Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Projection 001

Well, we finally actually made this thing. After a couple of months of procrastination and just like, talking about it and stuff, we actually put together a list of songs and magically uploaded them to the world wide web for your consumption.

This is simply a collection of 19 songs from local artists that have impressed us over the past nine and a half months. Some of the songs are relatively new, some are relatively old, but they're all very solid.

There is a bit for everyone on here. Psychedelic rock, free jazz, folk, punk, synth pop, country, and a lot of other stuff in between and all over the place. What surprised us the most when we first listened to it was how enjoyable it was all the way through. I wondered aloud on several occasions how an all local collection of music could sound this strong and diverse. But it does. Listening to it straight through provides pretty decent evidence that there are some good bands around here, and we hope that everyone who downloads it will spend just an hour listening to all the songs in order, because that is really part of what is so much fun about it. People that are new to some of these bands will be pleasantly surprised with what they find here, and I think a lot of you out there who have heard most of these songs before will at least enjoy listening to all of these very diverse artists in one little package. Its just over an hour long and there is no talking or bullshit, only music.

Of course, the 74 minute length means that it will all fit on one CD for your burning pleasure, but we'll also be distributing CD versions of Projection for free at Good Records in the coming weeks. We're not sure where they'll be or exactly when they'll be there, but we'll let you know when we figure it out. I would expect to see them within a week or two.

We'd also like to thank Lindsay Graham for assisting us with all the technical stuff and helping us make Projection sound as good as it does. Some of the recordings are better than others, but Lindsay did a great job with what he had. The mix will also be available for download over at Lindsay's DConstruction, so you can stop by over there and say hello. Maybe they'll actually update the site some time soon. Here is the downloadable link for Projection:

And here is the tracklist (thanks to the anon who figured out all the times for each track):

White Drugs- RU 365
Tree Wave- Sleep (02:48)
Current Leaves- Easy to Leave (05:43)
Washing Machine- Heart Like a Megaphone (09:38)
Eat Avery's Bones- Sweater Petter (12:50)
Prayer For Animals- Love in the Third Degree (14:15)
Theater Fire- These Tears Could Rust a Train (19:45)
Shiny Around the Edges- Waiting for the Night (23:35)
Chris Garver- Wasp in the house (26:26)
Undoing of David Wright- We Dig With Fingers Crossed (29:25)
The Angelus- Crimson Shadow (32:06)
Violent Squid- Nawlans Brown (35:53)
The Night Game Cult- The Sparking Sea (41:25)
Mom- We Know (46:50)
Krispee Ones (Prince William)- Erotic Citay (53:52)
Dj nature remix of Turbulence- Notorious (57:14)
Red Monroe- Finger Tips (1:02:04)
Teenage Symphony- A Promise (1:05:57)
iDi* Amin- Ziggurat (1:07:55)

Give it a listen. We think you'll like what you hear.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you! this is awesome

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of your IT list bands are on there?

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is REALLY COOL. Thanks SR

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll get it out of the way, but there are some glaring absences in regards to this list. Hopefully you'll do this every couple of months?

10:20 AM  
Blogger said...

I don't think it's a "list."

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can put depeche mode covers on your compilation?

me personally, i dont like bands that cover depech mode. especially accapella.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just saying, since dconstruction has obviously spent months on this, because you clearly haven't been devoting any attention to your blog or record label, I figured it would be more well rounded.

10:37 AM  
Blogger said...

Clarification: I had nothing to do with the song selection, only the editing and mastering.

I'll not rise to the bait, regarding your comment about how I spend my time.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool haven't been on here in a while.

non internet access at my house until now. Notes are playing for free tonight at J&Js for anyone interested

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But you DID acknowledge mny comment, so thereFOR I am your GOD.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um. Without seperate tracks its extremely difficult to figure out who you're listening to. Nice compilation though.

00:00 White Drugs- RU 365
02:48 Tree Wave- Sleep
05:43 Current Leaves- Easy to Leave
09: 38 Washing Machine- Heart Like a Megaphone
12:50 Eat Avery's Bones- Sweater Petter
14:15 Prayer For Animals- Love in the Third Degree
19:45 Theater Fire- These Tears Could Rust a Train
23:35 Shiny Around the Edges- Waiting for the Night
26:26 Chris Garver- Wasp in the house
29:25 Undoing of David Wright- We Dig With Fingers Crossed
32:06 The Angelus- Crimson Shadow
35:53 Violent Squid- Nawlans Brown
41:25 The Night Game Cult- The Sparking Sea
46:50 Mom- We Know
53:52 Krispee Ones (Prince William)- Erotic Citay
57:14 Dj nature remix of Turbulence- Notorious
1:02:04 Red Monroe- Finger Tips
1:05:57 Teenage Symphony- A Promise
1:07:55 iDi* Amin- Ziggurat

10:51 AM  
Blogger said...

Regarding track markers: MP3 doesn't support chapters. M4A does, but that's not as universal a format. We decided to forgo the track markers in favor of the MP3 format.

Thanks for the start times; that's helpful.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just listened to it - it does flow really well. I am impressed. Cool compilation!

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Drugs - Awesome. Best band on here.

Tree Wave- Sleep? Yeah, no shit.

Current Leaves- WHINY GAY COWBOY

Washing Machine- GAY EVERYTHING

Eat Avery's Bones- Chick's hot, nice butt

Prayer For Animals- FAKE

Theater Fire- Die in a fire

Shiny Around the Edges- He's a twofaced dick, she's a babe

Chris Garver- Honest

Undoing of David Wright- Let's party!

The Angelus- sounds like shit THE ANALus

Violent Squid- waste of flesh.someone call CPS before any real dmag happens

The Night Game Cult- You people are suckers. Biggest prank ever, and you all bought it.

Mom- We Know You Suck

Krispee Ones (Prince William)- The Prince is my nigga

Dj nature remix of Turbulence- Notorious

Red Monroe- Finger Tips down my throat puking up radiohead

Teenage Symphony- nuke the burbs

iDi* Amin- art fart


11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


choke on your mr. chopsticks leftovers you fuck

you're from the burbs

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 9:22, and I have no idea what that chopsticks remark is supposed to mean.

Tim Delaughter

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:22 you are dipshit. Go back to your job at Apple you cunt horse fuck.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple? Chopsticks? You guys fucking suck at this.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a shock... 9:22 is a member of White Drugs. "Best Band on here" LOL

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, clearly. Just like if you like a movie, you must star in it. Or if you like a TV show you're on it. Or if you suck my cock I'll fill you full of hot sexiness.


I like the mix tape though! Pretty cool!

11:45 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

we are in fact going to do another one of these in the not too distant future... and the mix is not intended to be all inclusive, its just a mix of local stuff we like. Nothing more nothing less.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the cover. It kind of sums up the cold aesthetic of suburbia that is growing out where the pastures and the prairies used to linger. Old and new.
Exactly like your mix, really. Where Tree Wave and the Theater Fire can co-habit and interpret, in entirely different ways, the changing environment that surrounds them.
Allright, let the homo-references and jokes ensue.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:04, yeas the image perfectly captures the isolation and alienation that one often feels in a local rock scene. Like, the walls that I build, on my parcel of land, they are all that keep me safe. Through song and effort, we can feel secure in a cold and grey life. We will open the door and let you in, but ultimately our art is ours, and I will feed you at my table, but after the album ends, you must again face the desolation.

And your dad blew me!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:07 - you should write lyrics for Blue October!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:11... I already do! Here's my latest...

We have nothing
Except for our shoes
I wander through the club
And all the local rockers
Stare at their shoes
And tomorrow
I'll kill you on my blog
And tie your laces together
So you will fall
And then your dad blew me
And it was good
living with ya
it was goooood
livin with ya
wuh oh
it was gooooood
livin with ya

12:15 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh, and thanks for the time thing by the way. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I'm going to go ahead and add all the times to the track list on the original post. Much appreciated.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see Mom representing the oft-ignored humpback whale mating call scene.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stonedranger, now it looks like you're representing the length of each track. This is getting silly.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

Congrats on the comp! Can't wait to pick it up!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is just what I needed, thank you!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with only a grand total of four downloads, stonedranger comes to the painful conclusion that all of the anonymous commentors are actually just one schizophrenic old woman.

1:51 PM  
Blogger said...

88 downloads so far, actually. So that one old woman sure does love to waste bandwidth.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love that treewave song. it's beautiful.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goin' downtown gonna see my girl..
goin' downtown gonna see my girl..

gonna sing her a song..
gonna show her my ding dong

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the dconstruction post about the podcast and at the bottom is stated some "issues" and serious problems. I would just like to know what they like about if anything.
No sarcasm, pure curiosity.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous justin said...

dconstruction, if you need bandwidth help let me know. i've got a place i could mirror this for you with unlimited bandwidth if you're going to end up having to pay something for yours.

2:42 PM  
Blogger said...

Oh, I don't need bandwidth help. Just a poor attempt at humor.

Anon 12:16pm: Could you clarify?

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was referring to the post on your website. At the end you say there are bands and songs that you hate or puzzle you. I was wondering if there was anything on it that piqued your interest. Anything you hadn't heard that you might now check out?

3:09 PM  
Anonymous zac said...

why is deconstruction all over this blog? because they're two dumb to figure out how separate the tracks?

i guess that qualifies them to run a mayoral race.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous justin said...

i wasn't attempting humor either. glad you've got your bandwidth in order.

3:59 PM  
Blogger said...

[QUOTE]two dumb[/QUOTE]

Yep. Exactly.

[QUOTE]I was wondering if there was anything on it that piqued your interest.[/QUOTE]

Oh, absolutely. I begrudgingly follow most of the goings on at this website, and I listen.

I've had the distinction of having this mix since last Wednesday, when I was up to 3:00am editing it. Since then, I've listened to it many times. If you've read my post on dconstruction, then you already know I hate The Night Game Cult track. It's just unredeemable drivel. I could give a microphone and a Casio to a XXX and get better results.

But as for what intrigued me:
White Drugs. This is a fun track, if very typical garage wankery. That turn around before the chorus reminds me of some Zeppelin bootlegs I bought in high school. Horribly recorded, amps about to split open and vomit, buried vocals, distortion everywhere, but it's the urgency that makes it worthwhile. I'd like to hear this band record for real, without the crutch of lo-fi elitism.

Tree Wave. I don't really care much if these songs were recorded with salad spinners and shoe horns or whatever. This is a pretty song, with huge, interesting sounds that capture my attention. I've been a fan for a long while.

Current Leaves. OK. So, a pretty song. A small song. There are some lyrics that are interesting. But, uh, I don't get the hype for this band. Isn't this sort of No Depression alt-country a bit, I don't know, 1996? What, pray tell, is being done here that Uncle Tupelo didn't do? A decade ago and arguably better?

Washing Machine. I'll listen to this song, tap my foot. I'm puzzled why the Wes Hot Jr. crowd pays attention to this band when there's Sunward, doing very similar stuff, yet never mentioned here? Although, I will say that the disco break down is flippin' brilliant. Kudos to whoever decided to cram that in the middle.

Eat Avery's Bones. Whew. You should have heard this track before I got a hold of it. It's mono, fellas. And distorted so badly, it's painful. I'm not a fan of that Pythagorean guitar, either. These sort of Crimson/Belew/Holdsworth lines are fun every once in a while, but, yawn, get over it. You can play weird shit. Good for you. I will say, though, that I think a good producer who hears and understands this band (and isn't completely locked out by the band's youthful arrogance, hypothetically) could make a good record with them. They've got drive and inertia. No denying that.

Prayer for Animals. I like this track. Solid/sloppy Who rhythm section. That Wurly lick in the beginning slays me. One of my favorites.

The Theater Fire. Not much needed to say here, is there? Current Leaves: pay attention to this recording. Hear the difference? Yes, it's rootsy. And he sings about trains. But listen to the space, the careful choices, the shifting moods, pushed and pulled by celesta, slide, horns, the manner in which the drums and bass change their playing styles. I've heard plenty of pedal steel tracks in my day; please do something more. I think you can.

Shiny Around the Edges. This is a novelty song. And horribly recorded. Except for the cavernous reverb, this is another track in mono. What's up with that? You have 180 degrees of space, and you don't use it? And stop drifting flat. Really, do you yourself listen to this and enjoy it? Me, personally, I love listening to slow, maudlin Depeche Mode songs in the shower while a Saturn V rocket launches next door.

Chris Garver. This is great. But, I grew tired of the vocals-in-a-bathroom thing several years ago. Conner Oberst, John Darnielle and Jeff Mangum did, too.

The Undoing of David Wright. I can hear why people like this band. And I can imagine them live. Actually, I've come around to this band. But see my comment about Pythagorean guitar above. I do really appreciate the tiny, precious moments of melody, and that Eurythmics synth bridge is so welcome. Why must everyone distort the vocals? Don't we have enough between Nine Inch Nails and The Strokes?

The Angelus. Sounds like Peter Schmidt doing Nick Cave covers. I was hoping throughout that something would happen. Despite the lack of action, I like this track. There's a weird buildup of hi-mid frequencies between the vocal and guitar that bugs me. Just in case you're keeping score: another song in mono. What, you're worried about how you'll sound on AM?

Violent Squid. Huh. Sounds like HAL got into the pot brownies. And then started playing along to Bitches Brew. Hey, I played jazz in college, too. It's fun, and I can imagine putting this track together was exciting. I'll listen to On the Corner instead, though.

The Night Game Cult. I'll quote myself: The Night Game Cult needs to change the controls on their time machine to something other than “1986,” “Top Gun,” and “Suck.”

Mom. This sounds like something that might have been left off the Wilco Book album. Ergo, I like it.

Krispie Ones & DJ Nature. I'm running out of steam on this post, so I'll shortcut: these are good. I don't listen to much dance/remix work, though.

Red Monroe. My favorite track off their new EP. Andrew Snow (the guitarist) and I had a conversation about the EP before it came out. I have some problems with the songwriting choices - namely their ignoring Eric's powerful voice and penchant for melody - but I think it's a strong album. You can "Radiohead Jr." this band to death if you want to, but you'd be missing a different Red Monroe in this EP and a strong step forward for one of the best recording bands in Dallas.

Teenage Symphony. Dreamy, spooky melodopop. What here is not to like, really? Well, other than the muddy midrange? I think recording this band would be fun.

iDi* Amin. OK. I get it. Solar post-prog-UNT-jazz explosion. But, that screeching synth/feedback is painful, yo, and your track is MONO. I've got two ears; please try to excite both of them. Frankly, the best part of this track is the last 2:54 - and I take full credit for it. I was just trying to use up the entire 74 minutes. But isn't it rewarding when the stereo field spreads out?

OK: start flaming.

4:19 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Well, in defense of many of the recordings, a lot of them were just demos that the bands probably put together simply to get their music out there. I wouldn't assume that they all sound the way they do out of choice.

4:28 PM  
Blogger said...

I totally understand. I guess I've just got unduly high standards.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duh, the mono tracks are a tribute to the school of brian wilson.

on a lighter note, i could care less about anything dconstruction has to say. after being led over to their podcasts to listen to the sam m. stuff some time ago, i was completely annoyed by the opinions expressed by the dconstruction crew. it is absolutely ridiculous how narrow of a spectrum these guys have. go ahead, listen to the podcast.

so very typical that the only thing they can get out of this mix is a fucking red monroe song and his unapproved alteration of someone elses art (IDI AMIN track).

This is the exact type of group i thought weshotjr would try to avoid.

4:46 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well we certainly have very different views on music, but it doesn't mean that we can't work together on things. Without them, Projection wouldn't exist.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you said on myspace it was called protection? As in are you wearing any?

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you guys sure are ungrateful for free music. skip the ones you dont like. how hard is it?

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that smug guy from deconstruction wants us all to know what a brilliant audio engineer he is.

god, i haven't heard this word around here in a while, so i think it's time to bring it back:


5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think dconstruction is right about a lot of this stuff

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Eat Avery's Bones. Whew. You should have heard this track before I got a hold of it. It's mono, fellas. And distorted so badly, it's painful. I'm not a fan of that Pythagorean guitar, either. These sort of Crimson/Belew/Holdsworth lines are fun every once in a while, but, yawn, get over it. You can play weird shit. Good for you. I will say, though, that I think a good producer who hears and understands this band (and isn't completely locked out by the band's youthful arrogance, hypothetically) could make a good record with them. They've got drive and
inertia. No denying that."

This might be the worst paragraph I've read about music since Andrea Grimes gave her "anything to make a buck" speech about five months ago. For starters, what makes you think a lot of the bands even care about distortion and whether or not it's in mono? Are you a Dallas Sound Lab graduate? Or even worse, Full Sail? You had a website dedicated to Podcasts for crying out loud! You're part of the problem. Do you think local bands with no money should go into big fancy Neve console studios so people like you can play them on little tiny shitty sounding Ipods? We're glad you know what midrange and stereo is, unfortunately you don't anything about the actual music. Wow, good reference on the King Crimson guitarists. Have you heard any real underground rock music in the last ten years? The style of guitar playing on this track is nothing to call out and your criticism of it shows that you're probably living in about 1995 as far as "indie rock" is concerned. In fact the guitar part is actually one of the hooks in the song because it mimicking the (rather simple) keyboard parts. Does that make the keyboardist Rick Wakeman, smart guy? Sorry they aren't ripping off Kinks or White Stripes riffs like all the shitty Dallas Pop bands you worship (who record in "professional" studios). These youngsters actually have taste and you're bitching at these eighteen year olds for knowing how to play their instruments. The female bass player is in twelfth fucking grade!!! I hope she never grows up to be one of the worn out and played out (to use your term) losers that have been boring many of us to tears in Dallas (and hang around like the wannabe rockstars they are at All Good, Cosmic Cafe etc.). These kids are actually knocking the bullshit off of this pathetic and anemic music scene. Youthful Arrogance? Are you supposed to be humble? I hope this band doesn't ever meet a good "producer" who would probably make them play to a click track and water down their music until it sounded like D.A.R.Y.L. Luckily for me they're probably smart enough to align themselves with someone who isn't afraid of punk/noise/hardcore/ etc. and they'll avoid the tired old guard of Dallas popsters like yourself forever. Thanks for making DFW so lame for so long. But your time is up.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mix all my 4-track stuff to mono because, after awhile, you realize panning things is a cheap way of covering up a bad arrangement. If a song doesn't work in mono, it's probably because the song doesn't work at all.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this from the guy that signed THE CUTOFF! HA!

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was surprised and saddened to have found the EAB track "cleaned up."

its a fucking aesthetic. maybe not your ideal one, but still an aesthetic.

the real link is here:

listen to that one.

i'm going to record everything forever from now on in mono.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



stoned ranger,

you can put a bunch of tracks in a row. its not hard to do. this comp could have happened with any number of people on your side. not that you didn't choose dconstruction for one reason or another. just sayin probably half of your readership could have done what D did and most would have had a little more respect than to alter the material.

6:00 PM  
Blogger dontbepicky said...

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6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he the redheaded prick looking one or the jolly fat one?

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

current leaves sucks!

6:08 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

"I love listening to slow, maudlin Depeche Mode songs in the shower while a Saturn V rocket launches next door..."

Well, that's pretty much what we were going for, so I'm glad it worked! I'm sure David Willingham will chuckle at the "horribly recorded" comment. I know I did.

As far as it being mono, I had no idea, I think it was downloaded as an MP3 from our website. If this were really an issue, you should have contacted us. We could have provided the file in any manner you required... I think. Honestly, it's never been an issue that was brought up before.

Oh, and for the curious, the Saturn V was the uber talented Mr. Jeff Helland from White Drugs on destructo bass. It was always awesome to play music with him.

I look forward to hearing the disc. I am disheartened to hear that you "cleaned-up" the EAB track, however...

6:15 PM  
Blogger tystamp said...

hey thanks for including a VS track on this. it's a nice local comp.
and anon 9:22 seriously if you wanna get things straight between you and i. go for it. you seem to think you know me somewhat so get a hold of me or next time you see me just let me know, walk up and take a swing. we can clear this up real easy.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Earl said...

Wow, dconstruction, you made what
I already thought was a shitty
recording, even shittier. Good

7:09 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'm not a sound engineer, so I'm not sure exactly what was done on the track. What I do know is that nothing was altered and its not like we fucked with the levels of the instruments as compared with one another or "remixed" shit or dig anything like that. We just tried to make the volume levels on all the tracks even so that one song wasn't super loud and another wasn't super soft.

I certainly wasn't trying to make any substantive changes to the songs, and we didn't. Anyone that has read this blog knows that I don't share Lindsay's points of view on many of the bands and recordings that he discussed. The Night Game Cult track is actually one of my favorites on there, and I know that many of the tracks were simply demos, like I said before. I personally like everything on the mix, obviously, and many of my favorite bands OF ALL TIME generally recorded themselves with pretty shitty equipment. I just wanted everything to sound decent as a whole.

7:13 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

And with the Eat Avery's Bones track in particular:

the track was really loud compared to the rest, and with the overall volume of the mix, it had to be brought down a bit because it would have just killed your ears. Seriously, for whatever reason, if we would have left it the way it was (straight off the myspace page), most people probably would have skipped over it simply because it would have hurt to listen to. Again, I can't explain exactly what was done, but it was all that I knew to do in order to make it work.

I got permission from every band on the mix to use their songs, and have told them that if they have any problem with what we did, we will certainly make whatever changes they want. Again, anyone that reads this knows that I would never try to be like "dude bro, here is how a REAL musician records their jams." I just wanted the mix as a whole to be listenable as a whole, which was hard to do since we were working with such a varying degree of recording styles, etc.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a) pythagorean guitar. HA!

b) mono is the kissing disease

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't think anyone is saying anything about you. Thad dude from Dconstruction is bragging about what he had to do to these tracks, so that raises red flags for people.

7:41 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

And just to calm everyone down a bit, I spoke with EAB about the mix and told them to give it a listen. They did, and said that they had no problem with it at all.

They seemed excited about the whole thing and I am too. Thanks to Gorilla vs Bear plastering our link all over his blog today (what the fuck would this town do without that guy?) we have already had people download the podcast from Dallas, Denton, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, London, Leeds, San Antonio, Lisbon, Portugal, Houston, and others that I can't remember right now.

I understand people getting pissed about the mixing thing, and about Lindsay's comments. I know that lo fi, mono and other methods of recording are often used by choice for artistic reasons, and we really should have checked before we did ANYTHING to the recordings at all. A lesson learned. But I think the overall impact of this mix will be nothing but positive for everyone (especially the bands), and I hope everyone can get past their differences with DConstruction and enjoy a selection of great local music.

The real story here isn't We Shot J.R. or Dconstruction, but rather the bands and their songs. I'd really like to continue talking about them.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been a recording engineer for about 15 years now and i gotta say that the guy from deconstruction is completely clueless. attending classes at dallas sound lab would actually help this guy out quite a bit because currently, the people recording their own music at home on four-tracks know a lot more about what their doing than he does.

teenage symphony, don't let this guy record your music!! in fact i would discourage anoyone from letting this guy record their music, at least for a couple of years, until he's learned how to do what he's trying to do. he shouldn't even be talking about audio engineering because he's just making himself look like an idiot.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous 9:22 (Tim),

White Drugs invities you to manage White Drugs. You must change your name to Tom. We are in dire need of whiskey, can you do something about this? White Drugs is currently mixing a full length disc and single. My dingle needs a little tingle. You'll probably need to quit whatever day job you have now to: cook, clean, bathe White Drugs. Set up Asian/Eastern tours, stroke MY ego. Ignore others' ego. Edit PR releases. Find lovin'.

Reply with full name (touch me) to info at whitedrugs dot org or whitedrugs at gmail dot com. There is space on myspace. ES



10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't white drugs Tank Tank? You didn't rock then and you don't rock now.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

namely their ignoring Eric's powerful voice and penchant for melody


10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it a listen. We think you'll like what you hear.

sorry, but this sounds like an arby's commercial to me!

11:11 PM  
Anonymous coldsoggytruth said...

Lindsay Graham wets the bed

11:28 PM  
Anonymous drunk as the day i was born said...

ask him which bush album he named his thing after

11:30 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well that makes sense because the CD is actually sponsored by Arby's beef and cheddar melts! Them shits is good!

And plus, Arby's pretty much rules anyway, so I'm taking that as a compliment. Just remember, all the local music in the world will never be as good a juicy, slow cooked roast beef sandwhich topped with melted cheddar cheese. Mmmm Good!

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


you're amazing.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j.c. could of mixed those songs ten times better all while baking his shit at 305 in the oven. But he likes to record drums in mono sometimes or maybe not.

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jacking around with 128kbps mp3's is not mixing

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a list of shitty bands.

There is a giant mp3 of the shitty music made by shitty bands.

Now everyone has their feelings hurt because they realized they are in shitty bands.

If all of these bands actually left Dallas/Denton for good, they may actually have a shot at being good.

There is no room for art in the cultural wasteland of D/FW. The sooner you musicians realize that and get out of here, the happier you will be.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see the art of bathroom wall writing is alive and well.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 8:28 - are you a failed musician too? Or are you just unhappy in your desktop support role?

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:48

Desktop support role? HA! I hire and fire retards like that.

Not a musician at all, you wouldn't want me playing a show, it would be shittier than all of these shitty bands.

My main point was that all of the effort these musicians are putting out is going to waste in D/FW.

Get the hell out of this town!

I'm glad I'm only in Dallas a few times a year now. And Denton well... my liver had enough.

Love you!
Anon from Colorado

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon from Colorado - What the hell has Colorado ever offered in the way of new music? The "Hot IQ's" ?? THEY BLOW. is that the best you guys have? And, as far as Dallas being some kind of musical graveyeard as you say.. please don't tell that to bands like Midlake, Tripping Daisy, Old 97's, the Strange Boys, etc etc

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate people that drop the name tripping daisy...that was a long time ago and it was a bad band.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I only dropped it b/c they had a lot of success, major national exposure, etc... same with Polyphonic Spree. I know most of you hate them but.. these bands are from Dallas, yet are considered "national".

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:16 You know nothing. Midlake... ok that might count.

Old 97's save the Frat Boy shit.

Tripping Polyphonic Daisy - For insecure and highly medicated chicks and their douchebag boyfriends.

Strange Boys - not much there, although slightly above average.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9:16

Colorado doesn't have shit for music, but that's not why I'm here.

I just think its funny that Dallas's faux rockstars and Denton's gay cowboy scene are actually taken seriously.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colorado Anon -

"Strange Boys - not much there, although slightly above average."

This shows how much of a dumbass you are.

We may have a gay Cowboy scene and feaux rock stars, but at least we don't shoot up our high schools.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we just shoot up at high school

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys should be glad someone from out of state is even reading this blog. If that happens enough, maybe someone will hear your subpar band and you too will be a "national act". you have no idea what a service this site is to an undeserving scene.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous kirkpatrick said...

It doesn't matter so much where your from if you put out records and tour. Some of the best music comes out of "cultural wastelands".

Enjoyed the comp from what I heard so far. Thanks for doing it.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous kirkpatrick said...

you're, i mean...damn

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah because the traditional texas gay cowboy scene is so much more of a fraud than a bunch of god damn idiot tiny coke heads sitting around listening to a turtle fart through an amp and whispering "amaaazing" to each other. "Damn. I wish I could get this turtle farting on vinyl." And then mike seman walks in and jamo freaks out because FINALLY someone understands.

"FL002:(hermetic series part 1)
A Turtle "Turtlesterion" Cdr (edition of 50)
A collection of sounds spanning from 10:30 to 10:31. Recorded in a creek in denton, this masterpeice is 10 seconds in the making and every second of it is CRUCIAL. These recordings are the very esscence of what we are looking for here at fl, they are an unbridled display of true love for sound and are created out of an intense intamacy with the aural world. This is the highest form of art. Soul cabbage for the turtle gut. I'm three feet of guitar strumming fury."

12:14 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boring, maybe... true, yes.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was awful.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the problem that
a. you hate local bands
b. you hate people that write about local bands
c. your band wasn't included in the fun/slaughter
d. it's fun to rip on everything pointlessly
e. all of the above

2:04 PM  
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2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:17 PM  
Blogger tania said...

come out to open mic at bend tonight!
get in free if you say "i am anonymous" at the door!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when's the next mix?! can't wait.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Go fuck yourself.


America, cultural wasteland.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey look it's another example of why this board sucks!


The value is in the front page, not this crap.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop reading the comments and only read the posts and your wish is granted

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, 1:12 just took it to the next level. What a dick.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on.. give 1:12 some credit .. "Tania" was pitching an "open mic night" on this blog.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the only thing that would go over here is Open Tuning Night hosted by any number of Denton assholes who can't play their instrument.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dallas and Denton are both full of assholes.

I agree with the Colorado Anon.


No hope for local music here. Move along.

4:14 PM  
Blogger tania said...

yay, somebody flamed me!

i was wondering when it was gonna happen.
i have to admit, my cheeks feel a little flushed,
and i was shocked when i read it,
but now
i can't stop smiling.

it's funny!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:11 - that's actuallt kind of funny.

Guy after that. Yup Dallas and Denton. Full of assholes. Big Shock. Where should I move?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Pluto is THE place to be but only because it's no longer a planet.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tania, this isn't the Fine Line.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:04 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

Just got done listening and I enjoyed it. Not everything is exactly my taste but that is what is cool about the area as it has a decent amount of diversity in sounds. Quite a few songs on here are very good.

And as was mentioned, this is great for exposure for all these bands.

Looking forward to the next one.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

smells like strident zend, 9:16.
are not gene vincent and eddie cochran dead?
tania, Ooooooo tania...
paul reubens called: he wants his compilation back.
shooting horse in dallas, how quaint!!!
3:24: i know douche has'nt been around for a bit, but that's no reason for you to give up on original thought.........

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:11 has some sharp, sharp wit. bravo.

6:01 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, no one has ever said THAT before!

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"insert unoriginal insult to anything or anyone here"

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even though anon 3:36 is kinda dissin' on me, his criticisms are painful, yet delightful - like wasabi.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone that posted before this post is super stupid and i am the king of awesomeness

1:25 PM  
Blogger James said...

Yo. 'Erotic Citay' is by Krispee Ones of which Prince William is a member, but not the only member.

4:54 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I know... thats why I said so in the post. I only added Prince William because a lot of people seem to know him better than Krispee Ones. Not a dis, just a way to spread the info.

7:01 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, Ben

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"Frankly, the best part of this track is the last 2:54 - and I take full credit for it. I was just trying to use up the entire 74 minutes. But isn't it rewarding when the stereo field spreads out?"

No, No, AND NO, you piece of shit.

9:36 AM  
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who let the 4 yr old on the panning knob???

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesus... that Lindsay guy was a fucking douche

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