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We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:46 pm

I'm in a new band, well new, we've been with 3 for 3 years but finding a singer proved to be difficult. So full band for a year or so.

We just recorded our first 3 song demo, nothing fancy, just to get some gigs in the neighbourhood.

Result can be heard here:

http://vi.be/beatenbyhippies

Any thoughts obviously welcome
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby creep » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:43 pm

you guys are good. i like "easily" and "dust". the other one not as much.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby nausearockpig » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:17 pm

that's fucking good music. great work.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Bandit72 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:10 am

Great stuff Mescal, love the music. Kind of reminded me a bit of Screaming Trees, which is a good thing.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby guysmiley » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:42 am

Good job dude. Sounds good. I'm way into sludgy sounding stoner rock. :rockon:
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby nausearockpig » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:34 am

I'm def hearing TOOL in there.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:20 am

Yeah, I'd imagine :) most notably on Dust?

The working title for that song was 46&2 :)

Thanks for the nice comments!
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Artemis » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:51 am

Your band sounds really good! :rockon:

Last night when I listened to the songs, I liked 'Easily" the most. Today, I like 'Rock & Roll' the best. I think it probably plays really well live.

Dust is really good too.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Matz » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:12 pm

sounds cool :rockon:
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby nausearockpig » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:39 pm

Mescal wrote:Yeah, I'd imagine :) most notably on Dust?

The working title for that song was 46&2 :)

Thanks for the nice comments!


:lol: yeah
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Larry B. » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:50 am

Easily sounded really good. Fantastic rock sound, and you sound particularly good. Even if it hadn't been you, I'd have mentioned that I liked the work on the guitar, with subtelties when needed and with a more straight-forward stoner sound when needed as well. The singer sounds like he knows what he's doing as well. The drums were solid; there were a couple of fills that felt uncomfortable for me, but that's probably because I would've done something slightly different.

Rock & Roll I didn't really like, but your solo was fucking sexy. The song felt too "motorcycle rock" for my taste, that's all. And since there were a lot of breaks, on a first listen it felt a bit disogranised.

In the first verse of Dust, I felt like the drummer could do a bit less. Those cymbals felt a bit forced for my taste, especially in such a soft context. The song was good, everything I could hope for.

You guys sound like a good band, mate. Congratulations, seriously. Really good stuff, are you having any luck getting gigs?
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:21 am

I hate to dissapoint you ....



But I’m the bass player in the band :cool:


But I’ll forward the kind words to our guitar player :lol:
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Matz » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:33 pm

:lol:
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Larry B. » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:41 pm

Mescal wrote:I hate to dissapoint you ....



But I’m the bass player in the band :cool:


But I’ll forward the kind words to our guitar player :lol:


:lol: :lol:

Shit, then I extend my compliments to you. I didn't mention the bass because I thought I'd focus my comments on what I thought you were playing, but I thought the bass was everything I'd expect in a bass player for my band. There was a nice amounth of depth in it. Loved it. How long've you been playing with the guitarist? More than with the drummer?
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:43 pm

Larry B. wrote:
Mescal wrote:I hate to dissapoint you ....



But I’m the bass player in the band :cool:


But I’ll forward the kind words to our guitar player :lol:


:lol: :lol:

Shit, then I extend my compliments to you. I didn't mention the bass because I thought I'd focus my comments on what I thought you were playing, but I thought the bass was everything I'd expect in a bass player for my band. There was a nice amounth of depth in it. Loved it. How long've you been playing with the guitarist? More than with the drummer?


Wrong again.

Maybe you should just shut it ...
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Larry B. » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:00 pm

I will.

I do know your songs make your band deserve a better name, though. Come on.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:10 pm

Larry B. wrote:I will.

I do know your songs make your band deserve a better name, though. Come on.


:lol:

That's better

You see, insulting is much easier than giving compliments. The bass giving depth ? Come on? That's not a compliment, that's stating the obvious.

And we tried, but we really couldn't come up with a better name.

And there's a story to the name. So if ever we get famous, and they ask us where the band name comes from, we have a story
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:12 pm

And I asked for a band name on this site.

But you lot didn't come up with anything worth mentioning either
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Pandemonium » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:28 pm

Mescal wrote:And I asked for a band name on this site.

But you lot didn't come up with anything worth mentioning either


What, "Inflamed Sphincter" not good enough for ya?!?

Seriously, all three songs sound really good and well-fleshed out. It's a big plus they are well-recorded and produced. There's no weak links in your band, everything and everyone fits within the confines of the songs. Probably my only suggestions would be to get some more bottom end on the drums and go a little more out there towards weird psychedelica w/the guitar when possible.
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Re: We recorded a demo

Postby Mescal » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:18 pm

Wow, thanks for the nice comments Panda (and everyone for that matter).

But I see you as pretty critical with a good taste in music, so thanks.

We've had two gigs so far. We got a lot of good reactions on our first gig, on the second a bit more meh.

We were the opening band on both occasions, and the second gig was opening for a really doom/sludge band, so maybe less our crowd.

We entered a competion for a local festival, so we'll see how that works out.

We're not out for world domination, but getting a few cool local gigs would be nice
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