I made an album. An album of music. You know: songs. Thirteen of them. Well, twelve songs and an instrumental really.
Anyhow, I know you don’t really know me very well, but I was wondering if you would… you know… kind of listen to my new album. Of songs.
It’s credited to my band, Duck the Piano Wire. But really, the band is just me. Like Bright Eyes, or Nine Inch Nails. Like… before they turned into real bands and they still were just solo dudes. Like that.
Not that I don’t like my given name. I put it proudly on every article I write here at Pop Culture Beast. (Most of those articles are better than this one, I’ll admit.) But Duck the Piano Wire has its own personality. Hopefully, a personality you’ll like when you listen to my album.
If you listen to my album.
But I hope you do.
It’s made up of songs that are both very old and very new. I used to be in another band, and some of these songs were written for that band. But we never recorded them. It happens.
On the other hand, some of the songs are brand-new, like this one I made into the first single, “Starting Over” (click the picture for video):
That was pretty good, right? I mean, sure, the video could have been better. We can all be doing better.
So check out the album.
Oh right, the album title. It’s called Note to Self: Act Less Like You. It’s a reference to that song you just heard, “Starting Over.” You don’t know what I mean? Well, click the picture and listen to the song again. You’ll get it.
Anyhow, if you like to hang on to downloads of things, and support indie artists, you can get the album from the Duck the Piano Wire Bandcamp page.
If you don’t care about supporting indie artists, the album’s up on the big streaming sites like Spotify and Apple Music and Tidal, because I’m not some hippie elitist and I don’t expect to get paid fairly for making music anyway.
Well, that about wraps up my pitch. Thanks for getting this far. Whether you listen or not, I still think you deserve 10 stars.
Justin Remer makes movies, directs music videos, and plays in the bands Duck the Piano Wire and Elastic No-No Band when he is not writing movie reviews. His folk-rock documentary MAKING LOVERS & DOLLARS is currently streaming on Amazon.