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Big red sky

It's been a while since I posted any of my new songs here. What do you think of my kind of new direction (and quality of the recording)? Alternative folk-ish, acoustic song with clean vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonies. Sounds happy but the lyrics are not. [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Sep 9, 2018 - 2 comments

Bluebird Wine plugs in

That is, I just got an electric guitar for the first time and it features heavily in my new song, "Georgia." Catchy, moody indie folk/folk rock tune.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 12, 2018 - 0 comments

Get out get out get out

Post of the week...intense acoustic folk song. Guitar, vocals, piano.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jul 7, 2018 - 1 comment

All day

Post of the week! This is a new (and improved?) version of a song I posted quite a while ago (as "Drinking all day"). Light, airy, one-chord country song with moody lyrics. Added second guitar part, violin, harmony vocal. I think I'm getting somewhere with my recording capabilities--what do you think? Any thoughts on the mix?
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 24, 2018 - 1 comment

Rose

I like it again. This is the piano track I posted before (now without the synth, and with vocals and backing vocal harmony) but I think I've mostly solved the problem that to me the whole thing felt kind of lifeless. (At least I felt confident enough to replace the old track with this on SoundCloud, hope that was wise.) What do you think?
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 13, 2018 - 3 comments

I belong to you

Wrote a new song that I still like, unlike the last one I posted! Textured, mellow, summery indie/country with guitar, percussion, strings, vocals.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Jun 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Streets of New York

Here is the much improved, finished version of a song I posted before in "help me describe this." Expansive, trance-like, sort of indie folk song.
posted by Bluebird Wine on May 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Let's try that again

This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
posted by Bluebird Wine on Mar 26, 2018 - 1 comment

Be a light

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here goes with a slightly off-kilter, folksy, moody vocal and guitar piece.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Oct 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Down in the Well

Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 20, 2017 - 1 comment

17

This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.
posted by Bluebird Wine on Aug 5, 2017 - 2 comments

When the Curtains of Night

I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Jun 28, 2017 - 8 comments

The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 12 comments

Man in the Moon

A quick and simple acoustic recording of a simple song about love.
posted by howfar on Dec 18, 2014 - 1 comment

I Know It's You (Jeff, It's Roger)

I turned four years worth of voicemails from my brother into this song, and I gave it to him for his 39th birthday. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl on Nov 23, 2014 - 16 comments

Everything is Fine (Happy Place Pizza Party)

A Rob Ford-inspired tune from the earlier days of Crackgate [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on Feb 14, 2014 - 0 comments

it's the now

Listening to some old songs of mine, I came upon this one from 2004. It's a rather sweet, romantic little thing written about a depressing period in my relationship at the time. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Sep 1, 2013 - 5 comments

Take

Pretty sloppy/quick recording.
posted by pugh on Jun 11, 2013 - 7 comments

Orion

While the term space rock is kicked around quite often these days, there is something else out there: space pop. This song epitomizes that term, as reflected in the title itself. Poppy, spacey and ethereal trip to the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 18, 2013 - 0 comments

Climbing Up the Walls

Well, this is my cheater because Let Down is my song. But it is turning out to be difficult, so I've been working up a few others to play when I get pissed off at Let Down. [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Jul 20, 2012 - 4 comments

Keep Me Hot

A quick, funky Vocal House piece I made last year. Brass, bass, and beats, for your dance floor needs.
posted by djdrue on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 comments

The Fire Sermon

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 3, 2012 - 2 comments

Hinder My Love

Little acoustic ditty I wrote a while back. Forlorn love, all that. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Apr 19, 2012 - 6 comments

I Can Dream, Can't I?

Made famous by The Andrews Sisters in 1949, here I use a beautifully understated jazz guitar version by Pizzarelli and Vignola as backing. It's been a long while since I recorded something to post, so I hope you enjoy it!
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 8, 2012 - 0 comments

Without My Pants On

Submission for this month's "record a track before you put on your pants in the morning" challenge. I sat down in my underwear at 7:35am to put together a song about what might have happened if I had sat down without my underwear. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 comments

classroom chorus

A bunch of bored Intro to Music History undergrads, coerced into making some weird sounds. [more inside]
posted by daisystomper on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 comments

beradero

This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 comments

Buckets and Big Ideas

This is a song from my 1993 release, The Big Off, redone with vocals only for this month's MeFiMu Challenge. El cheapo pitch shifter in effect. Video at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 20, 2010 - 7 comments

Simple Town

A piece of pop fluff for the a capella challenge. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 18, 2010 - 9 comments

Black Dog – Unfinished

This is a little something I cooked together earlier this summer for the fun of it. I never finished it, but thought it might be fun to share anyway. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Sep 17, 2010 - 6 comments

womankind

An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Good Enough

Another cover song (you seem to respond better to those, anyway :P ), this time something as unoriginal as Evanescence (I know, all the emo kids are doing it...) Yet again, a recording from my vocal exam last week. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Jun 1, 2010 - 3 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

My Funny Valentine

I wasn't able to take lessons like I planned, but I thought I'd post my take on the classic Rodgers and Hart song anyway, after a long hiatus. Hope you enjoy! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Mar 10, 2010 - 1 comment

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon

This is a cover of the jazz standard. I sing and play upright bass, and have a buddy on guitar. [more inside]
posted by nonmyopicdave on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 comments

her name is hope

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]
posted by edlundart on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 comments

Waiting

This is a love song I wrote for my girlfriend shortly after we met. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Jan 3, 2010 - 7 comments

Road To Nowhere

All-vocal Talking Heads cover. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Dec 15, 2009 - 4 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

MetaFilter Music (Promo?)

What the hell is wrong with us?! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 19, 2009 - 6 comments

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
posted by edlundart on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 comments

do you ever

This track switches between three time signatures, and features an intro with a style of singing I guess one could call very vaguely eastern. It's a slow and gentle affair with softly distorted ebowed guitar, piano, and xylophone. It also includes a guitar solo in which a single note is played repeatedly. And lyrics that are pretty silly. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 28, 2009 - 1 comment

Fred Jones, Pt. 2

It's amazing what you can throw together in about 4 hours with nothing but a Rock Band mic, 8 of yourself, and a pair of Stylophones. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 17, 2009 - 0 comments

Open My Ears

A verse from the AVB song Open My Heart (or at least as best as I could remember it) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Since You've Been Gone

Continuing the theme of random a capella overdubbed stuff I have in my back catalogue, an old favourite [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 comments

I like Cheese

Originally by man vs sun, recorded while just dicking around with a microphone. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 14, 2009 - 7 comments

It Was A Great Year (Movies With Robots)

Easy, nostalgic, cinematic electronica. The challenging part was getting the robots to sing - not too mechanically, but not too uncannily either.
posted by gmm on Apr 21, 2009 - 20 comments

come careening

Layers of soft guitar distortion with pseudo-indian instruments thrown in, under a falsetto vocal over a deeper background vocal going through a guitar amp. I'm kind of proud of the lyrics, which are about staying true. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 11, 2009 - 6 comments

All I Believe

A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 comments

Tea For Two

Lately I've been in a mood to sing vintage romantic standards in a very straight up way. Some day I want to do a version of this song inspired by Anita O'Day. This ain't it. You can still feel free to dance, though! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 comments

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