action toolbelt

action toolbelt

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Action Toolbelt is Long Island’s newest sound. With elements of Punk, Emo and Indie Rock, their music is completely original, yet familiar. Action Toolbelt’s draws influence from the roots of today’s sound- mainly stuff from late 80s and early 90s. They breathe life into a sound almost long gone.

Biography

Action Toolbelt hail from Long Island, NY, where they stand out in a new scene playing a more "Alterna/Indie/Punk Rock" style than many of there contemporaries today.
The music and lyrics are introspective and witty, and have been compared to such sombodies as the Replacements, Modest Mouse, Husker Du, The Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, Superchunk, The Archers of Loaf and The Foo Fighters.
They have also been compared to newer bands ranging from groups such as The Strokes and Jet to Brand New and Bayside.
Signed less than 2 months after there first demo, Action Toolbelt toured from Detroit to NC, and played extensivly in the NY/LI scene at such festivals as the M.E.A.N.Y, NY International, and CMJ.
A full US tour is scheduled for Oct, Nov and Dec.

ONE SHEET INFORMATION

In Sept. they will be working with Grey Sky Films on a video for their single Alphabetically. Grey Sky have worked previously with such bands as My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Marks (opening for Cyndi Lauper) and Sleepstation. The video wil be ready by Oct. and on Fuse, Fuel tv, and online sites.

Action Toolbelt is currently being played on College radio around the country, with Hofstra, Nassau Community, and Adelphi college in NY featuring them in Sept. and Oct. to promote there busy NY schedule.
You can also catch them online at Punkradio.com and Spiderbite.com.

Interviews and reviews are available in Verbacide, Under The Volcano, Jersey Beat, and online at Punkradio.com in Sept. and Oct. with many more to come.

Adds, interviews, reviews, and promotion in magazines such as Alternative Press, Amp (on the cd sampler for June and July), Under the Volcano, Verbacide and online at Pastepunk, Punkmusic, Delusions of Adequacy, Pure Volume and Punkradio.

Action Toolbelt's self titled cd has recieved national attention for being the first to include allsongs in MP3 and AAC Format, allowing users to easily add them to their digital library, Ipod, or other handheld digital players.

Full color 13.5 x 18" posters, along with flyers, cards, and stickers are sent to every club along the tour at least 2 weeks prior to
performances.

Lyrics

Away Home

Written By: action toolbelt / owen biggs

Away Home

I feel broken and alone with you tonight and I don't know why
You feel exhausted on your own with me tonight
At least we tried

Would you split yourself in 2
So i can be with you,
when you're not around
You can derail my train of thought
You never think to put it back
At least set me on the right track

I'm trying to lead the way for you
You never seem to follow thru

I've started to feel, we wake up to break this down
It unravels now, we're so tightly wound
It seems to me
There's a hundred places we would rather be
But I don't know how to set you free

It started with a dead end kiss
That ends on 3 different goodbyes
Sometimes I'm happy when you cry

Now it's the last call of the night
On the last night of the year
What am I doing here?

I'm trying to lead the way for you
You never seem to follow thru

I've started to feel, we wake up to break this down
It unravels now, we're so tightly wound
It seems to me
There's a hundred places we would rather be
But I don't know how to set you free

I feel broken and alone with you tonight and I don't know why
You feel exhausted on your own with me tonight
At least we tried

I've started to feel, we wake up to break this down
It unravels now, we're so tightly wound
It seems to me
There's a hundred places we would rather be
But I don't know how to set you free

Hurry up

Alphabetically

Written By: action toolbelt / owen biggs

Alphabetically

I'd like to kill you all alphabetically
Then pass you by
Its like a dream where no one else can see
They don't even try

Traffics got me rambling on all cylinders
I'm firing on and on
I'm about 10 seconds away from killng her
Just like that we're gone

Just let me know when its my time to start
You write the lines and I will play the part
Boxed in and screaming like a Psychopath
With you, tonight

And I know we're clearly on the wrong side of the road
But I feel so helpless when you move so slow

10 minutes more and I'd have made it there
Seems here time stands still
Hypnotic lights that make you stop and stare
and lose all free will

Just let me know when its my time to start
You write the lines and I will play the part
Boxed in and screaming like a Psychopath
With you tonight

And I know we're clearly on the wrong side of the road
But I feel so helpless when you move so slow

Didn't leave me anywhere to go
was that your goal, to be so cold
Smiling as I gently hold your hand
She understands, she's who I am

She gets inside my head

Just let me know when its my time to start
You write the lines and I will play the part
Boxed in and screaming like a Psychopath
With you tonight

And I know we're clearly on the wrong side of the road
But I feel so helpless when you move so slow

Sick and Tired

Written By: action toolbelt / Owen Biggs

Sick and Tired

I'm so sick and tired, of being sick and tired, of everyone in my way
I'm sure I'll feel better today

Sit and wait, I've been waiting my whole damn life
And I can't see any clearer from here
Sorry for the scare, I'll still get us there
As long as I find the right key
We could start this in E
Is this how you thought it would be?

We talk for a while, always end up just screaming it
Its just not my style, guess I must have been dreaming it
I keep on pushing you
I keep on pulling thru
I don't know what else to do, for you

Sink or swim, I've been floating my whole damn life
Seems you've been treading water for years
Can't you understand, I don't have a plan
That you didn't hear, for years
Is this coming in clear?
Do you want me to steer?

We talk for a while, always end up just screaming it
Its just not my style, guess I must have been dreaming it
I keep on pushing you
I keep on pulling thru
I don't know what else to do
I thought you still wanted to

I swear I'll make sure things won't ever change
And I know things will never be the same
Sometimes I'm holding it all in when your around
It seems without you I can't make a sound

I'm so sick and tired, of being sick and tired, of everyone in my way

We talk for a while, always end up just screaming it
Its just not my style, guess I must have been dreaming it
I can't stop pushing you
I can't stop pulling thru
I don't know what else to do
I thought you still wanted to

Discography

The debut album from Long Island's newest Indie/College Rock Power-pop band Action Toolbelt.

Action Toolbelt - Action Toolbelt
Fastmusic Label
Release date 4/10/2004

V/A “ Punk vs Emo” Fastmusic/Mindset Records 5/20/2003-
“Punk Vs Emo” features some of today's best new bands such as Rufio, Bayside, The Goodwill, onelinedrawing, and Mae. Currently the compilation has sold over 12,000 copies worldwide.

Suburban Home sampler 1 and 2
available Suburban Home Distribution

June/July Compilation AMP Magazine
Featuring bands such as Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers, Funeral For A Friend, Ten Foot Pole and Amazing Transparent Man.

Stream the whole album at www.actiontoolbelt.com
Listen online at Punkradiocast.com, Spiderbite radio.com or on college radio nation wide.

Set List

By The Way
At My Expense
Away Home
Alphabetically
Action Toolbelt
Sick and Tired
I Quit
I No
I'm Sorry
The Radio Moves Way Too Slow