Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Zinkline's FAWM 2011 Album "Suntory Time" Now Available!

Hey All,
We are excited and proud to announce that, in collaboration with our friend Niveous, have just posted our first album! We wrote and mostly recorded the whole thing last February for "February Album Writing Month 2011". This is an event in which musicians all over the world try to write 14 songs in the month of February. We think we've got a great batch of songs, all of which were inspired by the films of Bill Murray. It's free, or if you're feeling generous you can pay whatever you like for the album or individual songs. Donations will go toward rent and beer. Go give it a listen!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

That's Enough

We've got two songs in the fight this week:

Martin, Sam, and Ken as BSS and Glen and Ken as Semolina Pilchards.

Check it out!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We're on the Facebook!!!

Hey All,

Sam made us a great Facebook band page, so you can now like us on Facebook.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

new song - "the last afternoon of a woman he only thought he knew"

Song Fight! entry #59 for us is up now in current fight! This time the title is "the last afternoon of a woman he only thought he knew". Wow, that's long! Anyway we wound up going through a very atypical process to create this song. Ken and Martin couldn't make it to our Tuesday night jam, so Glen and I wrote the music. Ken wrote the lyrics bu wasn't able to play the drums and mix the song, so I wound up mixing the song and using some drums I recorded Tuesday night. I also played bass and added some synth tracks and sang. So if you don't like something in this song it's probably my fault! Anyway, here's the link: "the last afternoon of a woman he only thought he knew" - Berkeley Social Scene

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupy My Heart

Hey All,

We're in this week's fight, Occupy My Heart.

We had two jams to put this together. The song started with a keyboard riff in 7/8 that we decided would sound cool if it phased over a regular 4/4 song. We started there and quickly wrote the rest of the song. It took a while to track, but we got the music down. The rest of the week was spent editing and adding more keys. This week we got together to track the vocals and mix. Everything was going well until Cubase decided it didn't want to export the keyboard parts with the rest of the track. Somehow we got everything working and our complete song is available for your enjoyment.

Video coming soon!

Be well,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Out of a Hat

Hey All,

The BSS crew was busy this week and we actually took part in 3 different songs in the current Songfight.

1. Berkelyn Social Scene - Our good friend Roymond was in Oakland for business and we were able to collaborate with him again. We put together a fun song with Glen and Roy on guitar, Martyr on bass, Ken on drums, Sam on rhodes, and Erin singing.

2. Merijamby - JB, the Fightmaster Jr. himself, was also in town on business and stopped by Erin and Sam's house for a visit. They put together this song in a night which also features Amy.

3. Zinkline - Power trio action at it's best with Glen, Martyr, and Ken writing a recording this quick song in a few hours the night before the deadline.

Thanks for listening, and if you are so inclined to vote, do it!

Next week... Has Been For Years

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thretening to Some

Hey All,

We are in this week's fight Threatening to Some. Our song is about Martin's views on Veganism.

This track came together in less than a week. Glen, Martin, and Ken wrote and recorded the main bulk of the song on Tuesday. Glen and Martin finished up vocals and solos on their own. Ken added the rhodes riff and mixed it all together into what you hear now.

If you have the time to listen, I hope you will.

One change at Songfight this week. You now have to vote for at least two songs when you vote. This is to avoid people going to the site and just voting for their friends. You probably weren't doing that anyway.

On to the next song...

Be well,