I started to mixdown a song I had neglected for almost a year and found a bunch of discarded ideas for a lead melody that didn’t make the final mix. There were five discarded melodies in all. As I listened to each back-to-back they seemed to accidentally form a song structure. So I moved the pieces around a bit and mixed them down. Here’s the results.
It’s kind of beautiful, kind of cacophonous. A happy accident.
Here’s a clown-ish demo I made back in February of 2010. I think it was the first track I made when I switched from producing on my clamshell Macbook to my desktop iMac. You can really hear the difference?
Babe Rainbow x The Jealous Guys - Wasted Youth (Rough Mix)
In the summer of 2011, Davey Boy Smith linked me with Bay Area’s the Jealous Guys. They loved my Punks Jump Up To Get Beat and intended to use it on their next mixtape. As things progressed they ended up working exclusively with Zodiac instead of a melange of producers (like most tapes). No hard feelings, of course. They song still came out pretty hype.
Bad Day is a biannual interview style magazine based in Toronto. They’ve made it issue 13 and their fifth year. You’ve probably seen the magazine around at Rotate This or Magic Pony, and you’d notice that each issue is tinted a…
Back in late 2010 while working on the Endless Path EP, I sent a few demos to Claire to see if she’d be interested in providing vocals. Here’s one of those tracks. It’s a really rough demo that’ll probably stay a really rough demo, but I still think it’s very pretty.