dancrook 7


Cohoes, NY US   Feb 2015


Artist Bio

Influences:   Weezer, mewithoutyou, Damien Rice, Mura Masa, Kings of Leon, Elton John, The White Stripes, Bon Iver, Louis Armstrong, Elliot Smith, Jamie T, Royal Blood, Listener, Orla Gartland, Kings Kaleidoscope, Sublime, Hobo Johnson, Jesus


I'm very excited for this year.
I feel like every start to the new year I feel more creative, partly because of the onset of FAWM.

In 2020 I took on the media and released 'Stop the Press' on all streaming services and had a sick video made for it (https://youtu.be/tYs9VLshfqM).

And now in 2021, FAWM is coinciding with my recent setup of 'Dan's Demo Club', allowing folk to get a new demo from me each month (link in profile)

Let's go team.
We got this!


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  • @fonte  Mar 8

    Hi Dan, sorry I missed your comment about collaborating some time in the future, would absolutely love to! Really digging your style on here. Would be great fun to try something. I do make music throughout the year, and outside the intensity of FAWM 😂 Give me shout through soundcloud or something! 😄

  • @hazeyjane Mar 7

    Hi Dan, and thanks very much for your comment on my song. Do you play harmonica? Curious!

  • @piney  Mar 6

    Thanks for listening! I put our song on SoundCloud here if you like to add it to a playlist! https://m.soundcloud.com/bijoubasil/tale-of-the-downhill-debutante-...

  • @majordanby  Mar 5

    Have a play:


    d 0 0 0 0
    A 0 0 0 0
    F# 6 5 5 3
    D 7 6 5 4
    A 0 0 0 0
    D x. x x x

    Other bit

    d 0 0 0
    A 0 0 0
    D 10 5 0
    F#. 0 0 0
    A x x 0
    D 10 5 0

  • @majordanby  Mar 5

    Cheers man. They’re open D chords. I’ve been using pretty exclusively for a while now. I like that I don’t know what I’m doing. 😉

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 26

    It's not just Amplitube 5 on that track - goes through my Big Muff Pi pedal first. Then into the Rockman amp emulation, Orange amp, then through heavy EQ. But that exact tone, at least half of it is the Pi.

  • @devinhill Feb 23

    Thanks for your comment on my song Villain! I love getting feedback on my production, it helps me know how to improve. If you don't mind me asking, in regards to mixing the vocals in the song, is it the volume that should be adjusted or like eq or compression? Thanks again for the feedback! 😁

  • @andreasb Feb 23

    @dancrook thanks for your comment on Silver Dove. That;s the garageband harp, I played it on my midi keyboard.

    If you wanna do an adaptation, go for it!

  • @blainev83  Feb 21

    So...I have this idea, and if you’re busy or just aren’t feeling it, no worries. The Song you commented on has a few instrumental breaks. If you’d be interested in doing some spoken word stuff with your delightful accent similar to what you did with same boat on those, I think it would be awesome! Either way, thanks for the kind words. Have a great day!

  • @midwayfair  Feb 21

    Wow, thanks for the mewithoutyou recommendation! I listened to the King Beetle song and I'll have to give the whole album a listen a little later.

    Edit: Ironically, despite the extensive lyrics, that song was one of the faster ones. Writing descriptive lines comes easy to me, but songs with genuine emotional content can take me days to write a couplet. I wish I had more facility with the latter but I spent more of my life practicing the former, ya know?

  • @kevo Feb 17

    Thanks for the listen on "So Many Monsters". I agree about the vocals, I got frustrated and had to remove myself, you know how it goes. Might revisit in the future.

  • @richaaaay  Feb 16

    Impressive. Sounded great. I look forward to hearing more.

  • @richaaaay  Feb 16

    Great work Dan. I’ve listened to everything you’ve posted. Glad I did! Are you playing all the music on your songs?

  • @enigma4711  Feb 11

    Punk? Sure, I think I can sort something out for you. Do you have a tempo and key in mind?

  • @andreasb Feb 7

    @dancrook you mentioned collab on one of my songs, hit me up if you want to try something!

  • @degausser Feb 7

    Hey dude, I decided to give it a shot after all! Look forward to hearing see of your stuff too 😀

  • @davidtaro  Feb 6

    Thanks for the comment on Emmanuelle, Dan! So I used a sample for the background French cafe noises at the start, and the record skipping sound before the m8, but everything else was recorded. I wasn't expecting that song after the first one I did either 🤣

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 6

    Hey Dan, thanks for letting me know the direct link wasn't working. I went ahead and moved everything over to soundcloud instead if you're still looking to take a listen. Thanks!

  • @artie Feb 5

    Dude, gonna post a couple songs soon, but they're way on the simple tip. Looking forward to weirding it up, but that might take a collab to get me in the mindset.

  • @spiffyflinger Feb 4

    Hey there, thanks for your comment on my song!! To answer your question, I double-tracked my vocals and put some chorus and reverb on them. All the harmony parts are basically drenched in reverb as well.

  • @davidtaro  Feb 3

    Thanks for the nice comment Dan - just listening to Joy of the Moment + hitting the Watch button too 👍

  • @avogt1 Feb 3

    thanks for commenting @dancrook ! love the title suggestion I think I'm gonna run with it. look forward to hearing your stuff!

  • @poedevie Feb 1

    Thanks for checking out my Soundcloud, @dancrook! Excited to jump into this community and start cranking out the tunes.

  • @enigma4711  Jan 30

    Of course, Crook!

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 29

    welcome back! Long long ago I went to university in Schenectady (not far from where you are now, i think?) - but been here in NYC for a long time now.

  • @andrewjtaylor  Jan 26

    Hey Dan! Just 1 week till FAWM!

    With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.

    "Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.

    But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in contribution to culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.

    Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 16

    Hope to see you back this year, dude.