April 24, 2010

#019: El President

El President

Jason: Vocals, Guitar
Michael: Backing Track

Jason`s melodramatic Spanish love song to a cancer-ridden Fidel Castro, improvised over a MIDI backing track.

April 15, 2010

#018: Mosquito


Michael: Vocals, Guitar
Jason: Bass
Virginia: Vocals

A very mellow (creepy) acoustic tune, ending up with Michael whispering about mosquitos over only Jason`s awesome basslines and Virginia’s buzzing fly sounds. It’s a bit more serenely disquieting than that description would suggest though. Fun fact: the last five seconds is Michael`s audio interpretation of a fly being caught on a windshield with a wet rag that was in the middle of waxing the car.

April 8, 2010

#017: Appalachian Valley / January Snow


Appalachian Valley / January Snow

Michael: Guitar, Vocals
Jason: Harmonica, Vocals
Sarah: Vocals
Virginia: Rattles, Intro Vocal
Arthur: Percussion, *Plastic*

Appalachian Valley, 1965. It was a difficult summer. I killed a man there once. There was red red blood all over the white white January snow, which was the cause of death. He knew he would take his clothes off in the whitest snow he had ever seen, amidst the hypothermia and the cocaine that hung out together like two bums on a train, doing January snow.

(This is our murder ballad soaked in heavy reverb. The incredibly apt gunshot sound at 0:16 was unplanned and came out of nowhere!)

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