Monthly Archives: November 2013

Are the vocals loud enough? by Zenabi

Are the vocals loud enough? is mellow and instrumental synth-based background music.

Duck Fat by Dalton

Duck Fat (note: one nsfw word in lyrics) is an acoustic pop song that’s about how awesome cooking with duck fat is. This is the second and latest song that Dalton’s posted, and both made it to the podcast. (The first was Secular Humanist Love Song.)

It’s fitting to have a song about cooking today. Happy American Thanksgiving!

Edit: Want another Thanksgiving song? Try Tryptophantastic by sleepy pete, previously on the podcast. It’s a lofi garage rock song, loud and distorted. It’s lyrically thematically appropriate, at least.

We are gonna be friends by Corduroy

We are gonna be friends is a pretty faithful cover of The White Stripes song, similarly acoustic and folkish. It’s a warm song about childhood friendships.

one last breath by dacre

one last breath is a synthpop cover of a song by, uh, Creed (warning: Creed). This is a fun dancy electronica song.

People Got to Be Free by chococat

People Got to Be Free is a Moog-based 80’s synthpop take on the 1960’s song by The Rascals, like that crossed with the krautrock of Kraftwerk’s “The Model.”

In Your Face (demo) by frenetic

In Your Face (demo) is a fun little electronic rock song. It’s a nice head-bobbing song, with outbreaks of guitars.

Heart of Glass by cortex

Heart of Glass is an awesomely eclectic cover of the 1970’s disco Blondie tune: it features “acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, piano, jazz organ, vibes, panflute, synth vox, drumset, a couple of bean shakers, tone blocks, clapping-and-stomping-in-the-bathroom, kazoo, and at least three vox takes.” It manages to perch just on the edge of falling apart, which is a really fun and interesting place for music. It sounds like a party, though it’s all by one guy.

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by not_on_display

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye is a fun and goofy cover of the Steam song, as heard at sporting events everywhere. There was a Music Challenge for the number one song when you were born, and so there more off-kilter covers are on the way!

the boy in the bubble by dacre

the boy in the bubble is a catchy electro song. It’s a cover of the Paul Simon tune, which video has some very 80’s computer animation.

Syllogismobile by doubtfulpalace

Syllogismobile is an interesting poppy song – the trumpets make it seem like a 50’s pop song, with lyrical references to symbolic logic.

Really Bad Moon Rising by Jenkiins

Really Bad Moon Rising is a hilariously lofi take on the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic rock song. This version has only an accordion and ukelele as instrumentation. And by “lofi,” I mean, it was done in one take from a laptop’s built-in mic.

tickle by sleepy pete

tickle is a loopy, and instrumental electronica song, with synths and acoustic guitar. It’s got a nice build to it.

Outside #2 by azarbayejani

Outside #2 is a dancier remix of an ambient song. It’s very chill and relaxing. It’s based on “Do While” by Oval, a glitchy loopy track.

parkway by peterkins

parkway is a chilled-out, very mellow, instrumental piece of trip-hop.

Just This Once by MaiaMadness

Just This Once is, well, a great, angry, and woman-fronted rock song.

Aim by azarbayejani

Aim is a multi-layered ambient electronica piece, which I find soothing.

running into by IngeChiles

running into is a lovely and minimal song – just IngeChiles singing with her ukelele.

For Now by onehalfjunco

For Now is a dreamy, soothing, intrumental electronica piece. It’s lovely and chill.

Abstract Placidity by acb

Abstract Placidity is a mellow minimal, nearly ambient electronica song. It’s spacy laid-back instrumental background music.

Edit: It’s acb’s first appearance here!

Don’t Fool Me by unSane

Don’t Fool Me is a jangly garage rock song.

Chased by MaiaMadness

Chased is a jangly electronic pop song.