Bryan Harwell

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SAGA

Finally, I can say that SAGA, the second album I ever recorded, is now available. This album was recorded in various sessions between 1992 and 1999. It’s the greatest collaboration with my brother Phil Harwell (Oxygen Pillow).

It’s a raw recording. The sound quality is somewhere between live recording, field recording, and lo-fi (or maybe “no-fi”). It was recorded on a karaoke machine. Basically, it’s two-track, mixed to mono.

Unfortunately, the settings on the levels, at the time of the recording, were such that the songs were automatically pre-mixed. So there was no chance for a remix. We had to just take what we got.

This album features several songs that I had written during my time at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Other songs were improvised on the spot while recording. A lot of this is just simply experimenting with recording.

This album is certainly a matter of wanting to make music, but not having much to work with. But we used what we had and this album is what we got. We also had a fun time making it!

Track by Track:

1. Given the Chance – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

2. You Haven’t Bought the Picture Frame – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

3. Dead Animals – Written by Bryan Harwell and Brian Baird at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

4. SAGA – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar. Phil Harwell: drums.

5. Automatic Shift Incident – Lyrics written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Music written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

6. Renaissance in Italy – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

7. Brand X – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

8. The Breakup – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

9. I Went to the Store the Other Day – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

10. SAGA Revisited – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar. Phil Harwell: drums.

11. Tambourine – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1996. Bryan Harwell: rhythm guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: lead guitar.

12. People Will Talk – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1997. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals.

13. Trak Not Appearing – Written by Bryan Harwell. Recorded in 1993. Bryan Harwell: keyboard, percussion, vocals.

14. The Never Ending Creek of Confusion – Written by Bryan Harwell. Recorded in 1992 (keyboard) and 1999 (everything else). Bryan Harwell: keyboard, percussion, vocals.

Produced by the Harwell Bros.

Recorded in Alabama.

Released on February 13, 2018.

Click here to download the album!

Posted February 13th, 2018.

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Work Sessions

Work Sessions
I have a new album! Just released! “Work Sessions” is a collection of demos, alternate mixes, and session takes – including the entire “Work” LP (and bonus track “I Just Keep On Going”) remixed in stereo! 50 tracks! Over 2 hours of music!

Click here to download the album!

Posted August 18th, 2015.

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Facebook Blues

I’m back with a new song and a new project!

My new project is “The Dilapidated Hat Tapes,” which is a series of video songs that feature me playing guitar and singing, while wearing my old fedora.

The first song in this series is “Facebook Blues,” a song about the seedier side of online social networking.

It’s now available for download for the low price of 99 cents. Enjoy!

Oh, and don’t forget that my CD “Work” is now available at Vertical House Records, for those of you who would rather buy an actual physical CD from an actual physical store.

Ya’ll have a good day!

Posted March 25th, 2011.

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