An indusrial/metal dittie about staying true to oneself. [more inside]
What if Wolverine decided to become a carpenter? [more inside]
written and recorded very quickly: a couple of childhood experiences made into a little parable set. hope you enjoy. it's fun as hell to sing. [more inside]
Crazy drunken hootenanny, with myself on the saxophone. My friends' band, A Million Kittens Inc.
Somehow I got it in my head that the challenge theme was "too many notes" instead of "lots of notes". So I wrote and recorded this song and felt like an idiot when I came here to upload it. Enjoy. [more inside]
This is the title track for my next album and I need some backup vocals! [more inside]
Something a friend and I made awhile ago [more inside]
Fare you well, you fortunate star On your journey out of the dark. [more inside]
A song about race and baseball.
This is a lazy pseudo-live cover of the Bruce Springsteen song, recorded on a whim a couple of years ago.
Feeling like the day won't end even through the dawn, Tommorrow brings the thought of hope helping us March On.
If someone would just make a damn album that sounds like this already then I wouldn't have to be swiping vocals and doing it myself.
A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
In the grand tradition of rock and roll waltzes, I bring you Angel Waltz.
Just in time for the "bridge" music challenge, the Micah Berry Band finished the five-song Traveling Soul EP featuring this track (where this bridge figures prominently). That's Micah Berry on guitars and vocals, Matt Hulcher on bass, Scott Williams on drums and me on piano. Micah's Myspace is over here.
A Velvet Underground cover from our recent recording session
Another one from the musical chest.
Another "raw mix" alcohol-related song, this time as the solution to, instead of cause of, all life's problems.
My main anxiety with regard to music is the unintentional ripoff. I'm fairly comfortable with my particular playing & singing skill levels (though the lead guitar on this one makes me blanch), meager may they be, but, especially with simple progressions (like this one), I have a hard time believing it's not overly derivative of... something. I suspect this is incurable.
I wrote this song for my friends that can't handle their alcohol. This is a very raw mix from our recording session this past Saturday. (lyrics inside)
little song i wrote while walking to work. lyrics inside.
Album's finished, yo. What better reason to give you another outtake? B-movies is available from CD Baby (North America) and the B-movies web shop (elsewhere); or get cheap, legal MP3s from Amie Street.
sebadoh gigante en ingles.
This is a song from the same sessions as this one but featuring the full band . In the end the band weren't happy with the final recordings but I'm quite happy with this one!
soy el sebadoh gigante, voy a seducir tu novia con mis canciones de amor alternativas.
she cannot feel a thing
I thought I'd toss up a recent demo I'm unsure about and see what the feedback is. There are big problems with the drums, chorus vocals, lead guitar, to name a few, but those are easily fixed, if it's worth it. Sounds like Uncle J on the bass.
A song about being left behind. Sometimes, it's deserved, but it can still suck. (The guitars aren't real. Or the bass. Or the drums ...)
jaunty little ditty about poor ol' jim, cuckolded soon after moving to boston with his finance. not entirely sure where this came from except that i'm very very very often lost in boston. usual stuff: buzz guitars, fake drums, computer blips and me shrieking like a dolt. enjoy!
When Uncle J and I heard the new challenge theme was "snake", we both immediately thought of an old goof song of ours from years ago. We decided it deserved to be rerecorded...
The first complete song from a new collaboration of mine. The group is called Gentleman Robot and I've been working with one Rachel Rhodes, a transplanted Texan in France whose vocals ROCK. We decided to make something classic-rocky (across teh intarwebs, no less), and here it is.
13 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... brrrrrrrr
12 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... don't light your cigarettes with it
An early song by The Action Items, which was usually just me, but on this song also includes dainty dave on the drums. Posted in response to the song that is hopefully still immediately preceding this one.
11 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... what i did last summer
A song based on this thread about loling metal that melissa may and I wrote tonight.
10 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... after which it's really hard for them to fly
Continuing with the theme from yesterday, (and as promised), here's my version of "Twist and Shout." Is it any good? That's for you to decide. I hope it is. Perhaps "I'll Get You" is next?
09 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... a cheerful ditty about metaphorical drowning
In hono(u)r of the anniversary of the nucleus of the Beatles coming together, I bring you a cover of a song that both Lennon and McCartney derided as not all that good, but I always kinda liked. Maybe tomorrow, I'll upload my version of "Twist and Shout." :-)
08 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... la la la la la
I always hear people describe indie rock as jangly, and I'm not sure what they mean, but this sounds jangly to me. There are 8 different instruments on this track and I play everything except drums. So there.
Surfy-punky song inspired by a friend's recent decision to quit his job and travel for a while. Recorded in GarageBand, drums provided by a drummer friend who tapped them out on his keyboard for me because none of the drum loops sounded right. My first complete project in GarageBand.
07 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... gray song for a gray day
More noise rock from my defunct band, struction.
06 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... it's animal farm on thorazine
05 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... herby was a real person who rode the rails and drew these on boxcars ... i never met him, but i've talked to someone online who hobo'd with him
A song about tubing, written (and sung) by a good friend of mine. It's not new, but this gave me an excuse to dig up an old record that rarely gets heard. Enjoy!
04 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... some people write songs for good parties, i write them for bad ones