View Full Version : Artist of the Month, February 2010: McFear

02-07-2010, 11:10 AM
Hey! Randy again. What a thrill it is to be put forth as Artist of the Month for a second time (technically). Thanks to David for letting me have the tie-breaker, and for the two other people who voted.

Musical style & influences:
So, McFear...it's a really fun project. I love it. The sort of "point" of it was to put use to all of these intruding non-punk ideas I was having. The whole thing started a couple of years ago when I started having ideas about a song for my friend. She liked country, so I turned the distortion on my amp down and started messing around with proper chords. It took me a long time to finish that song (O.L.E.)--a lot of time spent on clean settings--and the more I experimented, the more ideas I came up with.

My influences continue to shift every now and then. I first intended it to be a more indie/folk kind of thing, but things are changing. Punk is always going to be a major player in this, but I'm now finding myself getting into '80s pop (loooove Cyndi Lauper), synth rock (ie The Killers), post punk (ie Datarock)...They Might Be Giants...I can't quite put them in a genre. So this is where I am right now. I'll put up the three songs I have recorded right now, and tell you all that I'm dangerously close to finishing another one. It has everything but vocals.

Going Down (http://www.zshare.net/audio/722575445fdb12b7/)
O.L.E. (http://www.zshare.net/audio/722576076fd77e80/)
Nos Regimus Iam (http://www.zshare.net/audio/631197415246df2e/)


02-07-2010, 12:30 PM
Let's hear it for McFear :cool: Congrats Randy, definitely well deserved.

02-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Way to go Randy, way to go!

Still, it's a bit sad to see how many people actually vote in these polls... Although i'm not a good voter either, i voted what, twice? I can't remember. Never voted for myself though, that would feel like cheating, and would be lame anyway :D

02-08-2010, 04:15 PM
I never voted for myself either.

Congrats Randy, and you are welcome! :)

02-09-2010, 11:04 AM
I never voted for myself either.

Me neither :p

02-09-2010, 11:14 AM
Thanks guys! :)

Heh, I've only voted about 4 or 5 times myself. I usually read the whole thread then forget to vote for the next month. I'm getting it, though.

Oh and just in case anyone sees that I voted for myself, I only did that after this thread was made. :D

02-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Thanks guys! :)Oh and just in case anyone sees that I voted for myself, I only did that after this thread was made. :D

You shmuck :mad:


02-09-2010, 11:52 AM
I never voted for myself either.

Congrats Randy, and you are welcome! :)


...well, actually I didn't.
But I will if there won't be more people voting this month!:rolleyes:

But whatever, Randy really deserves this.
I've been enjoying the McFear stuff from the moment I started listening to it since it's a nice alternation from his Fisticuffs stuff. These two projects complement with eachother really well!

By the way Randy, are we going to hear a new McFear song this month?;)

02-09-2010, 11:59 AM
Adrian ... good luck with that request, I have been trying to get something new out of Randy for months now *call it mission impossible*

Completely off topic : Reading the custom user titles in this thread, David's says 'Now Sober' and mine, posted just after his 'Yeah Right ... ' Sorry, I had to giggle :D

02-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Randy's title fits perfectly after that too. Well, after everything.

02-10-2010, 02:13 PM
Congrats, Randy! You most certainly deserve this. Even though I don't think this is the best project of yours (I <3 The Fisticuffs), I still love McFear! Specially "O.L.E."

Smash punker
02-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Yeah like O.L.E. the most from those three!!! :D Really cool project Randy. Didnīt know that experimental indie folk sounds that good :D But Iīm down with this n hope Uīre not gonna give up n ll come up with more stuff;) Why did U start this side project?

02-20-2010, 08:48 AM
One word, mrconeman.

Or wait, is that three?

02-20-2010, 09:28 AM
haha, hey Harnum, long time dude!

I didn't even know I'd been included in this thread, but now that I do I guess a small correction should be applied, it should be listing my band now instead of just myself. So if this thread is remade or if it can be changed in the poll, mrconeman should become Black Freeway.



Les Paul Girl
02-20-2010, 09:36 AM
Congrats Randy, really well deserved!
O.L.E. is a favourite of mine - great song!
Looking forward to hearing another one from you soon!