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Imprint

I wanted to write a song with only (or mostly) four chords, and I ended up with something about the inaccuracies of memory.
posted by NemesisVex on Aug 14, 2006 - 4 comments

Life Story

Another acoustic living room demo, same lineup as last one. This is an original, inspired by the way the my timing seemed to be so screwed up back in my single days. I'd get a crush on someone who didn't know I existed. Then, sometime later, they'd be interested in me... but I was already over them. Someday I want to record this with a cello in the arrangement.
posted by litlnemo on Aug 14, 2006 - 2 comments

all this blue

Trip hop or something. At its core it is still a singer/songwriter sort of deal, but this features -- in addition to regular vocals -- opera samples, moaning girls, reversed strings, synth bass, subtle sustained guitar feedback, scratching, acoustic slide guitar, tambourine, crumbly noises, and whatever else. Includes the F-word right at the start, if that concerns anyone.
posted by edlundart on Aug 9, 2006 - 2 comments

in the Shadow Cast (demo)

Can't have a day with only one post to MuFi! This is from the 48 Hour Project; I spent two days in January holed up writing and recording an EPs-worth of songs that would later become the foundation for my current band. It was cold and tiring and fun...
posted by verysleeping on Aug 9, 2006 - 3 comments

Falling From the Sky

Easy going, pop rockin' goodness. Like many folks posting here, this is one of my old band's songs. This one in particular was written by my good friend (and then bandmate) Chris Knott - who recently moved to NYC with his band, Commas.
posted by csimpkins on Aug 6, 2006 - 1 comment

Through The Rain

This one is really lo-fi as I don't have the master tape and it's a 21 year old rough demo -- and I do mean rough. :) Recorded Spring 1985 in dorm room A-1016, The Evergreen State College. (More inside.)
posted by litlnemo on Jul 31, 2006 - 13 comments

Christmas Is Cancelled (This Year)

Un-seasonal uplifting powerpop from Farrah.
posted by Lojinx on Jul 29, 2006 - 5 comments

Meet Me Tonight At The Landfill

A big pop-y, jangly duet for the end of line.
posted by kellykessler on Jul 29, 2006 - 4 comments

Mrs. Green

Semi-acoustic cover of "Mrs. Green" by the power pop band the Posies. This was done by a 3 piece band (two guitars, one bass) group I was in a while back. (We never could find a drummer, so...) I'm singing lead and also a back up part near the end. The other band members are Chris Otto and Terri Doherty. Chris did lead guitar, backing vocals, and some keys. Terri played bass. I think I did some random percussion and guitar strumming as well. (Please delete when/if covers are determined to be a problem here.)
posted by litlnemo on Jul 28, 2006 - 2 comments

Love Behind

Melancholy acoustic folk-pop!
posted by TwoWordReview on Jul 26, 2006 - 3 comments

Ana Ng (acoustic)

This is an acoustic cover of the wonderful TMBG song Ana Ng, done on a four track recorder many years ago. Though I did once see "I don't want the world, I just want your half" painted on a bridge (it was really surprising and cool to discover), we substituted "Homies '88" in its place because we had recently seen that on a bridge and thought it a bit absurd that someone took the time and effort to paint such a doofy message.
posted by AgentRocket on Jul 25, 2006 - 3 comments

City Walls and Empires

"When our hearts crumble, sunlight filters through..." Three guitars, trumpet, sax, violin (me), vocal harmonies and rhythm section. My band Institut Polaire recorded this song in February 2006. While we're freezing down here now, we hope this poptastic postcard from Perth (Australia) can be part of a soundtrack for your northern summer.
posted by sconbie on Jul 22, 2006 - 7 comments

Color of Love

Off my band's demo.
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 18, 2006 - 6 comments

sleep fiction

A pretty catchy melody, I think -- starts slow like most of my songs, but then picks up and becomes more of a rock track. Sample lyric: "Sleeping with you is still fiction, so missing it must be a contradiction." Features vocals, guitars, piano, drums, strings.
posted by edlundart on Jul 18, 2006 - 14 comments

Shameless Ways

Another cut from my band's demo.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 16, 2006 - 3 comments

Shimmy Shag

Grab your surfboards, your transistor radios and your beach blankets: it's time for a happy 1950s-style Beach Party!
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Jul 14, 2006 - 2 comments

say goodnight

The city outside your bedroom window doesn't care if you're lonely. I guess this song is about the feeling of hopelessness. Slightly more uptempo than my previously posted songs, this one features slide guitar, non-slide guitars, drums, piano, strings, and guest appearances by Riadsala (bass) and kerry and casio (background vocal).
posted by edlundart on Jul 13, 2006 - 4 comments

Waiting For You

This is the first song of at least 6 that I will release on my first, self-released EP in the near future. I'm currently figuring out how to arrange a live set with my music as everything was played and/or arranged by myself. I now release my music under the moniker mixedtape. The Freudian Slipper was my old name :)
posted by freudianslipper on Jul 12, 2006 - 3 comments

Welcome to the Jungle (acoustic)

This is an acoustic cover of the very excellent They Might Be Giants song Welcome to the Jungle. As a gag, the beginning instrumental bit copies the Guns N' Roses song Welcome to the Jungle. Though my old "band" did this, just about every instrument on this track (including the backup vocals) was done by one bandmember.
posted by AgentRocket on Jul 12, 2006 - 6 comments

I Don't Want to See You Anymore

Collaboration with some people over at myvirtualband. A slow stumbly fuzzbass thing.
posted by 23skidoo on Jul 9, 2006 - 0 comments

the long lost light

A slow and sad song I wrote and recorded after a breakup/separation a few years ago. Features a falsetto chorus and acoustic guitar, including an e-bow undercurrent.
posted by edlundart on Jul 9, 2006 - 3 comments

When it Hits My Blood

Cover of a John Vanderslice song about Requiem for a Dream.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 9, 2006 - 6 comments

Eponymous 4 - Our Best Wasn't Enough

And now for something slightly more urban ... I was channeling ACO's "Yorokobi Saku Hana" when I wrote this one. At the time I wrote the lyrics, a lot of people I knew were going through break-ups. I'm still not a singer. Vocals are rough. Sorry.
posted by NemesisVex on Jul 6, 2006 - 1 comment

Gargoylehead (Acoustic)

Gargoylehead is a silly song about a statue in a family's house that comes to life when the family leaves for the night. It trashes the house and eventually falls asleep while watching a movie on cable. The family comes home to a great surprise. The song was performed by the band I was in in high school (we are long-defunct now) and this recording was done several years ago for fun. I hope you like it.
posted by AgentRocket on Jul 6, 2006 - 3 comments

already lovers

A quiet, pretty song about online dating. Features guitars, vocals, and pseudo-orchestral touches.
posted by edlundart on Jul 5, 2006 - 3 comments

Call 0600

Some boppy electronic pop. Inspired by chip tunes.
posted by Jimbob on Jul 5, 2006 - 3 comments

Summer's Ending

Now that the summer's ending, there's a cold wind blowing in / So we've got to build some shelter, before it rains again
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 4, 2006 - 19 comments

the Hours -- by the Notes and Scratches

A cluttered and messy rock song from our record Uh-Oh. I play guitar and sing in this band (and play the singing saw on this track!).
posted by verysleeping on Jul 3, 2006 - 4 comments

Mamonaku

This is a song by my band, Institut Polaire.
posted by sconbie on Jul 1, 2006 - 4 comments

take this pain

It's a slow starter, and once it gets going it's incredibly repetetive. But, uh, I like it that way. Features moi on vocals (through a simulated guitar amp) and all instruments.
posted by edlundart on Jul 1, 2006 - 6 comments

cassiopeia

kind of an untraditional sea shanty about the end of the world and being thirsty. from my band pocket novel mystery's first full length, 8 days in the life of grace, which will finally be released (now that most of the original lineup has dissolved) on august 29th through our new record label, cloud 13 records.
posted by saulgoodman on Jul 1, 2006 - 6 comments

The Road

Ooh, bop bop, ba-ooh, bop bop. All I know is the road and I love you.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 1, 2006 - 4 comments

Dress You Up

"I don't think Madonna is going to care if quonsar wants to dress you up in his love, all over, all over..." - mathowie
posted by quonsar on Jul 1, 2006 - 9 comments

Deceiver of Nations

The first protest song I've ever felt compelled to write for my band Pocket Novel Mystery. This is a rough draft, but we'll probably use this one on our next full-length, in one form or another.
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 30, 2006 - 5 comments

criminal

A recent recording of a slow and maybe a little creepy song I wrote a couple of years ago. I'm responsible for all vocals and instruments minus the bass, which was recorded by my Scottish buddy Riadsala.
posted by edlundart on Jun 30, 2006 - 16 comments

The Spy Part 1 (Cover's Blown)

Acoustic demo about what I did during the Cold War.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 4 comments

The Spy Part 2 (Thirty Scarves)

Demo of a song about being far away from the spy you love. With acoustic guitar and tuba.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 13 comments

Jamboree!

An utterly ridiculous song created in Soundtrack.
posted by brundlefly on Jun 30, 2006 - 3 comments

Something Friendly

Casiotronic feel-good in a can.
posted by team lowkey on Jun 30, 2006 - 6 comments

Making Me Nervous

"ironic electro-pop"
posted by frenetic on Jun 29, 2006 - 31 comments

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