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I Have a Window

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

once upon a time

this came from a guitar thing I came up with. I really messed up the recording, so I should re-record it someday. [more inside]
posted by MadRat on Sep 18, 2010 - 2 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

Restraint (Ex-Machina Mix)

Previously. This mix replaces some of the sampled guitar parts with real guitars, and the piano is played live. Once again I'm using Guitar Rig 3 LE for post-processing. The drones are still Reason samples. The drums were replaced with Battery 4. Same vocal track.
posted by NemesisVex on Sep 12, 2010 - 0 comments

the two of us

I had a few hours to myself this morning and wrote this song. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Sep 11, 2010 - 12 comments

What I Deserve (Ex-Machina Mix)

I recently bought a new computer, which allows me to use Guitar Rig 3 LE that came bundled with Cakewalk SONAR without taxing my CPU. So I re-recorded one of my songs with actual guitars. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Sep 2, 2010 - 3 comments

You and San Francisco (studio version)

Full blown (not to say epic) production of this acoustic demo. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 2, 2010 - 12 comments

Norwegian Wood

When I'm in a prolonged songwriting funk - which I am now - it can sometime take a cover of a favorite tune to snap me out of it. Let's hope this does. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 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

NYC

A reverse audio postcard to a friend on vacation.
posted by erikgrande on Aug 12, 2010 - 0 comments

Con

Another sketch of a song.
posted by tmcw on Aug 12, 2010 - 2 comments

Guitar, Melodica, Instrumental Happiness

After too much time spent noodling, I'm trying to make actual tunes with some semblance of structure. Today's attempt was fun! What does it remind you of? [more inside]
posted by mbrock on Aug 3, 2010 - 3 comments

prayer song

ecstatic punk_metal love song with stereo distorted bass, country inflected vocals, and a few stolen lyrics. Kinda a follow up to this song. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Summer's Calling

This is the second of two summersongs... this one is my attempt to shake off the summertime blues and write something genuinely hopeful, complete with a spoken intro and healthy helpings of cheese and bubblegum all round. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 comments

Spacetime

A little progish - lots of analog synth, lots of interesting sounds, harmonies, counterpoint, a little odd meter, hopefully pretty catchy chorus, and one of the more obscure lyrics I've written (lyrics inside)... lots of stuff! [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 17, 2010 - 1 comment

Summer Home

Another quick composition, in the vein of blues or something. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 12, 2010 - 1 comment

Lies

Another impromptu song. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 11, 2010 - 5 comments

Lazy John

Old-time fiddle tune performed by the usual gang at The People's Pint in Greenfield, Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

A Brand New Fabrication

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

scratch ticket salad

been messing around with this recording for a while now. hope you like it. kind the doors plus pavement. kinda better and worse than that sounds. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 comments

Bring the Chase

Guitar and synth rock, with a certain whiff of the 70s about it, and a comparatively laid back chorus that I'm pretty happy with. Lyrics inside. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 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

BY

A song that I wrote really quickly and got stuck in my head for a few days. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 3, 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

Youth II

A rerun of this earlier episode. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 comments

womankind

An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 comments

You Can't Ignore My Techno

Shortish instrumental, born out of me dicking around in Garage Band and trying to break out of my indie-rock rut.
posted by COBRA! on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 comments

Millimeters of Mercury (featuring Lanthanide Contraction) — Bulletproof Breakbeat

Amen Break + Synthesizer-Playing Chemistry Major + Guitar-Playing Chemistry Major = We blow roofs off shows like supercritical reactions blew the top off Chernobyl.
posted by dacre on Jun 27, 2010 - 1 comment

Outta Here

The Byrds meet Gary Glitter at a party hosted by Teenage Fanclub. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Cover of the Ewan McColl classic, at the original speed for once. So I know covering a classic like this is pretty dumb -- how you gonna compete with Johnny Cash, Peggy Seeger and Roberta Flack? But I was really curious about something I read, so I wanted to try an experiment. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 24, 2010 - 5 comments

Eyeless (Slipknot cover)

This is what Slipknot would sound like if they were only one guy in his bedroom and didn't yell so much.
posted by ianK on Jun 23, 2010 - 8 comments

Back on my Back Again

Another slice of 1995 Big Star/Television influenced indie ephemera from my 4-track cassette box. I still really love this guitar riff and the herky jerky power pop stuff at the end of the chorus. A song about not wanting someone to feel bad for dumping you. When I first heard Sloan, I thought 'man, they stole my sound' although really we both stole Velvet Crush's. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 12, 2010 - 3 comments

Hey Google, My Town's in the Lake

For the last two months, people trying to look up Randolph Vermont on Google Maps have been directed to a dot in the middle of Lake Champlain, 100 miles from the town's actual location. I've tried pretty much everything to get them to fix it [sad details]. Now I'm trying this. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 9, 2010 - 39 comments

Seventeen Below (Electric Version)

Someone suggested I re-record this with a heavier treatment. So I threw the kitchen sink at it. Guitars, guitars, more guitars, a cello section, some HEAVY guitars, harmonies and a bonus weather forecast. Don't let the quiet beginning fool you. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Darker Shade of Blue (Electric version)

Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 31, 2010 - 2 comments

Wedding Song

Committed years ago for newly committed friends.
posted by blue bar on May 30, 2010 - 0 comments

tickle

instro minstro. [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete on May 27, 2010 - 3 comments

Girls on Bicycles

Myself on nylon. [more inside]
posted by blue bar on May 26, 2010 - 3 comments

We Need To Talk

Another SongFight Nur Ein entry, with an interesting challenge: extended acrostic. [more inside]
posted by davejay on May 24, 2010 - 1 comment

Don't Fool Me

Full on vocal harmony twin electric 12-string assault, my attempt to collide the Monkees with the Byrds with a side of the Go-Betweens. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 24, 2010 - 3 comments

Where you gonna get your good things now?

One of my favorite chord progressions ever. A demo from about 1995 for a notional solo album, and for once I sound like I'm actually worked up about something, which I was. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 21, 2010 - 2 comments

Where you are

This is a quick little tune about a few people I'll never meet. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on May 18, 2010 - 10 comments

Memo To My Son

I love Randy Newman. Along with the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens, he was the first musician I fell in love with as a child, thanks to my parents. I've covered him once before on MeFi. Now I'm doing it again. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 16, 2010 - 2 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

Fall In Silence

Sort of an odd tune, relying primarily on one chord. The lyrics actually mean something but that might not be very obvious. Features my dad on alto sax. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 10, 2010 - 6 comments

backseat nudist

Haunted punk from my band Big Ghost. This is my second attempt at recording drums (thanks for all the advice, Mefites!) and my first post that all the band worked on together. so pointers are very welcome. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 8, 2010 - 8 comments

Thru your eyes

Rock song. weird intro. wish I could sing it like it should be.
posted by MadRat on Apr 29, 2010 - 1 comment

April 23

A rendering of a theme, to start thinking about what it could be in a song. Kind of happy.
posted by tmcw on Apr 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Apart

I can't tell if the glass is half full or half empty on this song. But that's ok. Ambiguity is all right. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Apr 22, 2010 - 1 comment

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