ACIDIC

ACIDIC

 
Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Nikki Sixx LOVES these naughty boys! Nailed the WARPED TOUR-Summer 2014, and SOLD OUT the Troubadour, too!!! Explosive, interactive live show, Ridiculously hilarious "Copper Man" video! WOWZER LIVE Troubadour vid just out! Touring nationally, and on the radio, Octane and beyond! "Brain-sticky" original songs. AR fan: This band is the real deal, bad ass front man can play his ax like the wind blows. NH fan: "You guys are way too much fun!!!"

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Biography

The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! They’ve just signed with the TKO booking agency, joining a landmark talent roster that includes Anthrax, Buckcherry, Hoobastank, Hinder, Nonpoint, Sevendust, Alien Ant Farm, and more! All the better to finish a stellar 2014 by polishing a long-awaited new CD for release in early 2015! This year’s boasts: Vans Warped Tour ’14 and a SOLD-OUT mid-summer homecoming at L.A.’s legendary Doug Weston’s Troubadour! People came from FOUR Warped Tour dates, Pomona, Ventura, Mesa AZ, and Albuquerque NM! ACIDIC’s set on the Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage earned raves, crowds, and even a mention in Billboard magazine! ACIDIC also triumphed as first-time headliners this year, with “BEST Wednesday night in a year” (Herman’s Hideaway, Denver) and “BEST Monday night EVER” (Machinery Row, Great Falls MT).

ACIDIC’s next CD features new songs that have wow’ed the crowds on tour. The upcoming release for 2015 will be produced by multi-platinum award-winner John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), who helmed their most recent CD “Copper Man.” That album gained ACIDIC a distribution deal with SONY/RED via MegaForce Records, and top-100 rankings on the Mediabase Active Rock charts. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx named both the title track and "Drive Thru" “Sixx Picks of the Week” on his syndicated radio "Side Show." The hilariously insane “Copper Man” video blew past 1,000,000 views on Youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/theacidicband)

Critical raves continue to pour in for ACIDIC on CD and onstage! BLUERAIL.com: “Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying.” DallasObserver.com even hailed Gossard as “gleefully demented”! RUKUS magazine: “These guys aren’t afraid to rock out. Gossard can really wail with his vocal at times and the band is full of energy.” PERFORMER magazine: “Straight from the get go, ACIDIC brings forth its frenetic energy and passionate sound in waves of indie alternative delight. This band brings the goods, with personality and flair unmatched in many West Coast bands.“

ACIDIC's tour history includes routings with Hinder, Trapt, Candlebox, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, Smile Empty Soul, and Armed Forces Entertainment for US troops in Kosovo and Germany; WJJO-sponsored Taste of Madison Festival, Sunset Sessions Rock 2013!, multiple 2Broke 2Rock KHTQ-sponsored festivals in Spokane WA, 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW, Florida Music Festival, Rockin’ Roots Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC's power rocker "Strata Red" won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest.

 

ACIDIC consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, drummer Matt Whitaker, guitarist Josh Bennett, and bassist Max Myrick.

 

 

Lyrics

Strata Red

Written By: Michael Gossard, Matt Whitaker, Ted Dubrawski

STRATA RED

I can't wait for the sun to rise

And I can go and see your face.

Waiting for the moment's pass,

I've lost my time but won the race.

I love your eyes, I love your hips,

I love to taste your cherry lips.

Adrenaline it fills my tank,

So hit the gas, don't call it quits.

(chorus)
'Cause I see you.

Your eyes are Strata-Red.

And I feel you

Running through my head.

I look up in the starry sky,

Your silhouette eclipses mine.

So strap on in and hold on tight

And do those things you know I like to do.

(Chorus repeats)

Uninspired

Written By: Michael Gossard, Oren Oami

Feeling like a child again
My sandbox filled with hay
My struggles on display
Insisting everythings ok
Youre foaming at your prey
The lights get dim you lay
Your purpose underway

But your shoes don't fit tonight
The mirror finds you uptight
And the words you thought could save
Obscured your right of way

I never thought I'd ever hear you say
That youd want to take another day
You leave me uninspired
You leave me uninspired

I'm looking up and you're on your way
I never thought I'd ever hear you say
You leave me uninspired
You leave me uninspired

Now I'm climbing up you'll see
My heads above my feet
Still what can I do
With my impression of you

But I realize your claim
That it's black or white not grey
That makes everything ok

I never thought I'd ever hear you say
That you want to take another day
You leave me uninspired
You leave me uninspired

I'm looking up and you're on your way
I never thought I'd ever hear you say
You leave me uninspired
You leave me uninspired

The Brave

Written By: Michael Gossard

the time...to be elastic thin
to stretch the soul within
to bind what's never in
all those reasons you gave me

the wringing in your ears
because you'll find it here

so run the cadence refined
to try to scribble the rhyme
fate awaits the few...the brave

the crime of wondering
the time and place you said

the wringing in your ears
because you'll find it here

Call for More

Written By: Michael Gossard

tonight...it's taken you alive
tonight...it's eating your insides
the bed we made

because you're down and counted for
when i saw you tripping on the floor

you break down...just like before
you grew up...and got tough
and stay down...cut it off my back
so take down the wire and cut the chord
a call for more

because I broke...this heart string theory down
until it's dead...and bleeding on you now
the bed we made

home...so you know
home...so you know
you only need it when you're home
now you know
you only need it when you're home
so you know
going home...going home

Copper Man

Written By: Michael Gossard, Ted Dubrawski, Matt Whitaker

i am the copper man
and im under cover
in east america
they're selling miracles

the dutch master's got it up
he's stocked and ready
in west america
he'll poison anyone

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

you smoke another one
cause i've had too many
I'm in east america
they're selling miracles

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
don't forget the phillies and the dutch

i am the copper man
and im under cover
in east america
they're selling miracles

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
hey

Monster

Written By: Michael Gossard

Your time has come and I'm still here
with all the panic in my head
and all my thoughts incorporated
without the monster in my bed

Cause I love you, I hate you
I'm sick of feeling sorry
I've come to regret that
I ever met you
(So don't you tell me it's old)
(try to sell me control)

I'll tell you now that it's a long shot
took all the money I could spend
I'm open to interpretation
you are the monster in my bed

Drive Thru

Written By: Michael Gossard


Everything's about you
it's never about me
yeah
many things about you
yeah

and everyday their eyes are on you
I see them sink their teeth in
And everytime i think about you
i really get the feeling
(yeah)

we always talk about you
never talk about me
yeah
everything's about you
yeah

suck it...
pull up to the pickup window
you want fries with that?

Satellite

Written By: Michael Gossard

hey you, you never get the message
void my transmission
always disappear
i reach out, try to make connections
still get no reception
always interfere

why don't you understand
I'll be your rocket man

I'll be your little satellite
rolling all over
falling into gravity baby
wait for you to catalyze
falling all over
rolling into gravity
I'll be your little satellite

count down to launch communication
found in my possession
key to your ignition

Forever More

Written By: Michael Gossard

hold your ground chasing time
far away past its prime
choose to fight or lose concede
felt it when you said believe

dilated lucid dream
thought i knew what did you mean
choose to fight or lose concede
felt it when you said believe
here forever more

steel in hand and lights in eyes
feel it in its pulsing pride
here forever
steel in hand and lights in eyes
here forever more

cause you with it could mean more
when it's not worth fighting for
oh yeah

steel in hand and lights in eyes
feel it in it's pulsing pride
here forever
steel in hand and lights in eyes
steel in hand and lights in eyes
steel in hand and lights in eyes
here forever more

and i said you, you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so i'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

i try to call your phone
you must be out with someone else
because you're never where I'm reaching for you
it's so critical
you said that you'd always be true
(you said that you'd always be, said that you'd always be)
(you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, yeah you)

oh you, you've got a silver tongue
but your silence isn't golden
close to platinum
yeah you are the only one
and baby you
you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so I'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

The Only One

Written By: Michael Gossard, Kevin Martin

I said you, you are the only one
you're never there to tell me
but i always need reminding that you
are the only one

and i said you, you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so i'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

i try to call your phone
you must be out with someone else
because you're never where I'm reaching for you
it's so critical
you said that you'd always be true
(you said that you'd always be, said that you'd always be)
(you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, yeah you)

oh you, you've got a silver tongue
but your silence isn't golden
close to platinum
yeah you are the only one
and baby you
you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so I'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one