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An Embarassment of Musical Riches
April 15, 2006 9:46 AM   Subscribe

You desire new music? How fortuitous! Look what your fellow mefites have been up to:

- The 23rd Century, addictive psychedelic pop from tcobretti (via Projects)
- Both Ends of a Gun, a shotgun-produced country album by Miko (via Projects)
- Congratulations to the Young Men of Nelson, creepy tortured music-toy electronica by nylon (via Projects)
- MAXX KLAXON, ass-bumping orwello-euro electropop by Artifice_Eternity (via Projects)
- Inter[mediate], an electronic EP by phylum sinter (via Projects)
- Vector Trio, atmospheric jazzers, and just one client of turtlegirl's Scully Sound production outfit (via Projects)
- Fractures EP, some lush electronic stuff by nthdegx (via Projects)
- The Earl Stoner Band, countrified tunes by xowie (via Projects)
- Red On Strike, XX-fronted punk rock by InfidelZombie (via Projects)
- The Scarring Party, foot-stomping old-timey tunes by drezdn (via Projects)
- Soplerflo Archives, sundry musical noises by soplerflo (via...wait for it...waaaaaait for iiiiit...Projects!)

Viva la Projects!
posted by cortex (97 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
And there's also Miracle Beard, by Fuzzy Monster, myself and a cast of billions. Everyone is a member of Miracle Beard. Even you!

I'd also like to give a shout-out to the music by cloeburner.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:56 AM on April 15, 2006


If only there were some sort of collective staging-ground for the accumlation and cross-pollination of mefite musical works!
posted by cortex at 9:57 AM on April 15, 2006


This is not original production, but DJ mixes: (mixed with ableton).

Bittersweet - Trance mix (summer '05)
Nothing New - Techno/Electro/Progressive (just done a week ago)

Warning: Each of those is an 80meg mp3 download. And self-links, both.
posted by empath at 10:02 AM on April 15, 2006


If I have some time this afternoon (after doing my taxes), I'll take a shot at doing a short mega-mix with whatever is posted in this thread.
posted by empath at 10:04 AM on April 15, 2006


Thanks for the shout out The Card Cheat, I haven't updated the site in a while but I've made a ton of songs recently [and drawings and other stuff], here is a link to an ambient track I made on my gameboy the other night that I'm quite proud of... clckpp.

Here is a collaboration between me and mefite, Espy Gillespie... Flying Saucers, Heavenly Blues.

Pardon my self-promotion.
posted by cloeburner at 10:04 AM on April 15, 2006


Definitely check the phylum sinter material cortex mentioned if you're into electronic music.
posted by nthdegx at 10:06 AM on April 15, 2006


:) I am already appreciating music this morning. Many thanks cortex. I agree, a metafilter cross-pollination collective staging groun would be cool. MetaMusic? MetaMix? MetaJam?
posted by smallerdemon at 10:06 AM on April 15, 2006


Well shit, let me in on the pimp party!

Our band, Tin Horse. All country originals.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:07 AM on April 15, 2006


What about the Harvey Girls?
posted by yodelingisfun at 10:11 AM on April 15, 2006


I have some mefite's version of King of Carrot Flowers that I love dearly. It's great stuff.
posted by mathowie at 10:12 AM on April 15, 2006


I'm not musical...but I can still be happily jealous of my sister, luxdivon, who plays in austin occasionally. I put up her site, but haven't got it to a point to add to projects.
posted by ejaned8 at 10:13 AM on April 15, 2006


Oh, and you don't get off that lightly, cortex: http://www.joshmillard.com/songs/. :P
posted by nthdegx at 10:21 AM on April 15, 2006


shit man I got to do some housecleaning in there
posted by cortex at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2006


I bought the ... Men of Nelson ... CD and can vouch for it. If you like the samples on the site, you'll dig the whole release. Nice packaging, too.

The Harvey Girls are here, and they're excellent.

Also, I'm still hosting 3 gloriously terrific unreleased tracks by MeFite Fake. Get 'em here. The album is so good I gave serious thought to starting a label to release it. One of the best 5 albums I heard in 2005.
posted by dobbs at 10:27 AM on April 15, 2006


I don't know all of their usernames, but I know members of http://www.monkeypowertrio.com read and post here.
posted by nonmyopicdave at 10:30 AM on April 15, 2006


If only there were some sort of collective staging-ground for the accumlation and cross-pollination of mefite musical works!

didn't there used to be?
and lookit that sweet MeTa category.
posted by carsonb at 10:30 AM on April 15, 2006


Miko,

Singer songwriter music isn't normally my cup of tea, but I'm enjoying your stuff this morning as I work. Nice job!
posted by nonmyopicdave at 10:33 AM on April 15, 2006


As cortex comments several times in that MeTa thread I think the question above was asked tongue in cheek with a sidelong glance ;)
posted by nthdegx at 10:33 AM on April 15, 2006


Me likey Red On Strike.
posted by psmealey at 10:33 AM on April 15, 2006


Although I don't really play anything anymore, I have been having a lot of fun with Garage Band. :) My favorite being a little Aqua Teen Hunger Force remix starring Master Shake.

Although I also couldn't resist the remixer's mainstay, The Day The Earth Stood Still.
posted by smallerdemon at 10:38 AM on April 15, 2006


I think the question above was asked elbow in ribs with an expectant glare.
posted by carsonb at 10:43 AM on April 15, 2006


The zip file for the Fractures EP by nthdegx is broken.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:44 AM on April 15, 2006


Are we allowed to flag this post as noise?
posted by nthdegx at 10:46 AM on April 15, 2006


Works fine here, dirtynumbangelboy. If you still have no luck and are interested I can dropload you a copy.
posted by nthdegx at 10:47 AM on April 15, 2006


Or if you're a Last.fm bod you can check it out there.
posted by nthdegx at 10:48 AM on April 15, 2006


I think I'm in love with The Scarring Party.
posted by cilantro at 10:52 AM on April 15, 2006


I have some mefite's version of King of Carrot Flowers that I love dearly. It's great stuff.

I'm guessing it's mine. Glad you dig it! There's more stuff at my web site. I've almost got a new demo finished, it'll probably be up tonight or tomorrow.
posted by ludwig_van at 10:59 AM on April 15, 2006


Don't forget PinkStainlessTail. I heard his version of Jingle, Rock, Bell last Christmas on my local radio!
posted by caddis at 11:05 AM on April 15, 2006


How could you possibly leave our very own cortex's Aural Times?

They sing the headlines so we don't have to! My favorites so far are the rockin' "Tom Delay to Give Up Seat in Congress" and the synth pop madness of "Google Launches Calander."
posted by Afroblanco at 11:06 AM on April 15, 2006


Christ, I forgot ludwig_van. Hi, ludwig_van!
posted by cortex at 11:11 AM on April 15, 2006


Afroblanco, it's cortex's FPP. :)

The zip file for the Fractures EP by nthdegx is broken.

Works for me. Listening now.

Al_Truist also has a few tracks up at the bottom of his page.
posted by dobbs at 11:12 AM on April 15, 2006


Also, our own 31d1 renders very nice beats.
posted by cortex at 11:13 AM on April 15, 2006


Those who can't do, write. Therefore I'm writing about new bands and old groups who are playing Coachella this year at the Official Coachella blog.
posted by tsarfan at 11:19 AM on April 15, 2006


(oops)
posted by Afroblanco at 11:19 AM on April 15, 2006


Shameless plug-a-thon! ubiquitone was the name of my first project, and is now the name of our american rock band. There are three full length albums:

ubiquitone: including - original tech-soul sound. All songs available for download
The Essex Shuck, with the songs Cybil Jean and Rail Song.
Americondition, just released, nothing to download yet, but you'll want to buy one before they're gone :)
posted by joecacti at 11:21 AM on April 15, 2006


Hi cortex! It's ok, I forgive you. I'm excited about the recording I'm nearly finished with, though. I'll post it in this thread if it's done soon.
posted by ludwig_van at 11:22 AM on April 15, 2006


I want to go to a Scarring Party show and sit around and drink whiskey from a mason jar. I would also not be disinclined to stomping my foot and/or feet.
posted by the theory of revolution at 11:28 AM on April 15, 2006


None of my bands have a site, but would it me be bad to link to a yousendit file for my newest group?
posted by sourwookie at 11:34 AM on April 15, 2006


I love The 23rd Century. Thanks again for the excellent post cortex.

And thanks to everyone for all the subsequent posts. I have started myself a little Entourage Project for music discovery and a big folder full of dragged links for it to track.
posted by smallerdemon at 11:37 AM on April 15, 2006


empath: i liked that new mix... some newer stuff in there, couple of things i also picked up off beatport recently. here's some of my stuff
posted by cmicali at 11:39 AM on April 15, 2006


Our band, Tin Horse. All country originals.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:07 PM EST on April 15


i see a trip to otsego in my near future. june, i think.
posted by quonsar at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2006


Post it, sourwookie.
posted by ludwig_van at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2006


my band is called "Mister Grits." you can hear some clips from our EP at myspace, if you're in to that sort of thing!
posted by mcsweetie at 12:05 PM on April 15, 2006


well, myspace is saying that it can't find one of our songs, so here's a direct link: Been Pregnant!
posted by mcsweetie at 12:23 PM on April 15, 2006


The name of the is The Rugs. (Myspace link). Interesting because the producer is Lou Whitney, famous for also being Jonathan Richman's and Robby Fulks producer. Really up-tempo hook-driven power pop.

I played bass, Hammond B3, and Wurlitzer.
posted by sourwookie at 12:26 PM on April 15, 2006


I'm not in the "pics" page, but I'm donnie in the antique paisley western shirt on the "top eight."
posted by sourwookie at 12:28 PM on April 15, 2006


BTW, The 23rd Century has been in near-constant play in my iPod sinced it was posted. I've been meaning to write a breakdown of the specific "DNA" many of it's tracks share with specific Beatle's songs.
posted by sourwookie at 12:30 PM on April 15, 2006


Hey Cortex, thanks for the linkage!

NYC MeFites, there will be another Maxx Klaxon show on Sunday, April 30 @ Solas in the East Village. You heard it here first.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 1:05 PM on April 15, 2006


Maxx Klaxon, ass-bumping orwello-euro electropop

this had to be my first click and, comrades, I do not regret it! that Internationale is fantastic.
posted by funambulist at 1:11 PM on April 15, 2006


Another rave for The Harvey Girls here.
posted by languagehat at 1:23 PM on April 15, 2006


awesome post - so much interesting stuff here! for psych/drum/noise/whathaveyou, check out these projects in which i'm involved:

1thousandholyshards
blackblacks
slackslacks

yes, we're myspace whores.
posted by visit beautiful mount weather! at 1:26 PM on April 15, 2006


Awesome. If we can't have music.mefi back, please tell me we can at least have a post like this two or three times a year.
posted by Galvatron at 1:27 PM on April 15, 2006


Singer/songwriter stuff by yours truly.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:28 PM on April 15, 2006


Self link. I've really got to get a proper website for my music together. Meanwhile, I can tell I'll be sampling from this post throughout the day.

(Mathowie. Please. For the 17th time. Can we harness the musical power on Metafilter for the forces of good? Bring music.metafilter.com back, please.)
posted by Jimbob at 1:29 PM on April 15, 2006


Given the number of bands i'm in/have been in and all the session work I've done I've lost track of all the albums I've had my hands in. Must be several score.

Would me making a site collecting them be a bad idea? I would want to do streaming/downloadable content. Illegal (as I don't own the copyright on most of the work, you know, session player)? I would just want to have it around for part vanity, part resume reasons.

I suppose it all starts by getting permission.
posted by sourwookie at 1:38 PM on April 15, 2006


cmicali: Wow :) I've been playing Rhetorical Question for about a year now. I played it at Buzz when I opened for Eddie Halliwell last fall.
posted by empath at 1:43 PM on April 15, 2006


Oh, and you got me, those are pretty much all beatport tracks. I'm too lazy to digitize all my vinyl.
posted by empath at 1:48 PM on April 15, 2006


Yay, I finished my new recording! Featuring King Wang on the tuba!
posted by ludwig_van at 2:24 PM on April 15, 2006


The band I'm in got quite a bit of nice feedback (thanks to those who dropped us emails) when we had our music up on http://music.metafilter.com We have music on our site if you're bored...

RIYL: Fridge, Sigur Ros, Hood
posted by almostcool at 2:37 PM on April 15, 2006


I'm tangentially involved with these people but haven't decided whether they belong in Projects or the blue, and I'm too lazy just now to write a full-out videogame music post.
posted by casarkos at 2:45 PM on April 15, 2006


i see a trip to otsego in my near future. june, i think.

What's weird about that quonsar is that I immediately thought of you when we got that booking. If you're able to make it, beer or alcohol of your choice, is on me!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:45 PM on April 15, 2006


fake's stuff is indeed gloriously terrific. And I'm pretty sure I was one of those who dropped almostcool an email back in the music.metafilter days--Marianas is definitely worth checking out.

Metafilter Music is dead! Long live Metafilter Music!
posted by Galvatron at 3:06 PM on April 15, 2006


I suppose I should jump in here with a link to A Maze of Death, an album I made with a fellow Songfighter, based on the book of the same name by Philip K. Dick.
posted by ddf at 4:30 PM on April 15, 2006


I guess I'll chime in here too, with a link to my site, as well as to my EP released on Comfort Stand (R.I.P.)
posted by starkeffect at 4:38 PM on April 15, 2006


Scarring Party: Whoa! Squirrel Nut Zippers meets Kurt Weill. Love it.

The Earl Stoner Band: Nice beldn of alt.country with early-60s surf-rock band.

Still listening to the rest. What a MeFiPalooza! Thanks for the post.
posted by Miko at 7:13 PM on April 15, 2006


Great post -- I've thought for some time that a music.metafilter page would be great... bring it back, please! [when was it removed?]

My mp3 player is smiling and so am i.
posted by phylum sinter at 7:23 PM on April 15, 2006


Yeah..great..whatever..I don't see my jug band's limited 12" disco remix up there. We are just so misunderstood as a music genre.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 8:48 PM on April 15, 2006


god damn it, bluesky, I want to hear that now
posted by cortex at 9:14 PM on April 15, 2006


Some music I've made is here.
posted by MythMaker at 9:57 PM on April 15, 2006


Man, The Scarring Party is fuckin' great!
Drezdn, if you're reading, are you familiar with the band The Dead Brothers? You'd like them, I think.
posted by kenko at 10:50 PM on April 15, 2006


The holiday classic Jingle Bell Rock as re-imagined by PinkStainlessTail, Jingle Rock Bell
posted by geekyguy at 2:51 AM on April 16, 2006


I don't produce much music right now, but I have been told that my podcast is worth your hour. All music, little banter.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 6:58 AM on April 16, 2006


i see a trip to otsego in my near future. june, i think.

What's weird about that quonsar is that I immediately thought of you when we got that booking. If you're able to make it, beer or alcohol of your choice, is on me!
posted by KevinSkomsvold


Since this is about 8 miles from my house I guess I need to be there, too.
posted by mss at 7:55 AM on April 16, 2006


Drezdn, if you're reading, are you familiar with the band The Dead Brothers? You'd like them, I think.

Hey Kenko, I actually first heard the Dead Brothers through a link on Metafilter. I haven't been able to successfully order an album yet though.

Re: The Scarring Party, if you guys like us our first CD is coming out on April 28th, we should offer the ability to order it online sometime soon, or drop me an email.
posted by drezdn at 8:38 AM on April 16, 2006


Awesome post, cortex, I don't know where to start.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:41 AM on April 16, 2006


starkeffect! I've been listening to both "green eggs and ham" and "bunnyrabbits, satan, cheese, and milk" for ages and never realized that they're by the same person; one of them's missing ID tags. Great work. And sad to learn of Comfort Stand's demise.
posted by TimeFactor at 10:18 AM on April 16, 2006


I still have a tab open somewhere all ready to buy nylon's CD from when he posted it to Projects - great stuff.

Given the outpouring above, I reckon mathowie should look into releasing MetaFilter: The Album. CC-licensed, of course.

Right, time to get me download on. Thanks in advance, everyone.
posted by jack_mo at 10:41 AM on April 16, 2006


Actually, we’re here. We just spent a weekend playing shows with another MeFi-connected band, The Notes and Scratches (via verysleeping; also see his MeFi project, Muted Tones). They are truly amazing live performers and fantastic people. They’re based in Chicago, so if you’re there, make a point of seeing them; they’re also on tour in July, hitting a bunch of east coast cities (and Toronto). Go see them if they make it to your town if you happen to enjoy sustained bouts of happy ass shaking!
posted by melissa may at 11:11 AM on April 16, 2006


Nicely done, cortex! But, I'm sorry to say, I'm going to have to take this to MeTa.
posted by nylon at 12:29 PM on April 16, 2006


Also there's Lotus Wire (me) :)
posted by Foosnark at 12:48 PM on April 16, 2006


My band. Our best track.
posted by krix at 1:33 PM on April 16, 2006


This is a great post and comments. Whoo!
posted by dejah420 at 6:06 PM on April 16, 2006


The Scarring Party are great. I need more songs to listen to!
posted by tcobretti at 9:06 PM on April 16, 2006


What a coincidence, I write the musics too. klangklangston is my #1 fan, though he's conspicuously absent from this thread. Way to desert me in my time of need, dumpo.
posted by speicus at 9:44 PM on April 16, 2006


Mefi comp album: call for submissions
posted by cortex at 8:25 AM on April 17, 2006


empath: it's not a bad thing, we've all become beatport addicts now.. i don't know anyone that even buys vinyl anymore
posted by cmicali at 8:38 AM on April 17, 2006


And that band Derailleur's new album is just the Cat's Meow. It's the bee's knees.
posted by COBRA! at 9:19 AM on April 17, 2006


Thanks for the link cortex! Glad people like the music.

Now I've gotta find some server space for our other tracks, so I can fix my original Projects link.
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:16 AM on April 17, 2006


Shameless Self Pimp:

Ice Cream Creatures

electronic + vocals + guitar + sounds + good stuff

Robot wisdom likes it!
posted by Espoo2 at 11:44 AM on April 17, 2006


Wow, there is a lot of good stuff available in here. May as well skew the average by shamlessly whorepimping as well:

Hence The Name

Or you could just try out some hit singles.

Best described as novelty electronica: accordion, Playschool turntablism, lo-fi tracker hijinx. Cheap as free.
posted by Durhey at 2:58 PM on April 17, 2006


Thanks for posting! Hope folks are enjoying the tracks...
posted by soplerfo at 4:30 PM on April 17, 2006


weird
posted by Satapher at 6:15 PM on April 17, 2006


I make music too.
posted by edlundart at 10:56 PM on April 17, 2006


Satapher: no u
posted by cortex at 8:06 AM on April 18, 2006


Guess I should whore myself.

omfg Brad Sucks
posted by frenetic at 9:31 AM on April 18, 2006


This mefite is plays punk-bluegrass with Lonesome Jack, as long as we're still giving shout-outs. Hooray music!
posted by jrb223 at 10:17 AM on April 18, 2006


My band (along with Ty Webb)...
posted by black8 at 3:24 PM on April 21, 2006


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