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|I made a Weakerthans cover EP|
Haven't made a list in like 7 years... Anyway I just finished my first year of grad school so I made a 7-song Weakerthans cover EP just for fun to celebrate. First 5 tracks are more punk/upbeat and the last two are quiet. I promise there's no acoustic guitar on it. List is the track listing.
"(Manifest)" - What an opener. Sounds even better on the live album. Tried to give it a Japandroids-type vibe.
"The Reasons" - Maybe their poppiest song, this should've been a Can-con hit for sure.
Left and Leaving
"This is a Fire Door, Never Leave Open" - Such a good song. Love the lyrics.
"Tournament of Hearts" - I can see why this album is a bit maligned by some people, but this curling-centric song is so much fun.
"Anchorless" - Propagandhi version is better, if a little awkward. Tried to bring that vibe back and added a little emo bridge in there too.
"Time's Arrow" - Underrated gem, think this gets lost amid some similar-sounding tracks on that record.
Left and Leaving
"Left and Leaving" - Maybe their most moving song. Hope I did an ounce of justice to it.
|Great choices man "times arrow" is one of my favourite Weakerthans song & you definitely did "left & leaving" justice good job!|
|Was literally just thinking about Weakerthans as I opened up Sput and saw this. Will jam|
|'Maybe their most moving song'|
virtute the cat explains her departure begs to differ
but i'll check this soon man sounds cool
|Wasn't even going to try doing Virtute Explains Her Departure.|
|Gonna give this a self-indulgent bump.|
|hey dude, hope you had fun with this, are you familiar at all with double tracking guitars?|
|almost all the guitars are at least double-tracked, most of these songs have 4-5 guitar tracks on them. does it not come through?|
this was my first time recording something like this so I'm happy for any input on recording.
|right on, I skimmed through it and everything I heard was super left heavy, in a fatiguing kinda way. Recording and playing are good, but the balance is off and would sound "better" if the right guitar was audible and balanced more with the left. I've only jammed this on headphones, which obviously makes this more noticeable.|
|I'll definitely check that out, wasn't a conscious decision for sure. Thanks for the heads-up!|