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I JUST finished uploading all of my proper releases into Bandcamp. By “proper” releases, I mean the ones I ever made a physical object for, so Tenille, the Low Hello EP, and How Does It Know?. I am not sure still if I will put up the rest of the tracks from this site there, but if I do, I will likely just cram them all into one “release” called Part Time Songs or something. But anyway, take a look. I’ve put How Does It Know? up as a for-pay album, and the rest is free. I need to figure out how to link my actual merchandise (12″ 45 rpm record) with a purchase of the EP up there, but it seems straightforward.


We also put up the A Lady Never Tells Bandcamp page, too… which is here. We’ve got two songs up there so far, with more to come!


The Low Hello, 1.27.07, Elbow Room soundboard recording

Some more the Low Hello stuff from the archives — I found this soundboard recording and some photos from this show at the Elbow Room in Ypsi… I remember the night being really exciting and electric in some regard. The crowd was well drunk and we got a lot of positive feedback and shouts of enthusiasm from the audience. I may have been well drunk myself — proof of that is evident if you listen to the full recording and happen upon the way I inelegantly screw up Recess and have no idea how to recover, though the band tries to guide me in one direction or another. But the crowd was forgiving, and it turned out being one of the more memorable shows we did, to me at least. The rest of the songs sound pretty damn good, as well. I (purposely) left off an individual MP3 version of Recess (which is the 4th song in the set) due to it not being good AT ALL (and to make you dig if you really want to hear me embarrass myself).

     01 Downside
     02 I Got Carpet
     03 Nostalgia Makes Confusion
     04 Summer Insects
     05 Check Your Pockets
     06 Lying Down

I found some old the Low Hello videos

I’m trying to make some space on my hard drive and going through old stuff, and I found these two videos from the Low Hello that weren’t on YouTube already for some reason. I like these songs.

Summer Insects

I Got Carpet

the Low Hello photos up at PTS Facebook page

I added a bunch of photos to the Part Time Songs Facebook page. They’re all from the Low Hello days, like 2006-2007. Check them out… The Facebook interface for uploading photos is good and much easier than trying to put up photos here, so that’s where they’ll be. The PTS page is public so you don’t even really need a Facebook account to see them.

[PTS005 - EP] The Low Hello

The Low Hello EP

I had a band from about October 2005 till around July 2007. It started off slowly. Just some songs I’d written for Songs of the Month and my friend Dan, who recorded drums on Tenille with me.

We did some shows together as a two-piece, and those went off well. I posted an ad on Craigslist for a bassist, and we found Robb, who came out and saw us and subsequently joined us very easily. Adam saw this three piece perform and stopped me after the show to tell us a) he liked my voice, it reminded him of Television, b) he liked my hair, and c) that I should sit down and chat for a while. We eventually opened for his band, Murder Mystery, and when it came time to find a lead guitarist, he filled the spot nicely.

And so that’s where this EP came from, recorded in Robb’s basement. Burned CD-R copies were given away at our shows and it got reviewed in a couple blogs. I still like it, but wish a little that we could’ve done a little more in the way of instrumentation.

The players:
Sunil Sawani: songwriting, rhythm guitar, singing
Dan Bernard: drums
Robb Zimmerman: bass, backup vocals (live)
Adam LeRoy: lead guitar, keyboard, clapping (live)

     ZIP file of all songs (ZIP, 13.2 MB)
     01 Nostalgia Makes Confusion (MP3, 3.0 MB)
     02 Recess (MP3, 2.9 MB)
     03 Lying Down (MP3, 2.8 MB)
     04 New Kind of Stress (MP3, 2.3 MB)
     05 Down Side (MP3, 2.6 MB)

Watch some YouTube videos of the Low Hello performing live:
     Lying Down
     Down Side
     Check Your Pockets
     Nostalgia Makes Confusion

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!