Zenabi at 6:43 PM PST - 6 comments

The World's Most Blown Mind

Another track from The Old Whores Of San Pedro. [more inside]

posted by gergtreble at 3:29 PM PST - 4 comments

Mixage help assenblief

I really need some help with this song. I haven't mixed or played in ages and my ears just ain't up to it. I realise the bass line in sorely lacking, but something else is bugging me... Brutal honesty is appreciated. Many thanks posted by Zenabi at 3:02 PM PST - 6 comments

End Credits

The "outro" from the ill-fated "Big in Japan" album [more inside]

posted by Hoopo at 11:37 AM PST - 1 comments

Desafinado (English Lyrics)

Just dashed this off on another computer for some Brazilian lady friends, thought some on MeMu might enjoy...a little rough, but it fits! Piano by David Beebee. [more inside]

posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:21 AM PST - 1 comments

It's Kinda Nice

Gritty Low-Fi Hip-Hop beat with freestyle. [more inside]

posted by swellingitchingbrain at 8:29 AM PST - 1 comments

Enceladus

Originally planned as a mix between 70's J.M. Jarre and Steve Reich. Turns out to be more like Giorgio Moroder teaming with Tangerine Dream, on a bad day. [more inside]

posted by surrendering monkey at 7:01 AM PST - 4 comments

July 18

All Tomorrow's Parties (A Study)

Dreamy pop music for the Velvet Underground Challenge [more inside]

posted by azarbayejani at 1:27 PM PST - 2 comments

July 17

Untitled Interlude

One patch, one take.

posted by Moistener at 9:46 PM PST - 1 comments

I Want You Back

Everybody driving by my window the last three weeks has been blasting Michael Jackson, I couldn't help myself. Maybe got a bit carried away. Many apologies to James Jamerson. [more inside]

posted by Jon_Evil at 8:13 PM PST - 11 comments

Suenos

Recorded a couple of years back, this was inspired by a visit to the house of the late composer Manuel De Falla in Granada, Spain (a wonderful city). At the risk of immodesty this one has some of the best "lead" acoustic guitar playing I've recorded to date. For those with no Spanish "suenos" translates as "dreams" [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 3:28 PM PST - 18 comments

Rainbow Wolf

Inspired by a sticker on my laptop. Check the rude synth at the 2' mark

posted by jdnason at 1:04 AM PST - 5 comments

July 16

Heroin

In the style of Leonard Cohen. Just kidding. For the Velvet Underground challenge thing. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 9:53 PM PST - 12 comments

Destructo Swarmbot

Don't ask, I don't think I ever got an explanation for the title either [more inside]

posted by Hoopo at 5:33 PM PST - 4 comments

iPhones: The New 4 Tracks?

iPhones: The New 4 Tracks? [more inside] posted by Jimbob at 4:42 PM PST - 7 comments

Run Run Run

What if Lou Reed was a 70 year old Irish man with two teeth? [more inside]

posted by minifigs at 2:57 PM PST - 4 comments

The Feengur Waltz

Distorted dance music, like Black Dice but maybe slightly less abrasive. [more inside]

posted by cloeburner at 2:37 PM PST - 1 comments

Bridges Over The Thames

This is my first contribution to MeFiMu, so go easy on me! [more inside]

posted by gergtreble at 7:51 AM PST - 14 comments

July 15

European Son

Technically, it's in F major. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:56 PM PST - 6 comments

Leave Me Lonely

Sometimes, somebody likes you for your faults. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:08 PM PST - 0 comments

Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4, for Guitar and Kazoo

As promised. [more inside]

posted by nosila at 8:14 PM PST - 8 comments

TT's

Top Tips [more inside] posted by MajorDundee at 12:35 PM PST - 15 comments

The Black Angel’s Death Song

Solo vocals with delay, reverb, and amplitude modulation.

posted by man vs sun at 9:37 AM PST - 4 comments

Trippy Space Trip (through Drug Space) [rough mix]

Pretty much what it says on the tin. A prelim mix of a song about the high highs and low lows of huffing jenkem. [more inside]

posted by COBRA! at 7:39 AM PST - 5 comments

undulate underling (demo)

A demo that I later recorded and posted here. I'm posting this as a contribution along the lines of what others have done before me -- providing a window into my songwriting. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some prefer this version.

posted by edlundart at 12:01 AM PST - 6 comments

July 14

I'll Be Your Mirror

Short and sweet; a more structured offering, as well. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:48 PM PST - 1 comments

1337 as Fuck

Sometimes the Web is like the Wild West. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:37 PM PST - 3 comments

Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4, for Guitar

Recorded today. [more inside]

posted by nosila at 8:00 PM PST - 4 comments

ruido jabb hat

a simple disco track [more inside]

posted by konono at 1:53 PM PST - 2 comments

Happy [Tenth] Birthday, Metafilter

I'm glad that I don't wish I knew how to quit you, mefi. Also, bonus cheeseball youtube video edition. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 12:03 PM PST - 15 comments

There She Goes Again

Enough songs about drugs, here's a little ditty about a prostitute. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 9:31 AM PST - 3 comments

Love Is The Drug

That Roxy Music Classic, done acoustic. [more inside]

posted by Liv Pooleside at 3:52 AM PST - 4 comments

Medieval

A slow, two line piece on classical guitar, not really in a medieval style but I wasn't sure what else to call it! Hope everyone who takes the time to listen to it enjoys it. [more inside]

posted by Admira at 3:10 AM PST - 1 comments

July 13

Heroin

This is side two! If you want to play the record from the beginning, then please turn over. Do not play this side, if you want side one. This is side two! [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:44 PM PST - 7 comments

Heroin (On My Trail)

I think if there was a true heir of delta blues in 1960s and '70s rock and roll, it was more likely Lou Reed than just about anyone else. A lot of delta blues, a little Motown, and a little modern Detroit.

posted by The World Famous at 9:48 AM PST - 12 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties

If it ain't baroque, don't fix it. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 9:26 AM PST - 3 comments

Sunday Morning

A Sunday morning here.

posted by micayetoca at 7:54 AM PST - 21 comments

July 12

Staring at a VDU

A VDU is, of course, a video display unit. A song about one of the things the Web has made: Millions of people who sit all day long staring at a screen. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:05 PM PST - 5 comments

Run Run Run

Looking through the lyrics, I had no idea what we were going to do for this track. Man vs sun, however, knew from the get-go. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Highway 20

My first deliberately-written country music song. Or is it western? Or roots music? Can't tell, as I cheered for the winning side in the Civil War. ;-) You can detect a few inadvertent influences, to be sure, but let me know what you think. [more inside]

posted by grubi at 7:24 PM PST - 5 comments

Revolutionary

New Ran/Run song from forthcoming new EP! [more inside]

posted by johanze at 5:27 PM PST - 3 comments

Venus In Furs

Satan? Is that you? [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 9:25 AM PST - 5 comments

July 11

Femme Fatale

Track #3 in Pasty Anglophiles' complete re-imagining of the VU+N album. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:27 PM PST - 0 comments

Untitled (a jumble of guitar)

Acoustic Guitar Loops [more inside]

posted by eyeballkid at 9:12 PM PST - 3 comments

Sweetness

Split up with her yesterday. Wrote this today. [more inside]

posted by motty at 6:23 PM PST - 6 comments

Hope or Happiness...

Choose [more inside]

posted by Zenabi at 5:27 PM PST - 9 comments

Venus In Furs

This is the one I really wanted to have a crack at, rather than "Sunday Morning" (along with the "Black Angel" my least favourite on the VU+N album) which is what I drew out of the brantub.... Perhaps a little busy on the percussion side, but I hope it retains some of the menace/sleaze that characterises the original. [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 2:58 PM PST - 11 comments

Heaven

A song about people coming to your door and you can't hide from them. Then they drag you away. [more inside]

posted by lhude sing cuccu at 12:54 PM PST - 2 comments

I’m Waiting for the Man

An introspective take on a song that’s a lot more relaxed than it probably should be, given the subject matter. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 9:22 AM PST - 9 comments

July 10

I Miss sleepy pete.

Because he rocks. posted by chococat at 11:42 PM PST - 17 comments

Sunday Morning

When Lou Reed becomes a Televangelist, God help us all. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:09 PM PST - 10 comments

The Suit

Named after a minor magic spell. [more inside]

posted by metagnathous at 11:12 AM PST - 2 comments

1978

Screw the new stuff. I'm loading up my iPod with punk rock. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:23 AM PST - 4 comments

July 9

Dagosto, YOU LEGEND

dagosto learned my synth solo and it sounds DEADLY [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:58 PM PST - 10 comments

Another Hour Away

A song about waiting for your love to return to you, and being afraid of the state she might find you in when she does.

posted by clcapps at 2:45 PM PST - 2 comments

grid flux_1

Filtery drone from my JUNO 60 meets ukulele playing exactly four notes. No verse, no chorus, no changes, no development... just does what it does for 2 minutes and 43 seconds, then stops. It's the soundtrack for a video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 AM PST - 6 comments

Atriplex - Diplomatic Relationship with China

Something a bit slow, dark, broody and noisy. [more inside]

posted by Jimbob at 5:50 AM PST - 0 comments

Every Day

Another laid back instrumental guitar piece. I recorded a lead line for it, actually I probably recorded about 10, but then decided it was nice enough by itself. Hope you all agree and enjoy it!

posted by Admira at 4:19 AM PST - 3 comments

Hole In My Wallet

This is a live recording straight from the desk at my band's most recent show. The song is basically about how work sucks so you spend your pay on booze to forget about it and have a good time. Deep, right? More tracks on our myspace.

posted by mhjb at 4:15 AM PST - 0 comments

July 8

vampire deer - the black angel's death song

in which i mispronounce didactics - i blame lou reed

posted by pyramid termite at 10:59 PM PST - 1 comments

Brain in a Jar

I've been working on this song for the past few months. This is the result of my trying to write something sad. Unfortunately, my recording computer died last week, so some bits final mix came out sounding a little more sloppy than intended as there were a couple things I wanted to re-record. Also, I'm terrible at writing second verses.

posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:03 PM PST - 7 comments

Facebook Profile

Although not strictly part of this month's challenge, I would like to point out that this song, which deals with how our social media lives on after we die, is heavily inspired by "Waiting for My Man." [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:20 PM PST - 0 comments

There She Goes Again

My submission to the Music Challenge, July 2009 edition. Advice to the lovelorn john from Uncle Lou. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 8:30 PM PST - 9 comments

Mj challenge?

MJ challenge? [more inside] posted by djduckie at 6:57 PM PST - 25 comments

Vibmore Ribmore

Baltimore House Version of the theme song from the video game Vib Ribbon, Possibly the greatest video game tune since Moon Patrol. Speciall appearance by Biggie Smalls.

posted by orville sash at 2:30 PM PST - 1 comments

Twin Butte

Pronounced "Twin Beaut" [more inside]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:55 AM PST - 2 comments

Hawk

by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken, Bass: Jim Hartley, Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan

posted by augustweed at 12:20 AM PST - 5 comments

July 7

Put It Online

A song about oversharing. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:54 PM PST - 0 comments

Staring Into Headlights

Dark sounds for an old barn. [more inside]

posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:44 PM PST - 7 comments

Run Run Run

My Velvet Underground homework. There's some backing falsetto in here and some piano and stuff. [more inside]

posted by ORthey at 1:30 PM PST - 10 comments

Femme Fatale

As realized by the Christopher Walken & The Lounge Fellas. [more inside]

posted by cortex at 11:42 AM PST - 23 comments

(Saturday Night And) Sunday Morning

The Gorgonzola & Ham Stone Gas 12" remix [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 8:25 AM PST - 24 comments

July 6

Jill Turned On the Radio

Yet another from my series of glam and punk inspired songs about the series of tubes we call the Interweb. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:51 PM PST - 0 comments

European Son

I thought I better lower the standard a bit or else people might get put off . . . Anyway this is my version of European Son, possibly the least coverable song of all time, I didn't mind too much I just did what I wanted . . . there is another version with Stephen Hawking with Roger Federer and Andy Roddick on backing but . . . you ain't ready for that

posted by criticalbill at 4:57 PM PST - 11 comments

The Chestnut Tree Café Lounge

by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken, Bass: Jim Hartley, Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan

posted by augustweed at 2:41 PM PST - 5 comments

Juicebox Hustler

Juicebox Hustler (Everyday)

posted by god particle at 1:43 PM PST - 0 comments

Sunday Morning

my assigned song or this month's challenge [more inside]

posted by mexican at 9:41 AM PST - 12 comments

Middle Management

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Crap You Don't Really Need. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 6:49 AM PST - 3 comments

Melancholy

A laid back, relaxed instrumental nylon string guitar piece, just for something new for me :) Hope its enjoyed by all.

posted by Admira at 2:56 AM PST - 0 comments

Venus in Furs

This trip is a bit more relaxed. [more inside]

posted by dagosto at 12:27 AM PST - 15 comments

July 5

The Kids Are Online

Another in my series of punk and glam inspired songs about Web culture, this one is sort of an answer song to both "The Kids Are Alright" and "Blitzkrieg Bop." [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 7:41 PM PST - 0 comments

The Plan

I love this song! Upbeat, dancy, kind of weird. [more inside]

posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:31 PM PST - 6 comments

Island Party

Inspired by ageispolis

posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:05 AM PST - 6 comments

It's a Beautiful Day

Returning to the well of material I wrote almost a decade ago. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 6:46 AM PST - 1 comments

July 4

Starfall

For losers everywhere... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 3:57 PM PST - 4 comments

The Power of Cheese

The conclusion of the Epic Cheese Trilogy, written by man vs sun. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 1:15 PM PST - 6 comments

Mss Ffct

I grabbed a second copy of the Korg DS-10 synth in order to sync with the first copy and make richer and/or more elaborate tunes. This is my first stab. It wasn't til I'd finished it I realised I'd basically subconsciously covered the Mass Effect theme.

posted by nthdegx at 11:37 AM PST - 6 comments

July 3

I'm Waiting for the Man

Aren't we all? [more inside]

posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:31 PM PST - 49 comments

Diploma of love

Statistically* most kids lose their virginity on prom night, but this is an ode to doing it on graduation night. *statistic fabricated. [more inside]

posted by djduckie at 9:48 PM PST - 2 comments

Femme Fatale (Ambient Take)

If you didn't care for our treatment of Femme Fatale (via askmeaboutloom), may we interest you in something more, possibly femme, or, I don't know, fatale? [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:55 PM PST - 12 comments

Snow Cone, Faux Cone, Bro Cone

Do you play guitar? If you can play the synth solo that starts at 2:03 I will give you the BIGGEST HUG EVER

posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:16 PM PST - 7 comments

Femme Fatale

Skeedly Scoodly doo-bee a-scoo-boop WHOA ba-deedly doot-'n doo-wow. [more inside]

posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:01 AM PST - 6 comments

July 2

So Straight and Slow (Robin Holcomb cover)

Programmed, recorded and edited today. This song appears on Robin Holcomb's self-titled album from 1990. It's got some odd key changes and a lot of clashing notes. [more inside]

posted by NemesisVex at 9:42 PM PST - 0 comments

Douchebag

step one: get a guitar step two: learn a couple chords step three: ??? step four: douchebag. [more inside]

posted by man vs sun at 8:48 PM PST - 1 comments

*D* Rain

I lived for a time in a shed with one of those corrugated fiberglass roofs. It rained. Then it stopped. Then started again. Etc. [more inside]

posted by Danf at 3:01 PM PST - 1 comments

Olive Fields

I got the idea for this tune while driving through the farmlands of Northern California. Introspective and calming.

posted by dagosto at 1:47 PM PST - 2 comments

Henrietta Park

Final upload from my pile of rejects - ok, the other two weren't exactly the dog's bollocks (which is why they were jettisoned - duh), but this one..........hell, even I like this... [more inside]

posted by MajorDundee at 1:04 PM PST - 1 comments

A Brief History of the Meaning of Life

Its me, Eric Idle and Stephen Hawking in an all-new supergroup. [more inside]

posted by criticalbill at 9:38 AM PST - 3 comments

This Party is Over

Another from my series of lo-fi punk and glam inspired songs about the Interweb, this time dealing with Web hoaxes and tragedies. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 9:00 AM PST - 2 comments

Oh Wow

Brazilian Infomercial fodder. [more inside]

posted by chococat at 12:22 AM PST - 4 comments

July 1

Hidden Places / Secret Spaces

by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken Bass: Jim Hartley Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan

posted by augustweed at 5:05 PM PST - 5 comments

My Baby Crying

Bill Fox song appears for the first time on the internet: Bill re-retires out of shame. [more inside]

posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:52 PM PST - 1 comments

Word Czar

A goofy, gleeful, garage-y little summer-in-the-city song. [more inside]

posted by DaDaDaDave at 12:22 PM PST - 4 comments

Barely Legal

Another of my punk and glam rock-inspired songs about the Interwebs. [more inside]

posted by Astro Zombie at 8:00 AM PST - 1 comments

Walkin on Ground

More experimental/Low-fi hip-hop. When I say low-fi, I mean it this time. [more inside]

posted by swellingitchingbrain at 7:59 AM PST - 1 comments

Atriplex - Order 240

Some more space music, a little majestic and melodic this time. [more inside]

posted by Jimbob at 2:01 AM PST - 0 comments

Excellent Unicorn

I hope that Futurecop doesn't mind that I'm ripping off their style verbatim. I know that I sure don't. This was fun as hell to make.

posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:56 AM PST - 3 comments