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I've been working on this for a week or two. The guitar riffs came quickly and I've been practicing doubling the same guitar line through two rigs ,one either side of the stereo mix , for some time. This is probably my best example of it. I had written some hokey lyrics some time ago, not unlike my song "Freakout" and they seemed to fit what I had here. The vocals took about 30 attempts as I struggled first with a number of melodies and then with backing arrangements. I'm quite pleased with it overall and it has a touch of powerpop in the chorus. This is the first time in ages that I've ended up moving pieces of a song around to change the structure. Thank heavens for digital!
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Lyrics

Always searching for the sound
Always looking out for new momentum going underground
Busted strings and 8 bit noise
Faded pictures of those pretty girls and all those jealous boys

You can shine you can shine
Take a moment in the light
Always searching for that New Sound baby

Singing songs that cant be sung
I feel the warmth of you beneath the faded sun
Finding energy to share
Sparks fly magically and carry us through super heated air

You can shine you can shine
Take a moment in the light
Always searching for that New Sound baby
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Comments: 9
Fans: 9
Plays: 74
Downloads: 37

Uploaded: Sep 05, 2012 - 03:49:48 AM
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2012 - 03:49:48 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 06:20:43 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul (2012)
Fender PB
iMac
Focusrite Saffire 24 DSP
T-Bone SC400 condenser
Software:
Logic Express 9
Drumcore 3
Comments
Moviz said 1636 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Great
driving beat and those multi voices give this a great strength.... those stabbing guitars too add to the punchiness.... great song paddy and excellent performance, regards M
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tf10music said 1635 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
a very
post-punk vibe to this one. I love it, and will download. You should check out the Japandroids, if don't know them yet. They're similarly catchy, though a bit more overdriven than you are. Great work!
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PeterB7858 said 1635 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Nice hook
The crisp distortion of the opening guitars is inviting and draws you into the song. The chorus has a nice hook and the whole song comes together well. Nice one, Paddy. Liking it. Take care, Peter.
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alackbass said 1635 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Always Searching For A New Sound
Glad your search led you to this! This will surely satisfy those moments when one just must rock! Downloaded!
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Vic Holman said 1635 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Always Searching
power punk pop at it's finest

really great tune & performance....... killer paddy!
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finkeldink said 1633 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Great energy
Great vocals.
Sounds like you worked really hard on this.
Turned out great!
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tempie said 1624 days ago (September 17th, 2012)
new sound
man I must have been really out of things to have missed this. This is great, dude! again, your vocals are sweet, the backups are GREAT. I love how you're keeping things so simple these days, simple but with all this pent up energy. really, really cool tune. I said that thousand mile stare was my favorite paddy tune and it is, but this is a close second. Can't wait to hear the album next year :)
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Relic67 said 1621 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
applause
vocals, harmonies and guitars all sound great.
the "new sound" part around 2minute mark is really cool... I like the chords and the way you recorded the vox... and then an awesomely minimalist guitar solo... I have always liked your work but you're really kicking it up a notch these days! keep em coming...
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1621 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
searching for a new sound
this grew and grew on me. another really well put together chorus from you. the chorus vox work particularly well. cheers graham
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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