An upbeat song about having one more drink before calling it a night, with a sound a little different than the standard Red On Strike fare. RPM 2008 solo version.
The first song I ever wrote, trying to capture my feelings following the breakup of my first serious relationship. Song 7 of 8 from the recent Red On Strike studio session. [more inside]
Long time listener, first time caller...err...poster. It's a bluesy sort of number in the religious tradition. The recording was done at home with GarageBand. Comments or suggestions on arrangement, recording technique, instrumentation, whatever, appreciated.
One last shot / Give it all you got Take a chance babe, I’m taking mine [more inside]
I wrote this song to try and get into the head of a friend who is rarely faithful. RPM Challenge version.
Some very unserious punk rock from Red On Strike. Garage version.
A cover of the Kinks song
Kind of a change for Red On Strike, heavy on the bass/drum groove. I wrote this song for RPM 2007, and I really like the way we adapted it for the band.
A prog rock-esque wannbe torch song confessional thing with distorted electric guitar. And lots and lots and lots of digital delay. [more inside]
A song about drinking and its consequences-- first of eight songs recorded by my band Red On Strike last weekend. Previous version here.
This is an angry, broody, dark, but pretty song. I'm proud of it, I think it's one of my best! Includes a pretty sweet xaphoon (!) solo by yours truly, plus background vocals by my wife. [more inside]
Who's getting wasted today? I said Who's Getting Wasted?! Well alright!! Hope you're drinking lots of green beer, remember to tip your bartenders. We've been Tam and the Shanters, thanks for coming out tonight! [more inside]
song 11 of 11 of cornfield - thanks for listening and commenting [more inside]
This is a live recording of my new song Shangri-La. The audio was recorded on a handheld recorder by one of the audience members. Apologies for the dodgy sound quality...but I just had to post my first bootleg! [more inside]
song 5 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
3 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
I wrote this after attending a concert late last year. Just finished (?) the recording. It's kind of a tribute to the musician I saw -- maybe you can guess who it is? Either way, it's a track that features guitars, pianos, fretless bass, vibes, drums, vocals and a lap steel part in the chorus that I'm really satisfied with. [more inside]
song 1 of 11 of my new rpm album, cornfield - it's in the mail right now, but you get to hear it first [more inside]
Of the songs that my band recorded recently [previously 1 • 2], this is my favorite. It's also the most difficult for us to play. But that's what practice and cheap recording is for, yeah?
me & the lady. I record everything on an old school mini disc recorder, not to be hip but because I'm poor. [more inside]
this song is about the Shambly Man
This one has a foreboding start, and then the trapdoor into H-E-double-hockey-sticks falls open! [more inside]
Tight lil pop diddy about the time my little brother disappeared on New Years day and turned up two months later in the Dominican Republic. This is the first full song I've done on my new computer, which makes me wicked happy. [more inside]
Yay, I get to play lead guitar in a band for the first time in 20 years! [more inside]
song 8 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
7 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
6 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
song 5 of 8 [more inside]
I wanted to write a song with no minor chords, which would be easy to do if I stuck to I-IV-V. I didn't really stick to I-IV-V. [more inside]
You're the blessed, we're the Spiders from Marzzzz-uh! [more inside]
song 4 of 8 - a rare, happy blues [more inside]
song 3 of 8 of lucky 7 - this is just time passing on - in 5 [more inside]
song 2 of 8 - this one's about the balloon boy saga [more inside]
song 1 of 8 of the 7th vampire deer album, lucky 7 [more inside]
The third song in the Rodeo Ford Trilogy, forever changing the way people look at terrible car dealerships. [more inside]
Pretty straightforward 3 minute rock deal. If you're bored, try figuring out all the various things I borrowed from.
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]
This is a quick cover of a friend's Christmas song that I always admired. JB (the writer) also contributed background vocals. This is NSFW but in a cheerful way I think.
Experimental Industrial Electro-House with a humble IDM Rock background. [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]
Hangovers, with Dr. Seuss. [more inside]
Demo a friend of mine (Ben Mullin!) and I put together.
A cover of the song originally by the Mekons. [more inside]
Greasy rock song about falling asleep in passenger seats. I could use some help with this. Ok, this is my first attempt at recording with real drums. While I'm happy to finally post something featuring my insanely talented little brother, Mike, I'm sorry to say that the drum recording I started out with was awful and I'm not sure I've made it any better. If anyone has some insight as to what can be fixed and how, or some tips on cheap/lo-fi/hopelessly inept home drum recording, I'd love to hear them. [more inside]
A quick and stupid song (which is also a quick and stupid video) about cats taking a bath. [more inside]
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]
(or: use of facebook interests page as failed communication device) [more inside]
What I would sound like if I were trying to sound like Bob Dylan - if Dylan were simultaneously "bringin' it" and "keepin' it real". [more inside]