More fuzzy lo-fi goodness from Esther. We always enjoyed the hell out of playing this one live, but were never able to capture that same energy on disk. This was our best effort.
I wrote/recorded this song when I had moved to a new city and was shopping around for a new band/songwriting collaborator. For a lot of reasons, that didn't happen and am thinking about resurrecting it and putting vocals to it, but I have a niggling sense that it sounds too much like some tune from the 80s I can vaguely remember. Any ideas? Guitars, bass by me, drumming by my faithful drum machine, whom I call "Steve".
Rough track I wrote when mired in a bit of a funk. Wanted to see if I could write a song that contained both 3/4 and common time and not end up sounding like Rush. I think it works... sorta.
A very, very low tech recording of little pop tune my band put together. Vocals definitely not for everyone.
A simple and intimate recording about the fallibility of technology.
Here is a mellow bossa nova flavored tune with a bit of a free jazz outro that I recorded with my friend and principal musical co-conspirator Jeffrey "Hawtlixxx" Gulley. Our friend Zach, who is in a really great band called Telenovela btw, provided the atmospheric guitar drone in the background. This is one of my favorite home recordings so I hope you enjoy it.
CollaborationFilter: I had this song I could never considered finished because it sounded dreadful in my voice. Then I discovered Metafilter Music and here I discovered chococat. Like pretty much everyone else who heard his music, I was blown away. And so I asked him if he would help me out with the song. Cool guy he is, he did. And this is the result.
An odd and jarring, yet ultimately life affirming, song about how I got a dorsal fin.
About a month ago, I discovered this song in MuFi. The guitarron in the song seemed to intrigue some, I said my band also used a guitarron, that I would post songs with it, and perhaps we could get the guitarron tag going. Here is one of them, now let me hear your opinions.
complete lark! fueled by a bottle of chianti and deep sympathy for a friend smitten with that pesky grad-school-student-loan-debt, i seem to have concocted an acoustic lament on the subject. in an attic, (ok, horrible acoustics, i admit).
A song originally by Mono Blanco, performed here by my band. We decided to EQ it in such a way that it would sound as if coming from an old radio. Being upbeat and cheerful, I thought it would be a good way to start the week.
What do you get when you combine a new copy of Guitar Tracks, a cheap ass guitar with old, grimy strings, and a six pack? I don't know, but it makes me smile.
Short tomwaitsy song, without any of Tom Waits' actual talent. It may sound better on headphones.
Small song I did for a weekly TV show in Venezuela.
A rockin' little ditty I recorded on my computer a while back. Hope you like it.
Why did you do that disappearing thing? Old song, not the best quality recording, but hopefully the cheerful mood will make up for it.
Been listening to a lot of great demos and rough tracks here lately, which has given me the courage to post one of my early attempts at home recording, just putting a melody over some chords.
Another mean spirit'd robots song; this one was never released. It was written on a bus from nyc to philadelphia, on the ticket jacket. Probably the longest MSR song ever, with the possible exception of "the distribution of wealth in this country really sux"
A cover of one of my favorite songs by the Mountain Goats. Starts quiet, swells a little.
This is a song by The Forget about a fireworks factory blowing up and killing a bunch of people. Not that we're into that sort of thing.
From 1993-1998 I was the Mean Spirit'd Robots. Here's a little song from '96 or so. Hope you like!
My band recorded this for a Song Fight. It's quirky casio acuostic rock, with just a hint of out of tune accordion, and percussion supplied by a djembe. That's me singing.
Casiotronic feel-good in a can.