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Covers

Feeling Good (Nina Simone cover)


Finally…some new music to share! It’s been a while, but I have been hard at work writing and recording new music, and playing shows in and around LA. My good friend and collaborator Patrick Joseph and I shot this video of us recording a slightly different take on the classic Feeling Good. I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it with everyone you think might enjoy it too!

This cover (and our previous cover of Radiohead’s Idioteque) are a pretty good sample of what our live show sounds like…so…if you are in LA, we have a show coming up next Friday at Room 5 at 11pm!

Additionally, Patrick and I are excited to be releasing an EP of covers entitled Stranger’s Shoes this summer. It will include our previous covers along with some new ones, and there will be a video to go along with each one.

I have other music in the works as well. Nearing completion, and I’m very excited to share that with everyone. So stay tuned!


As promised…


This is a cover of Radiohead’s “Idioteque” that I have been working on with my friend Patrick Joseph.

Everything you hear is acoustic guitar or vocals in some form.

Check it out! Leave some feedback.


Undo (Bjork Cover)


The original:

And my version:
Undo (Bjork Cover) by lifetrackedinsound

This is about two years old, just thought I’d share it here. It was recorded live at my senior recital at USC.


Idioteque (Radiohead cover)


If you are a fan of Radiohead…this post is for you. If you aren’t a fan of Radiohead…well, this post can still be for you anyway. I’ll post the original, and my cover, and you can decide which one you’d like to listen to first. (A word of warning: my version takes a little time to get going, but if you have the patience to listen as it develops, I think [hope] you will find it to be well worth it.)

If you don’t know the Radiohead song “Idioteque” from the album Kid A, or if you need a refresher, here is the video of the original:

And here is my interpretation:
Idioteque (Radiohead Cover) by lifetrackedinsound

I think that most people who know me musically, know that I have been, and continue to be, very captivated by the options/limitations of live looping/sampling. I have mostly worked with original improvisation and ambient sound types of looping/sampled music, so this is a bit of a departure for me. This is the second song I have arranged for solo guitar/looping device. The first was the Bjork song “Undo” (which I may post here someday).

This version of “Idioteque” is done entirely on acoustic guitar. It was all done in one take, recorded live, or in real-time. Which means there are no multi-track overdubs. There is very little processing other than a slight reverb and a slight delay on the direct signal from my Taylor acoustic. And yes, I know it is kind of a long piece, but the process of looping requires things to be that way. I spent a few hours doing my best to streamline the arrangement and make everything develop quicker, but adding layer by layer simply requires time to build all the parts into a foundation that the melody of the song is played over.

This is easily my favorite Radiohead song, so it made sense to attempt a cover arrangement/interpretation of it.

I hope you enjoy it!