Above All Else

Above All Else

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Above All Else has been an explosion out of eastern Canada's music scene. Delivering catchy hooks, smooth harmonies and crushing breakdowns AAE will surely leave you with your jaw on the floor. It's only a matter of time for this pop rock group; All you need to do now is wait.

Biography

Above All Else is a pop rock act out of Pictou County, Nova Scotia that has left quite a dent on the independent Canadian music industry. Together they have had label hype, sponsors and have seen their music showcased on The Vans Warped Tour, multiple Canadian tour stints, and radio stations across Canada and the United States.

AAE has released 1 full length album, "Second Chances... Are For Losers | 2007 | Takedown Records". Toured with such acts as Faber Drive, Hello Operator, 16th Avenue, Aberdeen and Awake and Dreaming. Also in 2008 Above All Else was one of the most played bands in Canada on myspace.com. In July, 2008 AAE was actually the #1 ranked overall across all genres for indie bands in Canada.

October 2009 will see Above All Else in the studio recording their new album showcasing a matured explosive sound. Above All Else has been described as pop rock with hooks, breakdowns, melodies and energy throughout every song. As fast as you sing along; you’ll throw down. Above All Else throws every ounce of emotion they have into their music. Eastern Canada isn’t keeping Above All Else a secret any longer.

Bands AAE has shared the stage with:
2009 Vans Warped Tour (Montreal)
The Trews
Faber Drive
The Stampeeders
Protest The Hero
The Audition
Forever The Sickest Kids
Ten Second Epic
Hello Beautiful
Hello Operator
and tonnes more.

Big Dates / Showcases:
New Glasgow Jubilee (3000+ crowd)
Toronto Opera House (showcase)
Halifax Pop Explosion (sold out)
2008 Vans Warped Tour MTL
Sold out Marigold Theatre, Truro, NS (2 nights in a row)

Lyrics

You Didn't Watch Sesame Street... Did You

Written By: Above All Else

I would have talked for hours,
But you wouldn’t give a second more.
Your words broke through like tidal waves.
It’s not okay, I’m not okay.

The dial tone seemed empty,
And I couldn’t savor your,
Broken hearts and white on red,
I loved you more until the end…

Though that night seemed like forever,
I know you’d end it just the same,
And even though you didn’t feel a thing.
That’s not ok, it’s not the same.

CHORUS
Don’t drown…
Just say you’re sorry, say you’re sorry.
I’ll breathe for you.

Hold on,
Baby wait for me, just wait for me.
I’d wait for you…

(Giving up) Just seems to easy,
(You mean more to me) So much more to me.
(Area codes) And phone numbers aside,
(That was easily) The worst night of my life.

Arrogance Is Sexy

Written By: Above All Else

Why do you say so long,
It took so long for you to show,
You care about tomorrow,
What it brings and what you mean to me.

If'll you'll stay for long,
Just enough for me to show you,
What we have and what we had
And why we are lying here right now.

But If you keep saying goodnight,
You'll stay and hold my hand.
And if you keep saying goodnight,
You'll never want this to end.

"No need to say you're sorry, hey babe i'll love you just the same"

CHORUS
Lets go and give in to everything we thought we never had.
Close your eyes and breathe in, so deep that it would hurt so...
Bad! If you ever let go, don't ever let go!!!!

It not the way looked so cool in drama,
Or the way you always avoidod me, (The way you always avioded me)
You should know how I work by now,
Your arrogance is sexy. (Your arrogance is sexy)

But If you keep saying goodnight,
You'll stay and hold my hand.
And if you keep saying goodnight,
You'll never want this to end.

CHORUS
Lets go and give in to everything we thought we never had.
Close your eyes and breathe in, so deep that it would hurt so...
Bad! If you ever let go, don't ever let go!!!!

Oh... Now I Get It

Written By: Above All Else

I would have said sorry,
But i'm having too much fun with this.
I bet you'd really love me!
If I pretended to give a shit.

Yet, you keep on complaining I don't wanna hear it.
... The knife's in the kitchen you know how to use it.
I got no interest in hearing your whining,
If you wanna backstab than grow a spine!

I'll burn this city, this towns on fire.
Right to the ground, we'll drown it with water...
These people are gonna dance tonight,
Tonights our night (Tonights our night!)

And I never want this to end....
Too bad this is our last goodbye, baby don't cry...
I only got one tissue left and i'll be damned it's wasted on you.

Oh how the years have passed us by, and no matter how hard i tried...
It took 20 years to open my eyes but
i'm ok, i'm alright.(YEAH I'm ok, i'm alright!)

I'll burn this city, this towns on fire.
Right to the ground, we'll drown it with water...
These people are gonna dance tonight,
Tonights our night (Tonights our night!)

You know i'm right, I know you're wrong! (WHOA-OH-OH)

My Point Exactly

Written By: Above All Else

Hold your breathe,
Could i scream for a second.
Covers your ears babe, you don't wanna take in,
Anymore of this than really is needed... to make my point to you.

So I gave my all and I asked for nothing,
But soft warm kisses and smiles that meant
Something real to me and even more to you
No one can hear you scream, I can see right through your

Finger tips, they're reassuring
It's all ok, atleast till the morning when
I wake up again and you still wanna leave here
Don't worry baby you're not going nowhere.

You're staying right here. atleast for now,
I'm just making my enterance, i'm hot on the prowl.
Stare eye to eye, you don't wanna miss this
It's the best damn thing that'll ever happen... for us...

If i get my way, these smiles for miles
And broken hearts, will stop right here.
We're gonna make some news, (something interesting,)
We're gonna tear them up, (babe you know what I mean!)

Your hips and eyes remind of a time,
When everything was alright. (Everything's... just fine.)
You said... you'd never say goodbye, you looked me in the eyes!
It's not your choice this time! (No not this time!)

Could you please hold your breathe,
Could i scream for a second.
Covers your ears babe, you don't wanna take in,
Anymore of this than really is needed... to make my point to you.

Discography

"Second Chances..."
11 song full length, released: July 29th / 2007
Takedown Records

Track Listing:
1. Something You'll Never Forget
2. Revenge Is Sweet And Sour
3. Oh... Now I Get It
4. My Point Exactly
5. All And Everything
6. Goodbye
7. Happy Endings
8. One Night Only
9: Boys And Girls
10. A Lesson Learned
11. Second Chances...

The album had a headlining tour throughout Eastern Canada covering 4 provinces in summer 07'. It was the first release through Halifax based (Takedown Records) and the single "My Point Exactly" hit radio airwaves throughout Nova Scotia. The single recieved at minimum medium rotation on all stations across Nova Scotia with rotation rights.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON FOLLOW UP ALBUM:

Note: Second Chances was a 500 copy press, and may not be sold after it's sell out. New album is slated to have full North American distribution and will be known as Above All Else's debut release.

Pre production tracks: "Arrogance Is Sexy" and "You Didn't Watch Sesame Street...Did You?" have opened eyes, Victory records A&R rep put "You Didn't Watch Sesame Street...Did You?" on full rotation in Wisconsin. Both songs are also release across Canada hitting stations with mass requests from Halifax to Toronto.

Set List

Typical All Ages set list:

Intro
You Didn't Watch Sesame Street... Did You?
Pillowtalk
Just Apply Pressure

(Interlude)
Today, Tonight, Forever
Go Back To Jersey
Little Miss Catastrophe

(Outro)
Arrogance Is Sexy