Caffeine Fangs

April 21, 2013 7:38 PM

A creeping tune the style of Melody Nelson era Serge Gainsbourg. Darcy Hancock from the Vancouver band Ladyhawk lends a squalling guitar solo.

posted by dobie (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

When I read "Melody Nelson era Serge Gainsbourg," I set myself up to be disappointed, because that atmosphere is really hard to pull off. You pulled it off and then some. The production sounds really professional, and your voice sounds terrific. Kudos.
posted by umbĂș at 7:59 PM on April 21, 2013

Well, damn. That was really good. Is this going on an album? BECAUSE I WOULD SO TOTALLY BUY AN ALBUM WITH THIS VIBE

posted by Doleful Creature at 7:59 AM on April 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Also are you, like, buddies with Darcy Hancock from Ladyhawk? *jealous*
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:00 AM on April 22, 2013

umbĂș, I know what you mean. I kind of hate it when people compare themselves to albums I love. I didn't really know what else to write, if it wasn't that it would have been "this is a song that I wrote with drums and bass and electronics that sound like an orchestra", glad I did a serviceable approximation though it wasn't really the original intent of the idea for the song. It started out being a quiet/loud proto grunge thing, then morphed into something like Cosmic Dancer by T.Rex, then when I dropped the bass it basically became something more like Cargo Culte. Not that my vocals sound anything like Serge in this track..

Doleful, I'm not really sure what I'm doing with the tunes I'm working on. At one point I would've tried to release them and make them a thing. Now I think I'm just going to give them away and let them disappear into the internet void.

And yeah, I grew up in Kelowna where Darcy is from. We played in rival/friendly bands growing up. He's a really solid guy that can play the hell out of a guitar.
posted by dobie at 8:00 PM on April 22, 2013

This is beeeeeaaaauuuutiful! I don't understand how you're not a huge indie star. The whole intro immediately slayed me, and the gorgeousness of the musical bed never lets up. Your singing is just superb -- it's sexy and expressive, and having heard other songs of yours, I know that you can do different vibes that each suit the song at hand.

Also, I'm an idiot about bass, but the bass in this song is insanely great.
posted by edlundart at 11:18 PM on April 23, 2013

Thanks edlundart. You're too kind.
posted by dobie at 10:02 AM on April 24, 2013

This is a fantastic track! If you are not a indie star, this is a track that should make you into one.

At least, put this track (along with chosen others) on bandcamp or something, so I can spam links to my friends and family and tell them about this awesome artist!
posted by AnTilgangs at 2:11 AM on April 26, 2013

Oh, I like this a lot.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:51 AM on May 8, 2013

1:28 where your creaky voice rolls into dark, breathy words that I can barely make out...I don't know what that is but the sound is absolutely incredible.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:26 AM on August 6, 2013

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