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Mumbled Gripes (Remix) - The Really Good Pot Roast

A while ago, we wrote a theme song for Dr. Cranquis.  We’ve decided to give it a remix and repost for 2 reasons.  One, we’ve been working on theme songs recently in advance of our upcoming Tumblr Theme song Compilation with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.  Two, as a teaser for an upcoming Cranquis Project celebrating his soon-to-be 50,000th follower.  And three - we have 3 reasons for the repost.  One, Tumblr themes project, Two, Cranquis 50K project, Three, gives us more practice with our new mastering software, and Four shameless self-promotion of previous albums, DAMN!  We have 4 reasons for this post which have been listed in my previous sentence.

Mumbled Gripes, The Official Dr. Cranquis Theme, appeared on our album You Have Died of Dysentery.  CLICK HERE to visit BandCamp and download all of our albums for free!

Come listen to 50/90 AWESOMENESS

kiwafruit:

My internet friend, jonniegrunge, from The Really Good Pot Roast has written the awesomest happy make-you-dance-and-jump-around ukulele+electronica song. 

I’ve just listened to it 5 times on repeat, jumping around like a crazy person. 

Please go listen to it. 

Kahiwa (aka kiwafruit) is awesome. 

Rob and I have blathered on about 50/90 before.  It’s a great place  for songwriters to challenge themselves, listen to other musicians write and produce, and learn.  We’re both headlong into the challenge, and we’ll be demoing a couple songs here on our tumblr.

What Kahiwa is talking about is a song I wrote called ‘Here and Now’, which is pop/electronica/twee/ukulele song.  Yep.  All that.

Click the linkipoo Kahiwa provided to listen.  Or barring that, I’ll try and post it here later today. 

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Mark Dabney - Distance (First Track from NEW THING)

We’re less than 2 weeks out from the release of New Thing, and tonight I’m thrilled to debut the first track off the album. 

Distance

"Distance" started life during the 50/90 songwriting challenge in 2010. I was lucky enough to collaborate with EchoVoodoo, an awesome electronica and folk musician from Canada. He had a keyboard riff section he liked, and passed it off to me. I liked it so much, I wrote and recorded the rest of the song in an evening.

What’s here is a new mix and master by Rob. I really dig the work he did on this track to bring out the depth of sound.

I hope you enjoy it.

-Mark

New Thing - Coming May 15th

Musical Happenings #1 - icantplaythislive re-release!

Hi Internet.  Mark here.  Three years ago, I set myself a goal:  I’d write and record a full length album of original music.  I wasn’t sure what it would be, or how good it would be, but I’d do it.  And I did.  I spent 7 months writing, recording, rerecording, editing, mixing, and generally grinding away in the cold unfinished basement of my house.  Most of that time was in the winter, where I couldn’t feel my fingers as I played. 

The result was an album of rough hyphenated music.  Electronica-New Wave-Punk-Rock type thing.  I called it like it was; a collection of music I couldn’t play live.  ‘icantplaythislive' went up on iTunes, Amazon, and a bevy of other online stores on March 1st, 2009.

I was, and still am, very proud of that.

But I’ve decided to pull it down from all those stores.  Simple matter is, it costs me money to keep it up there.  It’s paid for itself the last couple years, but now it’s time to come down. 

Instead, I’m re-releasing it today on Bandcamp.  This means you can download it in whatever format and quality you want.  Even better, it means I can set the price now.  And for this, I’m making it pay what you want, which includes free.

Click here to check out the album, as well as my acoustic EP Rolodex.

If you are one of the (tens of) people who bought the original album, thank you.  But I’m offering something new this time.  This rerelease has a new ‘live’ acoustic version of my favorite song from the album, Two.  Rob actually did a cover of Two last year for Rocktober, and I really thought the song worked as a solo acoustic track.  So I recently recorded my acoustic take, and I’m including it here. 

If you’re interested in home recorded music, or curious about where some of my more serious efforts of writing began, this might be an interesting listen.

And remember, this is just the first of our Musical Happening announcements.  More to come.

-M!?

YHDoD brings RGPR full circle, somewhat.  We started writing music together about 10 years ago.  Those first songs were all instrumental, the two of us learning how to write with each other, or just how to write.  After our Serious as a Heart Attack, it’s nice to return to instrumentals and figure it all out again.  This album started in response to an internet songwriting contest to produce Postal Service-esque instrumental tracks, but we’ve kinda gone all over the place stylistically while still keeping instrumental electronica at the base of all the tracks.
This album features the Dr. Cranquis Theme, Mumbled Gripes, as well as updated mixes of songs we’ve featured here on the blog, and some brand new tracks we’re really excited about.
We hope you enjoy.
The album is available now at our Bandcamp site for any price, including free.
-RGPR

YHDoD brings RGPR full circle, somewhat.  We started writing music together about 10 years ago.  Those first songs were all instrumental, the two of us learning how to write with each other, or just how to write.  After our Serious as a Heart Attack, it’s nice to return to instrumentals and figure it all out again.  This album started in response to an internet songwriting contest to produce Postal Service-esque instrumental tracks, but we’ve kinda gone all over the place stylistically while still keeping instrumental electronica at the base of all the tracks.

This album features the Dr. Cranquis Theme, Mumbled Gripes, as well as updated mixes of songs we’ve featured here on the blog, and some brand new tracks we’re really excited about.

We hope you enjoy.

The album is available now at our Bandcamp site for any price, including free.

-RGPR