NighTraiN

NighTraiN

Seattle, Washington, USA
BandR&BFunk

We are a locomotive punk band with many influences and described by Back Beat Seattle as "totally stunning!"

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Biography

The women of NighTraiN were brought together as a concept band for an original stage play production called “Hot Grits.” In a process that was projected to take nine months, the women were to learn their assigned instruments, write songs and begin performing in the Seattle underground music scene in preparation for the play. The Band and their music were very well received. Although, very diverse in experience, age and backgrounds, the original women developed a profound friendship and connection in the music and decided to reunite after the stage play ended to form NighTraiN (NtN). “NighTraiN may have spun off from fictive origins (the members first played together in a band invented for, and central to, Dirty Girl Productions' Hot Grits musical), but nowadays the local foursome keep things real as fuck. Trading in swaggering, soulful, punk-inflected rock, NighTraiN have been unapologetically (if somewhat discreetly) wowing crowds since 2008. Part of their appeal undeniably derives from the band's aural homages to their PNW riot grrrl forebears, but thankfully, they own their sound completely, incorporating traces of wide-ranging influences, from synthy post-punk to lo-fi pop, into one charming package.” (Hollis Wong-Wear, The Seattle Weekly)

NighTraiN offers a fresh take on the garage, punk, and rock genres, and are constantly discovering their ever changing voice. The fluctuating ages of the group and their individual experiences genuinely affect the outcome of their music. Exposed to different viewpoints, they stick to their own truths; therefore, NighTraiN’s music is never stagnant or stuck within one genre due to their non-traditional approach. NighTraiN’s sound is a heavy engine hum formed by the blunt bass rhythms of Selena "No Pick" Whitaker-Paquiet. It is a heartbeat held steady by the percussive stylings of Taryn "Hot Legs" Dorsey. It is dark heat strummed from the guitar of Nicole "Jaja Juicy" Peoples and accompanied by the steam whistle wail of Rachael F. “Lead vocalist Rachael Ferguson sings with a gravelly steadiness over NightTrain's raucous percussion and electric strings, and it's exciting to see riot grrl owned by women of color, inevitably expanding and deepening the potential of punk music to speak on an inclusive (black) feminist discourse in music. And it looks like a good-ass time.”(Up & Coming, The Seattle Stranger) NighTraiN is establishing a new realm in music, and it is LOCOMOTIVE PUNK!

NtN has toured prominent clubs in major cities up and down the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, WA; Boise, ID; Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV to name a few. They recently opened for legendary heavyweights, Fishbone, and have shared the bill with amazing, nationally known acts such as The Coup, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, Witchburn, Head Like a Kite, Dyme Def, and Seattle bands like The Redwood Plan, The Young Evils, and Tacocat. NtN has participated in Ladyfest Bellingham 2009/2010; Noise for the Needy 2010; Northwest Folklife Festivals 2011 and 2012, and the Georgetown Music Festival 2010 and 2012. NtN produces a music festival in Seattle called “Hoodstock,” which celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012. NtN has received radio play of their album deRAILED on KEXP and Hollow Earth Radio.

Lyrics

Lethal

Written By: Selena Whitaker-Paquiet

VERSE:

She’s blonde, but no fool, she’ll let you know her limit.
She’s tough, but not cruel. She’ll let you put your foot in it!
She seems like she’s shy, but she never seems afraid.
She knows how to fly, and how not to get played!
She came to our abode, with her family in tow.
She’s not very old, and her spirits were low.
We showed her what’s down; we led her by the nose.
And out of the ashes the young Phoenix rose!

CHORUS:

She won’t say a word, she will just sit and she’ll stare;
But if she should dare, let me tell you beware!

Cuz the word that comes out is LETHAL
What the girl says is LETHAL
When she speaks, it’s LETHAL
I just met a girl named Marie - Ah, Ah, Ah
I met a girl named Marie - Ah, Ah, Ah (w/background voices)
I met a girl named Marie - e e e, Ah, Ah, Ah (w/background voices)
I met a girl named Marie - Ah, Ah, Ah (w/background voices)
I met a girl named Marie .

VERSE:

She’s a very lovely girl, from a North island country;
Where the people fought hard, and they use to live hungry.
She’ll look at you sly, with her bright blue eyes;
That sometimes will smile, but never lie when she cries.
She feels all alone having two older brothers;
Listening to her mom, but wanting to be with others
We showed her what’s down; we led her by the nose.
And out of the ashes the young Phoenix rose!

Repeat CHORUS

VERSE - end:

She’s a very lovely girl, from a North island country;
Where the people fought hard, and they use to live hungry.

Black Love

Written By: Selena Whitaker-Paquiet

Creamy thighs, in your eyes;
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Carmel baby, hold you tight;
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Butter lips on your cheeks.
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
chocolate chick, Easter peeps!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Even Thomas Jefferson had an ebony honey,
An African beauty who was brought to this country.
She took his shit faithfully and produced for him fruitfully,
And made him a fore-father, truly.
BLACK LOVE!

Chocolate melts in your mouth,
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Eeveryone understands,
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Darker the berry, sweeter the juice!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Even colored girls go . . . doo, doo, doo, doo, doo;

BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!

White men, Black girls; Black men, White girls.
Always struggling in a not, not right world;
Work it out, tear it down!
Put it up, spit it out!
Ever since way back when,
We’re the revolution!
We’re the revolution!
We’re the revolution!
We’re the revolution!

Keep it real and don’t be phony;
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
Even if you’re not Vim Crony,
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
you may have a one and only
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
who’ll be there til the end;
rocking to the NTN!

BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!

BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!
BLACK LOVE, BLACK LOVE!

Sinter

Written By: Nicole Peoples

I traded you stories,
I traded you names.
I traded phone numbers in hopes that you came.
To change my whole life now,
to sort out my strife now.
My bed's not of roses, but its warm just the same.

I wanted the sin boy.
I wanted the sin.
The sin in your center.
I wanted the sin boy.
I wanted the sin.
Without any censure.

You gave me your worries.
You gave me your pains.
If only I'd known it was a part of your game
To change my whole life now,
to sort out my strife now.
My bed that was warm is feeling colder today.

You wanted the sin boy.
You wanted the sin.
The sin in my center.
You wanted the sin boy.
You wanted the sin.
Without any censure.

Things were too tough.
I'll admit I had enough of playing your tired games!
I thought at the start, I could untangle your heart.
But the truth is your knots were fake.
I will not be the martyr that kindles your fire;
and I will not take the blame.
Yes, I should have resisted all your tempting missives.
But it's a lesson learned just the same

No, I'm not gonna worry.
I'm not gonna care.
The power’s within me and this I will share.
I've changed my whole life now.
Dealt with my strife now.
I now have the strength, to drop the cross that I bear.

We wanted the sin boy.
We wanted the sin.
The sin in our center.
We wanted the sin boy.
We wanted the sin.
Without any censure.

I’m done with the sin.
I’m done with the sin.
The sin that was center.
I’m done with the sin.
I’m done with the sin.
Without any censure.

Jean Penis

Written By: Rachael Ferguson

I was talking to this Lady at the Bus Stop last night
Her smile was really pretty and her face was just right
She flirted really hard and said she knew where the fun is
And then I looked down at her giant jean penis

It's not dick
It's not hair
It's really really full of air
Made by the folds
Of the Calvin's you wear...

Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)

I hate to be mistaken by the girth of your package
A non existent bump can cause some romantic damage
If something took that space I guess it would be a bonus
But I can't rub my nana on some sweaty jean penis

It's not dick
It's not hair
It's really really full of air
Made by the folds
Of the Calvin's you wear...

Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)

Chevy Chase, All over my face
Chevy Chase, All over my face
Chevy Chase - Ooo, Chevy Chase
All over my face - I want you to come all over my face
Chevy Chase - Oh, Chevy Chase
All over my face - I want you to come all over my face
Chevy Chase - Ooo, Chevy Chase
All over my face - I want you to come all over my face
Chevy Chase - Ooo, Chevy Chase
All over my face - I want you to come all over my face

Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)
Jean Penis (OOO OOO)

The Diss

Written By: Taryn Dorsey and Selena Whitaker-Paquiet

You walkin down the street,
thinkin that you so neat,
cuz people kiss yo feet.
Listen, I ain't that sweet.

I'm bout to ruin yo day,
so you best get out my way,
Cuz this little bitch don't play.
I'll cut ya!

Don't come and blow up my spot
yo hipster ass ain't hot,
you best get off my block,
I'll cut ya! I'll cut ya!

You feelin brave lil' girl?
Go head and give it a whirl.
I’ll pound you till you hurl
Send your ass into the next world!

In my face, talkin trash,
Puttin peeps on blast, with yo negative ass
Don’t mean to sound brash, but show some class.
I'll cut ya!

Bitch, your ass is wrong,
You won’t be here for long,
Those good ol days are gone.
You test the wrong woman.

Don't come and blow up my spot
yo hipster ass ain't hot,
you best get off my block,
I'll cut ya! I'll cut ya! I'll cut ya! I'll cut ya!

Discography

NighTraiN - EP
NighTraiN Derailed - CD

Don’t Drop The Soap*
Jean Penis
Lady Cop
Dickology
Black Love*
Hey Hey*
Lethal*
NTN
Sinter*
The Diss

*Radio Friendly Tunes

Set List

Our sets are 30 - 45 minutes.

Setlist:
NighTraiN
Lethal
The Diss
Sinter
Hey Hey
Dickology
Don't Drop The Soap
Please Please Please
Jean Penis
Lady Cop
Black Love