Vincent Knobil

Franglophone songwriter extraordinaire


Our civilization is agonizing, suffering from several incurable diseases. Meanwhile, clinging to the past like barnacles on a rotting hull, our fearless leaders only have eyes for the entrancing T.I.N.A. 99% made on an iPad with GarageBand 1.1. Crooned with a cold.

[ tags: 99 ] [ genres: pop post rock ] [ info: 3:15 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Penelope Petticue

When the shit hits the fan, celebrate life and love by writing a smutty little pop song.

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Smooth Groove

Quasi-instrumental. To whip up Smooth Groove, begin with a dash of cymbal, add a little fresh-picked commentary, mix in a pinch of misplaced pride, and simmer the mixture over a low flame. Consume without moderation.

[ tags: beat groovy jazzy ] [ genres: jazz experimental ] [ info: 4:50 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


Backstory here:

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Round and Round

Silly little song, which is a self-referential commentary on silly little songwriting, and the obvious motivations behind that crafty craft.

[ tags: ] [ genres: pop *none* ] [ info: 2:23 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


"This is without a doubt the Stairway to Heaven of hedgehog songs. Monumental. Formidable. WOW!!!! 'take that, you little prick' - the best lyrics ever written in the english language." - Matt Love.

[ tags: ] [ genres: post rock *none* ] [ info: 3:10 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Fade Out

The grand finale of the "Bye Bye Murka" album.

[ tags: ] [ genres: post rock *none* ] [ info: 2:50 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


Hide the kiddies, because here comes Complicity, more metaphorical mayhem and madness, another punk/marching-band mash-up, unwholesome entertainment filled with wanton sex and violence, for your listening pleasure, on how low the US has sunk. From the "Bye Bye Murka" album.

[ tags: ] [ genres: post rock *none* ] [ info: 3:00 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


[ tags: ] [ genres: jazz avant garde ] [ info: 2:57 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Under Her Dress

Written around a "MagPo" poem by Pamela Poole (used with permission).

[ tags: ] [ genres: avant garde post rock ] [ info: 3:43 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]


A pop song.

[ tags: ] [ genres: pop *none* ] [ info: 2:44 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

The Playground of the Baby Giants

A travelogue.

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Leather Jacket

A silly little romp, but a crowd pleaser...

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Orange Boy

A poignant folk-punk prose poem (that was originally written for guitar and voice, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans...)

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Vincent Knobil's gigantic new hit single about a playground bully. The perfect, one-year-later companion piece to Dark Indigo.

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Dark Indigo

Techno Blues Waltz Protest Song with extra bonus at the end. An colorful little ditty about the (then) upcoming American stupidity in Iraq (or how to create thousands of enthusiastic little Bin Ladens in one easy, shortsighted step).

[ tags: war ] [ genres: techno blues ] [ info: mp3 ccbysa2.0 ]

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