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  • Apr 21, 2020
nick
Home Body

Chord: F# how bout that

Household objects: Refrigerator door and the screeching heater which was probably gonna be in the recording anyway.

Missed place: My living room when it’s filled with delinquents

Sample is from the outro of Love Me

 

Lyrics:

it’s a crowded house now
neighbors text the thread to calm down
they say too late for blaring
but Eric just got married
pulling out the pull-out couch now
someone needs a place to crash out
i don’t mind a little bit of zoom
but i sure like a busy living room



Looking for feedback on

Curious about people's thoughts on including something as current as the product "Zoom." Felt kind of strange to use it, but couldn't deny the rhyme.

Discussion

  • 18 Comments
ryan.mp3 April 25, 2020 4:12pm

Nico, how do you record acoustic geet? Like, what mic and what placement?

nick April 26, 2020 8:57pm

I usually just record direct with the aura setting on my acoustic. Sometimes I throw a mic up, but rarely, and with reckless abandon.

ryan.mp3May 21, 2020 4:02pm

Madness. I love it.

justinalbaniel April 23, 2020 11:52am

eeesh such a hot sample, such a chill sound

nurphgun April 22, 2020 8:24pm

This song exudes sweet nostalgia effortlessly (just like Ryan’s submission to this assignment). There’s some nice ~early~ Father John Misty energy to it. Love it.

Ben April 23, 2020 9:43am

realizing, just now, how much some early FJM totally does the Elvis thing. luscious, over the top vocals, little flourishes here and there. some of their beltiest belts seem to get their resonance from around the same neighborhood in the throat.

Ben April 22, 2020 7:02pm

YO. the heater. it sounds A LOT like that synth noise at the end of Karma Police

nick April 26, 2020 8:58pm

wow yes, very true.

alechutson April 22, 2020 2:43pm

So vibey. Love this, and the heater gives such a nice underlying texture

autumnmouth April 22, 2020 1:53pm

always admired how your lyrics say the most with the least.

nick April 22, 2020 3:10pm

<3

ryan.mp3 April 22, 2020 11:20am

Is the heater that whistling thing in the back? I love it. Sounds like a synth tweaking out. Who needs Moog when you’ve got Boston’s 1970s heating systems. Also, you’ve become a master of the lazy vocal—sits way back in the pocket so nice. Tryina #learnfromyou

nick April 22, 2020 3:09pm

it’s funny with the heater because I do a lot of voice-over recording for work, and the heater is my arch nemesis. finally got a voice memo of it, dropped it into the track, and was surprised at how un-annoying and eventually lovely it became as a texture.

Ben April 22, 2020 11:14am

that Elvis sample is SO warm. This was a smashing success.

peter April 21, 2020 9:56pm

that fucking heater

froebusiness April 21, 2020 9:28pm

Pope, this is dope. I’m especially digging the vocal components to this dish. Love that melody.

daeclan April 21, 2020 9:15pm

i get panda bear vibes from the production and bends era radiohead in the vocals, both in the best way possible. this was mad delightful, man. is that a sample or you singing in the loop?

nick April 22, 2020 10:30am

The King baby, Love Me