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The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 11 comments

Man in the Moon

A quick and simple acoustic recording of a simple song about love.
posted by howfar on Dec 18, 2014 - 1 comment

I Know It's You (Jeff, It's Roger)

I turned four years worth of voicemails from my brother into this song, and I gave it to him for his 39th birthday. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Nov 23, 2014 - 16 comments

Everything is Fine (Happy Place Pizza Party)

A Rob Ford-inspired tune from the earlier days of Crackgate [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on Feb 14, 2014 - 0 comments

it's the now

Listening to some old songs of mine, I came upon this one from 2004. It's a rather sweet, romantic little thing written about a depressing period in my relationship at the time. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Sep 1, 2013 - 5 comments

Take

Pretty sloppy/quick recording.
posted by pugh on Jun 11, 2013 - 7 comments

Orion

While the term space rock is kicked around quite often these days, there is something else out there: space pop. This song epitomizes that term, as reflected in the title itself. Poppy, spacey and ethereal trip to the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 18, 2013 - 0 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

Well, this is my cheater because Let Down is my song. But it is turning out to be difficult, so I've been working up a few others to play when I get pissed off at Let Down. [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Jul 20, 2012 - 4 comments

Keep Me Hot

A quick, funky Vocal House piece I made last year. Brass, bass, and beats, for your dance floor needs.
posted by djdrue on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 comments

The Fire Sermon

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 3, 2012 - 2 comments

Hinder My Love

Little acoustic ditty I wrote a while back. Forlorn love, all that. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Apr 19, 2012 - 6 comments

I Can Dream, Can't I?

Made famous by The Andrews Sisters in 1949, here I use a beautifully understated jazz guitar version by Pizzarelli and Vignola as backing. It's been a long while since I recorded something to post, so I hope you enjoy it!
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 8, 2012 - 0 comments

Without My Pants On

Submission for this month's "record a track before you put on your pants in the morning" challenge. I sat down in my underwear at 7:35am to put together a song about what might have happened if I had sat down without my underwear. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 comments

classroom chorus

A bunch of bored Intro to Music History undergrads, coerced into making some weird sounds. [more inside]
posted by daisystomper on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 comments

beradero

This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 comments

Buckets and Big Ideas

This is a song from my 1993 release, The Big Off, redone with vocals only for this month's MeFiMu Challenge. El cheapo pitch shifter in effect. Video at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 20, 2010 - 7 comments

Simple Town

A piece of pop fluff for the a capella challenge. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 18, 2010 - 9 comments

Black Dog – Unfinished

This is a little something I cooked together earlier this summer for the fun of it. I never finished it, but thought it might be fun to share anyway. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Sep 17, 2010 - 6 comments

womankind

An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Good Enough

Another cover song (you seem to respond better to those, anyway :P ), this time something as unoriginal as Evanescence (I know, all the emo kids are doing it...) Yet again, a recording from my vocal exam last week. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Jun 1, 2010 - 3 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

My Funny Valentine

I wasn't able to take lessons like I planned, but I thought I'd post my take on the classic Rodgers and Hart song anyway, after a long hiatus. Hope you enjoy! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Mar 10, 2010 - 1 comment

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon

This is a cover of the jazz standard. I sing and play upright bass, and have a buddy on guitar. [more inside]
posted by nonmyopicdave on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 comments

her name is hope

I wrote this after attending a concert late last year. Just finished (?) the recording. It's kind of a tribute to the musician I saw -- maybe you can guess who it is? Either way, it's a track that features guitars, pianos, fretless bass, vibes, drums, vocals and a lap steel part in the chorus that I'm really satisfied with. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 comments

Waiting

This is a love song I wrote for my girlfriend shortly after we met. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Jan 3, 2010 - 7 comments

Road To Nowhere

All-vocal Talking Heads cover. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Dec 15, 2009 - 4 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

MetaFilter Music (Promo?)

What the hell is wrong with us?! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 19, 2009 - 6 comments

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
posted by edlundart on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 comments

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 on Jul 28, 2009 - 1 comment

Fred Jones, Pt. 2

It's amazing what you can throw together in about 4 hours with nothing but a Rock Band mic, 8 of yourself, and a pair of Stylophones. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 17, 2009 - 0 comments

Open My Ears

A verse from the AVB song Open My Heart (or at least as best as I could remember it) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Since You've Been Gone

Continuing the theme of random a capella overdubbed stuff I have in my back catalogue, an old favourite [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 comments

I like Cheese

Originally by man vs sun, recorded while just dicking around with a microphone. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 14, 2009 - 7 comments

It Was A Great Year (Movies With Robots)

Easy, nostalgic, cinematic electronica. The challenging part was getting the robots to sing - not too mechanically, but not too uncannily either.
posted by gmm on Apr 21, 2009 - 20 comments

come careening

Layers of soft guitar distortion with pseudo-indian instruments thrown in, under a falsetto vocal over a deeper background vocal going through a guitar amp. I'm kind of proud of the lyrics, which are about staying true. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 11, 2009 - 6 comments

All I Believe

A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 comments

Tea For Two

Lately I've been in a mood to sing vintage romantic standards in a very straight up way. Some day I want to do a version of this song inspired by Anita O'Day. This ain't it. You can still feel free to dance, though! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 comments

Drew Carey Ruined The Price Is Right

I've pinpointed the reason our economy is in shambles. It wasn't the subprime mortgage crisis. It wasn't Bernie Madoff. It wasn't even the president. The moment our global economy collapsed was when Bob Barker retired as game show host. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Feb 19, 2009 - 7 comments

How Long Has This Been Going On

Rehearsing some totally new Gershwin torch songs. Well, not new for the Gershwins. They're pretty dead. New for me, though. :) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 17, 2009 - 7 comments

But Not For Me

Hope to revisit this one day-- piano by the talented Wang sisters: http://www.youtube.com/user/lipatti [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Dec 1, 2008 - 1 comment

i will (radiohead cover)

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]
posted by edlundart on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 comments

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Yes, it's Disney, with some nice jazzy guitar as background courtesy of Adrian Holovaty...I tried to add a few touches of my own, I hope you enjoy.
posted by StrikeTheViol on Nov 11, 2008 - 1 comment

You'll Never Know (A Capella)

Me singing the Harry Warren song, without any backing, feel free to mashup/remix, etc. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Sep 28, 2008 - 0 comments

Habañera

from Bizet's opera Carmen. Recorded with pianist Andy Kraus in the heat and humidity of a DC summer. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Aug 20, 2008 - 13 comments

Bring me lil water Silvie

More three part me... Took the arrangement from the Wailin' Jennys [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 comments

undulate underling

A short, lyrically strange new song partly based on a dream. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 20, 2008 - 7 comments

Gone

A new song about my bad tendency to just pack up and leave without warning. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jul 10, 2008 - 2 comments

casanova ruins

I was walking around in the garment district at night on valentine's day years ago, and spotted a beautiful woman walking alone across the street. Despite being glamorously dressed up, she looked like she had lost all faith in men. She was carrying a heart-shaped balloon and huge flowers. This song is sort of about that. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Wasn't We a Pair

Part of my Old Songs project. A tale of loss and regret told in the manner of a Mexican ragtime cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jul 2, 2008 - 1 comment

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