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Title: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 24 Mar 2011, 03:09
I just wanted my own thread :c

Anyway, so this happened (http://squabsquawk.bandcamp.com)

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I am doing.

I am happy with this, though. I think? You should tell me what you think!
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: tommydski on 24 Mar 2011, 03:28
Why did you decide on these six songs out of all of your songs?
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 24 Mar 2011, 03:38
I realized that I have like, way more songs than six, but I'm kind of conscious of working on too many at once and having them accidentally end up being kind of the same or something. And with most of them I feel like I could improve them if I have more time to think about things. I don't want to rush anything. These ones are the ones I kind of like the most right now, I guess because they're all finished!
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: tommydski on 24 Mar 2011, 03:42
These are all great songs. 'Our Antarctic Friends' is one of my old favourites.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Mar 2011, 08:44
Yaaaay! I've gotta go to work in literally one minute but the first thing I'm doing when I get home is buying this.
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Post by: johnny5 on 24 Mar 2011, 11:37
i'll take 8 please
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Post by: scarred on 24 Mar 2011, 12:42
finally
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 24 Mar 2011, 14:44
this is awesome
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Post by: öde on 24 Mar 2011, 16:07
I liked squab squawk before you sold out.

(yaaaaay)
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Mar 2011, 19:40
Hey Anna are you fat on profits yet?
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 24 Mar 2011, 19:42
Not quite haha. It's pretty much just you guys. I'm not sure how to promote myself to strangers yet.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT :D
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: sean on 24 Mar 2011, 20:05
made you a facebook post, get excited (i doubt it'll do a thing)
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Post by: Melodic on 24 Mar 2011, 20:51
gonna buy this
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Melodic on 24 Mar 2011, 20:55
then put it in the m/f thread
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Post by: Melodic on 24 Mar 2011, 20:56
:3
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 24 Mar 2011, 20:57
But I already have it on mediafire!
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Melodic on 24 Mar 2011, 20:58
 :psyduck: :psyduck: :psyduck:

(want the ALAC copy but don't have the money on paypal fuuuuuuu)
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 24 Mar 2011, 21:03
d'oh! well that's too big. but i have 320: http://www.mediafire.com/?ekgx3qbudyxd38y
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Melodic on 24 Mar 2011, 21:05
also good job on yr music, i guess or something
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 24 Mar 2011, 23:08
I listened to this entire EP, and I really like it.  The mixing is a little lo-fi, but since when has that ever been too terribly bad when good music was the focus?  Thumbs up.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: johnny5 on 24 Mar 2011, 23:14
bought it...decided to go with the 320, i guess

i liked the reworked version of flipped/flipping
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Post by: imagist42 on 25 Mar 2011, 10:18
Anna, this is some seriously fantastic shit. I will definitely be happy to send you some money for it as soon as I get more. Keep it up.
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Post by: Patrick on 25 Mar 2011, 15:10
I refuse to listen to this until I can buy it. I already know it'll be well worth every penny. I'm so glad this is finally out!
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: johnny5 on 25 Mar 2011, 21:51
i would have put squandering and the owl song on but its good
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: tommydski on 26 Mar 2011, 05:13
the owl song

Yeah, this one is great.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 Mar 2011, 08:13
this is pretty alright! I think the second to last song falls flat and the lo-fi sound sounds more like a "hey lets record this as cheaply as possible" idea more than a "hey lets make this sound lo-fi" idea (which is obviously totally understandable if not less distracting for it) but I definitely like it. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: tommydski on 26 Mar 2011, 12:07
I realised the other day that many of these songs have the same kind of infectious, harmonic quality as songs penned by Kim Deal around the time of the early Breeders records etc.

Not coincidentally, these are also some of my favourite songs ever.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 26 Mar 2011, 12:50
it was recorded as cheaply as possible because i literally DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO ANYTHING ELSE

and thanks everyone!
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: KvP on 26 Mar 2011, 13:40
We should hold a fundraiser to send Anna to Electrical Audio
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: JD on 26 Mar 2011, 13:41
the lo-fi sound sounds more like a "hey lets record this as cheaply as possible" idea more than a "hey lets make this sound lo-fi" idea

It ain't Times New Viking
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: JD on 26 Mar 2011, 13:41
(PS this is great anna)
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: KvP on 26 Mar 2011, 13:43
We should hold a fundraiser to send Anna to Electrical Audio
I am serious about this btw
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 Mar 2011, 14:54
use kickstarter. A friend of mine raised a few thousand bucks to pay for the recording of her new album on kickstarter and it was totally effortless. Just make some donation tiers with cool stuff like a copy of the CD with customized artwork or a personalized song or whatever attached to each and you're good to go.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: tommydski on 26 Mar 2011, 15:59
We should hold a fundraiser to send Anna to Electrical Audio

This would be a bad environment for Anna's technique.

Also, I really like the production or lack of on these songs. That is one of the best things about them.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 26 Mar 2011, 19:18
EA would be very bad for me. It'd be a dream, but very bad. so much wasted tape

I think I just need to get a dynamic microphone and then maybe something a bit more advanced than audacity, as much audacity already confuses me
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: KvP on 26 Mar 2011, 19:36
We could raise money for that
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Mar 2011, 20:07
Raise money to send me to Cali and I'll record the motherfucker for free
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Mar 2011, 20:08
No scratch that, just pay for the studio time and I'll get myself to Cali. Not even slightly kidding.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 26 Mar 2011, 21:16
dear younger anna, i have no idea why it took me this long to start listening to yr tunes. i guess it's because i haven't really been in the mood for sad lo-fi indie pop or whatever. i don't really find em sad though, just mellow and pretty.

keep up the good work. i will buy this album when i'm less broke.

love,
older anna
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Mar 2011, 02:02
lo-fi sound sounds more like a "hey lets record this as cheaply as possible" idea more than a "hey lets make this sound lo-fi" idea (which is obviously totally understandable if not less distracting for it)


I am just a bit confused by this. Can this possibly be a bad thing? Something in me sort of balks at the idea of deliberately going for a lo-fi sound as if DIY was just some recording gimmick.


Also, goddamn nice tunes.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Mar 2011, 02:03
Though i was sort of hoping that YOKO cover was in it.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Mar 2011, 14:04
EA would be very bad for me. It'd be a dream, but very bad. so much wasted tape

I think I just need to get a dynamic microphone and then maybe something a bit more advanced than audacity, as much audacity already confuses me

yeah, if you have a condenser mic and a decent dynamic mic, you're pretty much set. also i think programs get simpler when you get into the paid category, since audacity is designed for like linux nerds who really hate things being intuitive
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: celticgeek on 27 Mar 2011, 14:09
Damn straight!

And I really liked the music, too.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: De_El on 27 Mar 2011, 18:59
Though i was sort of hoping that YOKO cover was in it.

Me too, dang that's a good cover. All the songs you picked out are really good, though! I'm really enjoying it.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 29 Mar 2011, 01:59
thank you for all your nice words, everyone! they are appreciated more than you know.

also i'm very amused that so many people are like "where is this song" like i forgot that i'm not actually THAT unproductive. i'll get around to reworking older stuff soooon but i gotta finish this dumb quarter first! here's some Fun Links: http://www.box.net/shared/saa00ax0d2

...okay well i guess that was only one fun link, but that has some old stuff (i moved some other things out, though) and most of the random ass covers i've been doing in my dorm room out of frustration, and the older ones too.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: allison on 29 Mar 2011, 04:49
this rules it rules so much
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 31 Mar 2011, 23:53
so i'm back in my dorm room, but it's okay because i have my dano with me this quarter! :]
and my buddy has this wonderful lil' digitech processor with a bunch of effects he programmed himself. i don't really know how to work it but i found some nice reverb. i didn't have an extra cable to run it through my amp but i had the jack converter so i just ran it through my speakers. so i did this (http://www.box.net/shared/3zr9jhnp8r). lykke li has been my idol lately. i kind of want to be her
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Post by: scarred on 31 Mar 2011, 23:59
A fucking plus dude.

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Post by: öde on 02 Apr 2011, 13:08
i kind of want to be her

Don't we all.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: johnny5 on 06 May 2011, 22:20
hey so how'd your sales go?
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 06 May 2011, 22:46
They were fine? I guess? but then I stopped promoting it after spring break (because I don't actually know how) so I'm not really sure how well I fared with people who like, aren't my friends lol.
I got four weeks left of this quarter but after a month of doing nothing, I'm starting to write again so hopefully by September I can put something else out adslfkjadfslkj so excited for school to end.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 30 Sep 2013, 15:45
i'm back, motherfuckers. hit up that new album (http://squabsquawk.bandcamp.com/album/the-blurst-of-times), official release tomorrow. $2 off today, streaming for free.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/1c75812d95ceaad38085422af39f993c/tumblr_mtl93qRyQd1qh9godo1_500.png) (http://squabsquawk.bandcamp.com/album/the-blurst-of-times)

hope y'all are doing well.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Patrick on 30 Sep 2013, 16:01
Anna you are fucking incredible and you should totally come up to the Bay to hang out and jam again once you've got some new stuff written, I'd love to maybe play a session <3
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: squawk on 30 Sep 2013, 16:08
:D yes! i need to start figuring out how to play shows soon!
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Post by: Metope on 30 Sep 2013, 16:14
ANNA! Your music is amazing. Just, amazing.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Patrick on 30 Sep 2013, 17:39
:D yes! i need to start figuring out how to play shows soon!

well, I am no expert, but I've been around the block a million and a half times, and I'd be honored if our jamming got me a spot in your lineup. idk if you still have my number but I'll send it to you on Facefuck.
Title: Re: squab squawk spam space
Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2013, 21:12
Yo if you guys haven't picked up this album yet I don't even know what is wrong with you. Seriously.