For January, a set list of chords was put forth and the songs could ONLY use those chords. This is a far different stipulation than normal, and it came through with great results! Each song is quite a bit different and they all are great in their own ways. Check them out and vote for your favorite below!
Ryan Kinal - My Last Night
My comments: I dont think I have ever heard such an upbeat and catchy song about dying! This song is a lot different than Ryan's other offering since it features an electric guitar playing lead and a solo. I really enjoy the song and think the separate vocals for the different characters is a fun touch!
Rene Zansman - Predestined to Dull
My comments: When I saw the length of Rene's song (about 4 minutes) I was a little reluctant but I ended up REALLY liking it. The chorus has a great feeling of happy and sad at the same time. The whole song is really catchy, too. It gets a little sloppy towards the end during the solo but that's pretty minor in the scheme of things.
Brian Salapek - January
My comments: Here's another instrumental track of mine. It is a lot more effects heavy than I usually make my songs, but I think it works well. I originally recorded this song on my loop pedal completely improvised but liked it enough to work it out into a whole song (by adding the chorus) and recording it properly.
Danny Imig - I Quit School 'Cause They Had Recess
My comments: Danny's song has an awesome country feel to it. This song came from Danny's 2006 album, Space is Your Friend, which he has submitted a few other fun songs from. I like that this song has the country twang but is fast and upbeat enough to even touch into a little of the punk territory. It's upbeat, a little sloppy and fun!