December 2014 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Red's On Strike

After nearly ten years my band Red On Strike is calling it quits. Our singer Yvonne has been building a new career and just hasn't had time to be in a band - without her it isn't ROS, so it is time to move on. Kind of bittersweet for me, as this is my first band so I am going to really miss it. But it is also an opportunity to work on something new, which is pretty exciting. We're forming a new band with our bass player Steve and his stepson Levi on guitar with me, so if you know a drummer or vocalist in the LA area let me know. [more inside] posted by InfidelZombie at 11:01 AM PST - 0 comments

December 30

I Also Do Weddings


posted by ageispolis at 8:31 AM PST - 1 comments

December 29


DTMFA ballad. [more inside]

posted by sleepy pete at 7:38 PM PST - 5 comments

River Town

Where does one genre begin and another one stop? I'm asking myself the very same question every time I hear that this song is indie or pop rock or folk rock or dream pop. Well, whatever one calls it, I hope you enjoy this. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 1:50 PM PST - 1 comments

LDR in Space, or Interstellar Song

A brief, ridiculous tune about space travel.

posted by tmcw at 12:27 PM PST - 1 comments

December 28

We Want A Rock

Hereby submitted for the MetaFilter Music Flood 25th anniversary tribute album. [more inside]

posted by valrus at 9:35 PM PST - 15 comments


distant sounds: slow, forward-moving, reminiscent; warm ambient winds + tumbling bass

posted by ageispolis at 8:34 PM PST - 1 comments

06 hexas - vampire deer

last song - the road goes on forever [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:14 PM PST - 0 comments


When synth and guitar blend with electronica and vocals that are not too up-front in the mix, but not totally phased out to be lost in the mix, often some really nice sound is what can happen. At least that is what we think happened here with this track. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 1:32 PM PST - 1 comments

December 27

Make You Feel That Way

Blackalicious remix. Video.

posted by ageispolis at 8:09 PM PST - 0 comments

05 tom camaro - vampire deer

song 5 of hexas - ft custer was like the roman ruins to me [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 5:58 PM PST - 0 comments

December 26

Thumbing for a Ride

A short little trip

posted by ageispolis at 7:33 PM PST - 0 comments

04 wrong turn - vampire deer

4 of hexas - well, how did i get here? [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:51 PM PST - 0 comments


vinyl and vespas. If Unrest and Superchunk made a song together.

posted by Annika Cicada at 12:49 AM PST - 0 comments

December 24

03 road dog - vampire deer

song 3 of hexas - wandering with someone [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:22 PM PST - 0 comments

A Christmas Wish

My Christmas card to you all.

posted by MrVisible at 4:34 PM PST - 1 comments


Analog synth psych rock. This is kinda blowing me away at how decent a sound I was able to get from garagband. [more inside]

posted by Annika Cicada at 3:37 AM PST - 1 comments

December 23

Almost Over

Another track off the new album, with bonus video and links to the evolution of the song from a first sketch as posted here on MeFiMu. [more inside]

posted by Sportswriters at 7:50 PM PST - 0 comments

02 chevy - vampire deer

2nd track of hexas - perhaps an explanation of why i drive fords [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 6:06 PM PST - 0 comments

ShH 5t: Angel's Hymn

Arrangement of Angel's Hymn, No. 5t in the Shenandoah Harmony. First verse by Isaac Watts 1706, Second verse by Thomas Kelly, 1802. Original composition by Orlando Gibbons, 1623. [more inside]

posted by The White Hat at 2:18 PM PST - 2 comments

December 22

01 fuzzy dice - vampire deer

first song of hexas - gas is cheap, better go down the road while you can [more inside]

posted by pyramid termite at 2:59 PM PST - 1 comments


A cover of the TMBG song for the upcoming Flood 25-year anniversary tribute.

posted by chococat at 2:56 PM PST - 17 comments

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

A traditional bluegrass arrangement of the classic spiritual by my band, Green Mountain Bluegrass Band. From our new (and first studio) album, City Limits. [more inside]

posted by OverlappingElvis at 1:15 PM PST - 5 comments

December 20

Road Movie to Berlin

cover for the Flood tribute album [more inside]

posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 10:16 PM PST - 9 comments

December 19

Liza Jane 2

A second version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, on clawhammer guitar . . . [more inside]

posted by gorbichov at 11:30 AM PST - 4 comments

Candy Wine

A cover of a sad-ish, holiday-ish song I've always loved. [more inside]

posted by elmer benson at 8:22 AM PST - 1 comments

January Challenge: 10-Second Sample

The January Challenge: 10-Seconds of Something [more inside] posted by greenish at 5:37 AM PST - 11 comments

December 18

Man in the Moon

A quick and simple acoustic recording of a simple song about love.

posted by howfar at 2:12 PM PST - 1 comments

Collard Greens

Most songs I write are about relationships and life and whatever, but this is a funk song, and it's about nothing. It has some pseudo-metaphorical lyrics that gained meaning after being put down, a direct quote from an old tennis coach I had in college, some electric piano I wish was a real and not just in my computer, some funky backing guitar by a friend of mine, a piano solo out of a wild west saloon, and then various layers of looped acoustic drums and electronic beats.

posted by jeffxl at 8:24 AM PST - 5 comments

A MeFiMusic Kinda Xmas

An utterly splendid Christmas and prosperous New Year to R Sleeker - MeFiMu's listener, who I believe lives just outside Stockport. [more inside]

posted by Josh Rogan at 7:44 AM PST - 1 comments

December 17

Lucky Ball & Chain (feat. Margalo Epps)

A cover of the song by They Might Be Giants, for the Flood tribute album. [more inside]

posted by mbrubeck at 7:09 PM PST - 8 comments

December 16

We Three Kings

One of my favorite Christmas carols. It starts out with some weird singing, but the guitar solo comes in around 0:50, and the whole thing opens up around 1:20. Worth the wait... [more inside]

posted by grog at 10:24 AM PST - 3 comments

December 14

Canned Beans

I needed to pare down so that my stuff didn't sound like a melange of instruments crowded into a closet. I thought, "CAN." This song happened. Then I thought, "Beans." Hence the name of this song. Minimalist happy grüverock. [more inside]

posted by not_on_display at 9:13 PM PST - 4 comments

Rock Transition

A rock transition for a project I'm working on.

posted by cyphill at 8:47 AM PST - 1 comments

December 10


not finished but it sounds pretty dope. Boomshakalakalakalaka. Takes a good minute to warm up and get the gears moving.

posted by Evstar at 7:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Rhapsody in January

Some Garageband piano. Apparently I'm ready for January already.

posted by bricoleur at 6:31 PM PST - 1 comments

A Darker Shade of Blue

The lead track off the album we just released. Like a lot of tracks on the album, I posted early versions of it here on MeFiMu so it might be fun to track the 19-year evolution from acoustic ballad to powerpop anthem.

posted by Sportswriters at 5:19 AM PST - 3 comments

December 9

As Clear As The Day Is Long

The first track from my solo album month attempt, my first track in a long time.

posted by tmcw at 10:28 AM PST - 4 comments

December 4

Human Factor

It's all in the lyrics with this song, though I think the tone of the music gives away quite a lot too. Indie rock with a progressive dreampop edge. Short and sweet :) This is our Ummagma - findable for search-happy folks at [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 12:45 PM PST - 3 comments

December 3

Deep Sea (for Neko Case)

The first in a series of tunes I'm doing in the styles of my favorite songwriters. This one was written and performed in the style of Neko Case. [more inside]

posted by invitapriore at 8:29 PM PST - 4 comments