laid back with cheesy sounds...
This Borges-inspired track appears on the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP, Labyrinths, available now for streaming and download. The demo was posted here. [more inside]
Poppy-ska song I wrote a couple years ago about being afraid to ask a girl out. (I did, eventually, but not in the song). [more inside]
About three and a half years ago, I uploaded the eleventh song on Mefi Music. This autumn, I finally got my arse in a real studio, and did it properly. [more inside]
Cover of the Verlaines. [more inside]
It's a pop-type song (with streaks of metal) that tells the tale of a fish and his problems. Lyrics here. [more inside]
A short, sweet synthpop/r&b jam. I've been listening to Confessions alot lately, and this is sort of my take on the modern r&b genre.
This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
A little robot dreams of world domination.
A nifty remake of a classic....tried for eerie, don't know if it succeeded....
This jaunty ditty features my wife singing lead and chococat playing the ukelele. I mostly just stand around. [more inside]
a song by my band, fm campers. don't really know where this falls, genre-wise... electronic rock noise-pop? [more inside]
A dancey electropop tune that I recorded a long time ago, and have only just gotten around to finishing up. Guest vocals by my friend Alaina, and yours truly on the vocoder. [more inside]
Just in time for the first day of Autumn, here's a fuzzy, sunny love song that I made for you. Give it a listen and hang on to that Summer feeling for another two-and-a-quarter minutes. [more inside]
From the band that brought you "Bridges over the Thames" and "The world's most blown mind", The Old Whores Of San Pedro proudly present. Locate the pin, a song inspired by a fire extinguisher. [more inside]
Homesick synths, bittersweet beats. [more inside]
An uptempo, harmony-laden poppy number about a short-tempered, rotund gentleman who seems to be everywhere I go.
Sometimes, somebody likes you for your faults. [more inside]
A song about waiting for your love to return to you, and being afraid of the state she might find you in when she does.
For losers everywhere... [more inside]
A goofy, gleeful, garage-y little summer-in-the-city song. [more inside]
From the back catalog of The Olivers. Somehow this one never made it over here. As always, interested in y'all's thoughts.
Another chill orchestration of guitar, drums, bass, flute, and sax. The solo at the end is one of my favorites. [more inside]
We're trying to decipher notes taken down on arms and hands. [more inside]
Exactly what we need right now. [more inside]
A song I wrote a long time ago. With the help of a friend's vocals... [more inside]
June Challenge entry. With sincere apologies to Mr Cohen and fans of the song. [more inside]
As I was noodling around with these chords, beautiful summer has arrived here in Seattle. I couldn’t help but look out the window of our little music room at the gorgeous weather, flowers, blue skies, and people having fun on the water and asking myself, what am I doing inside on such a lovely day? And the answer is, writing a song about how I love the summer months as long as I’m safely ensconced indoors and out of the sun. It’s not my fault that I’m borderline translucent and in danger of melting in summer sun like a chocolate bar on the backseat of a car in July. But keep in mind, those of us who prefer it inside, aren’t necessarily anti-summer. We love watching it from the safety of air-conditioned shade. [more inside]
I've been meaning to upload this for ages - it's an old one from my band, Institut Polaire
I don’t know crap about this topic but it hasn’t stopped me from having my interest piqued. Specifically, I’m talking about brain chemistry. Both the mechanics of it and the way we manipulate what those mechanics do these days are super interesting. Even more amazing to me is how people’s emotions (usually negative emotions) can be a simple result of a chemical imbalance in their brain. Wow. I realize the drugs we have today are both amazing relative to nothing and very blunt instruments relative to what we’ll have down the road. And while I haven’t tried any of them, I sometimes wonder what people did before they existed. Mostly suffered I suppose. :| [more inside]
How shaved ice saved my life (or not) [more inside]
Demo of the first track from a dumbass pop concept album I'm working on.
My first song post. An existential (yet musically simple) electronic/acoustic pop, sorta trip-hoppy, song.
Music for Spring. Another oldie from the 1980's. The Beat Meters was my 7-piece Pop-Dance orchestra with 2 girl singers in front, bass, drums, guitars, keys & sometimes 2 drummers/percussionists. We spent a crap-ton of money on a 4-song demo, but due to a revolving door of personnel, never managed to really get the thing off the ground. [more inside]
A tale of love long lost. If you're going to try and buy happiness, remember to keep the receipt. Autoharp, vocals, and a little bit of honky-tonk toy piano. [more inside]
Cover I did hastily yesterday afternoon of The House of Love's beautiful song "In A Room". [more inside]
Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
Doo doo doo, doo doo doo, la la la, la la la la. The new hit single from Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. A chamber-pop meditation on time, aging, and death. [more inside]
A new direction for me... Italo-disco-cyberpunk-house-pop?
My recent music contributions here have maybe not really supported this statement, but: more than anything else, I like making catchy bubblegum pop songs. This is one of those. Autoharp, marimba, and a whole lot of new wave synth. See inside for tangential MetaFilter connections! [more inside]
8th song - just me and a piano
2nd song on my rpm album - this is a kind of mellow song
At least I hope it will be. [more inside]
Slow instrumental guitar piece performed on classical guitar. Similar in style to my previous pieces Together and Touching
A happy-sounding very sad song. [more inside]
A song I wrote, I kind of need to give myself a kick into doing more. For anyone that listened to the ABBA cover, thanks, and here's something a bit more upbeat. It's kind of weather related pop.
This was requested by micayetoca, and so here it is. Features Marxophone and autoharp. [more inside]
This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing. [more inside]