Sunday, July 17, 2011

new split w/ halaka

so the guys over the Pile Records recently asked me to take part in a new Halaka split album they'd been hoping to release.  this, of course, was pretty goddam exciting because i figured no one ever even listened to any of this stuff, let alone enjoyed it.  not to mention the fact, that their songs on the album are pretty damn good.

the timing was also fortunate because i was housesitting a farm (farmsitting?) down here, so i had a good place to spread all my cables and shit out and make a lot of noise without peeving the neighbors.  so, these songs happened over the last two weeks or so.

anyways, head over to the archive to check out the album.

it's the kind of music like theirs that made me start recording stuff in the first place.

much thanks to Halaka for including me in this.

side a (Halaka):
1. Like The Rain
2. Delia
3. Not Dead On The Sidewalk
4. Takeout Lunch
5. Fishing Line
6. Waves At The End

side b (Appalachian Yard Art):
1. Intro
2. This Town Is Empty Now
3. Jane Ponder
4. Run Mauro, Run
5. Light-Colored Bulbs
6. Down Still & On The Road
7. (untitled non-song)
8. Warmth
9. Bones
10. Hide Your Tracks

Friday, July 15, 2011


here's a favorite of mine being butchered over an 18 minute span. also, i think somehow the speed of the vocal track and the speed of the guitar track got thrown off each other.  i don't know if that's possible.

sorry superchunk.


also probably the only time you'll hear a drum track. until of course i make a human friend to play drums with me.

UPDATE: here is another take.  it's still 20 minutes too long and doing the original an injustice.

Friday, July 1, 2011


handholder demos - appalachian yard art

all songs are solo/acoustic.  just banjo, guitar, & mandolin.  these are the first step in the direction of a "bluegrass" project.  or at least appalachian in some sense or feel.  i use the terms bluegrass/appalachian loosely.  they mean what i want them to mean.

1. milk chocolate
2. down in the still #1
3. song for sam #2
4. the son of my father
5. when you stole my heart, you buried my soul
6. union valley
7. hell is hotter than hell (desert song)
8. the medicine is all gone
9. loser (garcia/hunter)
10. black & blue
11 & 12. wasted (years of my life) #1 & #2
13. down in the still / hoofbite
14. away from me
15. on parade, now and forever (horses come down)

these are all working titles and a lot of repeat songs. just different recordings. more crappy demos coming soon.