|UserAlbum Ratings 167Objectivity 58%Last Active 06-22-11 12:49 pmJoined 06-22-11Forum Posts 0Review Comments 39
|I Make Songs.|
I posted an album I did a few months ago, and got some really nice feedback on it. I just did another one, and I really want to try and expand a sort of fanbase. It's a free download, so if you have a second to listen to it, I'd love to know some people are enjoying it. Albums 2 - 11 are bands that I love and ones who sort of had a hand in what my music turned out to be. It can be streamed and downloaded at http://neworleansswimteam.bandcamp.com/.
|1||New Orleans Swim Team|
To be Something, to be Anything
My first full length.
Incredible folk / indie hip hop. Intellectual, diverse, and inventive.
Hunger and Thirst
Chamber folk 12 piece band. They make really heartbreaking songs and have the uncanny ability to restrain their massive slew of members until the perfect moments for making the sound truly shine.
Never Born, Never Dead
Jerry sampled my older album in this EP, but the segment was replaced by one of the far better samples. Personal album of the year so far here. Love this band to pieces.
|5|| ||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
Cathartic folk-punk with their earlier expansion of sounds. Knife Man may op this in time, but I don't see how one can top the "if that's what gets your dick hard" line.
|6|| ||Jordaan Mason and the Horse Museum|
Divorce Lawyers, I Shaved My Head
Gender confused chamber folk. A weird concept album about horses, sex change, homosexuality, sex, ovaries, sex part, and a lot of sex. Ambiguous and heartfelt.
I only heard the amazing Here, Hear EP's after making the first album, but the emotion they put into the sound of their full lengths ended up pitting me into a 90's emo bender... This just goes into the fetish of passionate music.
I just think everyone should listen to this. Post-hardcore with incredible violin presence.
|9|| ||Margot & the Nuclear So and So's|
The Dust of Retreat
Heartbreaking chamber pop. Very mellow, though they've changed significantly as a band since this release.
The Family Afloat
Very quirky indie pop. I understand how stagnant the genre gets, but this band did an incredible job with this release, and it still stands above everything else I've heard in the genre personally.
|11||Born of Osiris|
The New Reign
The pinnacle of modern deathcore, in my opinion. I will always love deathcore, even if my own music doesn't show it. Now, nothing to see here, pretend this one doesn't exist.
|Try to edit the link. It has an "r" at the beginning. |
|lame album name. i like the band name though.|
|^The album name was actually a really important title. There's a really complicated theme to the album about expression, and how you get from Point A to Point B as an artist. Like, when you try to express yourself perfectly, it comes out incredibly flawed. It's never possible to communicate perfectly, and that's hard for some people (like myself) to cope with. You want to be a specific something, but give into the Anything in an attempt to just push through, even if it feels awkward and redundant.|
Thank you all for the comments, though! I don't like aggressively posting it anywhere in fear of coming off pretentious, but people have been really suggesting it lately. If you hate it, that is a completely fair reaction!
The band name is a sort of long concept as well, but in short, it's not supposed to be a crack at hurricane Katrina, though that was the butt of the (very depressing) gag in 2005.
|There was an amazing review of the first EP on sputnik done a few months ago, and it can be read here:|
|How does Listener's cock taste?|
|That's like asking Listener how every spoken word act's cock tastes. Obviously if you're in the same genre, you'll have similar elements. Dan and I take our writing and music in totally different ways, especially in the delivery.|
|yo this is good from the first 4 or 5 songs. will listen to the whole thing later|
|okay calloused is fucking awesome|