February 28, 2011

#036: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

CoversJasonMichaelMike PNatashaSarahVirginia


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Vocals, Percussion
Mike P: Guitar
Jason: Bass, Backing Vocals
Natasha: Keyboards
Virginia: Accordion

An attempted reggae-version of this golden oldie that devolves into a swinging accordion groove and a wonderfully-botched ending.

December 31, 2010

#034: I Found Out

JasonJonMichaelMike PSarah


I Found Out

Sarah & Michael: Vocals
Jon: Bass
Jason: Percussion, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar

Hey 2011, I found out you were here and I decided to stay away. To not go out and play. I know that I can be a star, so I decided when I woke up I would walk all night. I`ll lose you 2010, and you can’t follow me anymore. The key to your door, sure – I can go there, but I can`t grow in it. I will look at you completely and dream you away. Tomorrow when I wake up and see the sun again, I might wish it was you, but right now, let`s find out what we`ve got left.

November 28, 2010

#033: War On The Shorts


War On The Shorts

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Keyboards & Vocals

An ode to Sarah`s camouflage shorts.

October 6, 2010

#032: Common People

CoversJasonJonMichaelMike PSarah


Common People

Sarah & Jon: Vocals
Michael: Piano, Synths, Additional Bass
Jason: Bass, Harmonica
Mike P: Guitar

Pulp’s working-class anthem stripped of all it’s bombast, revealing itself as more of a folk song. Recorded at the end of a long night in our standard one-take/warts-and-all style.

September 22, 2010

#030: Moonshine

BluesFoodJasonMichaelSarahSteveVirginia


Moonshine

Michael: Piano, Bass, Synth
Jason: Vocals, Guitar
Steve: Vocals
Virginia & Sarah: Percussion

One of our favorite styles: the loose acoustic blues jam, where everyone seems to play in different rooms at the same time. Steve has been travelling since he was nine years old. Been wandering down on the bayou, with the waves lapping at his legs like a puppy getting his first taste of mother`s milk. Mother`s milk mixed with Moonshine. Old Pops out in the woods would jump out from nowhere, under the influence of that moonshine. He loved that stuff.

September 8, 2010

#028: Love Me Tender

CoversJasonJonMike PSarah


Love Me Tender

Mike P: Guitar, Vocals
Sarah & Jon: Vocals
Jason: Percussion

An entertaining car crash of a cover, where it doesn`t seems like we`ll be able to get to the end of the song without incessant laughter or multiple re-starts. (The picture is Elvis’ birthplace.)

September 1, 2010

#027: Under The River

JasonJonMichaelMike PMoods & TripsSarah


Under The River

Michael: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar Bits
Sarah: Vocals
Jason: Guitar, Vocals
Jon: Guitar
Mike P: Bass

One of our favorite songs, an epic number about the soul of a city resting under the river. Sarah goes on to list the numerous types of city workers and people who frequent this place and know of it’s worth.

June 6, 2010

#022: Skyway


Skyway

Sarah: Vocals
Jason: Ukulele, Harmonica, Backing Vocals
Skippy: Drums
Michael: Bass, Piano & Keyboards

A trippy jam about a pilgrimage to the sky. We end up staying on a G chord for six and half minutes and meander through a few tempo changes, with Sarah`s narrative being the glue that keeps it all together.

May 24, 2010

#021: Bubble Tea

FoodMichaelSarah


Bubble Tea

Sarah: Vocals
Michael: Guitar, Vocals

Our simple and spontaneous love song to the Taiwanese tea craze that is sweeping the edges of the country. Prettiness. Inside my cup now. I’m not so happy anymore that I don’t have you. The rest of the food we got from the bubble tea restaurant was not too good though.

May 5, 2010

#020: March of the (Bohemian) Pigs

AcapellaCoversJasonJonMichaelMike PSarah


March of the (Bohemian) Pigs

Sarah, Jason, Jon, Michael, Mike P: Vocals

Michael had it in his mind that an acapella/barbershop quartet version of this Nine Inch Nails tune would sound amazing. And on one fateful night he indeed got his wish, with a little bit of Bohemian Rhapsody unexpectedly tagged on at the end.

Next Page »

Creative Commons License
(c) 2010 The Laughter Epidemic
powered by WordPress with Barecity