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Ok, there are a lot of moving parts with this week’s song, so listen up! First, this week comes with a behind-the-scenes video documenting the writing and recording process that took place last Saturday morning at the Steam Whistle Brewery in downtown Toronto. Second, after recording that demo on-location using only an iPad 2, we decided to record another version back in our controlled and familiar Pro Tools environments. The result is that this week we’re posting two different recordings of the same song, plus a video, plus a lot of explanation. It was an extra fun week. Hope you feel the fun! Oh, and pleasea drinka responsibly. Read the rest of this entry »

Just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean we take a break! (It does mean we sleep in, though. Sorry this is a few hours late.) This song reminds me a bit of Brand New. (Read: it’s possible I accidentally ripped off Brand New while writing it.) A simple hypnotic meditation on screw-ups that builds to a climax then delivers a twist of sorts in the denouement. Or something. The question is, are these all choruses, or are they all verses? You decide! Read the rest of this entry »

We are surrounded by negativity, bad news and malicious people. But we are also surrounded by beauty, love and awesome people. With hard work and integrity, we can “be the change we want to see in the world” – this song is about choosing the long road over the shortcut, the kind words over the vengeful ones, and forever striving to be a good soul. Join us! (Hey guys, guess who wrote that paragraph, Steve or Chris? Go ahead, guess.) Read the rest of this entry »

This is our most ambitious recording to date. Song 12 includes, in no particular order, 22 different layered audio tracks, over 70 audio plugins, lyrics and melodies lifted from Eddie Murphy, made up words, wind chimes, distorted Danko Jones-style bass, a fake party at Steve’s place and a breakdown with autotuned vocals recorded using an iPhone and the I Am T-Pain app. This week’s illustration also has more detail than any that precede it, so we recommend you click on it to see the larger version.

Now, all of this effort and work doesn’t necessarily a great song make. Just look at Avatar. And yet! We’re happy with it, and we hope you are too. Specifically, we hope you like to gambo. Read the rest of this entry »

So, Chris is in Austin and Claire’s internet is down – so you’ll notice a couple of things this week. Most visually, there is not yet a graphic, so that will just be a little nugget you can look forward to in a couple of days… I was going to try to do one myself, but there is no way I could do it justice. Secondly, in Chris’ absence, to introduce this week’s song which is inspired by the rain slowly washing our snow away, I will be talking to myself. Read the rest of this entry »

Ok you monsters. You think our last two songs have been too sad? Too slow? You say you want a “happy song?” You want us to pick up the tempo a little bit? Are you sure that’s what you want? I mean are you really sure? Because you know what they say about being careful what you wish for, and, well, we sure went for it this week. Just like that. Read the rest of this entry »

ElisabethIf you are at all familiar with previous Steve and Chris releases (including the first three 52 song project songs), you know Chris tends to write pop songs, Steve veers to love songs. So in the spirit of the New Year in the world, a new Environment Minister here in Canada and a new zodiac sign throughout this galaxy, queue a new genre for 52 song project: hate songs. Read the rest of this entry »

Yes folks, we’re at song number three already. (Isn’t it fun to have something to look forward to on Fridays? Before this project, did anyone ever even enjoy Fridays?) This week, an emo-inspired power-chorus rock song with some massive percussion and, lyrically, a Vertical Horizon type of twist ending. Some more of our comments, the lyrics, and the credits after the player. Read the rest of this entry »