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The Church's Desolation (and Old Hundred)

Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 10, 2010 - 2 comments

Tie in the Lines

A quick song after a very long day, and the first song to end up in the pristine new pages of my new notebook.
posted by tmcw on Sep 28, 2010 - 2 comments

Tik Tok

My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
posted by ianK on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

I Have a Window

Another bedroom-recorded song. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 23, 2010 - 0 comments

Every Wave of Sound

My break-up song, written a number of years ago. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 16, 2010 - 4 comments

Bring Us Your Leader

Another lo-fi acoustic tune about the end of the world. Not too cheerful stuff. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 comments

Landfall

Quiet plucked acoustic guitar and vocals. This song completes the lyrical cycle that includes "My Cirripedian Friends" and "A Brand New Fabrication". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 comments

A Brand New Fabrication

The lyrical counterpoint to "My Cirripedian Friends". [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

My Cirripedian Friends

This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 4, 2010 - 1 comment

Old Joe Clark

An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 comments

a perfect preservative (big ghost version)

Big Ghost's version of this, which gets nice and jam-bandy, we feel. Thanks in advance for continuing mixing/mastering advice. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 11, 2010 - 3 comments

Not So Kind

A very short little song wherein I take the harshly honest route toward an old friend. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 20, 2010 - 10 comments

My Voice on Carl's Home Answering Machine

Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jan 12, 2010 - 2 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

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]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 comments

Headed Home

A song inspired by the time my high school baseball coach instructed me repeatedly to hit the opposing batter in the head.
posted by ORthey on Jan 4, 2010 - 4 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

Lowlands Away

A version of a traditional shanty song, recorded mono with a guitar. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 10, 2009 - 1 comment

Texas 89

A song I wrote about a trip to Texas with a girl in 1989. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 comments

Halloween 97/98

Little ditty about young love, the joys of suburban Massachusetts in autumn, and the allure of all those wonderful things behind the counter at drugstores. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 19, 2009 - 7 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

The Plan

I love this song! Upbeat, dancy, kind of weird. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 5, 2009 - 6 comments

A Long Way Down

Another new demo song from my new band, Bring A Guillotine. A little more laid back than the previous track uploaded. Enjoy!
posted by TheWaves on Jun 12, 2009 - 1 comment

My Heart Will Give You Up

The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 comments

Saint V. Massacree

Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 comments

Here

This song has a feel I haven't easily been able to reproduce since recording it. I can barely play the song live. Despite some horrific essing, probably my favorite home recording.
posted by kingbenny on Aug 28, 2008 - 10 comments

Seven Shades of Blue

Another song recorded live at the cabin for the album. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 15, 2008 - 3 comments

Sift

Kind of a break from recording and re-recording songs to be played live this year, this is kind of a folksy, reverb and acoustic-heavy, simple and short composition. Harmonizing my vocals is such a bummer lately, since it reveals how limited one's range is... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 6, 2008 - 2 comments

cc'ed

Another acoustic, instrumental tune. This is the first track I've made in GarageBand (my Ubuntu machine died hard last week).
posted by tmcw on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 comments

Oh! Susanna

Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jun 3, 2008 - 10 comments

Tonight Hit the Bong With Me

A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
posted by frenetic on May 24, 2008 - 3 comments

This Town

Not so different from anything else I've done, but I'm proud of the production of this one. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 comments

All My Hearts (Are Belong To You)

A tribute to classic country music. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 comments

Love More

Title song from my self-produced record last year. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 7, 2008 - 5 comments

Blankets and Pillows

Recorded last summer sometime, was on a solo album I produced. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 comments

No Going Back

This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Apr 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Marie

Song I wrote and recorded recently when thinking about how thankful I am for my friends. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 comments

Sunday Front Porch

Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 comments

Hard Times Come Again No More

Just installed new strings and set up my new 3-mic stand; I figured I'd test drive 'em both. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Mar 29, 2008 - 6 comments

Louis Collins

Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 14, 2008 - 8 comments

The Punisher

A little acoustic guitar ditty that sounds like something that would be perfectly suited for a front porch. [more inside]
posted by cyphill on Feb 13, 2008 - 5 comments

Engine

This is a cover of Engine by Neutral Milk Hotel. The original was the B-side of Holland, 1945. I made this recording in honor of the tenth anniversary of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 13, 2008 - 6 comments

Stay

cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
posted by The White Hat on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Further Than a Stone

Written by the mando player, Hamdog. I'm playing fiddle - everyone had a blast with this. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 10, 2008 - 16 comments

Janie in the Lake

More banjo / fiddle stuff. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 4, 2008 - 8 comments

Blue Train

Old-timey / bluesy ditty from our new album. That's me on fiddle. :D [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 3, 2008 - 11 comments

Pulling Hard Against the Stream

Someone wondered what I'd sound like with instrumental backing. Here you go. [more inside]
posted by LN on Dec 3, 2007 - 7 comments

Take this Hammer

Cover of a Leadbelly tune. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 6, 2007 - 5 comments

Sudenpolkka

If someone would just make a damn album that sounds like this already then I wouldn't have to be swiping vocals and doing it myself.
posted by Wolfdog on Aug 28, 2007 - 38 comments

Fly

This is the first track we've recorded for our next album. I'd love to hear what you all think...
posted by danandleland on May 24, 2007 - 7 comments

Chicago or Bust (demo)

This quick demo was made on my pocket tape recorder right after I had finished writing the song, and I was really pleased with the way it sounds... like it's a recording from a long time back.
posted by buriednexttoyou on Mar 31, 2007 - 6 comments

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