Americans In France

Americans In France

BandAlternativePunk

Splitting the difference between Garage Rock and No Wave art rock.

Biography

Americans In France practice down a long dirt road, near a pond in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The original three piece has been playing shows and writing music together for three and four years, respectively.
Their songs are compared to an absurd amount of rock-and-roll genres including: punk, psychedelic, indie, art, garage and prog.
The band's contemporary influences include: Lil' Wayne, Whatever Brains, Eddie Current Suppression Ring, DC Snipers, The Spiderbags, Blank Dogs, The Limes, Pinche Gringo and Blood on the Wall.
They have recorded one LP, "Pretzelvania" with mysterious engineer Brian Paulson. It came out May 12th, 2009 on the Chapel Hill label Odessa Records.

Lyrics

Mr. Fister

Written By: Americans In France

I’m starting a symphony
(I play the timpani)
We’ve got a little melody
We’re leaving it up to god in heaven
No more
Phone calls
At my
Little job
I’m just gonna pack my shit
They’re gonna find a replacement
Got to find a replacement
Got to find a replacement
I got sick of the US
Pack up we are moving to
France
I want to live in a vacuum
This place looks like a bathroom
Americans in France
Americans in France
Americans in France
No more GOP
Or DNC
You can leave those signs on the lawn
We’ll be across the pond
No more
Nice guys
No more bullshit capitalist
Selfish socialist’s
I was born a man not gonna die a baby
I was born relatively sane I’m going to die crazy
Dear US call me mr. Fister
Dear US a fist in your sisters
Your sisters
Your sisters
If you’re part of this trinity
Convert your currency
Alert your company
We’re out of here
I owe
And will brandish
My license
Brandish my passport
Into the basement
Charles de Galle airport
You’re not rich in a vacuum
You’re going to eventually get the news

Mashing Up The Clouds

Written By: Americans In France

Here we go another day
life is a pill im gonna take it
cold shoes full of coca-cola
in an ocean of feathers and tar
ive been..
Spending to much time in the bar
it’s not putting any gas in my car
or taking candles of the cake
it’s probaly something I should shake
But I’ve got a reverie
where I work for a company
the ideas that I hatch turn kids into cash
I spend it and the worlds watching
conspicuous consumption
spend it like another day on a big mistake and
take take take take take take take take take
But im having our names Engraved
on a grain of rice
so I can remember to hang
on to that microscope
all hope is false until its realized
your dream is just a nightmare you idealized
Oops im sorry I didn’t mean to startle you
late at night I came running up behind you
I was just trying to get a little cardio
pulse is rising and im sure it will
Mash up the clouds mash up the clouds mash up the clouds
(perfect….perfect…perfect)
I’m having our names engraved on a grain of rice
so I can remember to hang on.,.
hang on… hang on hang on hang on
Oops im sorry I didn’t mean to startle you
late at night I came running up behind you
I was just trying to get a little cardio
pulse is rising and im sure it will
Mash up the clouds mash up the clouds mash up the clouds

Nose Job

Written By: Americans In France

So you wana nose job
Looks like you could use one
Your face is kind of crooked
Your gonna need a new one
Call the doctor
Call the nurse
Let them cut you open
I hope it hurts
Caught up in the spider webs
You know the kind
You walk through at night
They wrap you up tight
Caught up in the spider webs
You know the kind
They stick and they will leave you
Shivering in moon light
It’s hard
Not to be hard on yourself
It’s hard not to be Hard on yourself
It’s hard
Not to be hard on yourself
It’s hard not to be
Hard on yourself
You want a new Religion
It looks like you could use one
Your guy called in sick
Your gonna need a new one
(go ahead)
Call the priest
Call the nuns
Call the entire congregation

Discography

Pretzelvania - CD/LP
Tracks available at: http://www.reverbnation.com/americansinfrance

http://www.myspace.com/americansinfrance

Set List

Typically play 10 - 15 songs in 30 -45 minute sets. Songs drawn from "Pretzelvania" as well as older and newer material.