Another live recording from a concert at my school in spring 2009. Music and Lyrics by me, vocals also me. [more inside]
Live recording from a concert at my school in spring 2009. Female vocals by me, and I wrote the lyrics. [more inside]
Cover of cage the elephant's song aint no rest for the wicked.
Big Ghost's version of this, which gets nice and jam-bandy, we feel. Thanks in advance for continuing mixing/mastering advice. [more inside]
Haunted punk from my band Big Ghost. This is my second attempt at recording drums (thanks for all the advice, Mefites!) and my first post that all the band worked on together. so pointers are very welcome. [more inside]
Rock song. weird intro. wish I could sing it like it should be.
An upbeat song about having one more drink before calling it a night, with a sound a little different than the standard Red On Strike fare. RPM 2008 solo version.
The first song I ever wrote, trying to capture my feelings following the breakup of my first serious relationship. Song 7 of 8 from the recent Red On Strike studio session. [more inside]
Long time listener, first time caller...err...poster. It's a bluesy sort of number in the religious tradition. The recording was done at home with GarageBand. Comments or suggestions on arrangement, recording technique, instrumentation, whatever, appreciated.
One last shot / Give it all you got Take a chance babe, I’m taking mine [more inside]
I wrote this song to try and get into the head of a friend who is rarely faithful. RPM Challenge version.
Some very unserious punk rock from Red On Strike. Garage version.
A cover of the Kinks song
Kind of a change for Red On Strike, heavy on the bass/drum groove. I wrote this song for RPM 2007, and I really like the way we adapted it for the band.
A prog rock-esque wannbe torch song confessional thing with distorted electric guitar. And lots and lots and lots of digital delay. [more inside]
A song about drinking and its consequences-- first of eight songs recorded by my band Red On Strike last weekend. Previous version here.
This is an angry, broody, dark, but pretty song. I'm proud of it, I think it's one of my best! Includes a pretty sweet xaphoon (!) solo by yours truly, plus background vocals by my wife. [more inside]
Who's getting wasted today? I said Who's Getting Wasted?! Well alright!! Hope you're drinking lots of green beer, remember to tip your bartenders. We've been Tam and the Shanters, thanks for coming out tonight! [more inside]
song 11 of 11 of cornfield - thanks for listening and commenting [more inside]
This is a live recording of my new song Shangri-La. The audio was recorded on a handheld recorder by one of the audience members. Apologies for the dodgy sound quality...but I just had to post my first bootleg! [more inside]
song 5 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
3 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
I wrote this after attending a concert late last year. Just finished (?) the recording. It's kind of a tribute to the musician I saw -- maybe you can guess who it is? Either way, it's a track that features guitars, pianos, fretless bass, vibes, drums, vocals and a lap steel part in the chorus that I'm really satisfied with. [more inside]
song 1 of 11 of my new rpm album, cornfield - it's in the mail right now, but you get to hear it first [more inside]
Of the songs that my band recorded recently [previously 1 • 2], this is my favorite. It's also the most difficult for us to play. But that's what practice and cheap recording is for, yeah?
me & the lady. I record everything on an old school mini disc recorder, not to be hip but because I'm poor. [more inside]
this song is about the Shambly Man
This one has a foreboding start, and then the trapdoor into H-E-double-hockey-sticks falls open! [more inside]
Tight lil pop diddy about the time my little brother disappeared on New Years day and turned up two months later in the Dominican Republic. This is the first full song I've done on my new computer, which makes me wicked happy. [more inside]
Yay, I get to play lead guitar in a band for the first time in 20 years! [more inside]
song 8 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
7 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
6 of 8 of lucky 7 [more inside]
song 5 of 8 [more inside]
I wanted to write a song with no minor chords, which would be easy to do if I stuck to I-IV-V. I didn't really stick to I-IV-V. [more inside]
You're the blessed, we're the Spiders from Marzzzz-uh! [more inside]
song 4 of 8 - a rare, happy blues [more inside]
song 3 of 8 of lucky 7 - this is just time passing on - in 5 [more inside]
song 2 of 8 - this one's about the balloon boy saga [more inside]
song 1 of 8 of the 7th vampire deer album, lucky 7 [more inside]
The third song in the Rodeo Ford Trilogy, forever changing the way people look at terrible car dealerships. [more inside]
Pretty straightforward 3 minute rock deal. If you're bored, try figuring out all the various things I borrowed from.
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]
This is a quick cover of a friend's Christmas song that I always admired. JB (the writer) also contributed background vocals. This is NSFW but in a cheerful way I think.
Experimental Industrial Electro-House with a humble IDM Rock background. [more inside]
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]
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]
Hangovers, with Dr. Seuss. [more inside]