GreyMarket

GreyMarket

 
Tampa, Florida, USA
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GreyMarket is Spacerock. GreyMarket is sound and light. GreyMarket is Futurism and Humanity.

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Biography

GreyMarket is a rock band hailing from Tampa, Florida.

Influenced early on by the likes of Radiohead, Muse, and Led Zeppelin, drummer Michael Gargiulo and guitarist/vocalist Cave McCoy set about creating their own brand of epic rock music. Rather than disrupting their musical chemistry by trying to find other musicians with the same vision, the pair elected to fuse with laptop-powered electronics, adding sweeping strings, buzzing synths, and pounding sine-wave bass to their arsenal.

The bands single greatest asset is its ability to put on a compelling live show, fueled by commanding stage presence and technical innovation. In a close second place is the duos commitment to self-sufficiency, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done right. This includes recording, mixing, and mastering their own material, booking their own tours, and creating and managing their web presence themselves.

Oftentimes, the band reflects its cinematic influences more than its musical ones. Though inflections of Supertramp, Gomez, and Genesis may creep through, more evident are the likes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, and Star Wars. After all, every song should tell a story.

Radio Play:
College, national

Played With:
Panic! At The Disco
The Hold Steady
Capital Cities
Electric Six
Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)
Black Moth Super Rainbow
The Fiery Furnaces
Tiger City
Freezepop
New Politics
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Murder By Death
Anchor and Braille
Modern Skirts
Willowz
World Leader Pretend

Festivals:
Florida Music Festival (Orlando, FL)
Heatwave Festival (Tampa, FL)
SummerJam (Tampa, FL)
PLAY:stl (St. Louis, MO)
Midpoint Music Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
M.E.A.N.Y. Fest (New York, NY)
Red Gorilla (Austin, TX during SXSW)
Texas Rockfest (Austin, TX during SXSW)
Best Lil' Big Fest (Austin, TX during SXSW)
Tropical Heatwave (Tampa, FL)
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)
Philly FM Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
Mid Point Music Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
Dewey Beach Music Conference (Dewey Beach, DE)

Lyrics

Waterworks

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

Tired of smiling
Curbside crying
Nothing goes your way

All our patience
Drained and wasted
Don't you know it

Breaks my heart to see you
Turning on the waterworks again
Leaving
Trails of your mascara on your skin
Bleeding
Knowing how to stop but never when
Sorry now
Someone's gotta say it

Dry it up
Baby you've come some far and now
You're not even gonna try
Just let every little problem play
Spider to your fly
You cry cry
You never realize
You're killing everything you've ever loved

Drop by drop goes
All you've got why

Does your love
Make demands
Nobody can understand
It breaks you down

But I know
Exactly how you feel
Our hearts were made to steal
We always learn to heal
But every time we die a little

Breaks my heart to see you
Turning on the waterworks again
Leaving
Trails of your mascara on your skin
Bleeding
Knowing how to stop but never when
Sorry now
Someone's gotta say it

Hey, Mr. Spaceman

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

Pressure
You're under pressure
Too much to measure
You're ready to implode

Free fall
You're in a free fall
Gravity recall
You're running out of road

Now you're thinking back to when
Your troubles all began
They started as you learned to stand

Hey that's how it goes
and now the world is closing in
So tell us was it all that you could for

Hey Mr. Spaceman
You're coming down

So ya think you're tough
One man ain't enough

Hang on, the breakdown's coming better learn how to cry

Pressure
This endless pressure
It's gonna get ya
You're every dream and hope

Now we're watching every move
There's everything to lose
Your bomb better outrun the fuse

Hey, Columbia in flames, you Challenger
Just stay together 'til your ticker tape parade

Make Sense

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

End of the week
You're begging for sleep
What's keeping you awake
Is it your job? Your mate? Your fate?
Where do you stand when the ground gives way
Nowhere

And you're thinking God
That gun looks warm
And how would it taste?
One quick shot to the face now
Would end every shout
Grow up, time to be a man

You're keeping your friends
Outside your skin
'Cause you know what happens
When things get in
Dad I'd like to be just like you
When you're gone I pray I'm so strong
Say the right things stop my stumbling
Join the human race and make some sense

I'm trying to make some sense to someone
Wish I could to you

Cascade (Down the Rabbit Hole)

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

I can't blame you at all
You're staring down a long long way to fall
And things aren't what they seem
Dive in deep
Say you'll be my Alice

Be my Alice
Wonder how this
Could ever get so strange

Madness
Unchecked madness
A hatter's best wish
is driving you insane but

This is the feel of your love cascading over me
Take a flying leap down the rabbit hole

Soldiers
Heart card soldiers
For all their orders
They can't kill my cool hand

I'm gonna get you
Here I come

No way you're going back
You're lost and trapped and grinning like a cat
When things aren't what they seem
Dive in deep
Say you'll be Alice

Way Out

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

I'm automatic I got gears in the back of my head
One of these days they're gonna fall out
Signals in static we're all trying to complete the message
So many ways you'll hear us call out

Don't break
Although I know it hurts don't break
Throw sabot in the works

Find a corner of the universe
Go way out
Go way out
Don't let anybody find it first
Go way out
Go way out

Wrapped up in patterns
Could we trade them for constellations?
Find a new home out in the stars
Or on Mars

Don't break
Although I know it hurts don't break
Show your old soul can burn

Find a corner of the universe
Go way out
Go way out
Don't let anybody find it first
Go way out
Go way out

Pick a dot of shining light
From the blanket of the night
Let it take you out of sight
Go get it, go you'll get it right
We are wrong more than we're right
Hold on to hope, however slight
'Cause in the darkness
You are bright

M.O.A.B.

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

No
I know you said
No
And that's fair

Go
I know you said
Go
And that's fair

On course
We spread the payload doors

Hold still
I'm coming in for the kill

All shock and awe
You're blinding
Back to the crawl
And frightened
Love like the mother of all bombs

Know
I need you to
Know
How I feel

Blow
I'm ready to
Blow
How I
Feel

Hold still
I'm coming
Coming in
Coming in

The Soloist

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

Symphonies of sympathy and wrong
An orchestra of hurt you've heard it all
Love is just the same old song
Love is just the same old song
Love is just the same why follow along?

How you gonna feel when the music goes away
How you gonna feel when every note's been paged

How you gonna write the bridge over this
All you know is how to be the soloist
Whatcha gonna do when everyone is tired of how you play

And God knows you've got virtuosity
(Your playing is impressive)
But knowing cares to learn what you could teach
(So here's a little lesson)

In rhythm crisis heartbeats stall
In rhythm crisis heartbeats stall
In rhythm crisis heartbeats save us all

Goodnight

Written By: L. Cave McCoy

You know I think
We fall asleep
Every time we blink
Sometimes between
Every last being
Sleeping on their feet

We do what gets us by
We do what gets us by
We do what gets us by
Sometimes it don't
But we still try

Every breathing flame has a pilot light
Every destination a final flight
Everybody hopes for a rope to hold them tight
Goodnight

Every war will end with a single fight
Every cornered creature a dying bite
Everybody longs for their number to divide
Goodnight

Burn
Burn the midnight oil
And on that fire
Wrap mortal coils
We'll bring our sweat to boil

It might not get us by
It might not get us by
It might not get us by
But that don't mean
We don't got to try

Every breathing flame has a pilot light
Every destination a final flight
Everybody hopes for a rope to hold them tight
Goodnight

Every war will end with a single fight
Every cornered creature a dying bite
Everybody longs for their number to divide
Goodnight

Every engineer gets a last design
Every card sharp one murderous slight
Every one who argues can hope to get one right
Goodnight

Every scaredy cat gets to die of fright
Every first attempt gets one last try
Every heart should learn to love before it expires