It's past due for the 25th anniversary of Flood, but here's a cover of They Might Be Giant's Your Racist Friend done roughly in the style of Tori Amos. [more inside]
Gentle, warm, almost mantra-like song featuring guitars, piano, bass, lap steel, drums, bass, melodica, and vocals -- kinda sorta about seeing love as an art project. [more inside]
This is a cover of a Ryan Adams song off his album Demolition. Unashamedly cheerful and bouncy, even if I have no idea what it's actually about. Video is here. [more inside]
I'm not ashamed to admit that I love the Eurovision Song Contest. So here's a cover of Iceland's entry from the 2009 Contest, originally sung by the very lovely Yohanna. Video version (of my cover, not the original) is here. [more inside]
A small New England town finds itself unable to eliminate the tentacled terror that lurks deep beneath its basements and sewers.
What with revolutions going on in the Middle East, this seems like a particularly appropriate song right now. It's a cover of the Clash's fantastic original, although I have to say I'm not sure Joe Strummer would recognise it as being anything close to his creation. Video version is here. [more inside]
One of my favorite tunes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, given the super lofi iPhone Fourtrack treatment. Guitar, melodica, piano, drums. [more inside]
Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLN • Bandcamp [more inside]
Extremely spartan recording, for me. Vox, piano, a simple vox harmony, and a melodica solo. [more inside]
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]
An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
A tribute. [more inside]
A short but epic song that dares to ask: Is our only hope in this war against the great space darkness the love of an ageless, gender neutral couple? Will their love be enough? [more inside]
This jaunty ditty features my wife singing lead and chococat playing the ukelele. I mostly just stand around. [more inside]
I can't stand it when a couple will fight with, swear at, humiliate or completely demean each other in front of a room of people. It happens a lot. [more inside]
More a general jingle for MetaFilter, (i.e. not specifically MeFi Music...) but a little classic style jingle JaiMahodara and I recorded after many beers...
This is as personal as I get when not improvising. [more inside]
Living Room Internal Mic Dub Soundsystem! [more inside]
Short and sweet; a more structured offering, as well. [more inside]
Track #3 in Pasty Anglophiles' complete re-imagining of the VU+N album. [more inside]
Skeedly Scoodly doo-bee a-scoo-boop WHOA ba-deedly doot-'n doo-wow. [more inside]
But it was quick and it was painless.
Cumbia. [more inside]
Kate Nash cover, for all of them fine, fine ladies out there. [more inside]
Say gnfti, how's your falsetto doing? Why, I'm glad you ask! Here's a Loney, dear cover.
On a sad day last spring, our benevolent dictator banned the tag from Metafilter. After a night of heavy drinking I woke up in a canoe in the Andes and composed this eulogy.
A little something my girl and I put together.
Can't have a day with only one post to MuFi! This is from the 48 Hour Project; I spent two days in January holed up writing and recording an EPs-worth of songs that would later become the foundation for my current band. It was cold and tiring and fun...