Early Demos & Tape Hiss

by Mike Behrends

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about

I decided to dig up this old collection of songs that's been sitting on my hard drive for almost 10 years. Time has allowed me to not be quite as embarrassed by their low sound quality and unrefined singing and be comfortable with them as a place in time.

A number of these songs never made it to a CD. Others did, and the versions here are what I recorded right away after I finished writing the song so as not to forget how it went later when I wanted to play it again. I wanted to share them because I never have and why not.

credits

released February 23, 2014

Recorded directly into the speakers of an Apple iBook G4 and a cassette recorder machine between 2005—2010 in Duluth, Minnesota and my grandma's basement in _______, Minnesota. All songs and words and instruments and wrong notes and lack of technical ability by myself, Mike Behrends.

PRESS:
"Behrends plays a variety of stringed instruments, but it's his lyricism and plaintive, often to the point of breaking, vocals that steal the show. Fits nicely within the burgeoning indie folk movement."
—Songs Illinois, circa 2008, after hearing some of these demos

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