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Kiss Life on the Lips
The Miracle that is Love
My Dears Fauxs,
I am super stoked to be rolling out the second volume of “From the Mixed Up Files of Mr. Matthew T. Schindler1” today, October 4, 2022.
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I will be releasing one new song a week throughout this Autumn, adding it to the album on Bandcamp, and writing about it here in the newsletter.2
Volume II will lean heavily on 4-track cassette demos that I made in the 90s and early 2000s.
The first song is the demo version of “Kiss Life on the Lips (K’s Trip).” You can listen to it here:
I don’t know that I’ve ever been as excited about something that I made by myself as I was about this song.
(Here is the song embedded as an MP3 file.)
One of my bandmates at the time that I made this said: “If you care about your musical career, you should never let people hear your demos.”3
In all fairness, I think he was referring more to this type of material4:
But I’ve always dug this original demo of KLOTL (rhymes with bottle).
I am excited to share it with you now.
I am pretty sure that this version was transferred to digital at Mike Wisti’s Albatross studio in south Minneapolis.5
I hope you enjoy it, and perhaps even pop over to my Bandcamp page to purchase it this Friday, as it is Bandcamp Friday.
With that, I will leave you, as it is past midnight and I’m on heavy Dad duty tomorrow.
SSS, I remain your humble servant,
This is an evolving record which exists exclusively on Bandcamp for the time being. In future, that may change.
Dig the new branding, hepcats. Going for a homemade mixtape feel. You may recognize the cassette tape from my failed Kickstarter campaign that was doomed for its obvious cash-grab antics.
I must be past caring, more into sharing.
That’s right, I decided to kick off 1997 by doing a cover of “Living in the Past” by Jethro Tull without really bothering to learn the song. Over Xmas break I had a 4 track tape recorder in my parents attic in Duluth and busted out the Tull kind of as a lesson on how to use the magical multitracking machine.
Which yielded a superior transfer than my home setup of RCAs out of the Tascam to 1/8” in on a CD burner with no real level controls lol.