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Post by MrShake » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:37 am

New demo from yesterday. Written as I recorded it, just a "to show it to the rest of the band" kind of thing.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/c42ojgati ... 9.mp3/file

I have a split personality as a musician - fuzz-blasted garage-punk live; drifty, nebulous shoegazey ambience and drone at home, between headphones and on recordings.

Intent: Recently joined a new trio here in Boston (Candy Curtain) as the singer/guitarist. They wanted us to get together based on the shoegaze stuff of mine they've heard, with a slightly catchier slant. I'll be a co-writer, but have happened to have had a few songs plop out in a row recently and we're also using some of my older stuff to kickstart a live set. My "solo" stuff tends to be a little formless and atmospheric, more Slowdive than Ride. Lots of layers, likely unable to perform live without at least 3 more people who were on their game. And I'm not that good. So the new stuff is being written and demo'd with "straightforward live trio arrangements" in mind. "One guitar, bass, drums, two limited vocalists."

Caveats: vocals have barely been mixed, still don't like them, but whatever. Trying to do high vocals to indicate for our female co-vocalist. Ehhhh. Cringey, but adequate to illustrate the hook. The whole thing needs a mix and a better EQing, but hey, #DemoLyfe.

Positives: I quite like the guitar tone, which is why I even bother to post it.

Gear List: Jazzmaster -> reverse reverb -> Scarlett interface -> GarageBand

Recording: Copied single guitar "reverse reverb" recording to two separate tracks. One track went through a faux-Marshall simulator, one was clean with a smidge of reverb on the end to tame the highs. Blended the clean up just barely audible in the mix for better guitar definition. Like "virtual" bi-amping, I guess. If necessary in a pinch, I can use my Fender Blender to approximate a mix like that. Auto-drummer and bass through "classic" head and "clean power amp" settings. Sonically, it's more an MBV-knockoff than I was aiming for, but married to a peppy drumbeat and bassline, it came out sounding "bouncier" than I expected, which I liked, and I think the band is gonna "rock it up" a bit. The vocals are really supposed to just be one of each "girl/boy", but sounded a little thin, so I doubled each of them. Cheating, I know, but it made for a more listenable demo. With enough reverb live, nobody will notice.

Kevin Shields: "Other than reverse reverb, it's all mostly just in the technique. Our records have fewer guitar tracks than some bands' demos."
Me in 1998: "Bullshit."
Me in 2018: "I'll be damned!"

You can hear the guitar, bass, drums, and melody, so it's "good enough"! And all those guitar toanz are from an off-the-rack reverse reverb pedal and a straightforward GarageBand amp sim. Not bad for about 2 hours work. I have to confess, even ten years ago I NEVER imagined I'd have the technology or technique to approach sounds like this on demos. After all, it's all about enjoying all this gear, right?

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Post by bubba899 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 pm

My band just put out a single last week and made a video of the recording. Had a fun time so thought I'd share. Solid amounts of offset action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjgbximZ7zI

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Post by SadFuzz » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 pm

bubba899 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 pm
My band just put out a single last week and made a video of the recording. Had a fun time so thought I'd share. Solid amounts of offset action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjgbximZ7zI
This is cool, probably going to get stuck in my head all day.
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Post by jakeisjake » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:06 pm

here's a song a friend and i did. he played drums and did the BGVs, i played 6 and 12 string guitars and bass.

it is an overtly spiritual song...so, if that bothers you...be forewarned.

https://soundcloud.com/sunlightsplatter ... -too-small
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Post by bubba899 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:27 pm

SadFuzz wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 pm
bubba899 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 pm
My band just put out a single last week and made a video of the recording. Had a fun time so thought I'd share. Solid amounts of offset action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjgbximZ7zI
This is cool, probably going to get stuck in my head all day.
Cheers man! Apologies if that was the case.

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Post by tribi9 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:13 pm

Vinkie wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:53 am
My band 'The Maureens' released this single today.
https://youtu.be/vSMGmBNuhc4
That's me on twelve string duty, I play a Ric 381/12. Hope you like it!
This is really good.
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Post by Vinkie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 am

tribi9 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Vinkie wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:53 am
My band 'The Maureens' released this single today.
https://youtu.be/vSMGmBNuhc4
That's me on twelve string duty, I play a Ric 381/12. Hope you like it!
This is really good.
Thanks, glad you like it! I loved recording this, it was pretty much a single take for me apart from the dreamy part in the middle. Because I deliberately hadn't planned the solo parts much at all they came out pretty spontaneous.

There are two more recent singles on our YT channel (She's a Dreamer and 20 Years for the Company) and our new album will be released by February 2019.

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Post by NBarnes21 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:20 am

Put out my debut LP a couple weeks ago:

https://soundcloud.com/plutinos/sets/plutinos

I wrote, sang, drummed, guitar'd, and mixed it all at my home studio, and had a buddy play bass and got it professionally mastered. Hope you dig it!
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Post by Vinkie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:30 am

Vinkie wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 am
tribi9 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Vinkie wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:53 am
My band 'The Maureens' released this single today.
https://youtu.be/vSMGmBNuhc4
That's me on twelve string duty, I play a Ric 381/12. Hope you like it!
This is really good.
Thanks, glad you like it! I loved recording this, it was pretty much a single take for me apart from the dreamy part in the middle. Because I deliberately hadn't planned the solo parts much at all they came out pretty spontaneous.

There are two more recent singles on our YT channel (She's a Dreamer and 20 Years for the Company) and our new album will be released by February 2019.
We've just released the album I mentioned before on vinyl and CD: https://themaureens.bandcamp.com
I am really looking forward to playing the release show in my hometown Utrecht NL this Friday! Hope you like it.

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Post by jorri » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:55 am

https://soundcloud.com/surautomata/stil ... ning-world

There's an album in a few days. A mega long one in fact.

Oh, and all this is on a jazzmaster, warmoth korina style. Jazz bass, and some parts on Bass VI (other songs, i use it almost entirely on one song for about 3 parts, then some don't have it on!.)

Been digging the ridiculous spring reverb on my carlsboro stingray and took a somewhat Albini style approach to tracking (without trying to sound like) involving lots of ambient mics in odd places.

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Post by teenage_riot » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:47 am

Hi! I play in an indie rock/lo-fi/slacker rock sort of band called Adventure Team that I'd like to introduce you guys too:

https://adventureteam.bandcamp.com

Our band bio says it all:

"Adventure Team is a Berlin-based band that delivers a refreshing new take on off-kilter, catchy lo-fi pop, accompanied by a steadily flowing stream of cozy guitar fuzz. Their songcraft as well as their at times shambolic live shows have gained the three-piece comparisons with Gen X arch slackers like Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Pavement.

90s indie rock parallels aside, the group draws further crucial influence from all the major havens of the International Pop Underground, including the numerous boy-girl revolutionaries of 80s Glasgow and 90s Olympia WA, as well as the Kiwi jangle of New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records. Together, the three teamsters Jonathan (voc, g), Emile (b) and Malte (dr) craft a signature sound that combines intuitive, tuneful guitar playing and languidly sincere vocals with a foundation of carefree four-string countermelodies and inventive, jazz-tinged rhythm work."

We put out our first album last year on a small Dutch label named Geertruida. The instrumental tracks were all cut live, using mostly my J Mascis Jazzmaster (the purple one) with C. Novak Pickups. Our bassist was using my Japanese Mustang Bass on all the songs. The dirt on the guitars comes from a series of DIY-built Hotcake pedals. Hit me up if you got any more gear-related or other questions.

Hope you like some of it. Always interested in connecting with more likeminded weirdos out there. Thought I might reach some of them on here.

xx, Jonathan

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Post by marqueemoon » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 am

Here’s one from the band I play bass in. I also did the percussion on the recording.

https://soundcloud.com/sun-tunnels/brynn

We just did basic tracks for a few more songs about a week ago, so more will be coming eventually.

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Post by srednivashtar » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:30 am

And another one: https://soundcloud.com/srednivashtar/ad ... e-hangover

Adrenaline Hangover is a pop song. Enjoy!

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Post by tune_link » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:31 am

Started actively participating in this forum so I guess I may as well out myself.

I used to do this....maybe I still do but it's been a long time (harsh noise/wall of sound/shoegazer with no vocals...uh I hope you like both My Bloody Valentine and like the Rita or Vomir or Masonna)

https://millipede.bandcamp.com/

I do this other thing now with a couple of other people, seems to be a lot better received. (full band shoegaze by a bunch of dudes who used to play hardcore/metal ...which honestly is like 90% of who is playing shoegaze these days right?....I guess people think we sound like Nothing and Hum and Swervedriver or something)

https://lacing.bandcamp.com

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