Today, the Really Good half of the Really Good Pot Roast celebrates a birthday. Rob is a couple calendars older than me, and we’ve honestly known each other my whole life. In the last dozen years, we’ve followed each other into music. We began writing tentative little jams, short little goofy songs we could trade off leading. We had no idea what we were doing.
Now, we’re on the eve of releasing our second full length album together. We argue over song structure, have developed more complex arrangements, and support each other on wild musical tangents. And we still have no idea what we’re doing. But it’s a whole lot more interesting.
Thanks for making some of my favorite music with me.
September 2010, The Really Good Pot Roast released our first full length album, Serious as a Heart Attack. The album is available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Amazon.com, and a host of other stores. Tens of people bought it. It was obviously a wild success.
On the eve of our second release, we’re rereleasing Serious as a Heart Attack on Bandcamp. Even better, we’re rereleasing it for free. Fer reelz.
On Bandcamp, we’re able to offer our music to you at a higher quality, in various formats, and, yes, for free. You can also pay whatever you’d like. If you feel our music is worth a buck or two (or millions), we’ll gladly help you with that.
We released Serious… in memory of our fathers, and all proceeds go to the American Heart Association. This will hold true for as long as people pay for the album.
Whether you buy the album, grab it for free, or just listen in passing, we hope you enjoy it. And be on the look out for You Have Died of Dysentery later this week!
P.S. I got the album art issue fixed here. I suck at teh tumblrz. (-M!?)
With almost ten thousand followers, statistically speaking that was a rhetorical question. If you are that person who hasn’t, go now and read.
Dr. Cranquis is quickly approaching that 10,000 follower milestone, and we’re helping him celebrate. Today we’re giving you the first part of our not-so-secret-anymore super-secret-project we’ve mentioned recently.
We’ve written Dr. Cranquis a theme song.
In a similar vein to his televised alter ego’s theme, Mumbled Gripes is an instrumental drums-forward trip-hop rock track.
Mumbled Gripes will be on our new album You Have Died of Dysentery, which will be released via Bandcamp this week. You’ll be able to download it in whatever format you’d like, at whatever price you’d like (including free).
PS - There is another part to the Dr. Cranquis 10,000th Follower Spectacular in the pipeline, but you’ll just have to wait and see.
The lead-off track from You Have Died of Dysentery, If You Only Knew is the first and last time you’ll hear vocals on this album. I really like the vocal arrangements Rob created on this track, and the driving feel of the music.
We originally wrote this song during 50/90along with a few others from YHDoD, but I think this was the song that made us want to put together an instrumental album. Our first thought was to collect 4 or 5 songs for a short EP. Three months later, we’re less than 2 weeks away from releasing a 12-14 song album.
I hope you enjoy. We’ll likely post another song next week. And we may have a surprise or two this weekend.
This is another new track off our upcoming album You Have Died of Dysentery. It started life as a project song from our 50/90 work this summer, and has since grown and expanded. This song started life as an exercise by Rob in mixing and working with samples, and we’ve been passing it back and forth in mix for the last few weeks, extending and editing. It’s fascinating to watch the smallest ideas develop.
This track is best heard in headphones, or at least in stereo speakers.
Listen and enjoy. In the meantime, I’m going back to writing some demos for our super secret this-might-not-really-happen-but-it’s-fun-to-hope project.
In a couple of weeks, The Really Good Pot Roast album You Have Died of Dysentery will be released to the masses. We’re in final mixing right now, and we’re really excited. AS a result, we’re going to give you a bit of a preview of a few tracks this week!
You Have Died of Dysentery is an instrumental follow-up to our first album Serious as a Heart Attack. This time around, our music is largely electronica based, though we drift into elements of chiptune, punk, ambient, pop, and metal.
This first track had it’s beginnings as a contest entry, and has been slightly remixed and remastered for this release.
We also may have a super secret special project in the works. If this pans out, it’s gonna be awesome. Stay tuned….
I love Christmas. I love spending time with family and friends, eating food and drinking, giving presents, opening presents… I especially love listening to and singing Christmas songs and carols.
But, I’m from New Zealand and live in Australia. All those songs about snow and cold and mistletoe and holly and things, well, they’re nice, but sometimes they just don’t feel right.
So, I wrote a christmas song especially for those “down under”. I hope that others around the world might appreciate and enjoy it too.
You can buy it on Bandcamp, listen to it on Soundcloud or watch a silly video of a previous version on YouTube.
We Northern Hemispherists (yeah, I’m going with that. Take it in and love it.) take it for granted that Christmas is usually winter affair, snow on the ground, a chill in the air, snowmen and skiiing and such. Kahiwa reminds us that there’s an entirely other group of hemispherists that have the holidays, but different seasons.
Click the link to listen to a happy, uke-tastic Christmas song to ring in the holidays. And for a buck (or more), have it for always.