Friday, June 29, 2018

The Tom Jeremiah Band - Manic Mechanic

What can I say, TJB covered ZZ Top with fake drums in 2013 featuring special guest David Didonato on guitar. That's right.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Steak and Eggs - HoHoHoes

Another Steak and Eggs traditional Christmas recording, but this time celebrating Christmas in July, a Steak and Eggs first! Recorded in December 2017, right before the Jesus Christmas, this song was thought to be TOO good to simply be given away as a Christmas gift. Fast forward to July, actually June, and we are feeling extra generous. Truth be told, we were actually waiting on clearance to use the title from hip-hop icon Lil Scurvy. His recent death gave us the opportunity to release the track until his estate comes looking for royalties (not only did we steal the title, we also sampled the cymbal crash at the 1:28 mark), so please enjoy Christmas in July, or June, courtesy of Steak and Eggs while you still can.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Tom Jeremiah Band - Call Me Tom

The Tom Jeremiah Band is back after a long hiatus, this time covering the little-known original demo version of Paul Simon's "Call Me Al". Originally titled "Call Me Tom", this composition took Simon in a different direction with lyrics about an awkward sexual encounter. Fearing backlash from the PMRC, GLAAD, and the United Nations, Simon changed the lyrics to reflect a man experiencing a mid-life crisis, which became the well-known radio hit that most of us are familiar with today. Like us, I think you too will enjoy the original vision of Paul Simon's "Call Me Tom".

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Steak and Eggs - Athena's Cradle

The Easter Bunny came early to ish records and dropped off a basketful of treats. Inside one of the eggs was a track from Steak and Eggs about some kid they call "The Hamster". I am just as confused as you.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Twin Fins

In 2011, Erik Sugg and I were asked to put together some surf songs to play before the presentation of the B-movie, "The Beach Girls and the Monster", at the NC Museum of Life and Science. We named the band The Twin Fins and came up with a handful of songs over a few practices, all of which we recorded on my iPhone. These are a few of those songs.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mind Gibson

In March of 2014, Andy, Lucius, and Joel got together to record some ideas. Though there was no name attached to the project, the song is labeled "MindGibsonPracticeEdit01". Prepare for 38 minutes of noise, banter, and a few song ideas.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cold Morris - Songs from Head First session

Here is Ish Records first band, Cold Morris, with a few tracks from their 1990 release, "Head First", including a few outtakes. I think this is the only time the Garden Weasel has ever been recorded to tape. It's a shame too because it makes a great substitute for jingle bells. And remember, don't mix nervous puppies with yuppies.