Its been too long since I've last posted here. I've been a big fan of the Constantines since the time the Arcade Fire were opening for them. This is a cover of a song off of their new album. [more inside]
As requested by uncleozzy. I'd like to think this is a song sung by a hard-travelin' man dreaming of his girl—a girl with beautiful long black hair, and a high, soaring voice; Old Man Perry's daughter, Stephanie. [more inside]
Cover. As requested by Mr. cortex.
I was surprised to find I'd never posted this to MeFi Music. Yet another Radiohead cover by me and my friend Mel. On MySpace we are Minor Vine. [more inside]
Spur-of-the-moment lo-fi live cover of the Radiohead song off Hail to the Thief, to which I added a couple of equally rough overdubs and some reverb. The guitar is out of tune and poorly played, but the vocal melody tweaks are kind of fun. [more inside]
A jazzy version of the Inspector Gadget theme song. Apologies in advance if it gets stuck in your head. [more inside]
Because it hath been requested.
Another shitty cover. [more inside]
I know, I know, another Neutral Milk Hotel cover from this guy. But bear with me on this one - this was my first ever attempt at recording something. Beware of ridiculous effects, general fuzz, super cool whistilng and wild panning, especially if you are on headphones. [more inside]
Death metal remix of Love Me Tender....just kidding I'm playing a uke. [more inside]
Cover of a song made popular by Dionne Warwick, I think. [more inside]
Cover. Obviously. [more inside]
Yes, that wasn't an idle threat. For your listening pleasure, I present to you Dio's "Holy Diver" on ukulele, electric ukulele, drums, and far too many vocal tracks. [more inside]
For the current MeFiMu Challenge, here's a song in a language I don't speak. This bit of Portuguese proto-rap is a longtime standard in Brazil. [more inside]
Im a nut for Christmas music and the whole holiday season and spirit. [more inside]
Forgot to upload this last track from my friend Matt and I. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars. [more inside]
A few days ago I had a vision that my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. Then my band did a cover of Are You Gonna Go My Way. This is that cover. [more inside]
Some acoustic Pink Floyd. This is my first ever recording, feedback is appreciated. [more inside]
A cover of a song I absolutely love. [more inside]
A cover of the Eels tune from Electro-Shock Blues, a wonderful pop opera.
Everyone loves Positive Yogurt Motel. [more inside]
Recorded live in my living room on Monday night, the debut episode of this four-song, one-take podcast is my way of making sure I DO something with the piano in the corner. Each song fits a certain theme (this episode, it's Tom Waits covers), and there are no re-takes or edits allowed. It's the Pianimal -- and it's ALIVE! [more inside]
Another Saladabar song. This is a rough mix of a song we were asked to cover for a compilation of 80s Japanese rock songs. [more inside]
This is my take on a beautiful Daniel Johnston song that I learned from melissa may and sleepy pete. [more inside]
Another cover of a Japanese band, this time from SUPERCAR. (Previously.) This arrangement mimics the version on the album Futurama. [more inside]
A late-night experiment in three-part harmony, which isn't a good idea since I'm not much of a singer, if the warbly low notes are any indication. It's an even worse idea when it's a cover of a song performed by Hajime Chitose, who really can sing. [more inside]
Another one from my friend Matt and I. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars. [more inside]
Sigh. This surfaced last night when we found a cache of very old CDs in our practice space. This is a relic from when my band was much younger, with a different name (Grumpy Alice... you can see why we changed it), different sound, different attitude, etc. This song... well, I like the dialog section in the middle...
With piano ivories, shimmering vocals and far too much sincerity, I have transmographied the Beastie Boys' energetic party-chant into a mostly miserable, quasi-beautiful, semi-epic, completely human piano ballad. [more inside]
A Paul Simon cover from the same session as Bob-omb Battlefield. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars. [more inside]
Solo guitar. One quick and dirty take, recorded with the windows open. [more inside]
My favorite Hem song. It was first an outtake from Rabbit Songs then later a track on Eveningland. [more inside]
The strangest thing happened to me the other day. I was flipping through the radio dial, and every station was playing a cover of Lou Monte's version of Lazy Mary in a style that I despise. It sounded something like this. [more inside]
We were young. We had a 4-track, a room full of instruments, and several pots of coffee. We'd just learned how to mess with vocals by speeding them up or slowing them down. Things got weird. [more inside]
Wait for it... Here's a kicky little dance remix of a tune I previously posted. [more inside]
A cover of a song by Burning Airlines. Not about the senator from NY. [more inside]
An arrangement of a Super Mario 64 song that I made with my friend Matt. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars. [more inside]
An a cappella arrangement of the Outkast release, somewhat inspired by Mat Weddle's fantastic acoustic cover. [more inside]
Quick solo acoustic cover of the My Morning jacket song. [more inside]
I know this song has been uploaded right at the very end (if not shortly beyond) of the MeFi Music Challenge, but I went through a number of songs in the long debate to find a MeFite's song to cover, eventually landing on the one that most frequently gets stuck in my head. That song is Colonel Roger (is a Soldier from the Future) by chiefbluefeather. [more inside]
I loved baby_balrog and his band's rollicking original of this tune. For this cover, I figured I'd take the train down another track: slowed way down (down on the ground), stripped way down (just vocal and strumstick), and with a little different shade of blue for the engineer's hat.
If a MeFite sticks earworm on me I am gonna put it on here for what of prying it out of my head. Seriously though, awesome song.
I stumbled across this wonderful instrumental on Neutral Milk Hotel's Avery Island today, and came up with an idea. [more inside]
We know that rock about rock rarely rocks. And we know that rock about rock about rock rocks. But how about covers of rock about rock about rock? [more inside]
For this month's MeFi Music Challenge, just to make things confusing, I'm offering a cover of a cover. Specifically, it's a cover of Sleepy Pete and Melissa May's The Book of Love (which, of course, is also a cover--not to mention a hard act to follow). [more inside]