Mefi's own Corduroy made a record!
April 26, 2021 11:18 AM   Subscribe

Here is the gorgeous video to his song Again. After 89 song posts, longtime mefi music contributor Seth Thomas aka Corduroy has a legit record out, and posted to mefi projects this video, which is a collaboration with Jon David Russell featuring impeccably rendered puppets and miniatures.

Corduroy has been posting wistful, thoughtful songs ever since he showed us the second song he had ever written at age 17, right after he had just started to play guitar.

He has come a long way since King Kong Song posted in 2007, which he admits he wrote with one syllable per strum because otherwise he wouldn't yet be able to sing it and play guitar at the same time. Not_on_display commented on that early tune, "I feel like I'm hanging out in REM's parents' basement when they were teenagers."

Corduroy's stare-out-the-window-on-a-foggy-day songs are very much his own. That said, I think fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, José Gonzalez, Nick Drake and The Microphones will find a lot to love in his music, with it's haiku-like lyrics.

Here are some of my selected favorites from Corduroy's mefi music 'back catalog':

Japanese Maple
Parent's Pews
Apfel Augen
Heartbreak of Dawn (played on the oud!)
Time to Get Up recorded with past mefi music regular sleepy pete.
posted by umbú (13 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Very pretty, thanks for posting!
posted by nevercalm at 11:40 AM on April 26

Thanks, OP! Please add a Seth Thomas tag to the post?
Edited to add: and Jon David Russell, too?
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:48 AM on April 26

Very cool. Terrific video! Congrats, Corduroy.
posted by gwint at 11:52 AM on April 26

The song and the video are both beautiful -- congrats on your album release, Corduroy!
posted by ourobouros at 12:08 PM on April 26

Fantastic! Inspiring, Corduroy!
posted by Silvery Fish at 1:02 PM on April 26

Super super awesome! Love the music video and song....congrats Corduroy!
posted by glaucon at 1:21 PM on April 26

This is beautiful and the video is beautiful as well. Well done!
posted by Mchelly at 2:25 PM on April 26

I'm listening as I write this. Very lovely and very well done for both the video and song.
posted by ShakeyJake at 3:10 PM on April 26

Very charming song and video!
posted by Stoof at 4:57 PM on April 26

Wow, umbú, thank you so much for this thoughtful post (and review of my back catalogue!). Like umbú said, I've been posting songs on Metafilter since I started writing songs. It's hard for me to imagine doing one without the other now! It really has been such a positive community to share with and build confidence with (for a while Metafilter users were the only people I shared my songs with).

Thank you all for the nice comments!!
posted by Corduroy at 5:19 PM on April 26 [8 favorites]

Congrats on your album!
posted by rmd1023 at 6:26 PM on April 26

Congrats ! Sweet stuff...
posted by nicolin at 2:46 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

For Google algorithms, this album is called The Songs of Seth Thomas.
posted by Corduroy at 1:54 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]

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