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Bluebird Wine plugs in

That is, I just got an electric guitar for the first time and it features heavily in my new song, "Georgia." Catchy, moody indie folk/folk rock tune.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 12, 2018 - 0 comments

to the wolves

This is the only advice I have for new parents these days. Had to salvage this song from a lost-when-near completed track, so the mixing is what I could work with, but I'm pretty happy with it. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 26, 2018 - 3 comments

Curriculum Vibe

Almost ten years old: Came across one of my favorite songs from my band Big Ghost. One of our first attempts at home recording with drums. It's about backyard baseball, magic tricks, social anxiety and flirting. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 21, 2018 - 2 comments

To be alone with you (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Not sure if I can do it justice, but I have loved this song every since I first heard Seven Swans in my college days. Light, soulful cover of a modern classic. I've messed with the harmonies a little, so some of the chords are more dissonant (but in a watery, calm way, not a harsh way, if that makes any sense).
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 14, 2018 - 1 comment

I Don't Want to Know

My attemp to ripoff the Pixies, Radiohead, etc..
posted by erikgrande on Jul 8, 2018 - 5 comments

Get out get out get out

Post of the week...intense acoustic folk song. Guitar, vocals, piano.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 7, 2018 - 1 comment

I don't mean to be mean, but this isn't "Fantasy Island"

"Glianimon" is a lofi pop song, arranged here for guitar and clarinet. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jul 5, 2018 - 5 comments

Don't Start

A little demo/sketch improvised with a looper, recorded on my phone. [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Jul 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Deeper Well (Emmylou Harris cover)

I love this song. Cover with guitar, piano. From her 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which Wikipedia calls "career redefining."
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 30, 2018 - 1 comment

All day

Post of the week! This is a new (and improved?) version of a song I posted quite a while ago (as "Drinking all day"). Light, airy, one-chord country song with moody lyrics. Added second guitar part, violin, harmony vocal. I think I'm getting somewhere with my recording capabilities--what do you think? Any thoughts on the mix?
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 24, 2018 - 1 comment

Received Wisdom

Another fuzzy, rather lo-fi outing for Sredni Vashtar... [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Jun 21, 2018 - 3 comments

I don't know what I like to do anymore

What's in it: a sad, simple little guitar / vocals song.
posted by tmcw on Jun 12, 2018 - 2 comments

Nest Mess

Breezy song about hanging out in LA [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on May 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Streets of New York

Here is the much improved, finished version of a song I posted before in "help me describe this." Expansive, trance-like, sort of indie folk song.
posted by Bluebird Wine on May 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Does this belong in a movie?

There's a song with words and stuff that this was originally based on, but I like the instrumental version better. Mellow, textured, haunting, builds slowly. What do you think?
posted by Bluebird Wine on Apr 26, 2018 - 3 comments

Many Chords

My wife had a pessimistic guitar instructor when she was younger, one of those "there's nothing new in music, there's only 12 notes" kind of musicians. So, as a rebuttal to that mindset, here's an in-progress 50+ chord progression that I think is turning out swimmingly so far.
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Apr 5, 2018 - 4 comments

Let's try that again

This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Mar 26, 2018 - 1 comment

Soundtrack I Recorded for the Short "Inhumane"

I recently recorded this soundtrack for the short "Inhumane". I have linked the video below if watching the finished product is more your speed. let me know what you think.
posted by alexx51 on Mar 13, 2018 - 1 comment

You Don't Know Me

I came up with the chorus in the shower this morning and decided to record something by day's end. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Mar 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Nowhere to be Found

How I felt so lonely tonight How did you find me tonight? When I was nowhere to be found
posted by Corduroy on Feb 25, 2018 - 2 comments

Oak Bay 2

Guitar solo. Been listening to some Red House Painters.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Samson

Deep and brooding delays and saturated distortion galore with epic resolve. [more inside]
posted by alexx51 on Jan 17, 2018 - 5 comments

The Home Ruler Set

Another set from some recent recording - two Irish hornpipes on guitar and octave mandolin. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 29, 2017 - 5 comments

The Marc and Caitlin Wedding Set

Another rough mix from a recent bout of recording. These are two tunes I played during the summertime wedding of two good friends. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 19, 2017 - 2 comments

Unraveling Clouds

Another tune from the Black Ox project a friend and I wrote and recorded.
posted by alexx51 on Nov 17, 2017 - 0 comments

Irish traditional - Old Friends Set

So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 17, 2017 - 0 comments

Slipstream

A piece I wrote and recorded with a friend as part of an instrumental post-rock project.
posted by alexx51 on Oct 27, 2017 - 3 comments

Summer Follows Redux

Impossible Bookings is a collaboration I kinda sorta foisted upon cicadaverse, who initially posted the instrumental version of this track 6 months ago. I put words to what he'd created, we each reworked what we had into shorter form, he remixed my vocals and added to the instrumentation...then life happened to us both. We caught up recently after a few months off, remastered it, and called it good. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Oct 21, 2017 - 4 comments

Asleep at the Knife

Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Oct 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Cymbal Drone in G Major

Digging back into some old ambient/noise/drone ideas. Synth, guitar, and bowed cymbal. [more inside]
posted by TheCoug on Sep 26, 2017 - 0 comments

You'll Thank Me Later

Guitars, synth piano and drums, in D Dorian. Sort of post-goth.
posted by signal on Sep 25, 2017 - 2 comments

Your Phone

Quasi-rock song with awkward, loping rythm, questionable tuning, and lyrics to nowhere. Utilizes the f word. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Sep 24, 2017 - 4 comments

Every second of the time

As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

Tough Love Black Eye

Punk, metal, jazz, slack, folk and noise. This pretty much typifies the grab bag that was my band, Big Ghost. Like trying to get Pavement and RHCP to agree on California rock. It's a mess, but it was our kinda mess. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Sep 5, 2017 - 0 comments

Jusgonnatellastory

A mix of some guitar, some electronic dancey stuff and spoken word by my son.
posted by signal on Sep 3, 2017 - 0 comments

Fisherian Runaway (poison frog song)

First song written and recorded since I moved to Napa. Spooky grungy punk that maybe doesn't reflect my sunny new locale. Written about my drummer's frustration with dating, online and otherwise. Lyrics in fold. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Aug 15, 2017 - 2 comments

Elvis Presley Slow Down

A little finger style Elvis Medley. As slow as I could manage.
posted by TheCoug on Jul 8, 2017 - 4 comments

Esme

A song written for my 4 month old daughter. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Jul 1, 2017 - 1 comment

When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

my idea 21

Quick song recorded this morning on Music Memo with (automatically added) bass and drums, and some synthesizers and (fair warning) voice-cracking singing. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 28, 2017 - 4 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 12 comments

Sleepwalker (Cover)

"Maybe I could be the one they adore—that could be my reputation." I had The Wallflowers' "Sleepwalker" in my head earlier and decided to learn the chords and record it. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 17, 2017 - 1 comment

Starving (Cover)

"Something inside me's changed—I was so much younger yesterday." I learned and recorded this cover of Hailee Steinfeld's "Starving" in a half hour one afternoon last month. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Apr 16, 2017 - 2 comments

distinct queries

All rock instrumental...no vocals... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 3, 2017 - 0 comments

Baritone Bounce

This was running through my head in the shower this morning. Instead of forgetting it like I usually do, I actually sat down and wrote it.
posted by TheCoug on Mar 30, 2017 - 2 comments

Death Would Be Unkind

Instrumental country death song
posted by dagosto on Mar 23, 2017 - 2 comments

Owe

Sad slow self-pitying muted acoustic thing! [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Mar 21, 2017 - 3 comments

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Where I'm From

Strident acoustic guitar rhythm and some vocal harmonies. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on Feb 7, 2017 - 8 comments

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