The Magazines of the Modern World (Demo)

February 23, 2009 1:54 PM

This is a demo of a song I wrote for my band.

I recorded this very rough demo on my front porch this summer. I think I had two mics only. The take is straight, there's no overdubbing of vocals, so it ain't perfect. If you listen closely, you can actually hear birds singing in the trees. I also crack up for a moment during the song. I wrote this over the course of last spring and summer.

As for lyric meanings, well, I don't like to give out what the songs mean to me. It is important for me that people get their own meaning out of the lyrics. I'm doing what I want artistically when I'm trying to get people to think for themselves, not exactly like I am.

posted by Ironmouth (5 comments total)

I think what I like best about this is the lyric. The repetition of the ending is a marvelous comment on sameness, and conformity, the main themes that come across to me.
posted by AppleSeed at 4:49 PM on February 24, 2009

Thanks! Conformity has a lot to do with it. My brother has got all of these GQ's and Wired and all of that in his john and how I live doesn't fit much with those.

I am working on getting better musically now, which makes it harder to write because of time constraints.

With a full band it sounds better, as my bandmates add tons.

Oh and drummers in the DC area hit me up. We need you.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:45 AM on February 25, 2009

This sounds great, particularly for a porch recording! (I caught the crack up, too -- heh)

Do you have a recording made with the band yet? I think it'd be cool to hear that, too.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:04 AM on March 2, 2009

Karlos, we need a drummer right now for recording. The old drummer has offered to sit in for a recording, but we need to make time for it.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:18 PM on March 2, 2009

BTW, the Korg D888 is an awesome machine. 8 inputs, either low or high-impedance.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:19 PM on March 2, 2009

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