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Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 16, 2017 - 2 comments

Men's Retreat

New recording of an old song with the following Garageband synths: "hip hop kit", "pop flute" and "shimmering harpsichord" (IIRC). Song about good friends who have, by now, all moved away. I'd love any thoughts on this. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on May 27, 2015 - 5 comments

Do You Feel?

Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 24, 2015 - 2 comments

Your Destroyer

This is a rough mix of a nearly finished tune. Wanted to unleash it a bit early. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 comments

I've Got a Sickness

I made a Rock and Roll. I like Rock and Roll. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Feb 29, 2012 - 1 comment

Picture of You

A driving four-on-the-floor guitar song recorded by my band Boeufcake. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Feb 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Invocation

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2011 - 4 comments

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies - "July"

"July" is the promo single from the upcoming Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP. "July" is the feel-good song of the month, if not the century. "July" is a tale of love, summertime, and ephemeral youth, told in the timeless language of pop music. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors (the single mix)

Shorter, sweeter mix of this responding to some of the suggestions on the last one. Lost the first intro, cleaned up the drums, changed the harmonies slightly, brought up the melody guitars, and dropped in a blazing little guitar solo, even if I do say so myself! It's under three minutes now -- give it a listen! Now just have to figure out the B-side...
posted by unSane on May 3, 2011 - 18 comments

Leon's Song

A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
posted by ianK on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors (1979 Powerpop Mix)

Balls out late 70s powerpop version of the song I posted an acoustic demo of yesterday. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 8, 2011 - 16 comments

Riptide

A silly pop song that I wrote for my band Boeufcake. We've been playing together for years, but we have few recordings worthy of sharing due to the tediousness of multitracking and the shit kicking good time we'd rather have drinking beer and playing loud. Be aware, there's a couple naughty words in this song. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit

So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 5, 2010 - 12 comments

Shotgun

The only good thing about having a sore throat is that for a brief window of time I can hit some low notes. I was too sick today to concentrate on any real work but this was lying around half-finished so I took it another quarter of the way. Despite the title, this is not a murder ballad but a song about the day I realized Ms. unSane might (eventually) become Mrs unSane. Features a totally fake Hawaiian guitar, one of the rare moments where my surf playing has spilled over into one of my songs. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 comments

You and San Francisco (Lighters Out Mix)

The (hopefully) final mix of Y&SF with all the problems fixed and Major Dundee's epic solo finally loud and proud before the last chorus. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 7, 2010 - 0 comments

Don't Fool Me (Fixed Mix)

Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 3, 2010 - 3 comments

The Pink Raincoat (studio version)

Sometimes songs come easy and sometimes they come hard. Everything about this one was hard. The final, sweated over, version of a song I posted a rough demo of a few weeks ago. Hopefully the results are worth it! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 comments

You & San Francisco -- Big Hair Mix feat. Major Dundee

At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 comments

You and San Francisco (studio version)

Full blown (not to say epic) production of this acoustic demo. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 2, 2010 - 12 comments

Summer's Calling

This is the second of two summersongs... this one is my attempt to shake off the summertime blues and write something genuinely hopeful, complete with a spoken intro and healthy helpings of cheese and bubblegum all round. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 comments

BY

A song that I wrote really quickly and got stuck in my head for a few days. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 3, 2010 - 1 comment

Youth II

A rerun of this earlier episode. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 comments

Outta Here

The Byrds meet Gary Glitter at a party hosted by Teenage Fanclub. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 comments

Back on my Back Again

Another slice of 1995 Big Star/Television influenced indie ephemera from my 4-track cassette box. I still really love this guitar riff and the herky jerky power pop stuff at the end of the chorus. A song about not wanting someone to feel bad for dumping you. When I first heard Sloan, I thought 'man, they stole my sound' although really we both stole Velvet Crush's. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 12, 2010 - 3 comments

Seventeen Below (Electric Version)

Someone suggested I re-record this with a heavier treatment. So I threw the kitchen sink at it. Guitars, guitars, more guitars, a cello section, some HEAVY guitars, harmonies and a bonus weather forecast. Don't let the quiet beginning fool you. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Darker Shade of Blue (Electric version)

Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 31, 2010 - 2 comments

Don't Fool Me

Full on vocal harmony twin electric 12-string assault, my attempt to collide the Monkees with the Byrds with a side of the Go-Betweens. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 24, 2010 - 3 comments

14 Candles

Featuring vocals by my friend Rachel Smith, from Arousal Disasters. [more inside]
posted by Jon-A-Thon on Apr 20, 2010 - 4 comments

I Talk To Myself

This song started off as a 30 second pitch for a cell phone commercial. [more inside]
posted by Jon-A-Thon on Mar 5, 2010 - 6 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 comments

The Ballad of Cherry Hill

This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 comments

Word Czar

A goofy, gleeful, garage-y little summer-in-the-city song. [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jul 1, 2009 - 4 comments

Looking at Things, Doing Stuff

Another chill orchestration of guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. The solo at the end is one of my favorites. [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Jun 29, 2009 - 6 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 comments

Shutterbug

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo, la la la, la la la la. The new hit single from Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. A chamber-pop meditation on time, aging, and death. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 comments

El Magia

Slow instrumental guitar piece performed on classical guitar. Similar in style to my previous pieces Together and Touching
posted by Admira on Feb 22, 2009 - 1 comment

68 percent

A happy-sounding very sad song. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Feb 18, 2009 - 4 comments

In 3/4 Time

A song I wrote, I kind of need to give myself a kick into doing more. For anyone that listened to the ABBA cover, thanks, and here's something a bit more upbeat. It's kind of weather related pop.
posted by equality7-2521 on Feb 17, 2009 - 4 comments

come here (aberdeen)

This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Feb 9, 2009 - 12 comments

Together

Laid back guitar pop, on a classical guitar - written for a friends wedding.
posted by Admira on Nov 30, 2008 - 3 comments

Touching

Instrumental classical guitar, in a laid back pop style. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 28, 2008 - 4 comments

Youth

New song, kind of a spur of the moment thing. I think this is pop, and that's cool with me.
posted by tmcw on Sep 17, 2008 - 1 comment

Slip or Fade

Acoustic number in the works, just looking for some advice & feedback about this song (see description) [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 comments

Things I Used to Know (demo)

"Our minds are permeable to forgetfulness; I myself am distorting and losing, through the tragic erosion of the years, the features of Beatriz." -- Jorge Luis Borges [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 16, 2008 - 6 comments

Kick Start

Just me and a guitar, singing an alphabet song. Be warned: I say "fuck" in it. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on May 12, 2008 - 5 comments

An Edwardian Approach

For the RPM Challenge. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Feb 25, 2008 - 4 comments

She's a Scientist, Too

Sung by The Infamous Benny Hill, this one is an ode to a female scientist he knows.
posted by tcobretti on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 comments

Engine

This is a cover of Engine by Neutral Milk Hotel. The original was the B-side of Holland, 1945. I made this recording in honor of the tenth anniversary of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 13, 2008 - 6 comments

gone

I think this is one of the catchier songs I've come up with in a while, though I never seem to be a good judge of that. At any rate, it's a short and simple track about intense love gone missing... or something like that. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Dec 19, 2007 - 6 comments

Crazy Baby, Lazy Charlie

In 1993 I spent every weekend between the Spring Bank Holiday recording songs that I'd written on my four-track tape recorder. I'm not sure where they came from. On August Bank Holiday Monday I mixed down the final album - It's Amazing What Some People Can Believe - and copied it onto C90 cassettes. The run almost reached double figures. A raging success, then. This is the first track on Side One. The almost fifteen years' distance allows me to admit that I like it very much.
posted by Grangousier on Sep 4, 2007 - 9 comments

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