allyspock:

The Tubsteppers: Complicated Games (XTC cover)

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love the band XTC. And if you want to go one step further and know another thing about me, it’s that I love innovative and creative covers that take songs in new directions. So you should be able to see why I love this. But more importantly, you should just watch this video of this innovative and creative XTC covers.

Bringing this back too because it’s great!

allyspock:

BENZENE // This song is about coming to conclusions in dreams that you cannot while you are awake. To be more specific, it is about the discovery of the elusive chemical structure of Benzene, made by Friedrich August Kekulé while dreaming of an Ouroboros (a snake eating its own tail).

music written by me

lyrics written by cleanwhiteroom

vocals by elementals-ao3

guitar by elementals’ son

available for download on Bandcamp (Elementals’ bandcamp! not mine! don’t worry!)

Elementals and I have been working on this track for a while now. I am a huge fan of her beautiful singing voice as well as her speaking voice, and I wanted to write a song for her to sing, so CWR and I wrote this. Elementals and I spent a lot of time going back and forth, experimenting with harmonies and synth, me trying to record a solid guitar track that didn’t have any of those sloppy metallic twangy sounds. Elementals’ insanely talented son was working on adding an additional guitar track. I was trying to tweak the bass track that I’d recorded on my guitar to get it to sound like I was actually playing a bass. We did a lot.

And then Elementals sent me this, and I threw my hands up in the air and said that this was it. This was the song. (Of course, I’m leaving out what I did first, which was clutch my chest and burst into tears over how beautiful this is.) The thing about making music is that it should be about discovering/finding the song, not forcing the song. And… this is the song. I keep needing to take a step back and pinch myself like, I wrote this song??? And this is real??? And it sounds this beautiful??!?!? Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Between Elementals and her son, the talent on this track is unreal. Absolutely unreal. I feel so grateful and lucky that they did this. I need to stop, otherwise I will just go on and on about how insanely talented this woman is, and how emotional I am getting over this song right now. I just. Can’t even deal.

Reblogging this again because I’ve been listening to this all afternoon because I miss elementals-ao3 and her voice is absolutely fucking killer perfect awesome on this song.

allisonstock:

Last night I had the privilege of being hired (by my lovely roommate here with me) to photograph the Broadway Understudies party, to celebrate hitting 11k twitter followers. Actual event photos to follow, but it was a fun night that I feel so lucky to have been a part of.

allisonstock:

Last night I had the privilege of being hired (by my lovely roommate here with me) to photograph the Broadway Understudies party, to celebrate hitting 11k twitter followers. Actual event photos to follow, but it was a fun night that I feel so lucky to have been a part of.

allyspock:

THANKLESS CHILD // This song is about the mathematical underpinnings of altruism, how many metaphorical children a mother will need to have before any of them are worth saving from a metaphorical burning building, and what happens when one dissatisfied child holds a metaphorical match over some metaphorical kerosene…

lyrics by cleanwhiteroom

music by me

cello and additional vocals by Friend King

mastered by elementals-ao3

art by narcomanic

Reblogging for anyone who missed the latest (well, second latest, now) Supercos song, and also because now you can also download the track on bandcamp for free, if that’s what you’re into.

cleanwhiteroom:

tigersinlondon:

Life, Redshifted by sincerely:sam. An Intellectual Underground song, on the album Quantum Entanglement Strikes Again.

This song is about universal expansion, cosmic microwave background radiation, and existential crises.

So I finally got around to writing and completing an Intellectual Underground song, inspired by the Superconducting Supercolliders, from cleanwhiteroom​’s wonderful fic, Designations Congruent With Things. Fictional bands becoming real has become real bands becoming fictional? Maybe.

Written and performed by me, tigersinlondon.

Lyrics under the cut:

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REAL BANDS BECOME FICTIONAL.  I love it.  DONE.  Always reblog Intellectual Underground songs.  Always reblog songs about the heat death of the universe.  Always reblog sincerely:sam songs.

ohhhhhhhh be still my heart, fuck me, this is amazing. Intellectual Underground for the win! TIGERSINLONDON!!!! I’m so excited about this. This is so good!!