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A little folk ballad from Kristy London & The Other Halves, a band from Brisbane, Australia. [more inside]
posted by johanze on Mar 16, 2008 - 6 comments

sunflower - vampire deer

track 9 of 10 from the rpm album wolf moon
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 9, 2008 - 1 comment

wolf moon - vampire deer

song 8 of 10 for the rpm album wolf moon - tuning dgddad
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 8, 2008 - 0 comments

dread captain - vampire deer

song 3 of 10 - for the rpm 08 album wolf moon
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 1, 2008 - 0 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

The Coat Hanger Song

Another song off of the new People Will Blink record. We wrote this in 2003 and it has been a fan-favorite ever since. Every time we ask Azeem what the lyrics are about, we get a different response. From what I can gather, a pirate is appearing to someone in a dream. I am the voice of said pirate. [more inside]
posted by rosco731 on Feb 7, 2008 - 1 comment

Oh, Johanna

Bluesy folksy track, an ode to Johanna [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan on Feb 5, 2008 - 0 comments

More Songs About Oven Mitts

This is a song about a decommissioned Killbot, forced to work in a kitchen baking and whatnot. He is pretty angry about it. [more inside]
posted by notheydo on Feb 1, 2008 - 2 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

Ghosts and Robots

Or "Hooray for the Humans" a meditation in Post-Apocalyptic Folk-Rock! Every now and then, someone favorites (or unfavorites) this little line, which I dropped as a comment on a great post about the world after humans. It's actually the opening line to a song I've been mean to post forever. Here's the cleanest version I've got so far. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jan 28, 2008 - 6 comments

At The Airport

Another song from my forthcoming album "Save You From Yourself", featuring my buddy Michael Spaly on mandolin. [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Jan 13, 2008 - 9 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

Storyline

A song about friendship. [more inside]
posted by txsebastien on Dec 27, 2007 - 3 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

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

Take this Hammer

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

Out of It (singalong demo)

This is the title track for my next album and I need some backup vocals! [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Sep 28, 2007 - 5 comments

The Silk Road

Something a friend and I made awhile ago [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 26, 2007 - 2 comments

Beat Guitar (or, Rags to Rags)

Raw bedroom recording of a song that will eventually end up on an album. Lyrics inside. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Sep 17, 2007 - 4 comments

Gaoth Barra na dTonn

My take on this wonderful Irish Gaelic song, which I learned from Clannad, and which was written by Diarmuid MacDiarmada. Donegaler Mefites, please don't kill me if I've mangled the pronunciation! [more inside]
posted by LN on Sep 13, 2007 - 3 comments

Song for the Mira

Mwahahaha! By request...
posted by LN on Sep 4, 2007 - 4 comments

Let It Go or Give In

I wrote this very recently and decided to record it while it was still fresh. It still needs a lot of work instrumentally, and structurally as well. I'm thinking about working with some musician friends to spruce it up a bit. I would love feedback!
posted by pazazygeek on Aug 29, 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

Rideau Ramble

You people are dangerous for my ego. Something a bit different now; a song in praise of my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. This song was written for the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Rideau Canal. The tune is by a well-known local Irish musician, Frank Cassidy. This tune has a two-octave-and-a-note range, folks. Don't try this at home.
posted by LN on Aug 24, 2007 - 8 comments

The Private's Lament

The companion piece to the Turret Gunner's Farewell. This one's about my other great uncle, who fought in WWI and lived to tell the tale. (A bit more downbeat than TGF, and a bit of creative licence taken regarding his hometown.)
posted by LN on Aug 20, 2007 - 10 comments

The Turret Gunner's Farewell

A song I wrote a couple of years ago as a tribute to my great uncle Bernard, who went down in a Halifax III during WWII. Oh hell. Just listen to the song to get the story.
posted by LN on Aug 17, 2007 - 17 comments

prama says

she cannot feel a thing
posted by poppo on Jul 27, 2007 - 4 comments

Until You Sever The Snake

Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 comments

angel turning into stone - vampire deer

10 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... after which it's really hard for them to fly
posted by pyramid termite on Jul 7, 2007 - 0 comments

the River Girl

A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 5, 2007 - 14 comments

Used To Ride That Train

There must've been hundreds of times over the years that I've tapped out a rhythm on a pan full of water while doing the dishes, the pitch woozily shifting as the h2o sloshes about. At those times I've almost always thought, hey, I should put this on a track sometime. Of course, I never did, until the first MeFi Music Challenge, with its "water" theme. Along with the big metal bowl full of troubled waters, you'll hear jawharp, talking drum, bombo drum, bell, shaker and vocal. [Lyrics and more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 5, 2007 - 10 comments

You Promised There Would Be Girls [demo]

I wrote and recorded this today - it's basically a stream-of-consciousness account of one of the stranger and more entertaining parties I've attended.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 comments

aurora borealis eyes - vampire deer

02 of 13 ... herby and the polar bear club ... misunderstandings of popular doggerel applied to current events
posted by pyramid termite on Jun 28, 2007 - 0 comments

Steampunk Fever Stream

My friend Dan and I apply the guitar and recording implements to hastily collected drippings from his subconscious.
posted by BoatMeme on Jun 21, 2007 - 8 comments

Postcard

Here's another song by drowsy, my one-person band, and once again daja sings guest vocals. Voice and autoharp and nothing else, recorded live to four track cassette (but we only used two of the tracks).
posted by Karlos the Jackal on May 29, 2007 - 2 comments

Tower Song

Another Townes Van Zandt cover, though I think this is the best thing I've produced [at home] yet. Amazing what a little compression will do. A beautiful, simple, moving song that I can't do justice to.
posted by inoculatedcities on May 26, 2007 - 4 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

breaking up

Hi, this is the sequel to my previous post : old french song. Actually, this song was the following one we sang during the concert in the church "des frères prècheurs", Arles, in 2006.
posted by nicolin on May 23, 2007 - 1 comment

Whatever (Folk Song in C)

A lovely, understated tune recently released on Elliott Smith's posthumous collection of outtakes, "New Moon" on Kill Rock Stars. Being an obsessive fan of Smith's, I figured I'd upload my cover in tribute. It doesn't come close to matching his briliance but then, who does? Also I flubbed the solo a bit, just so you know.
posted by inoculatedcities on May 20, 2007 - 4 comments

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Guthrie cover)

Old Woody Guthrie tune that's probably been covered a couple hundred times. This is me breaking in our new upright bass.
posted by cortex on May 10, 2007 - 16 comments

Níl na Lá

A wonderfully sloppy version of an old Irish folk tune, recorded for the laugh, wherin an old man goes into a pub and is told to hit the road until he produces a shilling and is told to stay til morning!
posted by TwoWordReview on May 7, 2007 - 4 comments

Light a Candle

Dan and Leland are an acoustic duo blending great guitar playing and vocals with melodic songwriting and thoughtful lyrics.
posted by danandleland on Apr 30, 2007 - 8 comments

Quonsar Done Been Here And Gone

As per this.
posted by The Confessor on Apr 13, 2007 - 2 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

Going To Abilene

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.
posted by pazazygeek on Mar 29, 2007 - 5 comments

Lexington Avenue Line

In a departure for me, this tune features no percussion, synths, jaw harps, scrap metal or hand held mini-vibrators, but is simply accompanied by... an acoustic guitar. Radical, huh? Anyway, as you might guess from the title, the tune is a kind of meditation on New York City. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

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