Arts&Sciences

Arts&Sciences

BandRockAvant-garde

Arts&Sciences is composed of five members covering over a dozen instruments. We combine angular, indie-rock riffs, orchestral brass, frantic percussion, and a firm guitar/piano/vocal base to form a thoroughly melodic, rich sound.

Biography

Arts &Sciences is a group of extraterrestrial explorers from the globular cluster FSR 1735. Intrigued by terrestrial forms of music, the members of Arts&Sciences have extended their sojourn on this planet to pursue scientific research and experimentation in that field. Arts&Sciences hopes to gain an indepth knowledge and thorough mastery of this art, which will be integral for the furtherance of the interplanetary empire they represent - namely, the subjection of the earth and the subsumption of earth's knowledge and creativity to their own.

The goal is assimilation. Resistance is futile.

Lyrics

To the Orphans of Rabanastre

Written By: Mike Pace and Dustin Sendejas

My dear Hokuten friend
Dark skies spell this [k]night's doom
We'll sling our swords to our backs
And then we'll salute

I tried to live on my own
Mine ten (fingers) grasped their bags of gold
We are just children
We've no insurance
We're just the orphans of Rabanastre

Then no one made a sound (no one made a sound)
As the captain plunged his blade into my heart
The king slumped dead in his chair
And my thoughts turned to my brother

We are young in our anxious days
We lean to each other
But we'll look upon this terrible task
We shall traverse the Sandsea

Strange birds soar over
Phased not by the beating sun

No one made a sound
As the captain plunged his blade into my heart
The king slumped dead in his chair

All good men will pass away

Aurë Entuluva

Written By: Dustin Sendejas

"Aure Entuluva!" I cried ere I was dragged away.
Though I raged, I at last fell buried.
And all of the air around me burns my lungs as I'm held waiting.

There was I brought to betray, where echoes of his ancient theme rang.
Though I defied him, his doom hung o'er.
And all of the air around me tastes lightly of home, when I wake up.

For his brain had hatched a most peculiar notion:
Cursed he, "Look upon thy kin. From the hills to coastlines of the ocean. [Through my] eyes and ears you'll follow them."

Still I sit atop a chair of stone beholding honest means and bitter ends. In hope and foolishness I will endure.
Repeating, "Day shall come again!"

The Boy Who Never Quite Told Everything He Knew

Written By: Mike Pace

The lights are on let's ease into our beds
Frankly I never really cared
Respect is not something you demand
We are just young brothers

Please stand in our defense
What if the question, wasn't of moral value
How would you save our souls?

With every word he said,
(Strange to see)
I knew he was, it had begun
I started to run
(He was dead)
I knew he was dead!

Still the truth, echoed me to the call
I had to leave them behind

When my lungs were filled
And my hands were tied
What did you consider my defense?

The lights are on let's ease into our beds
Frankly I never really cared

In the Glades Beside Esgalduin

Written By: Dustin Sendejas

In the evening, as the forest lights went down
Clothed in blue she twirled around
Nightingale you've flown the breeze beneath my feet
But turned and vanished through the leaves

Anything to hear your song
complete
As you sing your face doth gleam
brightly

Split in twain I lie
With bliss and grief on either side
Silence fell, "Tinuviel!" I cried
And in that moment, as the thawing waters spoke
Frozen earth was made to grow

Anything to feel your grasp
as you dance
Gracefully you soar

Anything to hear your song
complete
As you sing your face doth gleam
brightly

The Fall of Gondolin

Written By: Dustin Sendejas

Red Lights Mount the Hills, as fast the dawn approaches
Oh great city, Oh mountain vale you've trusted in your hiding
Feel the rumbling underfoot and be burned to the ground

And we cling to the right side
Stare over yards aghast
To see the hordes march over

Keep the torch out all the way
'til we reach the coast
And remember finer days
Ere the shadow
It fell on our brows, crept into our midst
And from the proud heart of a king was dismissed
The warning of that tumult, which we thought impossible

The Consistent Shaking of San Francisco to Rid Itself of Foreign Inhabitants

Written By: Dustin Sendejas and Mike Pace

We've been enslaved by the whip of hunger.
As Marx would say, estranged in four ways.

Its not like the stories granpa told. Riding the plains with the heroes of old.
Its not turned out like mother told. Finding myself like the heroes of old.

For those who crawled in the sand.
And digged below the ground, what they found.
For those who came across the sea.
And they lived beneath the proud.
The proud.

When Chen made a stand, and defined what it means to be a man.
Here it comes. And it shakes.
Here it comes. And it shakes.

Out of Hibernation

Written By: Dustin Sendejas and Mike Pace

Sound the alarm.
We've awoken to terror, screaming at the sun.
Leave me alone.
I don't trust your expression. I don't trust anyone.

And realistically we haven't got a chance

(Mike's lyrics)
Is it by faith, you imagined you'd change our minds?
I'll tell you true, we'll never stop making these mistakes.

We should've seen them miles away.

Brace for the impact.
There's no safe place to hideout, or authority to call.
Leave me alone.
You could be an impostor, you could be one of them.

But confidentially we haven't got a clue.

(Mike)
Is it by faith, you imagined you'd change our minds?
I'll tell you true, we'll never stop making these mistakes.
I'll tell you true, we'll never stop being man.

We should've seen them miles away.

Oh no, they're coming! Put the kids in the barn.
Spare no expenses. No one will come to collect.

Oh no, they're coming! Say goodbye, mankind.

Its an Existential Calamity!

Written By: Dustin Sendejas

Let's start again
Maybe to evade the nausea
We'll fill every moment with wind and the silvery light
Yet I feel it crawl underneath the plain appearance
The force of existence presses upon every side

As I sit beside the chestnut tree
And as I go to throw the rock it discloses itself to me

And the world now is
And it makes no sense
How to recover and to cope?
Its branches ooze all o'er

Discography

5-song demo:
1. Out of Hibernation
2. The Boy Who Never Quite Told Everything He Knew
3. Aurë Entuluva
4. To the Orphans of Rabanastre
5. The Consistent Shaking of San Francisco to Rid Itself of Foreign Inhabitants

Set List

We play all originals. Currently, a set including all our songs would be 9 songs and around 50 minutes:

1. Nosebleed
2. Its an Existential Calamity!
3. Out of Hibernation
4. The Fall of Gondolin
5. Aurë Entuluva
6. In the Glades Beside Esgalduin
7. The Boy Who Never Quite Told Everything He Knew
8. To the Orphans of Rabanastre
9. The Consistent Shaking of San Francisco to Rid Itself of Foreign Inhabitants*

*This is an acoustic song and only pulled off in certain settings.

In a thirty minute set we will typically play 5 of the above listed songs, set list depending on venue and in some cases fan request.