andrew scandal

andrew scandal

BandAlternativeNew Age

'Scandal. wow, he was bizarrus maximus, now, wasn't he? From the moment he walked on stage he was clearly a standout'-Ben Krieger 'Scandal sings like a rabid horse bucking in a rodeo pen. his head was through the ceiling and he was singing at the feet of the living room upstairs...'-Nathan Payne

Biography

born and raised in the folk mecca of cambridge, massachusetts, andrew scandal has developed a uniquely emotional style of songwriting. starting on the streets playing folk and country, scandal's music now blends trip hop, indie rock, dub, and electronic influences. scandal has performed across the US, montreal, cancun, paris, barcelona, the british west indies... his performances are often compared to talking heads, his singing to jeff buckley and donovan, his songs to hot chip, the velvet underground, leonard cohen, beck, johnny cash...

Lyrics

mother nasty

Written By: andrew scandal

did i wake in the morning?
was it the scorpion’s bed?
all the headaches and yawning,
is it black, blue, or red?

and she hands me some fire,
spits me out at the lake.
i rape her mouth out of questions,
she seems to cherish the breaks.

oh mother nasty, are you my friend?
i need an answer...
she’s always asking, who, what, where, when?
i’m quite the dancer,
she says...

the sun may never shine for you and i...
so close your blinds.

pot boils over, ants on the floor,
trash paints the windows, yes please, no more.
her skin is still so soft so it sure scares her soul,
you keep the gates tightly closed but still everybody knows,

and the wire is getting worn,
sweating skin is getting torn,
god into this was i born?
can i make the mountains by morning?

oh mother nasty, are you my friend?
i need an answer...
she’s always asking, who, what, where, when?
i’m quite the dancer,
she says...

the sun may never shine for you and i...
so close your blinds.

--andrew scandal

Straight Shooters

Written By: Andrew Scandal

White lights are shining, all around the world,
what do they show you.
and life, it goes flashing like a disco,
right before you.

if i knew, the song to sing, i’d sing it.
when i do, i won’t hesitate, i’ll bring it.

i won’t go stopping, what i started,
cuz it was harder than i thought
the broken hearted, they must have missed this,
they just blew kisses in the dark.

my shiny cell phone don’t mean i can’t roam, for everything and more.
it’s clear as crystal, throw down your pistols, raise your hands, for everything and more.
my true believers, don’t be deceived from, everything and more.
my cd sounds a tune and i’ve found me, everything and more.

on crooked streets, i tend to meet, straight shooters
we talk a bit, of which way is which, then i take the bus, cuz the taxi’s too much.
to central square, i feel the air, the girls look nice, i’ll have me a slice,
of pizza please, much love to my peeps, i finally am sure, that i’ve everything and more,

i won’t go stopping, what i started,
cuz it was harder than i thought
the broken hearted, they must have missed this,
they just blew kisses in the dark.

my shiny cell phone don’t mean i can’t roam, for everything and more.
it’s clear as crystal, throw down your pistols, raise your hands, for everything and more.
my true believers, don’t be deceived from, everything and more.
my cd sounds a tune and i’ve found me, everything and more.

Discography

2003- shadow singing
2004- dollhouse
2005- hard to believe
2006- first the river, now the bridge?
andrew scandal has signed a licensing agreement for four of his songs to be used on MTV.

Set List

scandals set of originals (and an adapated cover or two) usually last from 30-45 minutes.
when andrew does a cover he usually rewrites or freestyles new lyrics about and with the audience. this is great fun for the crowd(scandal is an entertainer w/ experience in comedy and dance). a typical set:
1. loves our middle name
2. stare until we see the light
3. cheers to our fears
4. 7th st. blues
5. colorized movie
6. calendar counting
7. straight shooters
8. hard to believe
9. mother nasty