June 2013 Archives (all archives)

June 30

Sugar Cane Dance

An elegantly arranged banjo piece composed by Frank B. Converse for his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method.

posted by usonian at 6:06 AM PST - 3 comments

The New Guy

The ending to a track with no beginning yet. Could use advice on how to reach this point, I guess.

posted by Evstar at 12:30 AM PST - 4 comments

June 27

Blue Eagle Jail

An 1865 arrangement of this tune by Frank B. Converse, which I performed as a banjo duet with Joel Hooks at the sixth Antietam Early Banjo Gathering concert in the barn at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville, Maryland this past weekend. [more inside]

posted by usonian at 11:22 AM PST - 2 comments

I Don't Believe in Horoscopes, but...

Blackwolf Beach is a band out of Baltimore MD and features three mefites out of its four members. Josher71, CapnSue, and Petulantbeard. Capnsue and I actually met through Mefi so it's pretty awesome to be able to put this up. This is from our first demo.

posted by josher71 at 10:21 AM PST - 3 comments

June 26

How do you guys use loopers?

I never really 'got' loopers until I bought one of those dinky little TC Dittos. It kinda changed everything and now I'm in deep. [more inside] posted by unSane at 8:24 PM PST - 16 comments

Teen Drugs

Pretty self explanatory. Drug teens doing teen drugs. [more inside]

posted by naju at 11:38 AM PST - 0 comments

Rudimentary My Dear

What kind of simple, cheap-ass software is out there right now for a simple, cheap-ass noisemakin' dude like me? [more inside] posted by metagnathous at 10:22 AM PST - 3 comments

Storm Team - Slop Chili

New song and video by my band, Storm Team. It's about a dream of picnicking at the zoo. Video link. Just watch that. [more inside]

posted by even butter at 7:00 AM PST - 2 comments


Animals is the first song on an album I've been working on for awhile and have finally got out there on the inter-webs.

posted by PHINC at 6:44 AM PST - 3 comments

Everything Begins (1992 demo by Shrimp Tractor)

I've been digitizing some cassettes, and found this, which I'd COMPLETELY forgotten. It was the first time I had ever set foot in a recording studio, and the first song of mine that ever got recorded properly. Story inside. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 5:53 AM PST - 0 comments

June 23

Suck My Kiss

Have you ever wondered what this Red Hot Chili Peppers song would sound like as a stripped back, slightly melancholic folk version? Of course you have. [more inside]

posted by greenish at 12:45 PM PST - 6 comments

(If I) Can't Have Love

Super rough demo channeling my inner Janis Joplin. [more inside]

posted by unSane at 5:03 AM PST - 2 comments

June 19


Straightforward classic pop. I banged it out in GarageBand yesterday. Music and lyrics by me. I also did the vocals, guitars, and bass tracks. Plenty of rough edges I know (my voice isn't great, the guitar solo should really be horns, and the drums sound a bit lifeless), but otherwise I think it came out pretty well. Back to studying for the bar exam! [more inside]

posted by holterbarbour at 5:41 PM PST - 4 comments

June 17

Love Cats

So I'm in this music challenge group on Facebook, where this week's challenge theme is "cats and dogs." [more inside]

posted by litlnemo at 11:27 PM PST - 7 comments

Got videos? Post 'em.

Any videos of you guys live? Here's ours. [more inside] posted by unSane at 6:53 PM PST - 34 comments

June 16

Breakfast and America

It's a tribute/call-to-arms to two great institutions. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 8:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Your Destroyer

This is a rough mix of a nearly finished tune. Wanted to unleash it a bit early. [more inside]

posted by dobie at 9:20 AM PST - 9 comments

June 15

Bigtop Blast

Sounds of the circus [more inside]

posted by under_petticoat_rule at 11:20 PM PST - 4 comments

June 13

Baby Bug

There's been a flurry of interest in cicadas lately, what with the little critters showing up in their millions in the US of Al. Here in Japan they grace us with their noisily enthusiastic presence once a year like clockwork, so I figured I'd employ one of 'em as drummer. The bug rushes the beat like hell, but there's something about its phrasing that I couldn't resist. The video (at YouTube or Vimeo) features the indefatigable critter itself, so be sure to tune in!

posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:43 PM PST - 5 comments

Magic Theatre

You are feeling very sleepy.

posted by Evstar at 9:12 AM PST - 3 comments

June 11

Regrets (St. Augustine)

This is the first in a series of rap songs I'm making about the Catholic saints. [more inside]

posted by chrchr at 10:35 PM PST - 3 comments


Pretty sloppy/quick recording.

posted by pugh at 2:32 PM PST - 7 comments

June 10

Bowie Summer Challenge - submit tracks by Sept 1

Wham bam, thank you ma'am/sir [more inside] posted by dubold at 2:31 AM PST - 35 comments

June 9

capacity | overload

this is sort of a duet, in that it has the perspective of both people in this (difficult) relationship, but is sung by one person. [more inside]

posted by divabat at 5:36 PM PST - 2 comments

June 6

Karma Police (at the Disco) (instrumental)

An unfinished instrumental bed from the Radiohead challenge way back when. A real mess any way you slice it. [more inside]

posted by uncleozzy at 3:08 PM PST - 16 comments


Hard rockin' instrumental inspired by driving cars fast with riffs to match the machinery. [more inside]

posted by hellslinger at 12:36 PM PST - 7 comments

June 5

Revamp the challenge?

Recent challenges haven't been attracting much interest, and I've been doing it for long enough that I feel a bit burned out. So I suggest that we have a blue sky discussion about what the challenge is/should be, what works and what doesn't, and maybe someone else feels like picking up the torch and running with it? [more inside] posted by unSane at 7:11 PM PST - 62 comments

Live and Let Die

If you ever thought that there was no place for a little drum n' bass in the world of shoegaze and dreampop, hopefully this song will prove you wrong :) Somewhat of a feel like Stereolab, Broadcast and Lush rolled into one. [more inside]

posted by Brodyaga at 8:39 AM PST - 2 comments

June 4

Body Parts

instrumental prog/hard rock tune recorded and mixed in my home studio, myself on guitar [more inside]

posted by hellslinger at 11:16 PM PST - 3 comments

June 3

Edgar Allen Poe

Don't feel bad; Edgar Allen Poe couldn't hold his liquor either... This is the last track from my band's first foray into the studio. It's kinda a jokey throwaway tune, but we love it. More to come. [more inside]

posted by es_de_bah at 4:44 PM PST - 4 comments

Wizard of Oz IV

More experimentation with synths and fx. [more inside]

posted by Doleful Creature at 12:28 AM PST - 5 comments

June 2


"Christmas," written by Florence Dore, and also recorded by Fuzzy and the Posies. It's not a Christmas song -- or if it is, it's one of the bleakest. This cover is by me and my iPad. [more inside]

posted by litlnemo at 6:41 PM PST - 6 comments

You Must Dance Near the Fire, Along with Ghosts

It's an acoustic folk song about how you must dance near the fire. The verses are ad-libbed. [more inside]

posted by ignignokt at 11:25 AM PST - 4 comments

June 1


Summer bubblegum pop-rock-schlock with the merest hint of Huey Lewis & The News - like the faint but unmistakable whiff of blocked drains on a hot day. I mean.....c'mon....what's not to like? Don't answer that. [more inside]

posted by Hoops McCann at 12:29 PM PST - 9 comments

Kingdom of Heaven

A 13th Floor Elevators song, recorded live at Trailer Space Records last Saturday night. [more inside]

posted by Devils Rancher at 10:07 AM PST - 3 comments