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Sweet Thames Flow Softly

Follow along on the map... [more inside]
posted by doubtfulpalace on Apr 20, 2009 - 0 comments

good friends (the bailout song) - vampire deer

4th song of my rpm album - well, what's a trillion between good friends?
posted by pyramid termite on Feb 28, 2009 - 1 comment

Werewolf Night

Ooo! Spooky! Well, it should be pretty obvious that this song has almost nothing to do with literal werewolves, and everything to do with a predatory mindset, but that doesn’t keep it from weirding my mother out every time I play it!
posted by soundacious on Feb 26, 2009 - 1 comment

I'm Not As Drunk As You Am I Think

A drinking song from the British Isles, written for an performed by Sailor Martin as song eight in the RPM challenge. Ukulele, egg, handclaps, and a tin whistle. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 21, 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

Hail Poetry

A short arrangement for solo banjo of the stunning Gilbert & Sullivan tune from The Pirates of Penzance. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 7, 2009 - 9 comments

Fiesta Time

This is my great, sweeping ballad … my Piano Man, if you will. Tinged with chili powder. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 30, 2009 - 3 comments

Undercover Maggie

A simple cautionary tale of how celebrity, glamour, ambition and just-plain inauthenticity can twist a human soul. Also, you can dance to it. [more inside]
posted by soundacious on Jan 28, 2009 - 0 comments

Say My Name

Yup, that one.
posted by ageispolis on Jan 26, 2009 - 2 comments

Brother North-Wind's Secret

Music for an imaginary children's TV show. [more inside]
posted by doubtfulpalace on Nov 12, 2008 - 18 comments

Totally Wired

This is a cover of The Fall song Totally Wired...well sort of... [more inside]
posted by degoao on Nov 9, 2008 - 4 comments

Stay The Fuck In Line

I wish I'd written this song a week ago, but I'd never even heard the phrase until this afternoon. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 4, 2008 - 26 comments

Chiefest Microns

Instrumental banjo waltz, written this afternoon. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 26, 2008 - 16 comments

Shenandoah

That song you remember from grade school. [more inside]
posted by doubtfulpalace on Oct 23, 2008 - 5 comments

8 More Miles to Louisville

More "americana" from that woodshed in Sweden. Recorded on a battered radio/cassette player in 1984(?) so its low fi. We called ourselves The Early Puritans on the occasions we actually got paid for a gig. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Oct 9, 2008 - 8 comments

7 Places

Another Ran/Run tune. This time abit more melancholy, with some nice strings.
posted by johanze on Oct 8, 2008 - 3 comments

Lights Upon Us

This is the first song off my album I just finished recording. I guess it's very folk-like.
posted by bingwah on Oct 8, 2008 - 5 comments

Peach picking time in Georgia

More from the woodshed Jimmy Rogers we liked. The Early Puritans go country. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 comments

Spanish Moss

The proverbial seeds of this song were planted when I visited Savannah, Georgia at the beginning of the month and found myself captivated by the ubiquitous plant life named in the title. Later, when I was working on lyrics and couldn't think of a second verse, my bandmate Mel reminded me of a dream my friend Kathy had in which I killed a guy and hid him behind a couch. The end result may be disproportionately creepy, but I rather like it. [more inside]
posted by Saellys on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 comments

Mrs McGrath

More of the woes caused by foreign wars in this song from the woodshed tape (Sweden 1984.) "By heaven I'll make them rue the day when they took the legs from a child of mine" The Early Puritans at it again with an Irish song. Singer Dave Scott is Irish. Other singer Jim Donovan though is american [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Impossibly Blue

Folk rock song about the belief that one day everything in life will be perfect.
posted by Magnus Jensen on Sep 23, 2008 - 2 comments

Rake

Jim Donovan, one of the members of The Early Puritans borrowed somebodys mandolin for the weekend. This is another song from that 1984 woodshed tape. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 23, 2008 - 3 comments

Bonny Light Horseman

Another song from that Swedish woodshed tape. This I dont know the origin of. But the sentiments again appealed to us. The pain caused by Foreign Wars. Still relevant? [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 comments

For a' that

An old song. Written by Robert burns in 1795. Recorded by my old acoustic band, The Early Puritans in Sweden 1984 on a radio/cassette player with built in microphones. One take. Found the tape in the woodshed this summer. Lo fi. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Sep 20, 2008 - 8 comments

Harvest Breed

Written + performed by The Shot Heard 'Round the World a few years ago for our record "10 Songs for Town & Country." Good if you like acoustic guitars, falsetto backups, shakers, triangles, clarinets, bicycle freewheels, fake crickets, pianos/blue notes, glockenspiels, indian summers and reverb.
posted by one_bean on Sep 5, 2008 - 6 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

Bring me lil water Silvie

More three part me... Took the arrangement from the Wailin' Jennys [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 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

The Ballad of Daisy and Jay

I've always loved The Great Gatsby - it, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, have some significance here in Minnesota. I tried to get some personal elements into the characters for this. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Jul 8, 2008 - 9 comments

Leaving on a Jet Plane

MEFI MUSIC CHALLENGE July [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jul 8, 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

Gideon (MMJ cover)

Quick solo acoustic cover of the My Morning jacket song. [more inside]
posted by kersplunk on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 comments

Don't Talk To The Cops

Inspired by the recent MeFi post. Also, first song upload. Hi!
posted by arcanecrowbar on Jun 30, 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

Kingsfold

The English folk tune Kingsfold rendered very simply in synths. Incidentally, it is also the tune to the hymn I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, and almost identical to the Irish folk song, Star of County Down. The melody occurs elsewhere in European folk music, I believe.
posted by nthdegx on May 14, 2008 - 5 comments

Shady Grove

For Jessamyn, who's been listening to many versions of this song. Here's another. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 3, 2008 - 10 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

Lied

By my band, The Mulligrubs--I am on bass and keys, but the cool part of the song is the guitarist's Ebow. [wikipedia page about that] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 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

Try to act surprised

A song about accepting that bad stuff sometimes does, and will, happen. Written after the untimely death of a relative a year ago. It's not about him per se, but it does make me think of him every time I play it or hear it, just because the song came together at around the time of his passing.
posted by robotot on Mar 25, 2008 - 2 comments

Kissinger's Diaries

A folky ditty about a perceived lack of love in the city.
posted by TheWaves on Mar 20, 2008 - 7 comments

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