Geoff Geis

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Song for an Imaginary Space Mission

Have you ever wanted to just go on a space walk?

I agree. This is some trippy cash.

I agree. This is some trippy cash.

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Hey, Zombie!

This song is actually a left-over from the Pizza! era. There were several song ideas that we had floating around before we broke up, but most of them were just instrumental jams. This song, however, was the result of a recording back-n-forth between Duncan and me. He created the backing track – as a sketch for something more complicated later, I guess – then I wrote the vocals, then I went to his house where I recorded my vocals and he sang the background parts.

I guess we would’ve put it through the full band process after that, but we never got there.

It’s fine like it is though, right? It’s more simple than a typical Pizza! song. That’s not a slight on Pizza!, because complexity is both awesome and worthwhile. But simplicity has its own charm. Anyway, I released it last year on the Vanity Projects compilation. You can download that here, by the way. It’s got some good music on it.

I don’t have any idea what this song is about. If you think of something, please let me know.

Album artwork by Champ. [http://champoyhate.tumblr.com]

Album artwork by Champ. [http://champoyhate.tumblr.com]

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Song From an Imaginary Car Commercial

I don’t actually have the desire to make a song for a car commercial, but I thought that this would go well behind a car commercial. Can’t you imagine some hot sports car hugging the turns in the rain as this jam played?

I flatter myself.

Anyway, I was thinking it would be cool to make a fake car commercial, like maybe with Hot Wheels cars or Micro Machines. Is anybody down to help?

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Future Islands – Singles

Future Islands is probably my favorite current band. I first heard about them around the time of In Evening Air, when my then-roommate Kyle Mabson hooked my band Pizza! up with a show supporting them as they came through LA and played a sold-out show at the Smell. They were compelling and inspiring then, and it was a real honor to play with them.

But damn! Look at them now!

Their performance on Letterman last month really sent them into the stratosphere, and they deserve it. Sam Herring, the singer, is so confidently vulnerable. He really goes for it – there’s no reticence at all and he commands every moment.

Anyway, their new album Singles is really fantastic. I never really listened to On the Water, the one that came between In Evening Air and this one, and the little bit I’ve heard of it doesn’t sound that different from its predecessor. But this album seems like a real step forward. It’s ambitious:

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About


I'm a musician and writer from Los Angeles. When I feel motivated, I use this website to share my creative output and give my thoughts on the world around me.

Vanity Projects

I release cassettes and zines under the Vanity Projects label; I've done things by myself and also things by friends. Visit Vanity Projects on Tumblr.

@GeoffGeis on Twitter

Music

This is Soft Sailors! We're a new band from Los Angeles. We don't have any upcoming shows scheduled, but you can hear us online:

Also, here are some solo songs I've uploaded recently to Soundcloud. I'm playing solo July 19th at the Pickle Factory at 647 Lamar Street in Los Angeles and September 1st at Los Globos in LA for a KCHUNG benefit.

In 2011, I released my first solo album, Princess. You can listen to it and download it on Bandcamp:

From 2005 until 2011, I was in the band Pizza! This is our album We Come From the Swamp:

From 2008-2010, I was in the band Big Whup. Here's one of our songs that I sang, called "Cover My Eyes:"

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