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The Fauna and The Flora Are Too Closely Allied

I've been meaning to upload this for ages - it's an old one from my band, Institut Polaire
posted by sconbie on May 31, 2009 - 2 comments

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

Summer Jam

How shaved ice saved my life (or not) [more inside]
posted by raisindebt on May 9, 2009 - 7 comments

Model Home

Demo of the first track from a dumbass pop concept album I'm working on.
posted by frenetic on Apr 24, 2009 - 8 comments

Stars

My first song post. An existential (yet musically simple) electronic/acoustic pop, sorta trip-hoppy, song.
posted by lovermont on Apr 3, 2009 - 23 comments

Getting a Tan

Music for Spring. Another oldie from the 1980's. The Beat Meters was my 7-piece Pop-Dance orchestra with 2 girl singers in front, bass, drums, guitars, keys & sometimes 2 drummers/percussionists. We spent a crap-ton of money on a 4-song demo, but due to a revolving door of personnel, never managed to really get the thing off the ground. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Mar 30, 2009 - 8 comments

I Gave You Lots of Presents (But You Left Me In the Past)

A tale of love long lost. If you're going to try and buy happiness, remember to keep the receipt. Autoharp, vocals, and a little bit of honky-tonk toy piano. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Mar 30, 2009 - 11 comments

In A Room

Cover I did hastily yesterday afternoon of The House of Love's beautiful song "In A Room". [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Mar 28, 2009 - 3 comments

The Garden of Forking Paths

Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 comments

Shutterbug

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo, la la la, la la la la. The new hit single from Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. A chamber-pop meditation on time, aging, and death. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 comments

The Score

A new direction for me... Italo-disco-cyberpunk-house-pop?
posted by clcapps on Mar 13, 2009 - 1 comment

I'm Not So Sure It's Not a Broken Heart

My recent music contributions here have maybe not really supported this statement, but: more than anything else, I like making catchy bubblegum pop songs. This is one of those. Autoharp, marimba, and a whole lot of new wave synth. See inside for tangential MetaFilter connections! [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Mar 6, 2009 - 13 comments

unrequited - vampire deer

8th song - just me and a piano
posted by pyramid termite on Mar 5, 2009 - 0 comments

winter - vampire deer

2nd song on my rpm album - this is a kind of mellow song
posted by pyramid termite on Feb 26, 2009 - 0 comments

Better Soon

At least I hope it will be. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 25, 2009 - 14 comments

El Magia

Slow instrumental guitar piece performed on classical guitar. Similar in style to my previous pieces Together and Touching
posted by Admira on Feb 22, 2009 - 1 comment

68 percent

A happy-sounding very sad song. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Feb 18, 2009 - 4 comments

In 3/4 Time

A song I wrote, I kind of need to give myself a kick into doing more. For anyone that listened to the ABBA cover, thanks, and here's something a bit more upbeat. It's kind of weather related pop.
posted by equality7-2521 on Feb 17, 2009 - 4 comments

I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock'n'Roll (cover)

This was requested by micayetoca, and so here it is. Features Marxophone and autoharp. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Feb 11, 2009 - 4 comments

come here (aberdeen)

This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Feb 9, 2009 - 12 comments

1988 (Phoenix Mars Remix)

I decided that God Particle's 1988 needed lyrics, so I added some text-to-speech from Phoenix's Last Transmission From Mars. Everything is better with sad robots! [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Never Gonna Bring You Down

A mashup of ELO and another well-known artist. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 4, 2009 - 15 comments

Half Empty Waltz

MeFi's own es_de_bah takes over vocal duties on this one -- I didn't feel like I was the right person to sing it, and so I spent some time going through the "Music Collaborator" Mefi Wiki page until I found someone who would be. (It was his excellent song "a perfect preservative" which made me consider him in the first place.) In addition, my dad plays trumpet; I play Magnus chord organ, flute, and interesting percussion. It's a waltz. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 30, 2009 - 9 comments

Inauguration Day

A simple ambient pop song I wrote and recorded today with my organ, Macbook Mic, and some instruments lying around the house.
posted by ageispolis on Jan 20, 2009 - 1 comment

I Never Want To Go Home

Another semi-anthemic dance song about dancing with a girl! [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 comments

Then He Kissed Me (Ultra GAMELAN Mix!)

A cover of "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals that I threw together this morning, primarily featuring gamelan instrumentation. [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Jan 8, 2009 - 4 comments

I Don't Want to be Here

Recorded back in '01 for the Chalkhills.org King For a Day XTC tribute compilation CD. Written by Andy Partridge, but never recorded by XTC. This was a one-off project, but eventually led to the formation of my XTC tribute band, and we played it live once or twice. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 1, 2009 - 1 comment

(This Is) The Dream Of Matt And Harriett

A song about my favorite failed Aaron Sorkin show. My good friend Jessica sings Harriett's part.
posted by clcapps on Dec 26, 2008 - 0 comments

Three In The Morning

I've been on a roll the last couple days - here's a cute little synthy doo-wop song I just finished! [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Dec 23, 2008 - 2 comments

Dammit: Reprise

A revision of my earlier version of this cover, since I had a night to burn at school. Bigger, a bit less background noise, a little more banjo.
posted by tmcw on Dec 23, 2008 - 0 comments

You're Not The Only One

My Talking Heads-y song, with tons of autotune!
posted by clcapps on Dec 22, 2008 - 5 comments

The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side (cover)

ORthey requested that I do a cover of "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" (by The Magnetic Fields) and so here it is. He wanted me to use autoharp and drum machine, but because I am churlish I did not in fact use either. And to add insult to injury, I didn't even sing it myself! I got my wife to do it! [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Dec 5, 2008 - 8 comments

Together

Laid back guitar pop, on a classical guitar - written for a friends wedding.
posted by Admira on Nov 30, 2008 - 3 comments

Touching

Instrumental classical guitar, in a laid back pop style. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 28, 2008 - 4 comments

Brookline

(Note: NSFW-ish if f*** and a****** are a problem where you work.) For the bulk of the years of growing up that I actually remember, what I would consider the “formative” years, I lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Not to be confused with the super irritating Brookline, New Hampshire that would show up in school closing announcements only to leave me extra disappointed.) During and after college I didn’t think much of my high school years at Brookline High School. And in fact, I ended up losing touch with every friend I made there. But thanks to the internets I have reconnected with many of them, some very recently. It’s been super positive, and it’s stirred up all these great memories of my time in Brookline. That’s what this song is about. These three incidents in particular: [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Nov 24, 2008 - 3 comments

Henry Pants

This is a song that I sing to my cat. Because he has a lot on his plate and a short attention span besides, this song is less than a minute long. It features autoharp, glockenspiel, and the "Min-O-Matic" rhythm box. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Nov 12, 2008 - 8 comments

Take the Picture

I tend to take a lot of pictures. I found out early on in my photo-taking tenure that the more pictures I took, the more likely that some of them would come out nicely. Of course, I’m always the one behind the camera. As a parent, I also have wondered just how much of the time I spend with my kids they will remember (if any). My father recently asked me if I remembered how we used to watch Star Trek together. I honestly couldn’t remember. He was crushed. It occurred to me that many years down the road when my kids look at our family pictures they won’t see me in any of them because I was the one behind the camera. Something tells me that this detail will be lost on them as they repeat the cycle and tell me they don’t remember me being there. ;) [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Nov 10, 2008 - 5 comments

September Gurls

Per arcanecrowbar's request, Big Star's September Gurls. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Nov 8, 2008 - 9 comments

Which Would You Rather Be?

Just in time for Election Day! This is a nice song to sing on your way to or from your local polling place. (If you sing it at the polling place -- or at work, or really in any polite company -- you will be frowned at, at the very least.) If you've already voted, that's okay -- you can sing it while watching the returns, or simply learn it for next time. If you're not in the United States, that's okay, too -- it will probably still apply. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Nov 3, 2008 - 5 comments

The Girl at the End of the Road

I guess this might be interpreted as a stream-of-consciousness horror story. There's maybe three or four different autoharp tracks here, including a distorted autoharp that I really dig. And a backwards autoharp! These autoharps say "Happy Halloween!" [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Oct 31, 2008 - 5 comments

JMC (Election Remix)

John McCain meets Barack Obama in a chance enounter, post-election but pre-inauguration. Recorded by the 7-piece Seattle band "Awesome" at my studio in sunny West Seattle. [more inside]
posted by Aquaman on Oct 30, 2008 - 2 comments

Where's My Pony (pb)

The Great Big Mulp came up with this, and I wished I'd thought of it first. Then Cortex mentioned this, and I realized I had thought of that one first -- so I stayed up late tonight to beat him to the punch. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 29, 2008 - 10 comments

Shut Up, Throw Up (Your Hands)

SHUT UP & LISTEN TO MY SONG it's a demo.
posted by god particle on Oct 23, 2008 - 0 comments

Gold Star (Feel Like A Ghost)

Not a ghost story, but some spooky moments nonetheless. A cranky pop rock + alt-country-ish tune I wrote for FAWM 2008... [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Oct 22, 2008 - 3 comments

Creature From the Deep

I bought an old box of Fruit Brute on eBay last week and it had one of those paper records attached to it. The song was so rad, I had to digitize it to share with MeFi. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Oct 19, 2008 - 12 comments

I Trust You To Kill Me

My very first MeFiMuCh entry, this one is Halloween themed. It is dark and spookily minimalist electronic pop with ghostly vocals and lyrics about being at the end of the world (via zombie apocalypse) with a loved one and the logistics of love in the time of zombies. Interesting to note, this song was originally written on banjo as a folk song. But when trying to add some electronic elements to it experimenting with the recorded version I decided to make it a straight electronic song. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Oct 11, 2008 - 5 comments

1988

a blast from the past
posted by god particle on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 comments

There's a Party in My Head

and you're invited! [more inside]
posted by god particle on Sep 21, 2008 - 3 comments

Youth

New song, kind of a spur of the moment thing. I think this is pop, and that's cool with me.
posted by tmcw on Sep 17, 2008 - 1 comment

Underwater

Water as escapism.
posted by chococat on Aug 28, 2008 - 3 comments

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