03 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... just renting here
We were going for a John Cougar Mellencamp, Americana, country-rock thing. We have no interest in having a message, hence the stupid words. And we think vague singing about "Uncle Sam", "the war", "the factory", etc., is funny.
02 of 13 ... herby and the polar bear club ... misunderstandings of popular doggerel applied to current events
01 of 13 - herby and the polar bear club ... a lament
more well orchestrated crazy.
Another Geese song. I wrote this for my wife, who was meeting her father for the first time at age 36. Hope you like it!
A track from my defunct band's unreleased full length. me- gtr, m. sonin- gtr/vox, d. zeidman- drums recorded spring 2006
In the studio we have many white boards, and upon one a friend wrote the nonsense, "Songs of nothing/Words in the night/Fancy delight". I turned it into a song as meaningless as its inspiration. Sorry about the harmonica.
This is much more the style I usually work in. Poppy, punky, and fuzzy. Maybe it's just because of the low grade equipment I use, but my songs always turn into big saturated buzz-fests. At least with this one, it was no accident. As usual, recorded by myself with guitars and robots. Hope you enjoy. Lyrics inside.
Here's a track from my album about wanting to be a robot. I figure lots of you folks can probably relate. My band is currently touring the east coast, with dates in VA, NC, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, and VT. Details inside!
Under an archway, cross a cobblestone floor through an old wooden door. There's an apartment, and someone lives there, but does anyone care?
Another Geese song! I wrote this song a little more than ten years for the woman who eventually became my wife. My original recording was simply me and a guitar, neither sounding particularly good. I recently re-recorded it, and, well, hear what happened. For more, you can go to my music site (forgive my self-promotion). Enjoy!
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A short guitar instrumental I made for a friend's film.
A poppy ditty about a girl's good fortune thanks to yours truly.
This is the first track we've recorded for our next album. I'd love to hear what you all think...
The new album is more or less finished, so I thought I'd offer you guys another sneak peek. A shoot-from-the-hip rock song - Let's drink to the things that died too soon.
A pop-rock song about bypassing the supermodels and going straight for the solid girls. Tried to write it catchy, melodic and rockin. Feedback would be much appreciated.
A Metafilter exclusive! This is the studio version of my contribution to the meficomp. It's the second track from my new album, which is available now.
Most of my songs are sparse. This one is not! It's got "a lot of sound," and some bite. Does it kick buttocks? You decide.
The final song from The Olivers' slap-happy EP. Complete with bald-faced Beatles and U2 references. Listen, Comment, Favorite, and Add To Playlist. Enjoy!
A cover of the first verse and chorus of the Gnarls Barkley song, primitively recorded live a while back when I had a cold. My wife was really into the song and I recorded this for her as a goof, but it came out kinda good.
Guitars, guitars, and a phase shifter from The Forget.
I've been working on this song for 18 months -- sort of. I have had the whole thing essentially finished that whole time... except for the verse tune. Tonight, I finally got it. Power pop complete with organ solo!
Imagined Hungarians waltzing instrumental style.
This is the first song I have ever written, on a dare for my husband's alt-country band. They liked it enough to record it. The handclaps make me laugh.
The opening track from my upcoming LP. Handclaps, ooh bop bops, fiddles, and flutes.
Lyrically naughty, musically atmospheric. Features guitars, vocals, brushed drums, African thumb harp, clothes hangers, and a shy half of a fake symphony orchestra.
Folk metal rock boogie instrumental, driving down the highway throwin' the horns.
This is me basically trying to sound like Queens of the Stone Age. New song fresh off the press...
This is the closing track of my debut LP, Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 4/20/07.
Here's a song by my band Blood on the Stereo. We are from LA. We're playing a free show this Monday April 9th at the Gig in Hollywood on Melrose. Let us know if you likes. Thanks! _teddy
Song about a Detroit waitress.
My wife accidentally broke a vase. This song resulted. It was recorded in a couple of days inbetween other projects. I used no clicktrack, metronome or drum beat, so the timing is nice and loose (in a good way, I hope). It's short, so listen twice!
The Fourth installment by The Olivers, my band with Afroblanco and a few other guys. (Previously 1, 2, 3.) This is another fairly earnest pop-rock song that we think is pretty hot, but without your opinions, we have no real way of knowing, now do we? We thank you all for any thoughts or suggestions you might have.
A backing riff that had been hanging around, nagging at my brain, for several years. Could never find a melody for it, until today, when I found a whole shitload. Twangy instrumental surf, Jazzmaster nirvana. If only bass guitars had whammy bars I'd be in heaven. From my great unreleased album "Cesare Gorgeous and the Strange Attractors play songs of Love and Hate".
The first song off of The Olivers' EP Cleveland Panda Rampage, though the third one to post. (Previously (1, 2)) Afroblanco and I play in a band together. This is a song, well, not about the noble '80's director so much as inspired by his cheesy yet touching brand of passionate sincerity. As always, we want to hear from the people/spambots. Especially the spambots. Thank you.
From the Monumental Box Tribute, a Guided by Voices cover project by Postal Blowfish comprising 5 CDs of Robert Pollard's earliest work.
This is a live version of a song I did with Video, a band I'm no longer in.
The second recording of my first visit to my school's media center. It's a song idea that I've been toying with for a long, long time. It's in 7/4... if you like that sort of thing.
This is the part where we start to fall apart (watch your goddamn radio).
I forget why Tony Danza was in this song title, but man have you ever seen that guy naked? This is another rockist song from my old band New Blind Nationals. It's got the three guitar attack but with a pulsing disco bass line underneath. I'd like to pretend that Franz Ferdinand stole their best ideas from me while I was sleeping.
The second song to post from our new EP. (Previously) This is my band with Afroblanco and some other guys. We're called The Olivers, and are giddy for your comments, snarky or otherwise.
This is off of the RPM Challenge album I sent in yesterday. It takes its title and a bit of its chorus from a Metafilter comment. Per snsranch's request, it includes more of me singing (or at least trying to).
A new(ish) song by The Harvey Girls
1990. An Artifact. Or, maybe a corpse. Rescued from a well-worn cassette, this and two more songs are the last remaining remnants of the last original band, at the end of the long, dark tunnel that was the 1980's. I gave up writing & performing my own material for about 8 years right after this, and am just now beginning to appreciate the few things of beauty that I manage to wrench out of a squalid, painful part of my life. I wrote the music, though it was really molded in collaboration with the band at rehearsals, and the singer, my then-girlfriend, wrote the lyrics, with a little help from me on the melody & harmonies. The song is essentially an abstract take on our failing relationship & was the last thing of note we did before breaking up, then (separately) finding sobriety. We recorded the music live, (3-piece) and overdubbed the vocals. The 2-inch tape is out there somewhere, but the cost of baking the tape (Stupid Ampex 456) and transferring to digital is prohibitive right now. But someday...
Guitar-driven title track from Detroit foursome LISBOA's self-produced 2004 EP. Horns and strings courtesy of the Eastern Market Baroque Philharmonic. Sometimes the choice, it chooses you. Kierkegaard references and overbearingly emotive vocals courtesy of yours truly. Here's to your weekend, friends.
Three guitars and a teensy bit of aggression in this song by my old band New Blind Nationals.
So Afroblanco and I have a band together with some other guys. (I am on guitar, he on doumbek and other percussion.) Here is the first of a few songs to come over the coming weeks. Cheers.
"Oh, yeah! You're a sucker!" "Works everytime!" "Let the other ones talk!" Though it's not the subject of the lyrics, this song always seemed somewhat appropriate to MetaTalk to me. I've been meaning to upload it since Mefi Music came together, but little things here and there seemed to always get in the way. The incarnation of the band that recorded this swiftly broke up later that same year. We've all gone on to other bands. Anyhow, here it is now. The year: 2002. The band: Knife Skills. The method: Tascam 4-track. The location: A & D's concrete wall, shed/apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The safetyfork: Bass.