I N K M I N K

the-goldengirls:

Super Golden Friends

I usually don’t reblog, but my boyfriend posted this and of course it’s awesome. I mean, it combines my Girls and his superheroes. What’s not to like?

A superhero movie I could really get behind.

NEW INKMINK STUFF

"Perfect Injured Dead" inkmnk single’s club abridgment: September 2, 2014

"State b/w salvia plath" new inkmink single from forthcoming album: October 2014

"Misophonia" new inkmink album: December 2014

"Maybe Just the End" EP of outtakes from Misophonia: February 2015

I wish I had MORE to say about these things, but I don’t really.  I’m just really excited about all this stuff and I hope you will be too.  When tracklists and covers for the album and EP are finalized, I will post them probably.  Until then…

http://inkmink.bandcamp.com/album/single-4-paper

I know she’s gone but can we talk about Milk?

ofp:

(via Izismile.com - These funny animals (43 pics))


I miss Maine.

Single 4: PAPER

Now we’re getting somewhere.  I say that because this is probably my favorite single.  The second time I used a really long song title (the first being something about clouds, but I don’t remember and don’t have a copy of it anywhere).  And the first time I think I really achieved that ambient sound I always wanted to make.

So the first song is about a guy I had a huge crush on.  We worked together.  We hung out a lot.  His girlfriend treated him poorly (or so myself and everyone we worked with thought).  This fueled my fantasy of him leaving her for me.  I wrote it thinking about him.  And the title, in its length and dramatics, is truthful.  I smoked a lot of cigarettes and would sometimes write notes or whatever on paper and burn it.  

The second song is a collaboration we did together.  He played the finger-picked guitar part, I played an easier part (I think… that might have also been him) and for sure did the tape noise.  The tape had a bunch of really rough demos of stuff I recorded earlier, plus I was recording him playing the guitar while he was playing it and we were recording it into the 4 track.  He came up with the finger-picked guitar part, too.  It’s weird to have that here because I think a lot of people will know who it is now.  But I have a hard time gauging how much of a secret it was and how much I care if it remains a secret.  The crush, not the music.  I like how it came out.  And while our collaboration yielded very little, the song now plays for me exactly how I look back at that situation: a bitter sweet, somewhat jumbled memory.  And sad, too, given that I was very desperate at the time and held out for something that would never happen (his love).

The remix happened during one of my earliest forays into remixing.  I don’t ever know what I’m doing with a remix or a cover, but I try sometimes.  And I like how that one came out.  

Please listen and share it if you like it. Also, if you’ve been missing the singles, don’t worry (ha. ha.)  They’ll come back sort of - in September I’ll release an abridged version of the singles collection - a song from each - a la Parenthetical Girls “Privilege” series.  I’m a fan of theirs and a bit of a thief.  So (please don’t) sue me. 

I just hope you all like it!

ruinedchildhood:

same.


I used to play soccer when I was much younger and liked it until we got a shitty coach with a handlebar mustache.

ruinedchildhood:

same.

I used to play soccer when I was much younger and liked it until we got a shitty coach with a handlebar mustache.

Just a thought

I think it’s sad that my mental health takes a backseat to almost everything else in my life, including the mental health of others.  I think it’s sad that this is probably true for a lot of people. 

I am really excited about how my new album is shaping up.  I need to write a few more songs with some sort of structure and singing - fast stuff with beats (the stuff that is hard for me to write). But I can and will do it and there will be a new inkmink album at the end if 2014 or the beginning of 2015. 

But the picture above is of the album SO FAR. One of the songs on that track list may not be included on the final thing. But then it also might be.  I don’t know. It’s weird to say but I’ve been writing songs as they come to me and have maybe hit a quieter period, but I’ve written and recorded 30 songs (or versions of those songs) and I think, save for the two I’ve got lyrics and outlines for, I might be done.  I can’t write anymore. None that will really fit. And so depending on how soon I get these recorded, this album could be out in December or January.

But hey! I’ve also got some plans for some of the other odd/I’ll-fitting songs. A single, an EP, and then the album are all forthcoming.  And I am happy and excited about it!

I am really excited about how my new album is shaping up. I need to write a few more songs with some sort of structure and singing - fast stuff with beats (the stuff that is hard for me to write). But I can and will do it and there will be a new inkmink album at the end if 2014 or the beginning of 2015.

But the picture above is of the album SO FAR. One of the songs on that track list may not be included on the final thing. But then it also might be. I don’t know. It’s weird to say but I’ve been writing songs as they come to me and have maybe hit a quieter period, but I’ve written and recorded 30 songs (or versions of those songs) and I think, save for the two I’ve got lyrics and outlines for, I might be done. I can’t write anymore. None that will really fit. And so depending on how soon I get these recorded, this album could be out in December or January.

But hey! I’ve also got some plans for some of the other odd/I’ll-fitting songs. A single, an EP, and then the album are all forthcoming. And I am happy and excited about it!