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Here’s another one. This ended up being the title track for the EP. It’s definitely a favorite among us as a band.
It’s hard to blend our ambient, indie rock influences with our aggressive, alternative/heavier rock influences. I am the biggest Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s fan, but also a huge Modest Mouse fan. But with this song I think we blended the soft/hard contrasts very well.
Modest Mouse was a huge influence for this sound though, to be honest. They were awesome at being groovy, but still on the brink of chaos. I just love how this song was structured. It’s loose, with a little bit of everything. A smooth intro, big chorus, gentle verses, a freaking bass solo, and its in a cool time signature, and the dynamics are killer. This song just kind of wrote itself, and I think listening to it, it doesn’t sound like its supposed to follow some pop-music rules.
As far as lyrics, it fills a slightly different role than the other songs on the EP. This one is about getting out, and becoming yourself. Starting your life, breaking chains, finding your own name. It’s a little repitetive, which I plan on fixing before the album. But it turned out pretty cool.
The recording process wasn’t too challenging. I’m still debating on whether or not to put more power behind the vocals, or keep them mellow. The guitar tones are pretty killer, and Jeff did an awesome job at making us sound way bigger than we actually are. Randy kills the drums on this too, as well as Dom and his epic little solo. I love that middle part. Its so rhythm orientated, with a killer bass and drum groove. Its always fun to see the guitar and vocals take the back seat for a few moments.
Feedback appreciated. there’s only one more song left to write about. Thanks for reading!
Here’s another in-depth thingy on another song from our EP.
Its weird. Its safe to say we are a new band still discovering ourself and our own sound. That’s why none of these songs really follow the same genre. We love all music, and its hard to concentrate it into a single genre. Dom loves Rush, Randy blasts rap in his car, I’ve been vibing on classic R&B, so its hard to concentrate it into a single style. Its probably a good thing, because it makes us unique, but its also really challenging.
This is definitely to heaviest song on the EP. The lyrics came to me in summer gym. I was daydreaming and the teacher guy said “the human heart is only as big as your fist” and for some reason that clinged to my head. You can interpret it in a ton of different meanings, metaphorically. Its like, we glorify the heart, make it seem way bigger than it actually is, and make it seem like it has such an important role in love and being kind; but its only as big as the fist. Idk, I thought it was interesting.
The song is another angsty, dark romantic teen song geared more toward a past relationship, where it was really just destructive for the both of us. “I’m addicted to your venom sin.” The bridge is something that I’m kind of proud of too. “I gotta be, in your brain, I gotta live, in your skin.” The character wants to do whatever he can to make it stop, he wants to try and see what she is seeing, and fix it, but its inevitable.
The recording process was pretty funny. Jeff was kind of astonished by how much distortion an Indie band wanted. But I am extremely happy how it turned out. Its also a short song, which we thought would be a problem. But not every song has to be long and excessive, sometimes you just got to make it to the point, especially with one as strong as this.
We had some fun too. The little talking during my solo, and the screaming and laughter at the end. This is just a cool song, and I’m pretty proud of it.
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Ayo were going to have our first official merch booth tomorrow night at our show! Remember to bring yo cash ifyou finna buy something. Shirts and Cd’s. Shirts probably 20$ CD’s 3$.
Mulhauser Barn, 10$, doors open at 6:30 a bunch of awesome bands and its for a good cause. Come hear some awesome music!
Hey, so I guess there’s a handful of people who really like this shtuff. And studying physics doesn’t sound too fun right now, so I’ll do a little in-depth on Advice.
This was also one of the first songs Misnomer wrote. It started with that little blues riff on guitar, and the chorus was just something that hit me one day. Dom and Randy both just fell into this song so naturally, and it was really easy to come up with. I do plan on changing the lyrics slightly and being less repetitive when we record the album. But I’m pretty satisfied with how this turned out.
I’ve always been in love with dark romance, and destructive relationships. I’ve been in a few through my angsty teenage phase. But I definitely think the chorus is relatable. “I can’t wait until you destroy me.” We’ve all been in relationships that we knew were only going to hurt us; mentally, physically, emotionally, but we stay in them for reasons we don’t even understand sometimes. There’s also a Kerouac quote at the end, that I am very proud of. “Pretty Girls Make Graves.”
I love blues. And although this song gets pretty rocky, we made sure to keep the verses and the solos pretty groovy. The recording process with Jeff was really awesome too. I think the vocal harmonies in the choruses sound really interesting. The guitar recording was also really fun. Multiple tracks to make it sound big. We’re still figuring things out, but overall, I like this track. It’s really fun to play live, so come to one of our shows and listen!
We got physical copies of the Let’s Go EP ifya wan one. I know, you can download it free on soundcloud. But if you want one for your portable CD player all the youngins have these days, its only about 3 doll hairs.
I mean, there’s hidden secrets on the back side. Who wouldn’t want to read about hidden secrets.
I’ve decided here on tumblr I’m going to give in depth explanations to each song on the EP. Because I’m bored, and also because I think its interesting to get into the artists head on how any type of art started from nothing and ended with a cool finished product.
So this is the 3rd song on the EP, but it was the first official Misnomer song that was ever written. It started in my basement, with Randy on my shit drums and me on guitar just trying to make something for people to shake their bums to, and for me to do my little hipster foot-groove on stage. I was listening to a lot of pink floyd at the time, as well as two door cinema club and some other fast paced dance-type bands, and we’ve all been really into really psychedelic, atmospheric sounds, which gave us the intro and bridge. I personally like how the two contrast; the fast pace dancy and the half time atmospheric sounds kind of counteract eachother in a cool way. All the crazy rhythms and weird chords of the song really make it more unique than many of our other songs, in my opinion.
The lyrics were actually co-written between Randy and I as well. Part of it is from a poem that he read to me and I really enjoyed, and the rest ties in primarily with typical teenage angst about lost love and escaping reality.
I’m really pleased with how the EP version worked out. Jeff Wilson had some awesome experimental ideas about how to make us sound bigger and thicker. There’s probably about, 5 seperate guitar tracks in all to get that tone, and we decided to do some of those cool vocal harmonies to accent the verses. Although there are some minor mistakes with time and vocals,(that I am probably the only one able to hear) I’m really excited to revisit this song for our full length album and make it sound even better.
So there’s that. If you like this little in depth review, let me know.