i recorded a shitty version of this about a month ago, but i decided to sit down and give it the proper treatment today with my new mac. i'm liking garageband so far, even though i only know very basic stuff. the harmonies came out kinda sweet, although they sound a little different in the exported mp3... hmm.

anyway, let me know what you think and if you like it, add my page or whatever.


Last edited by mexiSt at Jan 11, 2010,
haha usually its, "i like it... BUT 97% OF IT IS OFF KEY"

but thanks man! if you have a link for me to crit, feel free to post it.
Dude, this is really good. Right off the bat, it reminded me of Jack Johnson. The guitar part around 1:03 is pretty cool, too, as well as that chorus right after it (i really like the "baabyy". I actually think the verse are my favorite parts. The vocals are great, the lead and the backup are superb. I don't any of it is offkey, sounds perfect really. Overall, really chill stuff, some of the best recording I've heard around here. I use Garageband too, really like it. What does the fortune in your pro pic say?
crite mine?
thanks man. thats kind of what i'm going for i guess. though i like jack johnson's music, i find some of the lyrics a little shallow/obvious, and i hope i'm a little different in that regard, though this song isn't lyrically over deep, just deeply honest/cliche.

the fortune says, "your heart is your biggest asset." i think its the only true fortune i got.

and of course, i'll crit yours. thanks again dude.
Very cool man, relaxing. It does sound very indie. But I will say I am not a fan of the constant layered vocals, It makes it seem like you don't think your really good or there's not enough of you to go around haha. But I see you don't always do that so it's okay. Very great overall.

And also I would pick a name for your self 'cause I hate names on my iPod you just kinda blend in.
thanks man. i'm a huge fan of vocal harmony so its possible that i over do it. maybe i'll try a very basic single track with no to very little tracking on the next recording!

and yes, a name would be good haha its a tough job summarizing yourself in a few words, though.
Ah I understand man, it took me like 4 months to come up with Best Kept Secret, and then someone else took it but I was like **** it haha.

It might just be I'm not a fan of the layered vocal things though so don't listen to me, lots of people love that thing. Just don't do it for every song like some bands like you/
It sounds like you've got a pretty good grasp on your sound. I like how the song has a lot of depth to it accented by the subtle add-ins throughout the song. I didn't have much time to analyze the lyrics, but from what I did catch they seemed pretty decent. I'm not sure if it is in your vocal range or not, but I think it would really add to the song if maybe during one verse you sang louder and one octave higher to maybe add a sort of climax to the song.

Crit mine?
thanks guys. i recorded it using a shureKSM27, into a line 6 toneport (for the phantom power), into garageband on a macbook pro i recently purchased for recording.