Keep your eye on this section of the site, updated with exclusive mp3s of new demos, live recordings, and never-to-be-released tracks when time permits and inspiration hits.
Podcasts / Interviews
Andy and Lincoln stop by The Mixtape Podcast to play stripped-down versions of “Skint City” and “Ron Nasty” and chat with entertaining host Sean DeTore about traditional anniversary gifts and our upcoming show at the Columbia City Theater. Hilarity ensues!
Craig Leve at KWVA Eugene has been a longtime supporter, and it was a pleasure to stop by his show (guest-hosted by our pal DJ AM) on our “Touched By an Angel” west coast tour. Includes acoustic performances of “Nickel & Dime,” “Skint City,” and “Someone Else’s Cake,” plus a quite entertaining interview, if we do say so ourselves.
We stopped by KMUZ’s modest studio in Salem, OR during our Spring 2013 “Touched By An Angel” West Coast tour, and turned in this quite enjoyable acoustic arrangement of the title track from our album Someone Else’s Cake. Dig!
We stopped by KEXP’s studio to play a few songs from our brand-new album Someone Else’s Cake and chat with our pal Stevie Zoom. Featuring special guest contributions from our friends Johnny Sangster (vocals, guitar) and Jeff Brown (vocals, percussion). Listen to the full performance and interview on KEXP’s Live Performance archive. Check out some photos on KEXP’s Flickr stream.
We were honored to join Ms. Hannah Levin on Audioasis, the Northwest’s longest-running local music show, to perform a few of our tunes (including brand-new song “Skint City”) and have a chat about what’s new in Red Jacket Mine-land for 2012. Listen to the full performance and interview on KEXP’s Live Performance archive.
In this, the Boise Weekly‘s first foray to podcasting, I chat with the ever-congenial Ms. Amy Atkins about the latest happenings in RJM-land, including our March 2010 residency at Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe, the June 8 Round show with Ken Stringfellow & Rebecca Gates, and our then-new bassist, Matthew Cunningham.
October 30, 2009 – Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
We stop to chat with the hilarious Nancy Guppy about the newly-released Lovers Lookout, and play “The Pose” and “So Long, Radiant Flower” while we’re at it. Watch the entire episode online.
Lincoln & Patrick duo at the Triple Door, September 20, 2010
|Intro – 22 Rose Petal Place
So Long, Radiant Flower
It’s Different for Girls (Joe Jackson cover)
Lying Out Loud (unreleased)
Download the full show (.ZIP file, 43MB)
Recorded live at Seattle’s esteemed Triple Door, Patrick and Lincoln do their “Porter & Barrfunkel” routine in front of a full house of kind folks eagerly anticipating Mr. Jason Falkner and his fantastic tourmates, the 88. A highlight of the year for us, to be sure, and we’re happy to share it with you. Special thanks to Triple Door FOH Christian Heilman for providing the beautiful recording.
The Round 61 @ the Fremont Abbey, with Ken Stringfellow, Rebecca Gates, Lincoln Barr, and Patrick Porter – June 8, 2010
|Starboard Meets the Sound
Lying Out Loud – unreleased song!
Such an Easy Thing
Time to Slow Down
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Recorded live at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on June 8, 2010, these stripped-down, spontaneous live versions feature the talents of Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes), and Patrick Porter (RJM/Explone). Get these songs and more, absolutely free, by subscribing to The Round’s podcast on iTunes.
Demos and Rarities
This song was birthed way back in 2004 (could’ve been 2003, even). It started life as a really crappy four-track recording with a really great keyboard sound (as close as a Casio gets to a Mellotron). The basic tracks were then re-recorded thusly, in the basement of Jeff & Sharon Lujin in Independence, MO, in the summer of 2004. Soon after, recording continued in my apartment’s spare bedroom, and then Steve Turner’s living room. The song was then mysteriously abandoned, while Christian and I packed up and moved to Seattle. It was untouched for the entirety of 2005.
I recorded the vocals and fuzz bass in April 2006. Everything else was recorded in 2004. Jeff Lujin is on the drums.
True Currency (2006 version)
A new version of an old favorite, recorded in much the same manner as the Starboard Meets the Sound EP, for my friend Steve Turner‘s upcoming short film Mere Sentience. Dig!
Jesus’ House (demo)
A real weeper…the first four-track dispatch of 2006. Strings/organ courtesy of an old Roland RS-09 (thanks, Jay!). This version appears on Volume 5 of Levi Fuller’s lovely Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly. A drastically different version appears on our first full-length, Hello, Old Cloud.
Hello, Old Cloud Studio Journal
Check out my exhaustive/exhausting Studio Journal from the Hello, Old Cloud sessions at Studio Litho and Chroma Sound in late 2006/early 2007. Herein you’ll find all of the details you ever wanted about the making of our first album as a real band: wicked gear lists, special guests, hairbrained ideas made reality, and best of all, inter-band drama a la that terrible Metallica movie. Only we couldn’t afford a shrink, so we had to settle our arguments with fisticuffs. Bring it, Porter!
All words and music copyright 2005-2013 by Lincoln Barr (Swallow Swords Music/ASCAP).