Steven Wesley Guiles 15


91773 US   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Jesus, Simon and Garfunkel, Elliot Smith, Jon Foreman, Foster the People, deadmau5, Pavement, Bon, Iver, Paul Westerberg, Joseph Arthur, King David, Sesame Street, Arcade Fire, U2, the Replacements, Miyazaki, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, M.Ward, radiohead, Japandroids, The Innocence Mission, and YOU.

What I see EVERY DAY in the studio:

This year I'm meeting at least once a week with my bros @bru2 and @rifraf1 as the rockin' band, The Text Pistols.


I released two albums last year. A solo album called Hallelujah Heartbreak and an album with my band Future Kings of Denmark called Fiery Ends.
https://stevenwesleyguiles.bandcamp.c... https://futurekingsofdenmark.bandcamp...

Steven Wesley Guiles aka Applehead aka Mr. Gee
FAWMER from 2008-Present

2019 Collab Commitments:
4-Track Challenge! (topic/8620)
Looks like I have 3 or 4 tapes I'm committed to. ๐Ÿ˜€
Something with horns with @saxylizbeth
Something with words with @pearlmanhattan

Hank Williams in Hell Challenge

A song to end all of my future concerts.
A song to begin all of my future conerts.
(Idea taken from a tweet by Dan Wilson of Semisonic).

Local SoCal Musical Allies Squadron: @johnq, @billysea, my friend Brandon (@bru2), bro-in-law Michael (@michaelmtn), James (@jamesstaubes), @joshlevitre, @rustyp, @cynthiawolff

14 Pounds in 28 Days Challenge

SoCal Fawmers Thread 2019-

he/him/or "hey you"


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  • @guatecoop  15 hours

    Hey there, no Iโ€™m going to send it tomorrow. I just got bogged down with too many things!

  • @eargoggle  19 hours

    Hey Steven thanks for your great comment on my song Iโ€™m in Love...yeah, that was all 4-track, and while I do a lot of bouncing most times that one was just a straight 4 tracks. Which might be part of why that sounded really good! Since the more bouncing you do the muddier it tends to get...

  • @metalfoot  23 hours

    I guess I have a few songs on my wall. But you do too! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @vomvorton  1 day

    Cheers Steven! That's the Omnichord that comes in on the chorus. Definitely one of those sounds that can evoke nostalgia within seconds!

  • @timfatchen  1 day

    yay for the 14. I keep getting sidetracked getting to old watchlisted folks from long ago.

  • @downfallroad  2 days

    Ha! right? Thanks dude. I actually time shifted by 1 second too since I thought 32 seconds might be too much over the line!

  • @fulanin 5 days

    I love the Jack Black picture you've been giving to the riffs hahaha. Thanks for the support.

  • @robynmackenzie  5 days

    Punk rock!

  • @downfallroad  5 days

    \m/ Thanks dude. Yeah! All my songs are acoustic in "dropped D turned down 1/2 step" or dropped C#. Listening to this riff again kinda reminds me of Testament's Demonic Refusal, which is a good thing! Thanks for listening, and good luck to you in round one of the badassriff contest!

  • @haim  5 days

    Hahaaa, thanks man! Love the baddass riff approved photo you made me laugh! I enjoyed it! was worth the pressure! Waiting for the results mate, may the best WIN~!

  • @judypie  5 days

    Thank you for listening Steven! It sure was fun playing around in that old sandbox!๐Ÿ˜ This has been a very educational Fawm for me! Enjoy the playtime dude!

  • @toddnorem  6 days

    Very cool that you were all in the same room with your Text Pistols songs. The recordings were really great. Thanks for the nice words on my tunes too.

  • @ampersandman  6 days

    Thanks SWG for your kind words on "Cape". You made me happy, and I'm not just saying that as a phrase. Fawm on!

  • @spinhead 6 days

    Hey, good point about Johnny-Cashing that song. Must ponder.

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    Indeed, Steven. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I also locked it to build suspense and add to the excitement around the whole thing. "Did he go acoustic, or didn't he?" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽธ

  • @mkd  1 week

    Thank you for your supportive words.

  • @haim  1 week

    Me to sir! Lets do it!! Gonna be fun.

  • @raygungirls 1 week

    Thanks for checking out a few of my songs! Appreciate it.
    I record using Garageband. Plug my fender strat straight into my laptop, and record two tracks panned hard right and left. My fender jazz bass is also plugged straight in and I record two bass tracks with different plugins in each to create that thick dirty bass.
    the drums are the automated GB drummer, that I tweak.

  • @mattblick  1 week

    The mercurial and prolific Mr Gee - we meet again!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Here's how *I* saw it. Feel free to hear it differently, lol

    2x Intro
    4x Verse
    4x Chorus (ride with different fills)
    4x Verse 2
    4x Chorus (ride with different fills)
    4x Bridge (fast tom part)
    4x Verse 3
    4x Chorus (ride with different fills)

  • @jordie 1 week

    Thanks for the welcoming comment! Took the advice and added a lil bit of info to my bio ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck this month!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Sent you an answer, but I'll say it here too. My bad - I totally forgot to write down (for all my tapes) what I did to help the next person. I did actually play a pattern for the one you got. Any chance you could MP3 that track and send it to me? I can interpret what I did. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jamesstaubes  1 week

    I had an idea. What if what one weekend day I come over and we collab on some songs? I bet we can write and record 2 in a day. Yes I invited myself over. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Oh, AWESOME! Thanks so much for checking out our album. I'm so glad you liked it!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @radioovermoscow 1 week

    PS. The drums are programmed. A mix of the alt-rock kit in SD3 and some Steven Slate stuff (cymbals, toms, some snare layering)

  • @radioovermoscow 1 week

    The bad-ass riffs are back, baby!

  • @thelostcartographer  1 week

    It's a fake double track - one guitar, split to two different amp sims, one of which has a small delay in front of it. I figured I didn't have time to record tight double tracks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @pearlmanhattan  1 week

    Il loving your instagram stuff and youtube stuff. I would be honored to collab with you, for sure. Hit me up with what you'd need from me and let's do something. Thanks for asking. That really means a lot to me.

  • @helenseviltwin  1 week

    Re: Steal your thunder - everything was DD's, apart from a very simple bassline for the intro and verses. I didn't want the funky bassline going throughout, but it sounded weird without. I couldn't be bothered to plug my bass guitar in, so put on a synth preset called "Blue Sunday" partly because the name amused me (but also because I figured Peter Hook sound would work ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @bru2  1 week

    Steve, you should watchlist my buddy @lukepapararo he is the one that I played a few of his songs for you.

  • @oblivionratula  1 week

    Glad you like the gear pics. I've got even more this year - it's kind of an illness but I've curbed it a bit now. Definitely going to have to check out your tunes.

  • @bru2  1 week

    Dude! already 5 songs!!! WTF! are you going for a new record of FAWM songs for a year? You are an inspiration... and a mad man!!!

  • @bradbrubaker  1 week

    Thanks for the thoughts on "Suicide City." And as for Nada Surf "Always Love" of my favorites!

  • @saxylizbeth  1 week

    Sure - no probs. Email the track over with notes of what youโ€™d like. Flute, clarinet, alto / tenor / Bari sax available

  • @standup  2 weeks

    THanks for checking out โ€œDreams Creepโ€, the drums are EZ Drummer, my crutch. I threw PSP Vintage Warmer on the drums after you reminded me of it a few days ago! And holy crop, youโ€™ve got FOUR songs done!

  • @mikeskliar  2 weeks

    ha, thanks- and yes, i'll work on a lyric! ๐Ÿ˜€ great to see ya here again!

  • @musicbykatie 2 weeks

    Nice to see you too!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    .. not even surprised that you already have 2 songs up. Lol! Professional fawm champion.

  • @krayzie003  2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments. Let the music move you.

  • @valuerock 2 weeks

    Hell yes! The best values in ROCK! Have fun dude!

  • @judypie  2 weeks

    Haha awesome, Iโ€™ve been practically living inside rdr2! Thinking of writing a little camp-fire inspired ditty ๐Ÿ˜

  • @evinwolverton  2 weeks

    Sounds good to me!

  • @evinwolverton  2 weeks

    I'd love to collaborate. I write music about 20x more easily than lyrics. I'm down to either leverage that preference or challenge that handicap. What's the best method for you?

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    I can't wait to see what he comes up with... LOL

  • @dancrook 2 weeks

    sounds good fella. You working in Logic?

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Hope to make the party...I got scared off by rain last know us soft southern cal people!!

  • @cynthiawolff  2 weeks

    Hey there...Southern California representing!

  • @benschiem  2 weeks

    Hei Steve, I am excited what you show this year ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acromie  2 weeks

    Thanks for the note, and I hope you have a great year as well!

  • @jnatiw  2 weeks

    Guess who's back. Love you, brother.

  • @expendablefriend  2 weeks

    Hullo, good sir. Always a pleasure to hear you FAWM ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ericdistad  2 weeks

    *waves* - hi SWG! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @evinwolverton  2 weeks

    Thank you ๐Ÿ–ค

  • @captainvulpine  2 weeks


    I love you Stevey. Thank you for welcoming me to this community in person 10 years ago when I was just a lowly street urchin known as Xach the Ripper.

    You rule.

  • @evinwolverton  2 weeks

    Every year I have to repopulate my watchlist from scratch for some reason, and I get a sensible out of your avatar photo *every time*

  • @johncrossman  3 weeks

    No, YOU owe ME a duck! Wait, maybe I didn't read that right... Either way, ducks all around!

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Btw, I sent 2 120 minute type 1 for trying out things and a type 2 60 min for when you get where you want to be recording-wise.

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Any chance we might go collabing again this year?

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @lhcisco  3 weeks

    Like to hear some of that Sesame Street influence this year!

  • @jamesstaubes  3 weeks

    Hey Steven, we're gonna rock it out this year.

  • @petra777 3 weeks


  • @powerstars 3 weeks

    Heck yeah, man! I'm pumped for this and I'm excited to see what you come up with as well.

    Nice to see someone else showing Elliott some love. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @erinkelsey3 3 weeks

    Yooo!! Welcome back and happy FAWM!

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Just email me your address and I will get them out. They are 120 minutes each. Remember when you could dub 2 albums on one tape??? Hehe.

  • @max  3 weeks

  • @nancyrost  3 weeks

    Got it, thanks! Four-track fun imminent!

  • @nancyrost  3 weeks

    I'm gathering mailing addresses for the 4-track challenge. Please email me yours (click through my profile) and I'll get you on the list. Thanks!

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    Well, I think that high bias tapes will be better and you can generally get those for $2-5 per. But, you can also look for bulk online and they sell 15 minute tapes for about $0.60-0.80 per. That being said, I find mine on Craigslist and at garage sales because I donโ€™t do loads of 4track recording outside of FAWM. I liked your idea of going in and buying more as a FAWM consortium. I just donโ€™t know if the shipping would be cost prohibitive. Just get anything quickly to get practicing with it. Itโ€™s pretty easy with a tascam.

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    A wise choice. Easy to use, too!

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Hey, hi, hello! Looking forward to hearing all you do this year. Happy FAWMing!!

  • @elesimo  4 weeks

    Hey, good to see you! Happy FAWM, let's make 4-tracks!

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    Hey there! So what 4 track did you get? Thatโ€™s great to have you joining us! Happy FAWM to you!

  • @jackdawfactories  4 weeks

    Thanks! I couldn't remember your pseudonym for it

  • @jackdawfactories  4 weeks

    Hello! I tried to find your Minecraft songs recently and failed to do so - do you have a link to them?

  • @jacobeverettwallace  4 weeks

    SWG! Glad you're back. Happy Fawming!

  • @ralphhogaboom 4 weeks

    Hey look, I know you! How you been, you sly dawg? Ooh, a man who's influences namedrop both Bon AND Iver.

  • @mishykatz  4 weeks

    Yay yes FAWM #3 for me yes ๐Ÿ˜€ So excited for February every year now

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Sorry for multiple posts, lol, biab is very simple to use or as complex as you want to make it. It has lots of neat things like melodyne and vodocoders, chord utilities, neat stuff. When I was in the facebook group, I used BIAB and stagelight for all my accompaniment. Again, thank you for asking. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Here's a biab instrumental, written for last FAWM. The progression is based on the firing pattern of a Porsche 911.

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    I have the spotify links and amazon links on my profile. Time to let you go is the jazz ep. Band in a box is amazing, and i'm working with an older version. I put it in reaper for the vocals and mixing. Thanks for asking. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • @pearlmanhattan  4 weeks

    Hi there, the jazz is original, composed with Band in a Box. I released one EP of original jazz using BiaB. Glad you like the channel and how may I be of service?

  • @devin  4 weeks

    Oooo... I like the โ€œFortnite is deadโ€ angle.

    Maybe youโ€™ve started a new genre!

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Ess double-you gee!! Mister.

  • @devin  4 weeks

    I predict (and hope) for a Fortnite inspired effort from your fine self. Maybe moniker it "Mr F"?!?

    Have another great one sir ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    Heya, Applehead. Here's to FAWM!

  • @oddbod  4 weeks

    Hello shouting, shaking fist man. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™re not as scary as you look ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    Seriously excited to hear your music. Let's do this thing... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Glad you are back, yay for the songs to come...

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Cheers and all the best in FAWM 2019!