Smooooth, sloooow reggae featuring a dreamy brass/ebow instrumental break, "sensitive" percussion, a falsetto bridge, and a sweet guitar solo at the end. [more inside]
This was a fast and dirty demo I made up to teach my band the song. Kinda like how it came out, so I figured I'd throw it up here. Nice little garage rock tune. Nifty synths. [more inside]
An intro that became a simple song. [more inside]
The first song I ever wrote, trying to capture my feelings following the breakup of my first serious relationship. Song 7 of 8 from the recent Red On Strike studio session. [more inside]
a dramatic, verbose, ridiculous song about a breakup. it inexplicably starts with twelve seconds of silence that can be skipped. oops. [more inside]
Breakups? Hard enough on the living, but harder for zombies. [more inside]
Perhaps you can guess from the title, but this is a breakup song.
Apologies for my absence. [more inside]
When you're in a summer fling and you can't wait for fall...about being too shy/nice for your own good. Rough recording, more verses will be added [more inside]
One of the first songs I ever wrote, remade in a multi-million-dollar studio by a band that broke up shortly after it was recorded. The original version is here. [more inside]
Guitar-based melancholy song with vocals. I've had this around for several years, and keep thinking I'll continue to dabble with the outro. I think it's time to just let it out. I wrote this after the breakup of a 7 year relationship. I like the lyrics, and the little solo, and many other things about it. The long fade-out ending is over-indulgent and a bit off-key, but imperfect as the song may be, it has heart.
This one is probably about reiterated obviousnesses and vain hopes regarding poorly plotted relationship trajectories, but what do I know, I just wrote and sung it. Oh, and the guitar tuning was EADGBD, capoed to the fourth fret. [more inside]
Wherein I discover writing a song about kissing off an ex is easier and more satisfying than kissing off an ex.
A recording from 2004 of a song from 1998. I really like vocoders: I think that they are very awesome. More inside!
The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory - it's a breakup psychosis song from a while back. I layered my voice and guitar with a four track, but kept things kind of sloppy.
Collaboration with some people over at myvirtualband. A slow stumbly fuzzbass thing.
A slow and sad song I wrote and recorded after a breakup/separation a few years ago. Features a falsetto chorus and acoustic guitar, including an e-bow undercurrent.
And now for something slightly more urban ... I was channeling ACO's "Yorokobi Saku Hana" when I wrote this one. At the time I wrote the lyrics, a lot of people I knew were going through break-ups. I'm still not a singer. Vocals are rough. Sorry.
This is my former band, Heat Lorraine. I'm lead guitar on this track. We had broken up already when we played this show. There was a lot of resentment floating around. We'd all had a few drinks before we went on, but our lead singer (and rhythm guitarist) Brian was drinking with a vengence.