Tag Archives: rock

You and San Francisco by unSane

You and San Francisco is a singalong sort of pop rock song, with echoing guitars and harmonizing. And as I live in San Francisco, that shoutout doesn’t hurt!

Today marks the third anniversary of the podcast! I had no idea it would last so long, that I would like so much of Mefi Music, that I’d still be writing these blurbs that simply pale in comparison to the wonderful songs.

For personal reasons, it’s time to put the podcast on hold. It’ll be back when things have settled down a bit. Perhaps in a week or two? No promises.

Ballad of Steven Slater by cortex

Ballad of Steven Slater is a fun rock song with a subject ripped from the headlines! It’s about a flight attendant who got fed up, walked off the job dramatically, and became a folk hero. A year later, he gave an interview to the Huffington Post, he was in better shape, and avoiding media. Good luck!

This Was Hardly A Moment by cortex

Romantic comedies have tropes like meet-cutes, and sparks found in a moment of connection. This Was Hardly A Moment is a rock song that takes a look at those tropes and says, “uh, no.” There are songs about love at first sight, and this is like an anti-love song.

Summer’s Calling (remix) by unSane

Summer’s Calling (remix) is cheerful garage pop rock. It was part of a Music Challenge about summer songs.

Coming up on the podcast this July: Christmas songs!

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.

Just This Once by MaiaMadness

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

Live Life by InfidelZombie

Live Life is a cover of the Kinks song – it’s just a fun lofi and NSFW rock song.

Rewrite by cortex

Rewrite is a plucky musically-upbeat rock song, with banjo and guitars. Lyrically, it’s a big dislodged chunk of post-breakup catharsis.

It’s from cortex’s “record an album in a month” challenge, which produced Inchoatery, which has gotten some play here.

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear by davejay

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear imitates the sound of a 1960s novelty song – special effects samples, kazoos, and harmonizing background vocals. It sounds like a theme song, and it’s got a surf rock rhythm section.

Uh Uh by cortex

Uh Uh is a dancy little pop rock song from cortex, part of an attempt to make an entire album in a month – which succeeded as Inchoatery. Another track or two may appear here.

Edit: Consider this a Saturday bonus track!

Where Is My Mind by cortex

Where Is My Mind is a cool little garage rock cover of the Pixies tune, with a theremin wailing away and rockstar guitars.

Hamburgers by keithburgun

Hamburgers is a college rock lovesong about food.

A Number Another Summer by The World Famous

A Number Another Summer has guitars with lots of reverb, and layers of synths, both throbbing and gently washing. The description calls out The Cure, Disintegration-era, but it stands well by itself.

I Think You’re Alright (demo) by frenetic

I Think You’re Alright (demo) is a pretty great rock song. (Not a lovesong.) I like the groove of the bass guitar especially, and the touches of synth throughout.

arrested development by raisindebt

arrested development is an electronic rock song, the story of a man only able to communicate via the means of the titles of pop culture artifacts.

Home (a sketch) by punkbitch

Home (a sketch) is a folk rock song. Lots of acoustic guitar strumming, and reaching for high notes.

This is punkbitch’s first appearance here!

The Life of Perfect Creatures by chimaera

The Life of Perfect Creatures is a rock song, with a wall of guitars, about Laika, the dog cosmonaut.

Goodbye Horses by frenetic

Goodbye Horses is an electronic rock cover of the Q Lazzarus song, popularized by “Silence of the Lambs.”

Happy 4th of July!

Sleep in the temple by american caesar

Sleep in the temple is a sorta honkytonk cover of Prince’s “Thieves in the Temple.” I like the harmonica work here. This is american caesar’s first appearance on the podcast.

Stain by chococat

Stain is a nifty rock song, with a man singing in falsetto, and nice layers.

Maytown by Espoo2

Maytown is some awesome electronic rock with interesting layers and textures.

Bride of the Creature From the Deep by uncleozzy

Bride of the Creature From the Deep is a sequel (the first here!) to another “head-bobbing retro pop song,” Creature From the Deep (previously).

Feel Free! Plastic Surgery! (demo) by frenetic

Feel Free! Plastic Surgery! (demo) is an upbeat and happy song, with slightly less optimistic lyrics – cutting, even – about plastic surgery. I like this as it is, with weird instruments in the background, like the beatboxing, other mouth noises, and the swelling horns.

The final version – on Guess Who’s a Mess and on Soundcloud – loses some of the goofy instrumentation, and some of the charm, though your mileage may vary.

Downtown by goodnewsfortheinsane

Downtown is a slow drudge rock version of the 1964 song, written by Tony Hatch, performed by Petula Clark, and covered many, many times. It’s not cheerful, and it’s melancholic and heavy, but not too heavy.

Open by The World Famous

Open is a driving rock song, sort of a dance song with a guitar, in an unusual five-on-the-floor beat instead of the usual four-on-the-floor.

Springtime, All At Once by pts

Springtime, All At Once is an instrumental piece, starting with a syncopated orchestral feel, and building to more of a rock song.

It’s the first time pts has appeared on the podcast!

Heroin by uncleozzy

Heroin is uncleozzy’s straightforward rock take on the Velvet Underground song.

Heroin by chococat

Heroin is a garage rock cover of the Velvet Underground song, primarily singing and a guitar. (Though, there is a high-pitched drone.)

Looking at Things, Doing Stuff by dagosto

Looking at Things, Doing Stuff is a quiet poppy rock song, with a chill desert atmosphere to the guitar.

Halleluyeah! by The World Famous

Halleluyeah! is a glistening 80’s piece of hair metal butt rock. It’s ridiculous and awesome.

Yeah, let’s do a Hallelujah week.

Makin’ Steps by InfidelZombie

Makin’ Steps is a angry, speedy, short, and NSFW punk rock song.

Chester by tmcw

Chester starts with looping, melodic progressions of an acoustic guitar, and it builds up into a rock song.

hypotech by dobie

hypotech is a loping rock song, in the old school “roots” mode.

Breathing On Another Planet by Saellys

Breathing On Another Planet is a lovely and mellow rock song about a breakup that made someone flee the planet.

Lorem Ipsum by jake

Lorem Ipsum is a great j-pop song – an entirely digital performance except for the guitar and bass. The rest – the choir, the vocals, the other instruments – are made by computer. The lyrics are from some wellknown placeholder text – it’s not grammatical Latin, it’s just meant as visual filler text until the real text arrives.

It Came From Mexico by jhighmore

It Came From Mexico is a flamenco-flavored rock song. It has a definite atmosphere.

I Said It All by chococat

I Said It All is a lovely bit of lofi garage rock, done for a Music Challenge – it uses only two chords.

No Tomorrow by nanojath

No Tomorrow is experimental rock – it’s driven by noodly synths, which remind me of Dan Deacon. It’s got a noisy drone, but I like the progression. It’s nanojath’s first appearance on the podcast.

I Command You to Be My Woman by frenetic

I Command You to Be My Woman is a big dumb rock song. Fun and hilarious!

Beestung by The World Famous

Beestung is a really lovely indie rock song, with fun falsettos.