MegaRex

MegaRex

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MegaRex is a Brazilian Rock band. Their music videos and songs were downloaded/viewed by more than 260.000 fans in less than one year. MegaRex performed in London, Austin (SXSW 2010) and won a Sonicbids sponsorship for a US tour, including Boston and NYC (CMJ 2010).

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Biography

MegaRex is a Brazilian Rock Band comprised of Flavio Marchesin (voice, bass, keys), Tibira (guitars and vocals) and Paulinho Barizon (drums). While the band’s core sound is rock, MegaRex also incorporates different styles such as Brazilian folk elements, electronic music and other surprising musical twists. The lyrics are humorous and the same upbeat and tongue-in-cheek approach is present in their live performance.

MegaRex has achieved great success in the Brazilian market with their first (self-entitled) CD. This album was recorded in Portuguese and “PortuSpanish” – a funny mix of Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish, and with this album Megarex played to large audiences all over Brazil.

Besides having competed in the largest and most acclaimed songwriting contests in Brazil, with performances broadcast to all country, Megarex was praised by critics and highly regarded in the media with their song “Misturada”.

Megarex’s music videos and songs were, altogether, downloaded and viewed by more than 260.000 fans in less than one year, a very substantial number for the Brazilian independent music market.

MegaRex is now recording their new album in English, named “Recyclable Data”, which is being produced by Jamie Siegel (who has worked with Smashing Pumpkins, Joss Stone, Lauryn Hill among others).

With only a 5 song EP MegaRex was chosen (among more than 10.000 entries) to play in London in Oct 2009 at the British Music Week, where the band took 3rd place! MegaRex was also chosen to perform at South by Southwest 2010 in Austin, TX, and they launched at the same time a (very successful) College Radio campaign (receiving tons of airplays on many College Radio stations) throughout the US.

After performing at SXSW the band won a Sonicbids sponsorship. In October MegaRex will peform in Boston, Providence, Philadelphia and New York, at the CMJ Festival.

Here are some of the stations which played (or are playing MegaRex): WTBU (Boston, MA), WECB (Boston, MA), WXAV (Chicago, IL), WPPJ (Pittsburgh, PA), WPTS (Pittsburgh, PA), WDCE (Richmond, VA), WNJR (Washington, PA), M3 Radio (New York, NY), WMUR (Milwaukee, WI), OHIO FM (New Albany, OH), WUMM (Machias, ME), WCVM (Morrisville, NY), WECS (Willimantic, CT), WGMU (Fairfax, VA), WHUS (Storrs, CT), WKKL (W. Barnstable, MA), WNYO (Oswego, NY), WOUB (Athens, OH), XTSR (Towson, MD), KJACK (Flagstaff, AZ), WPMD (Norwalk, CA), WWUH (West Hartford, CT), KWLC (Decorah, IA), WODU (Norfolk, VA), WONY (Oneonta, NY), WMXM (Lake Forest, IL), WQAC (Alma, MI), WLTL (La Grange, IL), WMSR (Oxford, OH), WHCL (Clinton, NY), WCUR (West Chester, PA), CHMR (St John’s, NF), WCCX (Waukesha, WI), WHRW (Binghamton, NY), WWHR (Bowling Green, KY), WRRG (River Grove, IL), KGLT (Bozeman, MT), KRCX (Denver, CO), WPSC (Wayne, NJ), WHSN (Bangor, ME), WXLV (Schnecksville, PA), KMSU (Mankato, MN), WSIA (Staten Island, NY), WMLU (Farmville, VA), KSRQ (Thief River Falls, MN).

MegaRex’s concerts are an explosive combination of sounds and images. The band interacts with animated characters on screen. The most interesting act is the "virtual duel", in which the drummer competes with his own virtual character on screen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl_5JU7pGKc)

Megarex is funny, witty and has thought-provoking lyrics that have gained recognition in the independent world in Brazil and now is eager to explore the international scene.

Contact in the US: eugenefoleymusic@aol.com
Band contact: megarex@megarex.net
Recyclable Data EP available here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/MegaRex

Lyrics

On Sale

Written By: MegaRex

ON SALE

Yes, I’m out on sale
It’s only for a day
Take a pair
I come in ocean blue, violet and grey

Everything’s so fast
Now here I go
Now here I come
It ebbs and flows
It takes me high
It brings me low

Put me in your I Pod
Turn me into your God
Hurry up, before they realize that I’m a fraud

Everything’s so fast
Now here I go
Now here I come
It ebbs and flows
It takes me high
It brings me low

This time I’m gonna fly
Next time I’m gonna fall
This time I’ll reach the sky
Next time I’ll have to crawl
No time to say goodbye
The writing’s on the wall
So stop me now
Before I lose it all

Now here I come
Now here I go
It takes me high
It brings me low
Now here I come
Now here I go
It takes me high…

This time I’m gonna fly
Next time I’m gonna fall
This time I’ll reach the sky
Next time I’ll have to crawl
No time to say goodbye
The writing’s on the wall
So stop me now
Before I lose it all

Alien

Written By: MegaRex

ALIEN

I ain’t no model, I ain’t no star
Ain’t gonna make the headlines through divorce scams
I’m kind of ugly, but I get by
I’m no Prince Charming, just an urban caveman

I’m not so cool and I ain’t that sharp
I’m just a clown fish fighting all great big sharks
I feel so jaded, I feel so aimless
Worse than a blind nun praying at a swinger’s conference

No, no, not again
I don’t wanna play this endlessly
I don’t feel I’m ready to give in
I don’t wanna play this endlessly

And everything will stay the same
And we will play the game again
Just leave your troubles far away
And it will all be fine again

I’m used to swimming against the tide
Don’t want no sheepish monkeys by my side
The truth is out there for all to see
The latest fad is saving up to pierce your knee

I’m growing bald and losing my cowlicks
I’ve lost the battle against the laws of physics
I feel so jaded, I feel so aimless
Worse than a blind nun praying at a hooker’s contest

No, no, not again
I don’t wanna play this endlessly
I don’t feel I’m ready to give in
I don’t wanna play this endlessly

And everything will stay the same
And we will play the game again
Just leave your troubles far away
And it will all be fine again

And everything will stay the same
Let’s have a beer and celebrate
Just leave your troubles far away
And it will all be fine again

Mother-Ship come look for me
Mother-Ship please rescue me
Mother-Ship come set me free

And everything will stay the same
And we will play the game again
Just leave your troubles far away
And it will all be fine again

And everything will stay the same
Let’s have a beer and celebrate
Just leave your troubles far away
And it will all be fine again

Mix It Up

Written By: MegaRex

MIX IT UP

I was raised by a mad cow that fell in love with my dad
He lost his dairy farm – oh, and now she’s stuck in rehab

Mum was a vet in Australia, born of a painter from France
Grandma grew up in Colombia and only understood grandpa once

My first true love was Italian; she used to drink from a cup
She was a whiz with a saucepan and taught me to mix it all up

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Polka, Gipsy and Mambo
Chili peppers in wine

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Reggae, Bluegrass, and Tango
Cotton-candy and thyme

My wife was born in a circus, her dad juggled jellyfish
Her brother Joe had a sex change and now he’s called Sister Trish

Uncle Muhammed was German, he played guitar in Tibet
Cousin Sarah went bonkers and now she strips on the Net

My second love was Brazilian; she used to drink from a cup
She was a whiz with the shaker and taught me to mix it all up

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Polka, Gipsy and Mambo
Chili peppers in wine

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Reggae, Bluegrass, and Tango
Cotton-candy and thyme

Quem não gosta de mistura e acredita em coisa pura
saiba que um dia água e óleo vão se misturar
É só ver a natureza, a diferença é a beleza
Peixes de um milhão de cores nadando no mesmo mar
E quem não quiser olhar vai sofrer até cansar
Idéia nova em cuca dura bate, bate até entrar
Se não quiser desistir, vai bater até cair
porque rapadura é doce, mas é dura de quebrar

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Polka, Gipsy and Mambo
Chili peppers in wine

Mix it up, mix it up, mix it up, got to mix it up
Reggae, Bluegrass, and Tango
Cotton-candy and thyme

Angel

Written By: MegaRex

ANGEL

I read the news today, oh boy
It made me wanna be reborn as a cockroach
To be crushed by leather shoes
And to sleep by the sound of the mighty flush

Be my angel, please help me mamacita
I promise to eat more vegetables,
Be more flexible
Be less skeptical
And just let it flow

It’s you who never sleeps to keep my dreams alive
It’s you who never blinks to keep me in your sight
It’s you who never sleeps to keep my dreams alive
It’s you

I walked the streets today, oh boy
I’d rather live the life of a hermit
And go hide to make it right
Then emerge and come out into the light

Be my angel, please help me Mona Lisa
I promise to be more sensible
Watch less TV shows
Learn ‘bout art-nuveau
Find more UFOs

It’s you who never sleeps to keep my dreams alive
It’s you who never blinks to keep me in your sight
It’s you who never sleeps to keep my dreams alive
It’s you

There’s no break, there’s no recess
There’s no strike, no truce, no rest
Always talking in your head

Holyman.com

Written By: MegaRex

HOLYMAN.COM

You click, you browse, and save the stuff you’ve been downloading for weeks on end
You chill, and while you rest you let your mind find a place to land
And back to work, can’t find the jerk, where’s the message? My mind’s in my hand
You curse, you burst, the worst, then pray for the virtual Holy man

The wire’s cut and the waves are coming
Spinning over my head
Dial up for a quick fix savior
To get the message to land

The surf, the flow, it pops, it glows and it leads me to a secret land
You find in just a flash, enjoy yourself with the hologram
Your Tech advanced romance, your systems are bound to hit an overload
The soft is real but makes you feel like your dream’s a root canal

The wire’s cut and the waves are coming
Spinning over my head
Dial up for a quick fix savior
To get the message to land

Discography

MegaRex (sung in Portuguese) - available at www.megarex.com.br

Recyclable Data (currently being recorded, produced by Jamie Siegel)

The Recyclable data EP is already available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/megarex

Set List

SET List:

- On Sale (MegaRex)
- Alien (MegaRex)
- Dynamite (MegaRex)
- El Fuca Vermejo No Mi Atropellará Jamás (MegaRex)
- My Hero (Foo Fighters)
- My Little Kingdom (MegaRex)
- Killing in the Name (Rage Against The Machine)
- Drum Solo ("virtual duel")
- Angel (MegaRex)
- Mix It Up (MegaRex)
- John The Fisherman (Primus)
- Holyman.com (MegaRex)
- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
- Time is Short (MegaRex)