This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
A new song I'm working on for an EP I plan on recording this year. Roughly (super roughly!) recorded - I need some opinions! [more inside]
I wrote this song last week and started playing with it this weekend. I'm excited about its potential, but I would looove love love some feedback. [more inside]
A slightly uptempo cover of Tim McGraw's hit, recorded sometime in late 2004. [more inside]
Bluesy folksy track, an ode to Johanna [more inside]
A song about a night out on the town [more inside]
Country/jazz. acapella. An open letter to Amy Winehouse. Super Mario Galaxy. [more inside]
Tape really does sound better. And good mics, preamps, compressors, consoles... [more inside]
An old song based on this scene from Mary Poppins that I told melissa may I'd post a long time ago. [more inside]
This is a song i've been trying to put together for a year or two now. It uses my usual punk + x formula, where here, x = rawhide. The second half is big, noisy, and was tons of fun to make. I"m kinda fond of the lyrics Hope you enjoy. lyrics inside [more inside]
An obligatory country tear-jerker. [more inside]
Another country song about one of those nights you wish you could take back.
This is a country song about that painful waiting game. Does it belong to me?
First post, so I'll start with something short and old. This one is sort of bouncy. Country/Dixieland style. Guitar, bass, and drums. No vocals. [more inside]
Hank Plank and the 2x4s, doing what we do best: a drinking song.
a true story song. at least, parts of it are true. hank plank and the 2x4s, circa 2000.
This is a song about missing someone when they are gone.
Hank Plank and the 2x4s. We've been a band for over a decade, which is amazing to us. this is a song about space exploration.
A waltz. From our album Planks of Grass, which is split between NYC and PDX songs, this one is NYC.
We were going for a John Cougar Mellencamp, Americana, country-rock thing. We have no interest in having a message, hence the stupid words. And we think vague singing about "Uncle Sam", "the war", "the factory", etc., is funny.
This is the first song I have ever written, on a dare for my husband's alt-country band. They liked it enough to record it. The handclaps make me laugh.
Townes Van Zandt was a talented man who wrote beautiful songs. I own some guitars and recording equipment and have a lot of spare time. Here I embarrass myself and denigrate Van Zandt's legacy by attempting to cover him. But I did add a string arrangement!
I am re-uploading this song. I wrote it a while back and recorded last weekend. I'm just learning to record, so the guitars are a little quiet. Tips would be very welcome! I'm stoked I get to re-post, since I spelled "Abilene" wrong last time.
I had this vague melody a year or so ago, and at the time it was starting to become a song about riding my bike at night, drunk. I stuck it on the backburner until after I saw that Johnny Cash bio-pic, where they sing that June Carter duet "Time's a Wastin'" together, (which they never did in real life.) So then I got this idea to write a nice country duet like that, but instead of it being all happy and fresh-new-relationship-let's-consummate-it kinda thing, I wanted it to be about people that hated each other intensely. People that were sick and tired of seeing each other everyday for years and years. Then, for an added twist, I forced my lovely wife to sing the harmony part. We actually do like each other, though.
The heart is a lonely trucker
This is a song by Hank Plank and the 2x4s, a band for which I sing, play guitar and write songs (like this one). It is a country band, and this is a country song. We have been a band for over 10 years now. Three of our members have a total of two children. This song is about infidelity and there is a pun involved.
More music from Chris Knott. He plays everything on this. I helped clean up the mix.
More low quality, drunken Bluegrass with The Failsworth Pilgrims. Recorded the same night we recorded Diamond Joe - only slightly more sober. We always opened our shows with this one because it lends itself to soundchecking so well. Another rough mix, although we did go back later (drunker) and add the super-camp backing vocals
A big pop-y, jangly duet for the end of line.
Bringing the honkytonk to MeFi.
Came up with the main theme while picking black raspberries (also known as blackcaps) on my landlord's property, and finished composing it while suffering from a subsequent bout of poison ivy-induced rash. All tracks recorded at once, normalized but unmixed since my computer lacks adequate power for multi-track recording.
by Felonious Bosch -- “Never got drunk, as you can see, I'm (hic) perfectly sober...”
Recorded 7 or so years ago with a friend. It's missing something in the middle, but I like the way it disintegrates towards the end. I've no idea what genre it is, but I guess it shows influence from all the country/folk/lofi music I listen to.
Low quality stomping country music recorded drunk and presented here in it's straight-from-the-desk unmixed format. Came out pretty good. Nice rattly drums.