Bike Ride

April 30, 2010 3:01 PM

This is a new song from our band Thous and Thees.

It's still something that we're working on and are wondering if it needs changes. What do you think about repitition of lyrics? - Does it need more variation?

Recording quality is getting a bit better as we have some better microphones, but we're still working on getting a good live sound. This was recorded live round our kitchen table. My lyrics, me on Uke, Jamie singing and on Uke, Ella on Cello and Justin on Guitar. We have a few more songs, including slightly newer recordings of things posted here previously up on our bandcamp site if you're interested.

Opinions and critique welcomed.

posted by multivalent (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

So fantastic.
The slightly off-mic kitchen table quality completely makes this recording. Well done.
posted by chococat at 10:10 PM on April 30, 2010

I love the feel of this too, and the melody is wonderful. I think you're OK on the lyrics-- the repetitive part is also the hook of the song, and it works really well.
posted by InfidelZombie at 1:12 AM on May 1, 2010

Very nice. I love the sound of the cello.
posted by tdismukes at 2:25 PM on May 1, 2010

Geez, it's super clear the set up you guys have going right now has lots of potential. The ukulele/guitar combo has a nice ring and that voice is so memorable and classic sounding. I have really liked all your songs so far. I happen to really like repetition in lyrics, and this was awesome. Downloaded the album, thank you!
posted by Corduroy at 11:26 PM on May 2, 2010

Thanks everyone. I'm glad that you liked it. It's really heartening to hear such positive things about our little labour of love - and all the more heartening from people whose music I really enjoy listening to on here.

We've just started to record a much tighter version of this song - we have a couple of microphones and are recording instruments separately and creating a slightly tighter and clearer sound quality. It should be finished by this evening. I'll put it up on the bandcamp soon. Maybe won't post the newer version here - it would seem too similar too soon perhaps.

So yes, thanks again. I'll post more soon.
posted by multivalent at 8:21 AM on May 3, 2010

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