Bootlegger 18

Artist Bio

Influences:   Kevin Devine, Bad Books, Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Pond PA, Stars, Manchester Orchestra, Bright Eyes, the Dear Hunter, Decemberists, Future Islands, Elliott Smith, Right Away Great Captain, Radical Face, Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Boy Genius, Velvet Underground, Modern Baseball, etc..

2021. We made it. And it's finally time for another FAWM. I can't wait.

First things first, I actually released my 2020 FAWM album, The Journal!
Here's the bandcamp and spotify links:

This year I'm doing the traditional thing where I'm going to write an album and demo it. It's gonna be acoustic instead of full productions because I have a lot of other projects going on at the same time (weekly youtube videos, preproduction on an album and another one halfway recorded that I'm still working on while also putting finishing touches on the follow up to The Journal).

The idea for this year is loosely based on the idea that there's a random vacant AM radio station that keeps interfering with the songs. You'll see once I finish it but I think it's gonna be pretty cool. Those songs will have a prefix of "STATIC -" before the titles to denote that project.

Another project I'm working on and will be putting up this year will be a bit of a rehash on an old project. 15 years ago I was finishing high school and I wrote an album called "Running Upside Down in the Rain." The production was horrible but I've always liked some of the songs. So my second FAWM project is I'm going to redo that album. This will also be mostly acoustic probably but the idea is I'm going to go back and rework those old songs and other songs from that era to do a new and improved 15 year anniversary album. Those songs will be denoted with a prefix of "RAIN-"

Should be fun. Should be a lot. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Glad to see yall again and can't wait to catch up with everyone in the forums and see everyone's work this year!


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  • @forrandom  Feb 16

    I know this is a late response, but thanks for commenting on my first couple songs! It's been a much busier month than I had anticipated. I can't wait to finally dig into your 2021 creations!

  • @raygunnsraygun  Feb 11

    Been listening to The Journal on Spotify whilst working since I came across you on FAWM. Right in my wheelhouse. Congratulations on a great record.

  • @atam94  Feb 9

    Hey thanks for checking out both of my recent tracks! I'm in the midwest, too, and man, it's cold. The footage was stuff that I recorded a few weeks back when it was a bit warmer. I haven't been doing much outdoor filming lately and might end up uploading some tracks as audio only since I'm running out of video footage that I recorded already

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 8

    Thanks for the comment on "Sunday"! I think when I go into higher notes on melodies I tend to go into Death Cab territory haha. At least it feels that way to me at times.

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 5

    Appreciate the comment on "The Devil's Rain"! Thanks for checking it out

  • @atam94  Feb 4

    I appreciate your comment on "Growing Up" a ton. It's really cool to me that you can still hear "me" playing even when it's more of a post-rock type of track instead of straight up ambient soundscapes.

  • @krickis Feb 4

    This is Katie Bunn from YouTube, made an account here just to comment on your songs =3 Liking what I'm hearing so far, and I'm looking forward to hearing more! Tackling two projects in a month sounds like a hell of an undertaking, but very exciting to see as a fan!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 1

    Happy Fawming brother! I always look forward to your tunes.

  • @looprication  Jan 30

    Welcome back good sir. May the muse be with you always.

  • @nicetrip  Jan 26

    Hey, nice to see you are here! It's interesting what you will come up with on you idea! Have a good time this year!

  • @atam94  Jan 24

    Hey, I'm glad to hear that you released your album project from last year! I just picked it up on bandcamp, actually, and am looking forward to giving it a good listen tonight.

  • @ampersandman  Jan 18

    Same here – surely you got another mindblowing concept album in the making, right? Have a great and productive FAWM!

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 14

    Your ideas sound extra cool this year. I adore the idea of rogue radio stations. We've both been at this since 2008, and we don't always cross paths, but I always remember the impression you made with those 50 full band demos!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 14

    Hey there! I really enjoyed your concept last year and you totally pulled it off. Looking forward to hearing your music again this year. Best wishes to you