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Brennivin and Malort

Banjo and accordion, some light processing through the modular synth, lots of reverb (of course). [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Dec 19, 2021 - 3 comments


Cover of "Anabelle" by Gillian Welch. Bass, guitar, accordion, lots of reverb. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Oct 14, 2021 - 2 comments


More concertina and bayan based minimalist weirdness, this time with trombone! Noisy bits are just clickety clacking the bayan's keys, and crumpling some paper.
posted by TheCoug on Aug 21, 2020 - 3 comments


I'm learning to play the bayan (Russian Chomatic button accordion) and the concertina, and accidentally fell into Terry Riley / Steve Reich territory. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Jul 28, 2020 - 3 comments

Played Out

After learning of the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, I was inspired to pull this old Hence The Name song out of the archives. Hope you enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by subocoyne on Mar 1, 2020 - 2 comments

Best Booty on the Farm

Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Jan 20, 2020 - 1 comment

No Spoilers

A song (accompanied by accordion) about past, current and future(?) events. May or may not be helpful for election obsessives. Spoiler warning: spoilers. [more inside]
posted by donatella on Nov 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Computer World [Kraftwerk cover]

Featuring the voice of greenish as the Computer. I thought it would be fun to do it slower, using mostly analog instruments and a computer to record it, in juxtaposition to how Kraftwerk originally recorded it in 1981 (using computer instruments and I'm guessing analog tape). Also I was feverish with Lyme Disease while I recorded it. Song #11 in Unu Kanto Po Semajno.
posted by not_on_display on Aug 3, 2016 - 9 comments

Mississippi River (feat. greenish) [cover of orig. by Izintombi Zodumo]

For GregNog's Mefi Cover Challenge and Song #7 in the Unu Kanto Po Semajno collection, I roped greenish and her awesome set of pipes all the way in from across the ocean! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 24, 2016 - 9 comments

Rock of Ages

Def Leppard's deathless anthem, reimagined as a power chord étude for the accordion. [more inside]
posted by donatella on Dec 4, 2015 - 2 comments


A stripped-down version (accordion and vocals) of the They Might Be Giants obscurity, for the Flood project. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Oct 16, 2014 - 9 comments

ShH 408t: Bennington

Merry Christmas! Here's an arrangement of Bennington, No. 408t in the Shenandoah Harmony (www.shenandoahharmony.com). Poetry by Isaac Watts 1706, original shape note arrangement by Billings, 1770. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 18, 2013 - 3 comments

Kassaman (We Pledge - Algeria)

Changing gears a bit, we go to one of the more fascinating anthems to grace the album. Kassaman's lyrics were written by Algerian poet Mufdi Zakariah while imprisoned by French colonial forces. He wrote the verses on his cell walls using his own blood. They are, by nature, extremely violent, and (far as I know) may comprise the only national anthem which mentions machine guns directly. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 7, 2011 - 0 comments

Change Your Way

The fourth and final song on our [Habrok] upcoming EP is finally mixed, and I believe this is the top candidate for the single. Please enjoy :) [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Dec 4, 2011 - 5 comments

Relax, You're Only Lost

Yes, that is an accordion. Habrok once agains seeks to assuage all our fellow travelers, and wish to impart sincere empathy to any of those that find themselves awash in the tides of life. [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Sep 19, 2011 - 1 comment

Contrabassoon + 2(Accordion)

Sometimes, you find exactly how many reeds you are absolutely necessary to make the sound you want, then you add two more accordions. Previously. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 12, 2011 - 4 comments

Tentacles - Just Not That Creepy

Inspired by a short conversation with my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by valrus on Dec 11, 2010 - 2 comments

Bozo's Lament (cover)

My housemate and I take a little break from finals. Jonathan Coulton cover! Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on Dec 9, 2010 - 1 comment


improvised jazz solo on accordion. Turned in for college credit as a melody exercise. [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on Nov 5, 2010 - 0 comments

2010.09.02-04: Effected Accordion Solo

Perhaps the best thing you can ever do to an accordion. Accordion by Tommy Scheurich, live effects manipulation by me, Timbill Corder. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 10, 2010 - 7 comments

Hot Potato

I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Aug 2, 2010 - 2 comments

After the Summer Has Gone

I thought this month's "Summer Song" challenge would be a slam dunk -- breezy, fluffy bubblegum! I can do that! I regret to report that Things Did Not Go As Planned. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jul 31, 2010 - 9 comments


sesqui-, one and a half + annus, year [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 17, 2010 - 2 comments


This is my first cross-country collaboration with my old friend Blue Bar. He wrote the song--it's a melancholy waltz. He also sings on the track, and plays guitar. I fill in on accordion and drums.
posted by umbú on Jul 1, 2010 - 4 comments

Party in the CPK

Accordion and ukulele duet, covering Miley Cyrus. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on Jun 9, 2010 - 3 comments

Crushing Tokyo

Accordion + ukulele + godzilla themed love song= Win?? [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on Jun 8, 2010 - 1 comment

Really Bad Moon Rising

Done in one take with the mic built into my laptop. Poor recording quality, but still lots of fun. Hope you enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on May 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Ode on an Irish Pub

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]
posted by uncleozzy on Mar 17, 2010 - 17 comments


Adapted from a Poem by James Joyce, from "Chamber Music." [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 18, 2009 - 4 comments


Young people questioning morally ambiguous, age-old disputes. Singing about it...through me. Also about hot fudge. Yum. YUM.
posted by sredefer on Sep 2, 2009 - 1 comment

Grand Illusions

I've started a blog on which I post a new song a day...this is the third one (last Wednesday). That's the story behind this song. It's about trying to hold on to a time and place (or at least that's what I said in the post). [more inside]
posted by sredefer on Aug 30, 2009 - 0 comments


Poppy little song on elec. piano, accordion, improvised drum kit (featuring half empty bottle of crushed red pepper flakes), banjolele, etc.
posted by sredefer on Aug 16, 2009 - 3 comments

Arms and Hands

We're trying to decipher notes taken down on arms and hands. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jun 21, 2009 - 6 comments

Easy Like Saturday Night

A song I wrote for my now-defunct band, The Whoreshoes. [more inside]
posted by smartyboots on Jun 16, 2009 - 1 comment


An accordion based tribute to a Swedish broken heart. very rough audacity+headset recording. [more inside]
posted by French Fry on Jun 13, 2009 - 9 comments

Blues for Bozo

October 1996. My wife was gone to visit her folks in France. I was sitting at home with a Boss DR-5, a Fostex four track cassette machine and a twelve pack of Red Dog. [more inside]
posted by metagnathous on May 15, 2009 - 2 comments

Faithfully (polka version)

Because I have no shame, I have used an accordion to cover Journey. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on May 2, 2009 - 20 comments

The Power of Alcohol

Sailor Martin sings about what he knows. Ukulele, toy accordion, tambourine, wooden fish that makes "clopping" noises, and, at one point, a duet between a tin whistle and a plastic ocarina. The 15th and final entry in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 28, 2009 - 2 comments

Mnemosyne (It's autumn in the country I remember...)

A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
posted by barmaljova on Oct 12, 2008 - 6 comments

Dr. L'Amour

A friend of mine had a terrible crush on her podiatrist, so I wrote a song about it. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jan 19, 2008 - 13 comments

Crunchy, Chrunchy Christmastime

A song for the season. Slightly disturbing. [more inside]
posted by Liv Pooleside on Dec 15, 2007 - 2 comments

Night Terrors

Written to satisfy both a Songfight challenge and the mefi music challenge. Who says you can't spook two horses with one chestnut? Featuring three buttons on my accordion.
posted by The White Hat on Oct 26, 2007 - 3 comments

I Hate You, I Love Volcanoes

I usually only sing on tracks when it's necessary to fulfill the requirements of a compilation, as was the case with this medley from Flogging a Dead Cow, the Dead Milkmen tribute album. Another "quality" Hence The Name product.
posted by Durhey on Aug 8, 2006 - 2 comments

Fez Dispenser

Pawn shop accordion 303 twiddlin' attention-deficit toytown junglism. Yes, it uses the amen break unapologetically, but it was '98 and I was too young to realize how played it was. Hope you enjoy it.
posted by Durhey on Jul 2, 2006 - 3 comments

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