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This is a split I did under the name We Can Have Fun with my friend Kevin from Fung Wah Bus?. My side is reminiscent of They Might Be Giants and the Moldy Peaches. Kevin’s side reminds me a lot Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith. We both recorded these songs in our bedroom. I hope you enjoy it.

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Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) is one of my personal  favorite artists.  His suicide in March is one of the most unfortunate musician deaths in some time.  Good Morning Spider is his second studio album under the Sparklehorse moniker, and in my opinion, has more of an Alt-Country feel than his other albums.  It really is a fantastic listen, and the lyrics are great (as to be expected from Linkous).  It should also be noted that track 9 is a Daniel Johnston cover.

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A pretty rad lo-fi noise-pop-y (but not really noise-pop) album about ghosts and hating cops. I think the drums were either done from a Q-Chord or Casio keyboard. Not much else to say except this is a cool album, and you will enjoy it. …So download it.

Sounds like: A skeleton dancing.

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S is the solo project of Jen Ghetto, co-founder of the incredible Seattle band Carissa’s Wierd. In her solo work, she writes largely the same kind of music that Carissa’s Wierd was famous for, depressing indie rock with lots of orchestral influences. When she’s on her own, her recording is much more lo-fi and acoustic, but the general sound is still there. She also throws in more electronic influences in her solo work, which works out very well.

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34 emotional, MIDI-keyboard induced songs about one girl. Think lo-fi twee + Magnetic Fields + Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Sounds really homemade which is a good thing.

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One of my absolute favorite bands ever. Started by 16 now 22 year old Kevin Steinhauser. These are some old albums now currently not available for download anywhere and all out of print. Chances are these will never see the light of the day for the rest of time (I don’t think Kevin likes them too much). These albums range from electronic pop-punk to acoustic indie-pop/folk; I’ll mark whichever genre it is, albums will be in band pictures, and some of these might be in MP4. Otherwise, enjoy.

The Lost Levels

Instrumental, Electronic, 8-bit-ish

Math the Band and the Secret of Mystery Island

Electronic, Indie-Pop (includes both electronic and acoustic work) (MP4)

Greatest Hits

Electronic (MP4, no tags, sorry)

Tour De Friends EP

Electronic, Synth-Punk

Love,

Teddy

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From Last.fm, “Fung Wah Bus took its name from a transportation system devised to make it easier for business owners to take money from the vulnerable elderly population. It is widely believed that the name was copied for the sake of irony.
Fung Wah Bus is generally placed under the genre of “folk.” However, they also identify as “Folk-punk,” “Indie,” and many other categories of the like. The group began as a project between William Pratt, (primary songwriter, vocals, guitar, banjo, ukelele, harmonica.) Kevin O’Donnell, (guitar, vocals, ukelele, harmonica, banjo, bass. ) and Connor Griffin (vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica.). It then grew to include Shannon Pajer, (accordian, piano, melodica, vocals, tambourine, glockenspiel, special attention on long lonesome nights) and later took Jason Rule as their percussionist. Scott Bevins, trumpet player extraordinaire, makes them sound good. Also at live shows there is the aid of Aftyn Jane on the jug, Andy Dawson with the washboard and Mike Hein playing his gun.
Fung Wah Bus is known for playing impromptu shows at unexpected locations, for less than five people. However, they have been known to occasionally frequent such venues as The Webster Underground in Hartford CT.
After recording several EP’s and making them publicly available on the internet, Fung Wah Bus has at last recorded their long-awaited full length album, Thicker Than Fiddlers In Hell. It was created over the course of several months at an infamous location known as “The Stew-dio.”

This is a beautifully crafted folk album. Expect this band to blow up, maybe when all of the members are, you know, out of high school.

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