Same Old Song

20 07 2011

Another song about a project gone wrong

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…and more covers

30 06 2011

Courtesy of Blathnaid Conroy





more covers

24 06 2011

“I actually didn’t see the cover idea you posted until AFTER I had this idea to send you cover ideas, but I thought I’d send you these anyway. I did this first image from two photos I took in Washington and then I drew the lighthouse. The second idea is just a few public domain images mixed with a still from Xena.”

– Neal Williams

Too funny, and these are fucking great. So Neal, how about a Hard Ground single with one of these covers and your remix as a b-side? I think I like the light house best, but it may just be that it’s so exciting to see “The Project Plan” in writing!

And I’ve been meaning to ask you: if I were to fork up my own to have, say, 200 EPs pressed to vinyl, do you know what I’d be looking at per print, and would you be able to point me to good shop?





cover?

24 06 2011





Horns!

24 06 2011

Thanks to Joshua Koppeis for taking these up a notch with his deadly trombone.

Hold On

You Come in Waves 





The Spinning Clones Experiment

16 02 2011

I’d just started Hold On the night before The Spinning Clones asked me to contribute to a collective recording project where several musicians would take turns re-envisioning one of their ufinished tracks. Hold On was already looking to be a gritty departure from my usual sappy indie crooning, so I thought it would make an apt pallet for taking the original Spinning Clones sample far from it’s own whimsical origin. My mix was already guitar-heavy, so I EQed Andrew’s acoustic guitar out as much as I could and focused on Anne’s vocal layers. Those were still in a different key and different meter form my mix, so I cut them down to a 2-note snippet that fit harmonically and then digitally stretched them to fill the space I’d carved out. She comes in around 1:20:

 Hold On

Check out the original track and other submissions here.





NOAH Promo Soundtrack

13 12 2010

A friend of mine just made this documentary/promo for NOAH (National Organization for the Advancement of Haiti), a non-profit working on health care initiatives in Haiti. He scored it all with The Project Plan, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it!