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matt sokol: the blog. math rock, jazz punk, whatever.
Saw this guy at Craft Beer Fest in NYC. Really awesome old-school folk/blues guitarist and singer.

Saw this guy at Craft Beer Fest in NYC. Really awesome old-school folk/blues guitarist and singer.

One Hour Songs

My friend Sulene has been challenging people to write & record a song in an hour. We’ve done this two nights in a row and I’m having a lot of fun / coming up with some surprisingly neat songs.

Here’s what I got so far:

night 1- http://youtu.be/E_OpzMSBzwg

night 2 - https://soundcloud.com/onehoursongs/matt-sokol-bones-will-bear

The point isn’t to write an amazing song, it’s to destroy writer’s block and not judge yourself / your work prematurely. Songwriting is fun, it’s a way to vent, it shouldn’t be stressful.

The next time we do this, I’ll post a heads up a few hours ahead of time on this blog - I’d love for you to join us.

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Real talk: Making click tracks for math rock songs isn’t that big of a deal. You just sit down and count the song out and it’s annoying and you keep trying and eventually you have a click track.
I’ve clicked out three songs of the upcoming Oculesics record in the last three hours. Worth it.

Real talk: Making click tracks for math rock songs isn’t that big of a deal. You just sit down and count the song out and it’s annoying and you keep trying and eventually you have a click track.

I’ve clicked out three songs of the upcoming Oculesics record in the last three hours. Worth it.

EVERYBODY WANTS SOMEWHERE

A slice of live music from Lucas Brode & myself at a great new experimental music venue in Brooklyn called Palisades. 

It’s ambient music, for fans of Melody 9 or perhaps Tim Hecker. The sound equivalent of throwing a thin grey sheet over a very bright light.

Emmett Stock in less than a week!

I can’t believe how quickly this event came up, haha. 

GOOD CITIZENS is reuniting for our first show in about two years. We’re gonna play all of Soma Holiday plus an unreleased track or two. This is a all-day festival sort of thing, so we’re on at 6:00pm.

Thanks to Brooklyn Street Beat for covering the show!

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I stumbled upon this band for the first time in years today. Calm and spacey songs that support my ongoing thesis of math rock being the perfect Weather Channel music… imagine it.

Sirma’s show on Saturday night was so cool. Her band is Asher Kurtz, Drew ofthe Drew, and JP Bouvet, and that’s just scary. 
Plus, I’d never been to Pianos before - that is a HAPPENING venue. three big rooms full of music, dancing, and very overpriced drinks haha.

Sirma’s show on Saturday night was so cool. Her band is Asher Kurtz, Drew ofthe Drew, and JP Bouvet, and that’s just scary. 

Plus, I’d never been to Pianos before - that is a HAPPENING venue. three big rooms full of music, dancing, and very overpriced drinks haha.