Dark Horse (Katy Perry cover)

Hi guys!
I just finished a little Katy Perry cover. I love this song and I thought it’d be fun to try it at a slower tempo and a bit moodier.
Let me know what you think.

Dark Horse (Katy Perry cover) from pete mitchell on Vimeo.

Oh, and here’s a Ben Folds Five cover I did a little while ago, in case you missed it.

Narcolepsy (Ben Folds Five cover using Tim Exile's new plugin Flesh) from pete mitchell on Vimeo.

Check out all of my recent covers in this YouTube playlist.


NMK fan questions

Neil and I recorded a series of Q+A videos while making NMK III, our third studio album. I finally got around to editing them! So here’s episode one:

About Time

i watched a movie called “About Time” yesterday. it’s about a boy who can time travel within his own life. very simple premise. very charming film. the theme, or last bit of advice the father gives is this: live each day twice. once through normally, with all the stress and pain and annoyances of the day. then live the same day again, changing nothing. this time you aren’t stressed because you know the outcome. you aren’t annoyed because you can concentrate on life’s details, since you already know how the day will end.

for me this idea, kind of like watching a movie twice, is exciting. the first time i see a film, i bring all my expectations to it. and i am disappointed, usually. but the second time i watch it, i almost always enjoy it more. free of the pressure of forcing my expectations on it. i notice more little details. the richness of the thing.

i want to live life like this the first time through.

(for more like this check out my tumblr: www.daspetey.com)

the hanging tree (cover by petey)

hi guys! it’s been a while since i’ve posted any videos or music, and i’m here to change that!
i recently re-watched the first three hunger games movies in preparation for the final fourth movie later this year. oh man! i love this series so much! i was compelled to record my own version of the super cool climactic song from the third film. so here it is! let me know what you think!

you can check out more of my covers here.

New Critical Hit art

hey everybody!

i just finished up this new watercolor piece for the Critical Hit page.



here’s a quick time-lapse making-of video:

it’s available for sale on my etsy shop.