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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

I Need A Good Day

I play bass in this power-pop-rock band called Buzzie. Song written by John McElhenney with minimal arrangement contributions by the rest of us. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Mar 9, 2016 - 2 comments

Lama by @Ummagma

Two of my favourite bands in the world are Stereolab and Cocteau Twins and another band whose music I find greatly inspiring is Pink Floyd. This song is a pure project of this triangular love for these three bands. Enjoy!
posted by Brodyaga on Aug 31, 2015 - 4 comments

Do You Feel?

Final mix. My on & off again pop Combo, Buzzie. I posted the live rough from the session back in Feb, and "we" finally got it done. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 11, 2015 - 5 comments

Do You Feel?

Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 24, 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

BFD

A mix of cultures often results in something beautiful - interesting art, world views, beautiful babies and intriguing music. And you don't have to be from either of those cultures to appreciate how wonderful this can be. This song represents a melange of two cultural infusions - from Canada and Ukraine. This is Ummagma. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Oct 31, 2014 - 2 comments

Beach Erosion

This is a song from my band Blackwolf Beach. We are from Baltimore, MD. I think we sound like punk/melodic hardcore/noisey stuff. There are two other mefites in this band! Josher71 plays guitar and sings sometimes, and petulantbeard plays drums and sings sometimes. I play guitar and sing sometimes. [more inside]
posted by capnsue on Jul 1, 2013 - 5 comments

Your Destroyer

This is a rough mix of a nearly finished tune. Wanted to unleash it a bit early. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 comments

capacity | overload

this is sort of a duet, in that it has the perspective of both people in this (difficult) relationship, but is sung by one person. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 9, 2013 - 2 comments

It's Springtime In My Heart

First song off my new EP, strange psychedelic pop, maybe a little scary [more inside]
posted by drmadrigal on May 15, 2013 - 3 comments

Autumnmania

For anyone who loves Tortoise and especially the fired up drive of their first two albums, or maybe Sputniks Down, you will likely love an ear-scoop of this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 2, 2013 - 5 comments

Risky

It's funny how sometimes it takes all but a few minutes to write a song, while the development of another song can really stretch out. This was one of those stretches - "Risky" was a song that was written "in chunks" - the basic instrumental bit was written in Kyiv, Ukraine before a big move to western Ukraine and then to Canada, where the rest was written & recorded before finally being dragged back to Ukraine, where it was properly mixed and mastered. The time span from start to finish: 5 years. All that moving around was us, by the way, not just the tracks bouncing around in cyber space. Thus is the history of this track. I'm posting the lyrics too if anyone wants to have a go at them or "sing along" …. yeah, right… any feedback is welcome. Peace. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2013 - 4 comments

mmHg — Reckless

So I have another instrumental piece of pop to share with everyone. This one has lyrics but I don't like the way my vocals sound with it. It basically expresses remorse for a Wet Reckless (reduced DUI) in a roundabout way all while using a 1-5-6-4 progression that avoids total cliché by way of a treble synth playing altered tones and keeping it fresh. [more inside]
posted by dacre on Jan 10, 2013 - 2 comments

Move On (What you got?)

This is a balls out little rush of a song that I came up with on my iPhone of all places. After I got the first line I realized it was going to have to continue in the same vein so I went over to AskMe for help. I just meant this to be a rough sketch but I ended up liking the feel of it even though it's ridiculously ragged. The song's a sort of statement of intent, I guess. Equal parts Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick and the Stones, more or less. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 27, 2012 - 14 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

Numnuts

A song about generalized obliviousness and taking appendages for granted. [more inside]
posted by DNAshwood on Jan 4, 2012 - 0 comments

Santa Monica

The third song from my forthcoming solo album "This Is Hollywood," detailing a rather common theme in pop music: male prostitution along Santa Monica Blvd. in the early 90s.
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Nov 6, 2011 - 1 comment

Coast is Clear

The Zone was a band I was in for a couple of years in the early 80's. This was for an album originally pressed to vinyl, and just recently re-mastered out at Cedar Creek Studios where it was recorded, by Fred Remmert. I didn't write this song, but we all collaborated on arrangements. Written by my good friend Fred Mitchim. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 3, 2011 - 3 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

Alligator Moment

Here's a bouncy, upstroke-based song by my rock band, multitracked to include as many instruments as we could get our hands on. [more inside]
posted by metaman livingblog on Aug 17, 2011 - 2 comments

Overt Tranceponder

A 2011 track from The Sweetheart Contract's new album, Murderize. [more inside]
posted by readyfreddy on Jun 25, 2011 - 1 comment

Prussian Blue

A simple and complicated ditty about simple and complicated plans. [more inside]
posted by DNAshwood on Mar 26, 2011 - 3 comments

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

I've Got A Feeling That I'm Everything I Never Wanted To Be

p p powerpoptastic innit.....sort of [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Nov 12, 2010 - 16 comments

Mildred

More uke-pop about girls. [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Sep 22, 2010 - 4 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

Porches

Another from my pop/rock experimenting. A song about longing, Portland and the summertime. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Aug 31, 2010 - 0 comments

Summer's Calling (remix)

I wasn't at all happy with the first version of this challenge track that I posted. So I redid it, and now it makes me feel all sunshiney inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Misunderstand

A bit of lo-fi pop goodness. [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on Jul 19, 2010 - 2 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

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

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

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

Turn Away

Poppy-ska song I wrote a couple years ago about being afraid to ask a girl out. (I did, eventually, but not in the song). [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 19, 2009 - 1 comment

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

The Ballad of Cherry Hill

This is the lead-off track from the forthcoming EP, Labyrinths, by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 1/7/10. It's a wistful slice of indie-pop about insomnia, suburban isolation, and the boredom of hometowns. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 comments

Maytown

a song by my band, fm campers. don't really know where this falls, genre-wise... electronic rock noise-pop? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Oct 15, 2009 - 5 comments

Locate the Pin

From the band that brought you "Bridges over the Thames" and "The world's most blown mind", The Old Whores Of San Pedro proudly present. Locate the pin, a song inspired by a fire extinguisher. [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Aug 2, 2009 - 0 comments

Starfall

For losers everywhere... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 4, 2009 - 4 comments

Word Czar

A goofy, gleeful, garage-y little summer-in-the-city song. [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Jul 1, 2009 - 4 comments

Stony Brook

From the back catalog of The Olivers. Somehow this one never made it over here. As always, interested in y'all's thoughts.
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 30, 2009 - 1 comment

Make It Better

A song I wrote a long time ago. With the help of a friend's vocals... [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 8, 2009 - 2 comments

Hallefuckinlooya

June Challenge entry. With sincere apologies to Mr Cohen and fans of the song. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jun 6, 2009 - 25 comments

Song for Summer

As I was noodling around with these chords, beautiful summer has arrived here in Seattle. I couldn’t help but look out the window of our little music room at the gorgeous weather, flowers, blue skies, and people having fun on the water and asking myself, what am I doing inside on such a lovely day? And the answer is, writing a song about how I love the summer months as long as I’m safely ensconced indoors and out of the sun. It’s not my fault that I’m borderline translucent and in danger of melting in summer sun like a chocolate bar on the backseat of a car in July. But keep in mind, those of us who prefer it inside, aren’t necessarily anti-summer. We love watching it from the safety of air-conditioned shade. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jun 1, 2009 - 1 comment

My Chemical Brain

I don’t know crap about this topic but it hasn’t stopped me from having my interest piqued. Specifically, I’m talking about brain chemistry. Both the mechanics of it and the way we manipulate what those mechanics do these days are super interesting. Even more amazing to me is how people’s emotions (usually negative emotions) can be a simple result of a chemical imbalance in their brain. Wow. I realize the drugs we have today are both amazing relative to nothing and very blunt instruments relative to what we’ll have down the road. And while I haven’t tried any of them, I sometimes wonder what people did before they existed. Mostly suffered I suppose. :| [more inside]
posted by hillelc on May 19, 2009 - 1 comment

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