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It is becoming standard that we publish songs that we are quick to write and almost as quick to record, and it is true that Steve conjured up this ode to the elements in a quarter hour on Chris’ front porch. Characterized by a simple but catchy chord progression and a melody that we think will be stuck in your head for at least the duration of the song, it also takes its title from a line in the song that refers to something… but what? If you guess the right answer, you get a prize! (Hint: the prize is a free song. Next Friday). Read the rest of this entry »

This song is approximately what you’d get if you picked up the tempo on Wheat Kings and then asked Hootie to sing over top of it. It’s also what you get when Chris goes into his basement on a Thursday night without any song idea at all and comes out an hour and a half later with a recording. Have we lost you yet? No? Ok, here ya go… (And yes, we know that the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish is not actually called “Hootie.” Save your angry letters.) Read the rest of this entry »

If you are ever feeling down, perhaps a little glum, don’t you ever take yourself away to an island in your mind? Somewhere warm? An island filled with all of the positive, calming things in your life? Perhaps that is cliche, however this song is intended to conjure up warm and relaxed feelings that may be metaphor to sailing, blue water, warm weather, and getting away from it all. Read the rest of this entry »

There are some songs you would expect to sound great around a campfire. For us, they include What a Good Boy, Every Rose Has its Thorn, and Father and Son. And then there are songs you know so well yet dismiss until they’re sung by one unfiltered voice playing an acoustic guitar with friends gathered around flames. In that context, Joan Osborne’s One Of Us might surprise you, as would Eagle-Eye Cherry’s Save Tonight. Or, at least, that was our experience. We’ve been thinking about that. Read the rest of this entry »

For two white, middle-class (middle-aged? No… not yet, right?) men, we are hoping this offering strikes somewhere on the reggae pendulum around 311 but well below Bob Marley. A gender-specific (but not exclusive) song about strength, confidence, adversity and rain storms, we hope to convey a message of strength: don’t give up. 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 »

Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and on, and on, and on. Friends, the world is changing before our eyes, before our tweets, before our Facebook statuses! This week’s song is a humble dedication. A minuscule, detached and nearly insignificant voice in the real movement that is going on all around us: people are dying, and people are truly living. Our hats are tipped through song. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re extremely pleased with the response to our first release After the fall and are excited to share song number two with you, a mellow melody called Surf. Featuring chilled-out rhythm guitar, a xylophone solo, synth cello and exemplary backing vocals, we transport you to a beach, the sea and sitting around a campfire with the people you love. Read the rest of this entry »