Somehow I talked Kandace into singing this one, and I’m glad I did. She had a cold, and hated me for making her do the vocals, which were sung directly into the laptop microphone.
Needed a track to develop the story on our concept album a bit. Doesn’t sound like I quite finished the lyrics, but it did the job. It doesn’t seem as though I wanted to let the track end.
I’ve never been quite sure where I stole the chorus at the end from but I’m pretty sure it’s been done before. The first half was built onto that, drawing on Guided By Voices for inspiration. Another surprisingly disciplined mix.
A dance track, for people who don’t.
At the tail end of my band days I had recorded a demo of this track and always meant to come back to it. Under the “influence” I laid down some overwhelming noises, and had the good sense to come back and edit it the next day. The result is one of my more disciplined mixes.
Yes, I’m using a little of the autotune, but I’m also not using it. It’s called balance.
Thus begins an unlikely “concept album”… about a river tsunami. And what such album would be complete without a song about a girl?
I believe Michael Paulus is playing the actual instrument. I’m just playing around in the background.
A play on the word heroin, but it was inspired by a gilded statue in Portland that I don’t remember the name of, so this seemed apropos.
Couldn’t help myself, we just had all those nice instruments sitting there, and who doesn’t love a reprise.
Not sure what we were going for here.