A few weeks ago, I was in touch with a Mr. J. Arthur Keenes, and he directed me towards a project going on in the forums of chipmusic.org. It would appear that J. Arthur Keenes threw down the gauntlet, and accepted several song suggestions. These requests have coalesced into 144 hours worth of music.
The J. Arthur Keenes Band presents the 48 Hour EP Volume 1, 2, and 3 for your listening pleasure. Each EP consists of five tracks, all of which requested by the community of chip fans and musicians over at chipmusic.org, tracks such as "Song for a children's show. Teaching kids proper txt msg etqte lol" or "make a surfy insturmental thunderbirds-esqe theme about a super group who goes around the world trying to prove that obama isnt a us citizen." And those are only two of fifteen songs. Amazingly, J. Arthur Keenes works his way through every request with catchy riffs, and a dignified singing voice.
The album is comprised of the type of catchy chip rock tunes you have come to expect, along with some quite eclectic styles. The album can be a somewhat odd smattering of styles for some, and for those who love serious poetic lyrics, you may need to look elsewhere. Though J. Arthur does sneak in some very clever lines between all the shenanigans.
I want to point out some stand out tracks, but unfortunately for my writing, but fortunately for you, this is a very surprisingly strong album, especially considering that this music was made on such short notice. For your time though, you couldn't find a better song about a girlfriend who stole your horse. Each track has it's own flair, and if you are anything like me, all three albums will be getting repeated listens. So head over to the proper chipmusic thread and download all three EPs free.