A couple years ago, I was asked to create homemade soundtracks for a podcast using only the very limited means at my disposal. I elected to create one-man-band tracks using the instruments that were littering my apartment. As a longtime fan of Guided by Voices, Sun Ra and Pavement, I happily accepted the lo-fi standards that I was stuck with and this collection will include a lot of poor fidelity and gratuitous count-offs. I hope you enjoy it in spite of the modest origins.
released March 19, 2013
Recorded at home in Albany, CA by Nathan Clevenger, who also plays fender rhodes, organ, guitars, vibraphone, percussion, bass guitar, glockenspiel, melodica, harmonica, voice, angel hair pasta, etc.
All songs composed by Nathan Clevenger, except Black Coffee (composed by Sonny Burke) and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (composed by Ewan MacColl).
All songs arranged by Nathan Clevenger.
Unmastered and irresponsibly hissy.
Thanks to Erin Gleeson, 1,000 Fathoms, Guided by Voices, Roberta Flack, Ches Smith, and Cris Mueller.
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