SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.
Moved to Portland last August to re-start my former band. Haven't had the best luck so far. I have a bunch of songs written, looking to find other bandmates to learn the songs so we can play gigs and record. Check some of my stuff out at ./bonvoyagevonsubmarine
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- Member since:
- Feb 21 2016
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
Extremely varied. I love pop, post-punk, garage, punk, folk, soul, r&b, shoegaze, dreampop, alternative, house, disco, cloud rap, chillwave etc. Fave bands/musicians: early Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Japandroids, Gang of Four, The Cure, White Reaper, Majical Cloudz, How to Dress Well, Chromatics, Glass Candy, The B-52's, early Interpol, Love of Diagrams, early Weezer, Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina, Ray Charles, Crystal Castles, Bjork, Robyn...
I have a Takamine G acoustic and an Fender Strat, couple of amps, a shitty mic, and a bunch of cables.
Last Christmas, George Michael Died
Last Christmas, George Michael DiedThis song is my homage to the late George Michael, who really did die on Christmas day in 2016. May he rest in peace. Written by Nathan Asher Weinbaum Produced and Recorded by Cooper Stites @ The Hallowed Halls Mixed by Cooper Stites and Nathan Asher Weinbaum Mastered by Matt Thomson @ Ivy League Recording Lead Vocals by Nathan Asher Weinbaum Background Vocals by Nathan Asher Weinbaum and Cooper Stites All instruments played by Cooper Stites except for the saxophone This song contains interpolations of "Nothing Compares 2 U" written by Prince Rogers Nelson and "One More Try" written by George Michael
Dance NE-mo (DEMO)
Dance NE-mo (DEMO)
Lisa Loeb (DEMO)
Lisa Loeb (DEMO)
My Body (DEMO)
My Body (DEMO)
Cawl Yr Grrrlfrnd (Early Version)
Cawl Yr Grrrlfrnd (Early Version)Written by Robyn, Alexander Kronlund, Klas Åhlund Vocals and Rhythm Guitars: Nathan Asher Lead Guitar: Sean Fukuda @sfukuda @bermuda-love-triangle Drums: Ethan Stevenson @skinny-the-kid @helpyourself-1
Am I Crazy (Or was it JUST Christmas)?
Am I Crazy (Or was it JUST Christmas)?Vocals, Guitars, Midi Instruments: Nathan Asher Bass and Anything Else: Sean Fukuda Written by Nathan Asher Production/Arrangement: Nathan Asher and Sean Fukuda Hasn't been mixed or mastered yet but ya know, Christmas next week... Do you ever feel like Christmas snuck up on you AGAIN? Like Christmas of last year was only 3 months ago? Like it can't possibly actually be Christmas next week? That's what this song is about.
Sad Sorry Fool (Demo)
Sad Sorry Fool (Demo)That good ol' Motown sound with a bit more bite.
All Is Fair In Love And Lore (Live from 2008)
All Is Fair In Love And Lore (Live from 2008)Our family history
Sad Sorry Fool (Live)
Sad Sorry Fool (Live)JB. Otis. Ike & Tina. Ray. Sam Cook. You get the picture.
StompClapSwingSick (Live from 2008)
StompClapSwingSick (Live from 2008)Angst
Supersonic Space Love (Live from 2008)
Supersonic Space Love (Live from 2008)In a galaxy far, far away...
WNTR(From www.bonvoyagevonsubmarine.podomatic.com) There couldn’t have been a more appropriate winter to compliment this mix than the one taking place right now. Storm after storm, nature is currently bent on oppressing the nations with wind chill factors in the negatives, followed by boisterous surges of snow. When I first began collecting the songs that would become WNTR, what they had in common were sounds that sparked images of frost and icicles in my mind. These were created by the tones of chimes and stringed instruments like violins, cellos, and harps. But I also wanted to capture the heavy thickness that cold can sometimes bring with it. This was accomplished through the eerie synths and muffled bass that can be found on many of the songs here. Sometimes when you are trying to survive through a particularly harsh urban winter, you find yourself battling more than just the elements. There can be a juggling act with your mind set in combat mode and the occasional wave of seasonal affective disorder, feeling quite vulnerable but then recognizing your weaknesses and trying hard to push against them. Every time you go out, you are putting on layers of resistant fabrics for protection like leathers, furs, and other stiff, sometimes coarse materials. Maybe you are also putting on armor in other ways, though. Through this collection of songs, I wanted to explore the juxtapositions between dark and light, being stark naked and bundled up, being exposed and being closed, emotionally. I attempted to capture the struggles that the season forces on us. That’s why this mix has both its strikingly fragile and militant moments, to accompany you while gliding through the powdery white and then sloshing through the inevitable gray. It’s fine to suit up and put your big clunky boots on for the war outside your door, but don’t forget to leave the battlefield where it belongs—out there. Don’t be so hard that you can’t thaw out at the end of the night and bask in the kind of uncomfortable warmth of the human condition. Even when thawing yourself out might hurt. You’re might get frostbite. But don’t stay numb. It seems fitting, then, that I had to swallow my pride and ask for help in making this sound as good as I wanted it to. Most of the transitions were mixed by Year of the Ox, my comrade Dea Hidayasa, who journeyed to my house at least four or five nights to sew these many patches together so seamlessly. This was truly a collaborative effort and he should probably take most of the credit. It was a lot of fun and he is ever in my favor. I am so grateful to have people in my life who are not bothered or bored by my musical quests but can embark on them with me, offering insight and encouragement alongside assistance. You are the ones who when I am obviously acting absurd make me feel like I’m not so crazy after all. Fellow synesthesiacs and sufferers of aesthetic overlap should take note that the color palette for this mix is white, gray, and black, with tinges of purple and blue. If at all possible, listen to WNTR while walking in the snow at nighttime through Gothamesque city streets. Wear boots. Walk fast. Digitonal: Ana Kata Elite Gymnastics: Here, in Heaven 4 & 5 (CFCF Remix) Active Child: Hanging On Jhene Aiko: Stranger Ginuwine: Differences (Blackbird Blackbird Bootleg) Light Asylum: Dark Allies Crystal Castles: Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith of The Cure) Pictureplane: Goth Star Active Child: Subtle (feat. Mikky Ekko) Marina and the Diamonds: Radioactive (How to Dress Well Rework) Alicia Keys: Unthinkable (Physical Therapy Real Heavy Vibe Bootleg) See-Saw Kids (Xperiment x B. Lewis): Open Skies Andy Petr: Tha King in Yellow Psychic Rites: She Visage: Fade to Grey M83: OK Pal Clams Casino: I'm God (Lil B Instrumental) Year of the Ox has an inspiring new mix up over @ his page, too. You can tune in here: www.soundcloud.com/yearoftheox
Under the Sea (Circa '93)
Under the Sea (Circa '93)Last September, my good friend Alex Thebez alerted me that 1 .He and a friend were making a magazine, 2. It was going to involve mermaids, and 3. He wanted me to make a mix for it. While I started playing around with some early playlists, I realized that there are a lot of songs about mermaids, but that most of them only have lyrics about mermaids without having a real mer-sound or feel to them. Alex sent me the files for the digital version of the magazine, and I was inspired by the stories, photos, and, more than anything else, the color and texture palette of the artwork. All of the material he sent really resonated with me as it awakened memories of my childhood in the early '90s, when it seemed American culture was dead-set on familiarizing children with the concept of mythical sea nymphs. It was interesting to me that I associated all things mermaid with early '90s style and production value. Perhaps this is why the recent 'sea-punk' aesthetic of yesteryear had such a nostalgiac appeal to me? All I know is that a swirl of mermaid-themed commercials, TV-shows, Barbies, bedspreads, and apparel drowned my early consciousness. As a kid, I remember watching The Little Mermaid, Hook, and Splash for the first time, drawing countless pictures of mermaids, and, wanting more than anything else in the world, the ability to live and breathe underwater. The mix documents a slow descent from the shallow waters of the shore down to the bottom of the ocean floor. The first half should sound warm, sunny and playful, causing you to imagine more colorful tones akin to coral and the shiny spectrum of mother of pearl . The second half should sound progressively darker and colder, conjuring visions of seaweed green, purple and blue. Be sure to check out Tag Tag Tag's first issue @ www.TagTagTagMag.com PLEASE WEAR HEADPHONES FOR MAXIMUM SUBMERGING EXPERIENCE Grimes: Genesis Physical Therapy: Drone On feat. Jamie Krasner (Supreme Cuts Remix) Holy Other: Yr Touch (Blood Diamonds Remix) Glasser: Apply (Tanlines Remix) Lemonade: Lifted Sweet Valley: No Harm Hercules & Love Affair: Iris Tegan & Sara: Alligator (Toro y Moi Remix) Bondax: All Inside Bjork: Venus as a Boy (Anglo-American Extension) Clams Casino: Swervin' (XV Instrumental) Chad Valley: Ensoniq-Funk Shine 2009: So Free feat. Paula Abdul (Jensen Sportag Remix) Giraffage: Waste Yr Time Tatsuro Yamashita: Mermaid Jensen Sportag: The Wet Mix Track 2 (Everything Good vs ? ) Lemonade: Neptune Catcall: Swimming Pool (Remix Radio Edit) Clams Casino: Wassup (A$AP Rocky Instrumental) d'Eon: Transparency (How to Dress Well Rework) Blood Orange: Cyan (Kindness Cover) *Samples used are from "Warm Water" by Andy Petr, "Bubbles," a common license sound effect, and various audio snippets from the feature film "Splash" (1984), starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Special thanks to Year of the Ox (Dea Hidayasa) for hearing me out and listening to all of my ideas and annoying questions. Thanks also for helping with the the Grimes/Physical Therapy transition as well as the Glasser outro. Kate Matthews, thanks for your continual pestering and enthusiasm, not to mention your PR work which has gotten this thing 30 plays before I even put a picture up or promoted it.