Lay Down [rough cut]

April 7, 2012 11:43 PM

WIP track for the Doleful Creatures EP.

Been working on this one for awhile now. I think it needs a full band treatment and maybe even some group singing/harmony on the chorus bits.

Cliché: I was listening to a lot of The Band when I came up with this song.

posted by Doleful Creature (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Really nice. Definitely has strong The Band tones. I like the sparse-ness, but some sparse accompaniment and briefly 'full' parts could be a great touch.
posted by Corduroy at 12:17 AM on April 8, 2012

Yeah, from note 1 it's got that Richard Manuel thing going on. Which is awesome.
Love to hear it on a beat up old piano in an old wooden room.
posted by chococat at 8:14 PM on April 8, 2012

Richard Manuel is a personal hero of mine, so that's really nice of you to say. *tear*
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:57 PM on April 8, 2012

Really nice, thanks.
posted by grog at 3:39 PM on April 9, 2012

i love it. I can hear the Band influences, but it's not a shameless ripoff. well done.
posted by dubold at 1:05 AM on April 10, 2012

Yeah, I really want the band (The Band?) at 2'30. Your vocal tone when you switch into another register (head voice? falsetto? I can never tell) on the hook 'Laaaaay..." is wonderful.

It's strongly reminding me of something else apart from the Band but I can't think want right now -- it'll come to me...
posted by unSane at 9:12 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

You guys are too nice! I really should work this into its next iteration, adding band parts and such. Ah, but I still need to do my Wasteland song too! Ohhh so many things I want to do all the things
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:09 PM on April 17, 2012

Wow, it's really been bugging me who this reminded me of. A little bit of the Shins, a little bit Dustin Kensrue, but I think I finally figured it out.

Great song, anyway. I wondered about a tiny touch of tube distortion on the vocal. I almost hear it on the first couple of lines and then I want a bit more.
posted by unSane at 12:54 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

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