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Postcard

Here's another song by drowsy, my one-person band, and once again daja sings guest vocals. Voice and autoharp and nothing else, recorded live to four track cassette (but we only used two of the tracks).
posted by Karlos the Jackal on May 29, 2007 - 2 comments

221

How many autoharps is too many? 'Cause this song has four. (more info in the first comment.)
posted by Karlos the Jackal on May 14, 2007 - 4 comments

Let Me Wear Your Ring

drowsy, my autoharp-driven one-person-band, briefly expands to two with daja's guest vocals on this song. Pure pop bliss in two minutes or less. Served up winsome and bitter, just the way you like it.
posted by Karlos the Jackal on May 7, 2007 - 5 comments

Save the Fattest Girl for Me

A pop-rock song about bypassing the supermodels and going straight for the solid girls. Tried to write it catchy, melodic and rockin. Feedback would be much appreciated.
posted by markulus on May 1, 2007 - 13 comments

Light a Candle

Dan and Leland are an acoustic duo blending great guitar playing and vocals with melodic songwriting and thoughtful lyrics.
posted by danandleland on Apr 30, 2007 - 8 comments

Anthem

This one is a few years old; I'm playing and singing everything. The drums are loop-based but everything else is 'live'.
posted by chuckdarwin on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 comments

February Third (album version)

A Metafilter exclusive! This is the studio version of my contribution to the meficomp. It's the second track from my new album, which is available now.
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 24, 2007 - 8 comments

Close Your Eyes

This is a demo that my friend James Burnham and I co-wrote and co-produced last month in Cubase. The harmonies fall apart a little in the end, but I thought it was worth posting. We'll probably re-mix it soon. I'm singing; James programmed. - Tyler Massey
posted by chuckdarwin on Apr 23, 2007 - 5 comments

There is a Light

The final song from The Olivers' slap-happy EP. Complete with bald-faced Beatles and U2 references. Listen, Comment, Favorite, and Add To Playlist. Enjoy!
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 18, 2007 - 1 comment

crazy

A cover of the first verse and chorus of the Gnarls Barkley song, primitively recorded live a while back when I had a cold. My wife was really into the song and I recorded this for her as a goof, but it came out kinda good.
posted by edlundart on Apr 17, 2007 - 9 comments

Sock Patterns

An unapologetically cheesy Michael/Janet Jackson style 90s epic pop song. I just got a new main synthesizer (Yamaha Motif XS) and per tradition, when I get a new piece of gear, I write a new "demo song" with it. Everything you hear is coming out of this insane keyboard in one pass, no external processing! DON'T hit play if you're opposed to sugary Teddy Riley style swing, you'll be nauseated. I'm an equal opportunity nostalgist! :(
posted by jake on Apr 15, 2007 - 13 comments

The Road (album version)

The opening track from my upcoming LP. Handclaps, ooh bop bops, fiddles, and flutes.
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 10, 2007 - 7 comments

you've been awake

Lyrically naughty, musically atmospheric. Features guitars, vocals, brushed drums, African thumb harp, clothes hangers, and a shy half of a fake symphony orchestra.
posted by edlundart on Apr 10, 2007 - 7 comments

Summer's Ending (album version)

This is the closing track of my debut LP, Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 4/20/07.
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 8, 2007 - 14 comments

the vase

My wife accidentally broke a vase. This song resulted. It was recorded in a couple of days inbetween other projects. I used no clicktrack, metronome or drum beat, so the timing is nice and loose (in a good way, I hope). It's short, so listen twice!
posted by edlundart on Apr 4, 2007 - 11 comments

Tidal Girl

The Fourth installment by The Olivers, my band with Afroblanco and a few other guys. (Previously 1, 2, 3.) This is another fairly earnest pop-rock song that we think is pretty hot, but without your opinions, we have no real way of knowing, now do we? We thank you all for any thoughts or suggestions you might have.
posted by Navelgazer on Apr 2, 2007 - 6 comments

Me and the Pedestal

By drowsy, my one-person band. Pop music with autoharp and drum machine!
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Apr 1, 2007 - 7 comments

John Hughes

The first song off of The Olivers' EP Cleveland Panda Rampage, though the third one to post. (Previously (1, 2)) Afroblanco and I play in a band together. This is a song, well, not about the noble '80's director so much as inspired by his cheesy yet touching brand of passionate sincerity. As always, we want to hear from the people/spambots. Especially the spambots. Thank you.
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 21, 2007 - 1 comment

Keep Laughing

Another one from the Retrospective. Written when I was 15, I always considered this song to be a more or less blatant ripoff of Lush's “For Love.” The original lyrics were even more painfully awkward than these are, and I was stuck for years on how to improve upon them, but desperation finally took precedence over inspiration: I was literally scribbling them at stop lights on my way to the studio. Not a creative high point, then, but the production is among my sharpest. To their credit, the Science Park line-up of that time made a huge impact.
posted by mykescipark on Mar 13, 2007 - 5 comments

No Title

This is a live version of a song I did with Video, a band I'm no longer in.
posted by mexican on Mar 12, 2007 - 4 comments

Ascension Island

In the late '90s, I was the main guy behind an electronic art-pop band called Science Park. After suffering a nervous breakdown in the winter of 2000, I disbanded the group and retreated from the music industry for six arduous years. Now thirty, I've just issued a 15-year retrospective of my life in sound and have re-committed myself to my life's work with a raft of new projects. "Ascension Island" was first issued on a Japanese 7" single on Motorway Records in 2000, and later on my album Disinformation (Obscure-Disk). A tale of love, espionage, and violence always just out of sight, it features my trademark drifting electronics, shortwave radio interceptions, and cool, clean singing. Enjoy.
posted by mykescipark on Mar 7, 2007 - 15 comments

Ain't So Lonely

Okay, so that's not me singing or playing the guitar. But it's the first song I ever wrote. My good friend Sarah Kenvyn then did a bit of a rewrite, wrote some music, and recorded it. Thanks, Sarah!
posted by dobbs on Mar 6, 2007 - 7 comments

Summon My Jesus

The second song to post from our new EP. (Previously) This is my band with Afroblanco and some other guys. We're called The Olivers, and are giddy for your comments, snarky or otherwise.
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 2, 2007 - 12 comments

Take Me There

If I was to describe this song with sarcastic overtones, I would say this is a regular run-of-the-mill ageispolis techno song. Well, it's not. This song is anything but typical of what I usually produce. Vocals, emotion, melody, structure... christ, what's gotten into me!?
posted by ageispolis on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 comments

Big Ideas

So Afroblanco and I have a band together with some other guys. (I am on guitar, he on doumbek and other percussion.) Here is the first of a few songs to come over the coming weeks. Cheers.
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 17, 2007 - 2 comments

Used Up

A slow bouncy pop song from my old band, New Blind Nationals
posted by drezdn on Feb 16, 2007 - 7 comments

Postcard From A Volcano

A bouncy pop song from my old band New Blind Nationals. This song always reminded me of The Promise Ring
posted by drezdn on Feb 12, 2007 - 1 comment

Regicide Solution

Here's an unfortunately prescient political power-pop tune I penned in '02, as recorded by Detroit's own rock foursome LISBOA at our (then) modest home studio in our first collective foray into DIY recording. RIFYL: The New Pornographers and dudes/lady-dudes in that vein. Honky tonk piano (emphasis on the "honky"), a Hammond, some e-Bow, a little vibraphone, and a few too many "nah-nah-nah-nahs," but whaddya gonna do, right? Hope you dig it, friends.
posted by joe lisboa on Feb 1, 2007 - 1 comment

Confession

True story. Kid owes drug dealers money, so he tells them his aunt is on her way home from cashing her tax refund check. She is gunned down on her porch in front of spouse and kids.
posted by TLCTugger on Jan 20, 2007 - 2 comments

Take It From Me

The Archers of Loaf meet the Bay City Rollers in this humble contribution to the grand tradition of cheeky break-up tunes. Terrible puns abound, but you've been warned. From LISBOA's 2003 EP Either Origami, available here for five lousy clams. Crank it up, friends.
posted by joe lisboa on Jan 19, 2007 - 3 comments

The Greatest Days

These are the greatest days, and this is optimism rock from The Forget.
posted by dhammond on Dec 30, 2006 - 0 comments

My Dictator (Can Beat Up Your Dictator)

Putting the "b" in "subtle," Detroit's LISBOA pens a political power-pop tune that pulls no punches. Alliteration is always awesome. Sounds like: Kansas City's best (i.e., only) Cheap Trick cover band meets Propaghandi at an after-hours bingo parlor. In drag. Dig the horns, dudes and lady-dudes.
posted by joe lisboa on Dec 8, 2006 - 5 comments

Hats, Caps and Notions

Another slice of power-pop rock from LISBOA's self-produced 2005 LP Live from the Grand Hotel Abyss [iTunes link], with a title indirectly inspired by a mefi thread of all things! By the way, you should totally pick up a copy of the mefi compilation CD: it features another track from LISBOA as well as a bunch of great tunes from some genuinely talented mefites, too. Plus, proceeds go to, you know, the kids.
posted by joe lisboa on Nov 29, 2006 - 2 comments

Everyone's Depending on Us

I wanted to end the 23rd Century song posts on an upnote, so here ya go. This is also our Queen tribute, so be ready for my bad Brian May impersonation. Sorry for posting so much, I hope it hasn't been too irritating.
posted by tcobretti on Nov 26, 2006 - 5 comments

Governmentium

Another track from the new 23rd Century Album, and because you demanded it, one more song after this one. You can DL the whole album for free from our website.
posted by tcobretti on Nov 23, 2006 - 3 comments

On My Way (Acoustic)

A song from a recording session I did with my brother's band (He's the singer). The band is called Beautiful Blonde Pineapple!
posted by TwoWordReview on Nov 22, 2006 - 2 comments

Working on the Moon

The second to last song I plan to post here, this one was intended to be fun, not work. Thanks very much for the kind words on the previous songs, everybody!
posted by tcobretti on Nov 20, 2006 - 6 comments

Played Right ALong

The second song from the new 23rd Century album. This one is written by The Platypus.
posted by tcobretti on Nov 17, 2006 - 5 comments

Will The Moon Explode Pt 1

The first song off of the new 23rd Century album - "Will The Moon Explode In...The 23rd Century?" The entire album (and our first album, as well) can be downloaded here.
posted by tcobretti on Nov 15, 2006 - 9 comments

Despite What Santa Said

Running with the unofficial Christmas Comes Early themea one-off from 2004, perfect for a mythical antichristmas album.
posted by cortex on Nov 7, 2006 - 5 comments

Xmas Won't Be Xmas

It's getting to be time to put together the Christmas mix tapes! This was recorded by a band I was in in 1991. Our new guitar player, Michael Cox, brought us the song so he sings lead. I'm one of the girl background singers (heard best toward the end) and might be playing a tiny bit of guitar (I don't remember for sure), and I know I played some jingle bells near the end of the track (What Christmas song doesn't have bells?). It's a goofy singalong sort of holiday tune. I like it a lot. I wish I had a better quality copy, though. We recorded this song along with another batch of demos, in time to get airplay on KNDD's local music Christmas show that year... then promptly broke up before even completing all the tracks as a band, though I went in to the studio later to finish. C'est la vie.
posted by litlnemo on Nov 7, 2006 - 14 comments

Me and Andy

Thanks for all of the great feedback you guys have given so far on my other songs. This song is one I worked with my friend Andy on. He is playing acoustic guitar which I then chopped up quite a bit.
posted by djamiem on Sep 28, 2006 - 3 comments

Number One

Hey all, this being my first post, I'll go ahead and explain the situation, for the sake of future songs. I write the music in FL and my friend Dave from back home in TX does the vocals in this yet unnamed project. We're still trying to acquire a sound, so we're knocking simple stuff out of our system first. This song is our (poorly mixed) cliche love song, only about a MySpace stalker. The amount of cheese should make you smile.
posted by bonesy on Sep 25, 2006 - 1 comment

elevate

A calm and smooth falsetto song with lyrics lifted from an emergency first aid poster (with some additions turning it into a love song). Features guitar, bass, piano, and electronica-style rhythmic vocal snippets.
posted by edlundart on Sep 25, 2006 - 11 comments

She Flies Away

me, my guitar, and a computer microphone. Simple but sweet.
posted by calpaully on Sep 4, 2006 - 1 comment

Julia

Julia / you've got a lovely uvula / I wanna take you to Florida / so please say yes We'll start a family / play lots of D&D / and watch the Goonies / on VHS
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 4, 2006 - 12 comments

Little Orange Dinosaur

As long as songs about colored dinosaurs are on the front page, I thought I'd add mine. This song is about 8 years old (hence the junky analog recording). It's about a little orange dinosaur I loved when I was a kid.
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 1, 2006 - 2 comments

8th Grade Graduation

This was inspired by Senator Barack Obama's courageous stance against 8th grade graduations, which I heard about on NPR's Wait Wait, Don't tell Me back in August of 2005.
posted by scottreynen on Aug 26, 2006 - 2 comments

Bookshelves And Mixtapes

A dancey synthpop song about the romances of hipsters.
posted by clcapps on Aug 24, 2006 - 0 comments

bench song

A happy song about new love and late summer nights. I'm not sure that the arrangement for this is done, really, but I've been leaving it alone for a while now. Features keyboards, bass, drums, slide guitar and vocals.
posted by edlundart on Aug 16, 2006 - 5 comments

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