Love Will Tear Us To Shreds: Act II - The Genre Of Silence: November 25, 2008
The first song from Act II. Please contain your excitement.
Hindsight Is Not Stanford 20/20: February 24, 2008
vee and &roid wrote and recorded this song in less than 10 hours. It's about cricket in Fort Collins (and the Caribbean).
Two Songs: September 29, 2007
vee and &roid took a 30-minute break from their opera recording to lay these two songs to tape. Thank goodness they did. Charley Pride would be so proud of them for minding their Scooby Doos and Don'ts.
Dark As A Dungeon: September 15, 2007
There were a rash of mining accidents in 2007. After one particular cave-in, vee sat down and sang all the mining songs he knew. He recorded one of them for you.
I Second That Emotion: September 3, 2007
Give a robot a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a robot to play the ukulele and he will be so excited he will never have to eat again. So excited, in fact, that he will decide to play Smokey Robinson songs. Wowie. Motown on ukulele.
Song For W.P.: May 8, 2007
&roid unleashes his inner lyric-genius in a beautifully improvised song about something he found in the gutter.
Love Will Tear Us To Shreds: Act I - And Quiet Flows The Dawn: September 4, 2006
The first song from the rock opera. Hopefully, it will get you excited for this autumn's release.
Live In Elliott's Living Room: Oct. 12, 2006
The first-ever full-band living room show. Practice wasn't held. The players were: vee, &roid, G-Man, and M.C. playing their usual instruments. This was a fantastic living room, complete with: fireplace, gigantic clock, and frightening, mangey, stuffed black cat.
A World So Full Of Love: June 21, 2006
vee plays a cover of a Roger Miller tune entitled "A World So Full Of Love." He's one of our favorite songwriters ever, hands down. Kind of like the Stephin Merritt of 1960s country.
No Children: June 14, 2006
vee plays a cover of a Mountain Goats tune entitled "No Children." It's an amazing song in that does not contain a single positive phrase. Not even one. And yet, it's strangely uplifting. Let this be catharthis if you will.
Tiny Pirate Signals: June 6, 2006
vee wrote this song about a hoop earring. Some subscribe to the theory that if one commits a wrong, retribution should be repaid in amplified proportion. Tenfold. Twentyfold. Thrityfold?!? Let those people do as they will -- we prefer to extract our vengance through subtle turn of phrase. Fitting for 6-6-06, n'est ce pas?
Live at Everyday Joe's: Mar. 15, 2006
A full band show held at a nonprofit coffe shop. Labelmate Nancy Seiters played a brilliant opening set, and even came back to sing a duet later iin the evening. The players were: vee (Guitar, Vocals), &roid (Bass, though he also sang, and played Banjo, Accordion, Keyboard, and Drums at various points throughout the evening), G-Man (Mandolin, though he also sang as well as played Guitar and Bass at various points throughout the evening), and Nancy Seiters (Guitar, Vocals). Listen, and you'll hear the sounds of a group of kids playing a game in which the object was to be the one who didn't get electrocuted.
Live In vee's Living Room: Mar. 1, 2006
A song recorded during band practice, in honour of the first of March.
Live In vee's Sister's Living Room: Jan. 30, 2006
A duo show in Greeley. Practice was barely held at all. The players were: vee and &roid playing their usual instruments. vee's sister Susan sang special guest vocals on "Sing Me To Sleep." It is something you absolutely must hear to believe. Especially considering two of the three involved had never performed the song before.
The Wilted Heart Of Lloyd P. Behringer EP: Jan. 6, 2006
The first half of the promised digital EP.
New Year's Presents: Jan. 2, 2006
To offset the loss you feel at discarding another year's calendar, we thought we'd offer up a couple consolation mp3s. G-Man was in the studio over the weekend recording his Carnegie Hall auditions. Listen to them below.
Live In The Grays' Living Room: Nov. 11, 2005
A duo show, a "birthdays" party, and first-ever stop on the Living Room Tour. Practice was held in vee's car as he and &roid drove down to Boulder. The players were: vee (Guitar, Vocals) and &roid (Accordion and vocals, though he also played Banjo and Bass at various points throughout the evening). Listen and hear the people talking and having fun in the background. During the shanty, you can even hear wolves howling in the distance. That is a nice touch. Attendees included a baby, two dogs, and a large number of people.
Live At The Bean Cycle: Nov. 4, 2005
A duo show held at a lovely coffee shop. Practice was held at vee's house 55 minutes before the show. vee broke a string on his new guitar and had to restring it quickly. This cut into the practice time. Oh well. The players were: vee (Guitar, Vocals) and &roid (Bass and vocals, though he also played Banjo and Accordion at various points throughout the evening). Listen, (none too closely) and you'll hear the sounds of the talented barista tamping the heck out of some espresso shots.
Live At Ardour Cafe: Oct. 21, 2005
A duo show. Though the recording quality makes it sound as if the band is playing in some sort of gymnasium, it's actually a coffee shop. Practice was held at &roid's house 10 minutes before the show. The players were: vee (Guitar, Vocals) and &roid (Accordion and vocals, though he also played Banjo and Bass at various points throughout the evening). Listen, and in the background (and sometimes foreground), you'll hear the sounds of a real-live working coffee shop. We will have better mic placement for the next bootleg, and therefore, more songs of acceptable listening quality to give you.
Live At Breakdown Book Collective: Oct. 17, 2005
A show worthy of song. A lineup that hadn't played together for nigh on two years. Practice was held in the parking lot. The players were: vee (Guitar, Vocals), &roid (Bass on #'s 1 and 3, Banjo on #2), G-Man (Mandolin), and Charlie Rose (Banjo on #'s 1 and 3, Bass on #2, Banjo Head on #3). During the night, G-Man also happened play Bass on "King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" and Guitar on "The Doughboy And The Spike." Numbers 4 and 5 were recorded impromptu in the parking lot (you can hear the car that almost hit us if you listen closely). Charlie on Banjo, G-Man on Mandolin, and &roid on Bass. One more thing... there was a fellow in the audience singing brilliant harmonies.
- To Help You Read My Mind
- I Can't Dance
- Saint Anne's Reel
- The Breakdown Breakdown (a.k.a. Banjo Breakdown)
Autobiography Of A Dying Band
- Autobiography Of A Dying Band Jukebox
- Ghosts In The Glass
- Appeasement (Crack Kills)
- The Ballad Of Abdul Sharif
A Bonus Track From The AOADB Sessions
Out Of The Darkness
Live Radio Show: June 26, 2004
vee, Deej, and G-Man at their finest. If you had your dials tuned to 88.9FM KRFC, you could have heard this live.
Soon, when we get our new video camera, we will have videos gallore. Until then, use your imagination.