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cgod  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hey, I released my acoustic mope-fi EP yesterday. I hope you like it.

Getting me to listen to a whole album of white guy playing an guitar while talking about his life is about as hard as getting me to walk over hot coals. That being said I like your album and listened to it all the way through.

It's not cliched in any of the regular annoying modern ways. The style is nothing but singer song writer, timeless and honest sounding. It's low-finess in now way detracts from the content, the content is strong enough on it's own to not want or need the polish.

Sometimes the vocals drop a little flat, like in Kalamazoo. The chorus saves the song but the verse just kind of plods along.

It's so hard to write good songs and you've got the knack. What do you want to do with your music? Keep recording alone? Get a band together? Any band with sense would realize that they are lucky to have someone who can knock out a good song.

You have any significant influences?





T-Dog  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    getting me to listen to a whole album of white guy playing a guitar while talking about his life is about as hard as getting me to walk over hot coals. That being said I like your album and listened to it all the way through.

Mind if I use this quote on the bandcamp page?

I agree about the vocals, in Kalamazoo especially. That was a frustrating one to write because there are so many parts to the story that I wanted to tell. I gave up a lot of ideas to make it more concise and it wasn't really enough. I think a second verse melody would have helped out a lot in making it more interesting. I get the same feeling about "All The Things You'd Say"

My most notable musical endeavor is as bassist in a band called The Blisters but I don't write songs for them. This was my first solo release so I haven't thought too far ahead, for now I'm working on another white guy with guitar album but I'm recording it for real. I may add bass and drums down the line but I'd record them myself.

For this project, I drew a lot of inspiration from Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra. He has a side project called Right Away, Great Captain that I really admire.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...have you ever posted about being in The Blisters before?

I'm a bit blown away by that and am enjoying this album a lot. Andy Hull rules and I definitely hear a bit of him in your music. These songs are super well written but there are points where I wish there was some sort of accompaniment or another guitar going on somewhere. Such as bass and/or drums.

Love the crippling loneliness tag.

T-Dog  ·  2254 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have mentioned it a couple times I think, but probably just in conversations with tng. why, have you heard of us?

Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it and I'm glad you can hear the Andy hull! My dream Is that somehow one of these songs will reach him and he'll love it so much that he'll offer to produce and finance my next record. In that case, there would definitely be bass, drums, strings, the works!