alexis pastuhov

alexis pastuhov

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"morning and night on the ocean"

Biography

I've been trying to write songs for what seems like a really long time. As much as I would love to make a "career" out of writing and performing, I simply play because its what I love to do. It is never forced. I just write because i want to, and because I kinda feel like I have to. It's a compulsion. I'm not even sure what I would do with my life if I didn't write music. Nothing else really makes any sense to me. Nothing else feels comfortable. Alot of the time, I just write and write with no intention of recording or performing and at other times, that is all I focus on.
I recently finished recording a six song EP which was mastered in August, that i am hoping to release soon. In the past i have put out some informal releases but I think that this will be my first formal, independent release.

Lyrics

snow white and frozen

Written By: alexis pastuhov

the city is beautiful when it's snow white and frozen- said that you feel beautiful when your heart is exploding- because there's nothing left of those fingernails- gotta bad habit of consuming yourself-and you swallow your wallet every evening and you feed off your discomfort all afternoon

every night- every night- every night you'll find me scraping the well

well the city is beautiful when it's free for the taking- looking for a suitable place to put an end to all this shaking- because there's nothing left of that youthful reflection- gotta bad habit of erasing yourself- and you cross off your progress every evening and you nurse yourself back to health all afternoon

every night- every night- every night you'll find me painting the town- but i'm running out of colors and you know i'd hate to water them down

(don't feed your) pet peeve

Written By: alexis pastuhov


you walk through the snow
down to the store
singing a song
you don’t know anymore
you sing it cause it sounds so good
you sing cause it sounds so good
you sing it cause it sounds so good
to you

well i mean whats the point
of pleasing yourself
well i guess its because you can’t please anyone else
and I’ve gotten so good
at pretending to be
cause i know that i shoulld
feel so happy
I do it for you because I owe you the world
I do it for you because I owe you the world
I do it for you because i owe you the world
and so much more

and since i can’t
give that to you
well i think its the least
the least i can do
and so i play the part
every time I see you
Cause it would only break your heart
if i told you the truth
Oh and I’m awful sorry
for apologizing so much
well i guess i just feel
like such a fuck up
I do it cause I can’t explain myself
I do it cause i can’t explain myself
I do it cause I can’t explain myself
any other way

would you be surprised?
would you be relieved?
If I told you that I
am my own pet peeve
So darling don’t feed me
just put me to sleep
oh well darling don’t feed me
I don’t deserve to eat
And sometimes I
pretend to remeber
just to make my-
self feel better
but the best times are always
the hardest to recall
when you fill yourself with false intentions
and wash it down with alcohol
and you scream at yourself
for feeling uninspired
Sometimes I wanna lock myself in this house
and set it on fire.

But your coming to terms with the fact
your coming to terms with the fact
coming to terms with the fact that
no one loves you anymore
no one loves you anyless
no one loves you anymore
no one loves you anyless
I need something unconditional to hold me when I’m old
I need something unconditional to hold me when I’m old

Set List

I typically play two one hour sets. It really depends on the gig and the venue. I usually play all original material, but sometimes I throw in a couple covers. A set might include the following tunes:
future blues,
going going gone,
snow white and frozen, i
n the springtime,
playing possum,
black cat,
it became the wind,
goodway out,
never tried,
sweet distraction,
don't feed your pet peeve.
All of the above are original tunes.