Another Life

Another Life

BandRock

Another Life’s sound hints at Pink Floyd, Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, and other greats. The Another Life “X-Factor” is a “grunjazz” mutation of improvisational tangents mixed with blatant hook-power sharpened into a clean and gleaming hard rock edge.

Biography

Another Life is a Boston, MA Rock Group who is now expanding their regional and global circuit. Currently in their early 20’s, all members of the band have been musicians for about 10 years. Born of two unlikely bed partners, Grunge and Jazz, Another Life’s influences range immensely. The band's sound hints at Pink Floyd, Guns N’ Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, and many other heavy hitters of the last 40 years. Unique however is the incorporation of their strong Jazz background. Often heard are curious whispers from the world of Jazz, including improvisational tangents. Another Life's strong songwriting skills show through with blatant hook-power sharpened into a gleaming hard rock edge. This is complimented by a mysterious X-factor created out of this strange ‘grunjazz’ mutation. Over time, these aspects have given way to something completely new. No fan or member can define it, but its there. Each song has a personality of its own that is just out of reach for typecasting.

Another Life came from two separate places. Stoneham, Massachusetts and Waterville, Maine. In Stoneham, Brian Berman (guitars), Christopher Vasques (bass), and Jon Denison (drums) learned the basics of the craft from a teacher’s extra time after school. In this ripe and early teenage timeframe, they immediately became obsessed with their immersion into this new world of sound. Later in their High School Jazz Ensemble, they would fuse Jazz techniques with Grunge style and attitude for a new kind of rock. None were aware at the time, but Grunge and Jazz would allow them to bridge many different styles harmoniously. This was the beginning.

Not far north, another young man was feeling the inspirational effects of the Grunge era. In Maine, Aaron Smith (vocals) began playing guitar after years of choir practice as a child. He eventually picked up the saxophone, and became member of his High School's Jazz Ensemble in Waterville. Throughout college, Aaron played parties and shows with friends, working on his songwriting abilities. Though there were many fruitful and satisfying projects, nothing would stick for the talented player.

After graduating college in Massachusetts, Aaron began to seek out music groups. He found an ad posted by 3 rock musicians whose background credentials came frighteningly close to his own, and decided to audition. After auditioning singers for nearly a year while building their own studio, these Stoneham boys knew something was special about Aaron. It was as if the 4 had been friends for years. Once they discovered his roots were connected to the same musical tree, they were convinced. The Another Life that is thriving and breaking ground right this minute was born on that day.

Another Life released their most recent disc, "The Ground Floor EP" on February 4th 2006. The occasion was a fantastic success. Currently the band is working on a full length follow up while playing select shows and appering on Bostons top Rock radio station WBCN 104.1 with A&R rep and owner of Fenway Recordings Mark Kates on the Touchier and Rich show.

Lyrics

and so it goes

Written By: Aaron Smith

And So It Goes

Hanging my head low
I can’t find oh where to go
Just moving with the flow
The less I know the less I grow
And so it goes, and so it goes
I’m in the summer of my life
Simmered down I know think twice
Sometimes I feel so blind
No loss of sight just loss of mind
And so it goes, and so it goes

I’ll fly away, cause I’m high today, to avoid the pain
Only time will last, can’t forget the past, or make it go away, Happiness is earned, from the lessens learned, don’t make mistakes again
Cause if you do it twice, and ignore advice, you’ll never get ahead
And so it goes, oh and so it goes

I’ve been inspired by a man
Said if you want to change well then you can
So now I’ve got my head held high
Because I need the change and I’m worth the try

And so it goes, and so it goes
I’ll fly away, cause I’m high today, to avoid the pain
Only time will last, can’t forget the past, or make it go away
Happiness is earned, from the lessens learned, don’t make mistakes again
Cause if you do it twice, and ignore advice, you’ll never get ahead
And so it goes, oh and so it goes

United

Written By: Aaron Smith

Will you choose right or wrong?
Who decides what is right
Will you find your way home?
Or will you never settle down
What you choose is your choice;
Your actions are your louder voice
Let’s be heard all as one,
Give back soldiers human lives

Live united but we stand divided,
Those apposed and those who stand

Stop and give a hand, united as we stand
Stop and give a damn, united as we stand
Stop and give a hand, united as we stand

Fill the void of fallen one’s,
Mothers fathers who’s to blame
Don’t forget the one’s we’ve lost,
Those who fought and those who’ve not
Red white and blue for our pride,
So many wars so many lives
Live united but we stand divided

Stop and give a hand, united as we stand
Stop and give a damn, united as we stand
Stop and give a hand, united as we stand

Those apposed and those who stand
Those apposed and those who stand
United, united as we stand

Live united but we stand divided,
Those apposed and those who stand

Stop and give a damn, united as we stand
Stop and give a damn, united as we stand
Stop and give a damn, united as we stand

Nothings True

Written By: Aaron Smith

Stories turn into tall tails, stretching truth it never fails
My minds across the ocean, slammed on by different waves
Sun sets the world in motion, stories told of better days, Iv’ seen better days

What Iv’ said is from the bottom of a bottle, nothings true nothings false
Snake bit through the center of an apple, all we know is all we're told

Ring around a world of tears, wrapped in sine of war for years
Faded out by suns divide, all is lost so enjoy the ride
My minds across the ocean, slammed on by different waves
Sun sets the world in motion; stories told of better days, we’ve all seen better days

What Iv’ said is from the bottom of a bottle, nothing true nothing false
Snake bit through the center of an apple, all we know is all we're told
All Iv’ said it seems it doesn’t really matter, nothings true nothings false

What Iv’ said is from the bottom of a bottle, nothing true nothing false
Snake comes through the center of an apple, all we know is all we're told
All Iv’ said it seems it doesn’t really matter, nothings true nothings false

Discography

The Ground Floor EP - 2006 (Available at anotherlifeonline.com)
Demo 2005 - 2005

Set List

Our set lists primarily consist of original music (approx. 10 songs, but can play much longer). Jams and segues throughout set; The following is a set list example:

unspoken
take it down
drunken stupor
and so it goes
livin
exemption
Yearning
break myself
mr stranger man
united
Nothings True
Broken Soldier

on occasion Another Life performs covers such as:

Alive - Pearl Jam
Stealing Society - System of a Down
Tippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart - Stone Temple Pilots