Monday, May 28, 2012

Song #18: I'll Sit Here and Wait

This an oldie written back in high school. I was really into the Beatles at the time so this was influenced by the song "It's Only Love" from the album "Help." You can also hear a little bit of the Goo Goo Dolls sounds in their. What do you think?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Song #17: No Wall

This song is influenced by the group the Beta Band. My first exposure to this group was a scene from the movie High Fidelity where one of their songs in played in the record store. I later witnessed the group open for Radiohead, which really got me into them. Their album, Hot Shots II is one of my all time favorite albums. But their song "Dry the Rain" (off their also excellent Three EPs album and the one featured in High Fidelity) is probably my favorite track of theirs.

So, as you will probably notice, my song heavily borrows on several of the production elements from "Dry the Rain": strummed acoustic guitar, layered drum machines, multiple tambourines, double tracked vocals, overdrive electric guitars, and a long and repetitive "Hey Jude" style ending with a fade out. What can say? I love it. This is one of my favorites in the project so far. Lyrically, the song is about being caught in a lie. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Song #16: Over Me

With this song, I initially had something in mind close to the Beatles song "Across the Universe" when I started recording it. I planned on putting bongos but I didn't have one handy and I couldn't get any of the midi bongo sounds to sound right. So, I started to drift in a little different direction by layering on the harmonies with heavy reverb and adding multiple organ sounds layered. I think the result ended up more along the lines of Panda Bear's album "Tom Boy" with the repetitive lines and drones. I'm think it turned out pretty cool. Any suggestions?