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Georgia

Another weird, haunting indie folk song from yours truly! There is also a weird, haunting music video located here. This is all part of my first official release, which I am super excited about, under my stage name MK Ellison.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Dec 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Nothing but the Rain

So I feel like I owe a thank you to MeFi Music--this is the first place I started putting all my works in progress, even when it was just iPhone voice memos. Getting a few thoughtful comments was really encouraging and lovely. Then I graduated to better home recordings on SoundCloud and here, and today I put out this "official" first single everywhere. Yet another intense, moody alternative folk song with a real guitarist this time. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Nov 16, 2018 - 2 comments

Big red sky

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 9, 2018 - 2 comments

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 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

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

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

Want Trouble

Moody, jazzy little tune that explodes towards the end. About the delicious dread of falling in love when both people have baggage. This is my second big attempt at faking swing drums, so pointers would be helpful. As per usual, I started out wanting a sparse mix but it got away from me a bit. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jun 18, 2018 - 7 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

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

The Ballad of Highway Boy

All this awful flood action has inspired me to dig up the sad old tail of Highway Boy, raised by his trucker brother, because his father was a hurricane and his mother was a cellar door. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Sep 19, 2017 - 2 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

Down in the Well

Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 20, 2017 - 1 comment

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

A quick and scarcely rehearsed lofi recording of my take on the classic folk standard/gospel/African American spiritual, with an overdubbed chorus and acoustic guitar.
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 10, 2017 - 2 comments

A Heartbreak Cliche

I've been cranking out a lot of songs almost involuntarily lately and many of them seem to sort into a genre I think of as "Tragicomic Americana," a traditional mode of American blues, country, and folk songwriting that ruminates on heartbreaks and losses exaggerated to such dramatic extremes, the effect becomes darkly comic, like Hank Williams's "There's a Tear in my Beer," for example. Well, FWIW, here's my latest attempt to make a minor contribution to that grand tradition... [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 6, 2016 - 0 comments

I wanted to

Another acoustic song! I'm really digging this thing where I limit myself to two strings, probably because I'm lazy.
posted by pugh on Aug 27, 2016 - 1 comment

A Smuggler's Song

Somewhere between Show of Hands and the Mountain Goats, we find this story of a man in a boat off the coast of Cornwall, drunk, armed and fearful. [more inside]
posted by howfar on May 25, 2015 - 2 comments

River Town

Where does one genre begin and another one stop? I'm asking myself the very same question every time I hear that this song is indie or pop rock or folk rock or dream pop. Well, whatever one calls it, I hope you enjoy this. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 29, 2014 - 1 comment

Fourteen

Regression is totally sexy, right? This is a nice listless, lofi version of an old song of mine featuring my friend emily's wonderful violin improv. It's a little rough, and I could use some help on rounding off the edges. (oh, and NSFW at the start) [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 30, 2012 - 2 comments

sad glockenspiel song

it's so high-pitched and quirky. [more inside]
posted by daisystomper on Feb 4, 2011 - 1 comment

The Cynic

A relationship, coldly thought out from beginning to end, in just 97 words. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Is There Any Difference?

Improvised song collaboration. I adore the outcome of this moody song. My friend Mark is on vocals, I was on guitar. Bass and piano were added later by me. We literally made this up as we recorded it. Never have made-up, almost gibberish lyrics sounded so meaningful. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 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

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

Sobering Up (2009)

About three and a half years ago, I uploaded the eleventh song on Mefi Music. This autumn, I finally got my arse in a real studio, and did it properly. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant on Dec 18, 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

Bridges Over The Thames

This is my first contribution to MeFiMu, so go easy on me! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 16, 2009 - 14 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

Give Up On Us

Folksie fun-times with my band, Borachio. (I'm on drums.) We did this in my guest room, separately, so it's only so decent, but hopefully you'll see what we're going for.
posted by disillusioned on Apr 20, 2009 - 5 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

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

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

Ain't So Lonely

Okay, so that's not me singing or playing the guitar. But it's the first song I ever wrote. My good friend Sarah Kenvyn then did a bit of a rewrite, wrote some music, and recorded it. Thanks, Sarah!
posted by dobbs on Mar 6, 2007 - 7 comments

the Clockmaker's Daughter -- by the Notes and Scratches

Another song from our record, it's a quiet sad folky love song. I'm singing and playing the acoustic guitar.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 comments

Naked Jane - Accident

Late night drive, out of state...
posted by dukejansen on Jul 1, 2006 - 1 comment

Deceiver of Nations

The first protest song I've ever felt compelled to write for my band Pocket Novel Mystery. This is a rough draft, but we'll probably use this one on our next full-length, in one form or another.
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 30, 2006 - 5 comments

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