Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

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Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by marqueemoon » Thu May 05, 2022 10:21 pm

Hey, OSG family. I'm excited to announce my band Half Tail's new EP Catching Frogs At Night is out now on Bandcamp and streaming services. We're not doing any physical media, but high resolution downloads are available.

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This is a departure from the scrappy indie rock I typically make with my other projects. This is much more polished and also more rock n' roll. There are hooks and guitar solos, and offsets are heavily represented. I hope you'll give it a listen.
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Post by johnnysomersett » Fri May 06, 2022 10:15 pm

I like that. It's got a really pleasing laid-back slacker vibe - took me right back to the mid-90s :D Lyrics are nicely constructed in their prosody and just the right amount of 'clever'.

Look forward to hearing the rest
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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 07, 2022 12:04 am

johnnysomersett wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 10:15 pm
I like that. It's got a really pleasing laid-back slacker vibe - took me right back to the mid-90s :D Lyrics are nicely constructed in their prosody and just the right amount of 'clever'.

Look forward to hearing the rest
Thanks! That’s exactly the vibe we’re going for. I’m the old guy in the band, so that stuff just comes naturally. :D

I’m not the lead singer/writer here, but yeah I agree. James rides that line well.

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Post by sal paradise » Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am

Yeah I like this a lot too.

Hearing grown ups making cool music make me feel better about approaching 40 & wanting to play in a power pop band.

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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by johnnysomersett » Sat May 07, 2022 3:39 am

sal paradise wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am
Yeah I like this a lot too.

Hearing grown ups making cool music make me feel better about approaching 40 & wanting to play in a power pop band.
I'm 40 in just a few weeks and my new, power pop (with a touch of punk), band are just about to release our first EP! I'm done making obtuse beard-scratching tunes that only 9 dudes will ever listen to....hooks and choruses from now on :w00t:

Do it!
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Post by smjenkins » Sat May 07, 2022 5:33 am

Sounds great Seth! Does a nice job of sounding like both excited pop and slacker rock. The guitar hook is like "let's go man!" and the lyrical tone is like "but why?" It's a neat trick.

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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 07, 2022 7:29 am

johnnysomersett wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 3:39 am
sal paradise wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am
Yeah I like this a lot too.

Hearing grown ups making cool music make me feel better about approaching 40 & wanting to play in a power pop band.
I'm 40 in just a few weeks and my new, power pop (with a touch of punk), band are just about to release our first EP! I'm done making obtuse beard-scratching tunes that only 9 dudes will ever listen to....hooks and choruses from now on :w00t:

Do it!
Yeah. I turn 49(!) next week. I still play some beard scratchin’ music with my other projects, but it’s really fun to play shinier, poppier guitar music with lyrics people can understand.

Thanks for giving it a listen, everyone. Looks like Don’t Worry, Ma is up as a single now on most if not all of the streaming places.

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Post by johnnysomersett » Sat May 07, 2022 9:51 am

I can tell you now, 4 beers deep in the sun...it's perfect 4 beers deep in the sun music 👌🏻

My wife said it was great too. Which is a thing.
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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by sal paradise » Sat May 07, 2022 10:56 am

johnnysomersett wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 3:39 am
sal paradise wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am
Yeah I like this a lot too.

Hearing grown ups making cool music make me feel better about approaching 40 & wanting to play in a power pop band.
I'm 40 in just a few weeks and my new, power pop (with a touch of punk), band are just about to release our first EP! I'm done making obtuse beard-scratching tunes that only 9 dudes will ever listen to....hooks and choruses from now on :w00t:

Do it!
My birthday is next week 😬😬😬

Make sure you post the link in here when the ep is out, wound like to hear that.

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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by johnnysomersett » Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 pm

sal paradise wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 10:56 am
johnnysomersett wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 3:39 am
sal paradise wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 1:06 am
Yeah I like this a lot too.

Hearing grown ups making cool music make me feel better about approaching 40 & wanting to play in a power pop band.
I'm 40 in just a few weeks and my new, power pop (with a touch of punk), band are just about to release our first EP! I'm done making obtuse beard-scratching tunes that only 9 dudes will ever listen to....hooks and choruses from now on :w00t:

Do it!
My birthday is next week 😬😬😬

Make sure you post the link in here when the ep is out, wound like to hear that.
40 is the new 27 I hear.

I'll be sure to post it in this section when it's all done. Just one more track to come back from mixing and it'll be public.
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Post by windmill » Sat May 07, 2022 4:03 pm

sounds good

well done

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Post by marqueemoon » Fri May 13, 2022 5:36 am

Hey, y’all. The full thing is out now!

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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by johnnysomersett » Sat May 14, 2022 7:57 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 5:36 am
Hey, y’all. The full thing is out now!
Love it. Really good summer vibes and nice hooks.

Putting it on my Snotify 👌🏻
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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 14, 2022 8:35 am

johnnysomersett wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 7:57 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 5:36 am
Hey, y’all. The full thing is out now!
Love it. Really good summer vibes and nice hooks.

Putting it on my Snotify 👌🏻
Thanks! Yeah, it was really fun to do all that ear candy guitar stuff.

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Re: Half Tail - Catching Frogs At Night (my band's new EP)

Post by johnnysomersett » Sat May 14, 2022 8:36 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 8:35 am
johnnysomersett wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 7:57 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 5:36 am
Hey, y’all. The full thing is out now!
Love it. Really good summer vibes and nice hooks.

Putting it on my Snotify 👌🏻

Thanks! Yeah, it was really fun to do all that ear candy guitar stuff.
Long live power-pop
Silly Rabbit, don't you know scooped mids are for kids?

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