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Happy 7th Birthday to us, pt 2: FREE MP3s!

May 18, 2010

…we have the tunes that keep you movin’.

We here at Independent Clauses have covered music for years, but we’ve never put any music into the world. This is a problem that we are fixing right now. We are releasing for your ears’ delight, Independent Clauses, vol. 1: Our Friends are All Freaking Awesome. Seeing as this is our first time releasing music, we’ve got a few kinks to work out and a few curves to learn. But, below is the zip file.

Independent Clauses, vol. 1: Our Friends Are All Freaking Awesome

1.  “Brian, Jenny, and the Mayan Calendar” by Marc with a C
2. “I Won’t Back Down” by Chris Hickey (Tom Petty Cover)
3. “I Melt With You” by Fairmont (Modern English Cover)
4. “Another Stripe – Carradini Mix” by Dishwater Psychics

Super props to all four bands that contributed; this is a dream of mine, and I’m so grateful to them for making it happen. Props to all the bands that we’ve worked with over the years who have motivated us to want to release music in the first place. Super thanks to my friends Katy and Albert, who allowed me to use their computer to make this post happen (my internet is jacked, which is why there wasn’t a post yesterday).

The art, metadata, and more are on the way. I just really wanted to get this out, because I’m excited about it. I once was concerned about everything being perfect on the first try; seven years later, I’m convinced that everything is a work in progress.

So, enjoy the songs! Three of them are unreleased, with the Fairmont cover being a rare b-side. I’m really excited about all of the tunes, as evidenced by the title, and I hope you are as well.


Comments: (2)

On May 19, 2010 John W. wrote...

No, no, no... thank YOU for including us!

On July 26, 2010 Dan wrote...

Stephen, In light of there not being a "playable" link to "Another Stripe - Carradini Mix" on, a couple of months ago I elected to put the song up on our Noisehead page along with all the proper nods to you and IC in hopes of increasing our collective circulation. I wanted you know that it's been in the rock top-10 ever since! So we appreciate the encouragement to release the song when we did, and we hope it's bringing IC some hits. I also wanted to let you know that Friendly Psychics Music has decided to ultimately release the final version of the track under the Derecho name instead of Dishwater Psychics. No need to make any changes or corrections on your site though. Thanks as always from all of us at FPM, and certainly all the best to you and IC.

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