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[PTS001 - LP] King Filament - The Unlucky Palindrome

All of these songs were written and recorded during my college years. Some friends (and some acquaintances) lived in house whose address was 1331. I came up with the nickname the Unlucky Palindrome (you know, 13) and it kinda stuck. Some lucky things and some unlucky things happened there, but in retrospect, for my musical development, perhaps the luckiest thing was that my friend Jim needed somewhere to keep his drums, and my bedroom was just big enough to have them set up, and to have my bed in the large closet. I had purchased a BOSS BR-8, which recorded on expensive Zip disks, and one interesting summer I wrote and recorded these songs.

     ZIP file of all songs (ZIP, 42.4 MB)
     01 Being Away (MP3, 3.9 MB)
     02 Name In Lights (MP3, 3.2 MB)
     03 Eddie and Sharlene (MP3, 6.5 MB)
     04 Needn’t Worry (MP3, 2.1 MB)
     05 Suit and Overcoat (MP3, 2.3 MB)
     06 Underneath the Awning (MP3, 3.9 MB)
     07 Fishing Contest (MP3, 2.6 MB)
     08 Vice Versa (MP3, 3.1 MB)
     09 What Is It Worth To You (MP3, 2.1 MB)
     10 Your Life Demand (MP3, 4.8 MB)
     11 Electro Thing (MP3, 2.0 MB)
     12 Name In Lights 2 (MP3, 3.2 MB)
     13 Being Away 2 (MP3, 3.6 MB)

[PTS000 - LP] King Filament

My friend Keith got a Tascam four track recorder sometime in 1995, I think it was. I was very excited. I was in a band called the Immigrants, and we were getting our first taste of the excitement of songwriting. It was 1995 I think. I was 15 or something. I was learning chords and mastering barre chords — seriously exciting. But in the Immigrants, I’d write songs sometimes, and the singer, a good friend still, James, would sing them. I needed to know what it was like to do songs on my own. A friend with a four track willing to record you and a bunch of new song ideas — INCREDIBLY exciting.

     ZIP file of all songs (ZIP, 32.0 MB)
     01 Unless (MP3, 3.5 MB)
     02 Killer (MP3, 2.5 MB)
     03 Song About Liars 1 (MP3, 2.7 MB)
     04 Song of Servitude (MP3, 1.6 MB)
     05 Robot-bot (MP3, 2.4 MB)
     06 Women President Men (MP3, 2.8 MB)
     07 It’s Good To Know You’re Happy That I’m Well (MP3, 2.4 MB)
     08 Somebody’s Head (MP3, 3.1 MB)
     09 Quickly Shifting (MP3, 2.3 MB)
     10 You The Right (MP3, 2.6 MB)
     11 Why Admire (MP3, 4.1 MB)
     12 Heavensent (MP3, 2.4 MB)
     13 Song About Liars 2 (MP3, 2.1 MB)

The starting six, Or: “Re-release”

The first six “releases” are music that spans from 1995-2006, including the first things I ever recorded on four-track. I’m doing this as a way to consolidate it all, and maybe drum up more interest in some of the later better stuff (like the Low Hello EP, the Square Miles EP and Tenille).

Each release will have a separate blog post for it, containing the links to the individual songs, a ZIP file of the songs and any additional images or video (for easy download of everything), and other info. The Releases page will have just the titles and cover images, and clicking on the cover images will take you to the particular blog post for that release. Got it?

Oh, by the way, I’m putting Tenille up for free. It’s my one and only CD I made for actual sale (it’s for sale on iTunes and on CDBaby right now for some amount of money… I haven’t seen a single cent any of the slim sales I’ve made through those avenues). But I’ve decided that it’s better to have people hear all the songs rather than just the two I used as advertising for the for-sale CD.

I’m also going to be retroactively filling in more information about each one later, including cover shots (some of which don’t exist yet, like for King Filament and The Square Miles).

Anyway, enjoy!