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Brain Scratch
12 Tracks
Experimental Pop guitar oriented space ride with clowns and pirate ships that would make one contemplate whether life is stupid or fun and look into the inner s
Aftermath of the Euphoric Fantasy
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Your Move
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No Painting
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Digging My Grave
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Mystic Cakewalk
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Laboratory Boy
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Graveyard Twitch
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Open Cupboard on the Deck
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Carbon Trip
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From the depths of Appalachian Ohio, a boy emerges. Armed with guitars, a synth, and a love for music, he creates BRAIN SCRATCH: Music to Ease that Itch The Sonic Cowboy creates sounds for you to enjoy, and some classy songwriting occasionally thrown in keeps you attentive. Now, in the harsh mountain desert of the nuclear town itself, Los Alamos, New Mexico, the Sonic Cowboy ventures to strive for something new. And he hopes you enjoy it.
Band/artist history
Mike Barker has been writing songs since he was eleven years old. Granted, they all sucked hard and he wasn't very good at any instruments, but at least the boy had drive. With a fairly good understanding of musical theory (having taken piano lessons from ages 8-12), he picked up the guitar at 13. He was never able to start a band due to nobody having the same drive and love of music that he had. But for his 16th birthday, he recieved a Fostex MR-8 Digital Recorder and went to work. Brain Scratch was soon created and Mike found himself playing guitar, bass, piano, synth, and some other weird instruments, and he even sang. Last year, he moved from his native Ohio to the Atomic City in New Mexico. With less time spent doing social things, he concentrated on his music and tried to go from writing instrumental experimental improvised nonsense to creating something people might actually enjoy listening to and singing along with. His music is slowly improving and he hopes to form a band upon his arrival at college this fall.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
My most special moment was losing my virginity on stage.
Your musical influences
Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebastian, Joy Division, Postal Service, Trembling Blue Stars, Cat Power, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Syd Barret, Azure Ray
What equipment do you use?
I use a Fostex MR-8 Digital Recorder, a Fender Jaguar, a Gibson Gospel, a $100 Classical Guitar, an Alvarez 5-String bass, a Squier J-Bass, a Roland Juno-60, a big grand piano, a Boss Dr. Rhythm drum machine, various percussion, and Fruity Loops.
Anything else?
"My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana. I said 'No, but I want a regular banana later, so, yeah." - Mitch Hedberg RIP
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