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Resistor -- Lighting and Distance

A new synthpop song from Resistor about all the lies we agree to believe in so we can make it through the day. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 comments

You and Me

My band Teen Mom released an album, titled Mean Tom! This is the first single, You and Me. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 comments

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

You Still Believe in Me

A synthesized take on the Beach Boys by Resistor.
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 25, 2012 - 1 comment

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Video Games

Resistor vs. Lana Del Rey [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 29, 2012 - 1 comment

Resistor - First World Problems

Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Invocation

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2011 - 4 comments

horrible mirror

upbeat indie pop song for when the days begin to blend together. Submitted for the MMM Challenge, as I've had a demo of this forever without ever really finishing the song. It needs a better title. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Nov 27, 2011 - 3 comments

Medford Grrls

A little tune about some teenage girls I know who could easily kick my ass. I've been working on a session of drum tracks I had my brother do before going into the peace corp for two years, and this is the first song nearing completion. Still getting used to working with real drum tracks. Any pointers and criticism would be great! [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Nov 6, 2011 - 6 comments

Anxiety Pills

Here is a song I recorded on a BOSS 16 track. Acoustic Guitar, Fender MusicMaster Bass and Farfisa Console organ. Recorded using a Rode NK2 Large Diaphragm Condenser mic. [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Aug 27, 2011 - 2 comments

Get Up and Go

A simple, rough song I wrote in about 1986 and recorded a couple of years later. This was intended to be a bit of a Buddy Holly sort of thing. I wrote it, sang it, and played crappy guitar. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Aug 20, 2011 - 3 comments

Out Up and Thru

Snazzy tune by my buddy Pat with a baddass, rocket-ship-style ending. Looking for feedback on the mix, as I'm using a new DAW. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Aug 10, 2011 - 2 comments

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies - "July"

"July" is the promo single from the upcoming Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP. "July" is the feel-good song of the month, if not the century. "July" is a tale of love, summertime, and ephemeral youth, told in the timeless language of pop music. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 comments

Nu Slang

As advertised, this Shins song changed my life. Now I sit around the house on Sundays recording wistful mandolin tracks on my computer instead of going outside. Thanks Shins!
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 10, 2011 - 8 comments

Dead

1991 recording of a song by Gavin Guss, performed by Gavin and me. Recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jul 8, 2011 - 0 comments

Control

Picked up my electric guitar last night for the first time in 3 years, this happened... [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

last hurrah

bouncy, hyperbolic night-out song, wherein I muse on the merits of Jack Daniels as it pertains to dental hygiene. (not really) [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Feb 6, 2011 - 2 comments

sad glockenspiel song

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

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit (vox up)

I pushed the vocal track a couple of dB on this track I posted yesterday as several people suggested. See what you think. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 6, 2010 - 11 comments

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit

So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 5, 2010 - 12 comments

Simple Town (Full Version)

Feisty powerpop version of the a capella song I posted for the challenge. Man, this was another freakin' difficult song to mix, not least because it was the first one I did on my Yamaha HS50m monitors which Chococat recommended.You know when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night in a hotel and accidentally turn on the overhead fluorescents and catch yourself stark naked in the most unflattering, pore-revealing detail and sort of gasp in horror? These speakers are like that. You fight them every inch of the way, not trying to get the song sounding good, but just to stop it sound so goddamn bad. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 comments

Partyin'. - Hamps.

A very crap-quality song I wrote using three chords on a synthesizer keyboard and a terrible singing voice. Anyone who knows me knows that this entire thing is a massive satire, so don't take the lyrics or the cheesiness at face value. On second thought, I am probably even more cheesy than this song tells. [more inside]
posted by MHPlost on Nov 21, 2010 - 0 comments

Shotgun

The only good thing about having a sore throat is that for a brief window of time I can hit some low notes. I was too sick today to concentrate on any real work but this was lying around half-finished so I took it another quarter of the way. Despite the title, this is not a murder ballad but a song about the day I realized Ms. unSane might (eventually) become Mrs unSane. Features a totally fake Hawaiian guitar, one of the rare moments where my surf playing has spilled over into one of my songs. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (Fixed Mix)

Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 3, 2010 - 3 comments

The Pink Raincoat (studio version)

Sometimes songs come easy and sometimes they come hard. Everything about this one was hard. The final, sweated over, version of a song I posted a rough demo of a few weeks ago. Hopefully the results are worth it! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 comments

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

You & San Francisco -- Big Hair Mix feat. Major Dundee

At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 comments

Blackbox Blues (big ghost version)

My band's rendition of this tune, which I posted a while back. It was fun condensing the 9 track arrangement down for a three-piece. Worth the long intro. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Oct 7, 2010 - 1 comment

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

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

Away

This song was recorded with my old band, Niche, 7 years ago. That's me as an angsty teenager, putting on my best impression of mid-90's alternative. [more inside]
posted by ianK on Aug 17, 2010 - 0 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

This is the Summer

The first of two songs for this month's Summersong challenge -- a singalong powerpop anthem about incest, sunburn, and lost love on an English council estate. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 comments

Republic

A lovely electronic pop track, a prerelease from Good Old Neon's forthcoming album, Radiant City. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jul 8, 2010 - 2 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

Today

This is a weird mix of a drum machine, a ukelele, and me singing with some other effects thrown in. I record stuff like this at home and never let anyone hear it, so I thought I might give it a whirl. Enjoy!
posted by willc on Jul 2, 2010 - 1 comment

womankind

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

From the River to the Sea

A rough mix of a song in progress. Constructive criticism sought! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Over

Back to the 4-track cassette box. This was a breakthrough song for me. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Eastern Legend

Mrs. Archivist and I are collaborating on musical project. Recording includes acoustic and electric guitars, synths, traps, accordion, and cello. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 comments

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

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

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

the boy in the bubble

an infectious, pounding cover of the Paul Simon classic.
posted by dacre on May 30, 2010 - 9 comments

Darker Shade of Blue

Another semi-autobiographical 1995 slice of cheerful melancholia. But a pretty guitar riff and one of my favorite choruses to sing, even if I never really could hit the last note. There's an electric version of this with more of a Big Star / Matthew Sweet feel, but darned if I can find it and anyway I like this one. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 25, 2010 - 2 comments

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

Wrinkle in Time

A 1991 recording of one of my songs, recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle. I'm not quite sure what I think of this one, all these years later. It's a love song, of sorts. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on May 20, 2010 - 2 comments

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