Fight Friendly

Fight Friendly

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Can you say screaming fans? Great tracks, Great musicians, High Energy. Great stage presence. Established track record. Full Feature Movie, Tour, SXSW, New CD Release "Neopolitan"... We have alot going on! Check us out!!

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Biography

With the hopes of prolonging a surreal existence, songdesigner Alex McCoy relocated from South Carolina's peidmont to the eerie streets of East Hollywood. The motive: create an indie ensemble based off of his motto, "fuck genres". From a youth of mainstream country, to an adolescence of alternative, from a teenage obsession of hip-hop to college days of trading bootleg jamband shows, McCoy pays diverse homage to the many influences that inspire his eclectic creations.

Early days in LA...

After an initial nomadic introduction to Los Angeles, McCoy settled in an affordable Manhattan Beach shanty. Thanks to Roommates.com, the autumn of 2006 would send McCoy and his new co-tenant/percussionist, Phillip Parker, on a mission to construct a band. Three weeks and one bassist later, Limelife was formed. For nearly three years the trio hustled to make a name for themselves, ultimately landing a deal with Peer Publishing for both licensing and production. By winter of 2008, Limelife found themselves in a multi-million-dollar studio producing a 5-track EP intended for Atlantic. With everything mixed, mastered and ready for pressing, Peer Publishing, along with the hopes of Limelife, fell victim to a declining economy and recession cuts. Limelife struggled to make ends meet and called it quits.

Side projects and reformation...

Following the breakup, McCoy and programmer Taylor Ballenger paired up to form the electro group, C is for Scene. The duo yielded three mixes over a two month span before Ballenger's entry to USC law shut down further production. Shortly after, Parker and McCoy decided to re-form, release, and regain lost momentum. By midsummer 2009 a quartet was assembled, dubbed "Fight Friendly", a name generated randomly by Craigslist CAPTCHA codes.

Release...

Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach hosted the kick-off show for Fight Friendly on Thursday August 20, 2009. The nearly-sold-out concert was a huge success for the team and the beginning of a turn-around in fortune. Singularly focused on breathing life into his new band, McCoy moved out of his home and into his downtown Los Angeles rehearsal space. With minimal rent due, he could live cheap, work less and focus on the priorities. Many months of auditions and a shuffling of members later, Fight Friendly welcomed bassist Jeff Bernett, a Minneapolis transplant seeking musical chemistry, to the table. Soon after, barely-legal drummer, Brandon Lark of Anaheim, became Fight Friendly's beatkeeper. Most recently, Montreal's very own Yan Clermont joined the team as second guitarist, making the band an international affair. Together, they make the new Fight Friendly.

To the present...

Throughout 2010, Fight Friendly performed numerous shows in the Southwest US, including dates at SXSW in Austin. During this time, the group starred in a full-length feature film about their battle for success. The film, "Unsigned", premiered in September 2011 and has since gained distribution through Hulu and NetFlix Finally, after countless hours of writing, the team embarked on the production of a full-length record with producer Patrick Doyle. By summer's end 2011, "Neapolitan" was complete

Fight Friendly is currently shopping their debut record to indie labels in the US, Canada and UK, gaining press via PR firms, blogs, publications and booking performance dates...Want Fight Friendly to melt faces at your venue? Inquire within

Lyrics

Tear Me Up

Written By: Alex McCoy

I'm a cherry pie and I would like you to eat
Put me in your oven in an hour I'm a treat
Cut me up, then sink your teeth
Take me down inside of you just where I wanna be

Tear me up (tear me up)
Tear me up (tear me up)
I'm a live volcano engineered to self erupt
Tear me up (tear me up)
Tear me up (tear me up)
I'm a farenheit and like i just dont give a f***

I'm a desert wind a-blowin hot in the west
So take off all your clothes and feel my heat against your breast
Follow me to an oasis
Force me to evaporate then blow me like a kiss

Im a little teapot sittin hot on your stove
Turn me up past two hundred twelve watch me as I go
Hear me hiss and weez and moan
Turn me past two hundred and twelve and watch me overflow

Flashy Girl

Written By: Alex McCoy

I want a one of a kind who can have any guy who pushes her way to the
front of a massive line
An egotistic babe who goes to all night raves every Saturday then
wakes up and goes to church to be saved

one who'll make me shiver, shock and quiver she'll deliver the best of
love to be made

I want a flashy girl who'll make my world go 'round who'll put a frown
on every other girls face in this town
I want a flashy girl who'll make me weak when she's around, who won't
never-ever let me down (No!)

I want a TV personality but cursed one with a naughty side that only
seems to get much worse
An Eco-friendly chick who keeps the organics tucked neatly in the
glove box of her Escalade hybrid

One who'll make me shiver, shock and quiver she'll deliver the best of
love to beade and the best of good friends, true soul mates yeah, what
a wonderful world it would be

The End

Written By: Alex McCoy

Kiss me one last time
I wanna feel your lips pressed gently against mine
oh want you do this for me baby don't deny
let's make this official pucker up and say goodbye

Goodbye...

is always so hard to say
when I haven't got the words and any right to play with your fragile
heart that I knew I would break into right from the start

At first it may hurt but don't worry your a flirt
You'll be back in someones arms and he'll be there to unbreak your heart

Goodbye...

Is always so hard to say when I haven't got the lines or ever a
straight face to break the news that our times up we're done baby so
cut me loose

I'm sorry it's come to this, we aimed to hit but it seems we've
missed, our love has come to one last bliss so here we stand at our
last kiss

Sober Up

Written By: Alex McCoy

"Sober Up"

Wake me when the sun sets for the eve
I've been a bad boy
Nurse me first to sleep it's hard to breathe
I've been a bad boy

Don't lose touch sober up
You may soon very well find yourself
Face first in love
In love with a habit of fun and
Way, way too much
get ahold of yourself
Don't lose touch sober up

Take away my keys I've reached my peak
I've been a bad boy
Walk for me I can't control these feet
I've been a bad boy

Get ahold of yourself, of yourself get ahold
Get ahold of yourself. get ahold get ahold
Get ahold of yourself, of yourself get ahold
Get ahold of yourself, GET AHOLD OF MYSELF!

Don't lose touch sober up
Or I'll soon very well find myself
Shit out of luck
shit out of luck and the fun...
Wave bye to fun
Get ahold of myself
Don't lose touch
No don't lose touch
Don't lose touch
Sober up

Sexy Ugly

Written By: Alex McCoy

She's so bad, bad, bad, bad for nothing
Bad, bad, bad, bad but lovely
Bad, bad, bad, bad sexy ugly

She likes indie fresh neon clean
She likes GQ yacht club pristine
She likes bull fights on LSD
She likes opera phantom Royce

She likes first class, she likes white trash

She likes one night stands up and leaves
She likes LTR, stars of breed
She likes low tops, bright tatooed sleeves
She likes botox, fake plastic trees

I Know You

Written By: Alex McCoy

Think I don't know about your little show
well guess what I've known all along I saw your cover blow
No need to keep what you have kept from me
I knew you would be a cheat I know you better than you

I know you better than you know you
better than anyone than anyone else in this world
And I know the truth I cain see it in your eyes so blue
I'm sure it feels so good being such a b-b-b-b-b-bad bad girl

Time after time said you'd always be mine
How could I be so blind the truth was hard to hide
So don't deny don't even try
I know there's another guy it's not me who is on your mind

I know you
I know you
I know you
I know you

High on Life

Written By: Alex McCoy

It feels just like i'm floating well it must be serotonin
creeping so i'm open for slow release endorphins tonight
slow release endorphins tonight
slow release a natural high

High on life and i don't wanna come down
High on life, there could be no sweeter sound
That i find i've found, unwind, unwound
It's my life
Straight edge and sharp heaven bound

IT feels just like i'm faded, my body's dehydrated
My pupils dilated, it's slow release endorphins tonight
slow release endorphins tonight
slow release a natural high

L.I.V.E.

Written By: Alex McCoy

I'm L I V I N G I'm living my life
And you're sitting over there, rolling your eyes
waisting all your precious time

Dream-maker, breath-taker
I ain't no ordinary guy
The innovator, the creator
Im Independent mr 4th of July

You're D Y I N G dying just to see what it's like
To be, to be in my shoes, under my skin
Seeing through the light in my eyes

A Yaysayer, a hellraiser
I'm an integrated design
I'm an alpha and you're a beta
So if you could please step, step aside

I'm L I V I N G
I'm living my life

Untie your bow
Let down your hair
Cut loose that noose
Embrace the air

I'm L I V I N G
I'm living my life
I'm L I V I N G
I'm living my life
...just like there's no tomorrow

Future Endeavor

Written By: Alex McCoy

SWEET RELEASE OF ENDORPHINS
RUSHING OUT THE EXIT
BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY STATE OF MIND
UNCONVENTIONAL ALIGNMENT
FOR THIS I'D BE DELIGHTED
TO COP THE FEEL AND STOP THE HANDS OF TIME

I JUST WANT TO FEEL LIKE THIS WAY FOREVER
I WANT TO REACH UP TO THE SKY AND TOUCH THE CLOUDS
I WANT TO SET EVERY FUTURE ENDEAVOR
TO THIS LEVEL OF PLEASURE
AND FEEL LIKE THIS UNTIL THE DAY I DIE

I I JUST WANT WANT TO FEEL FEEL
THIS WAY FOREVER

IN MY DEFENSE A CREATION
A SHIP OF MY RELATIONS
TO SAIL AWAY FROM THE PERILS OF MODERN STRESS
OVER TIME ACCUMULATED
MY PUPILS DILATING
THEY TELL THE TALE OF HOW...

Made

Written By: Alex McCoy

You, you've got it made in the shade
You know you've got everything
A gorgeous wife, a ten, a teen delight
A Harvard PHD and a castle in Laguna Beach

Well I just want you to know that I am so jealous, cause you know that...

You have got it made in the shade in the likes of wealth and fame all hail your reign as king baby you're on top tell me how much cash did you really drop

You, you've got it made in the shade
You know you've got everything
A rich husband, a chief executive
A rare pet pekinese and the keys to every pharmacy

Well I just want you to know that I am so jealous, cause you know that...

You, you've got it made in the shade in the likes of wealth and fame all hail your reign as queen baby you're on top tell me how much cash did you really drop? I want to know

You, you've got it made in the shade
You know you've got everything
A beautiful life as mrs. and mr. right
Happy as can be in your fairy tale reality

Well I just want you to know that I am so jealous, cause you think that...

You, you've got it made in the shade in a picture perfect frame you'll thrive each day in a lap of luxurious fame. i'm sure it must feel great, i want to know

Discography

Fight Friendly-Self titled EP 2009
http://www.myspace.com/fightfriendly
Single, "Made"

Fight Friendly-Neapolitan (full length)
set to release January 2012
http://www.soundcloud.com/fightfriendly
fightfriendly.bandcamp.com

A/V:

GOOSEBUMPS
live at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, CA 7/28/2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZWKGBM82ZU

"UNSIGNED" (trailer):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdWM8uec4Wg

MUSIC VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWIDZd-RMyo

Set List

TEAR ME UP
FUTURE ENDEAVOR
GOOSEBUMPS
STUCK IN COLORADO
ON THE PROWL
HIGH ON LIFE
PRICK
SOBER UP
MR. SINCERE
MADE
I KNOW YOU
L.I.V.E.
SEXY UGLY