In this episode of BackStory, Jerry DeCicca of The Black Swans tells us the story behind their song “Don’t Blame the Stars.” The story, the video, and the song’s lyrics are below the jump.
Artists in Residence for December of 2010, Verity in Stereo, released this helpful video with lyrics to their song “Behind Our Door,” and we thought you might want to check it out. What do you think?
In this episode of BackStory, Ryan Camenzuli of Wild International tells us the story behind their song “Mayoridad.” Without getting into too much detail, this song is really about coming to terms with your mistakes and realizing you can only grow from them and hope for the best in the end. Before I wrote this song,
photo by Jose Mandojana In this special bonus episode of BackStory, Pete from Ivan & Alyosha (our Artists in Residence for February 2011!) tells us the story behind their song “Fathers Be Kind.” “Fathers Be Kind” took about a year to take full shape. I had the verse and melody in my head for a
In this week’s episode, Andrew Belle tells us the story behind his song “Static Waves.” Static Waves was really an accident that happened while we were in the middle of making ‘The Ladder’ two years ago. We had just begun production on an up-tempo version of a song from the record called ‘Oh My Stars’
Our readers selected Via Audio’s “Babies” as the number one song of 2010, which peaked our curiosity. We wanted to know more about the song, and we figured you might, too, so here’s Tom Deis from Via Audio’s story behind this song… The demo for Babies was born in the summer of 2007 after I
In this special BONUS episode of BackStory, Brooklyn’s Black Taxi tells us the story behind their song “Shoeshine.” Here’s a note from their team: Black Taxi is one of the best new bands to come out of The Big Apple. Their music was recently featured on NBC’s The Chase and they finished their first national tour in fall 2010.
In this episode of BackStory, Clare of The Horn The Hunt shares the story behind their song “Old Town Cow” and then offers you a FREE download of their single “Raptor.” I try to get a mix of storytelling and abstraction in our songs- it’s more exciting for me to let go and catch random
In this installment of BackStory, Los Angeles’ Superhumanoids share the story behind their song “Persona.” Catch them tonight at The Troubador! Persona uses Ingar Bergman’s film of the same name as a reference point to explore the emotions of love, longing, and despair. The narrator in the song is conflicted – a split-personality of types
In this installment of BackStory, Jeremy Messersmith takes a moment to tell us the story behind “A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard,” for which he just released a video by Eric Power. According to Jerem’s camp: “If you missed it last time around, Power is responsible for the built-out-of-construction-paper Star Wars Trilogy in 2