austin may

austin may

BandAlternativeAcoustic

indie indie rock.

Biography

singer and songwriter austin may, now living in a small town in southern pennsylvania, crafts genuine and honest songs pertaining to broken relationships, disappointment, social indifference and life as a 20-something with no real direction. his music is influenced greatly by musicians and bands such as elliott smith, bright eyes and matt sharp but he really makes his songs his own by using slow tempos and simple arrangements to emphasize the often dark subject matter of his music.

austin's second release, in theory, takes an even more extreme route than his self-titled cd by eliminating everything from his music but a softly strummed guitar and a frail whispered voice. now an online release and a free download from his record label, sleep on the floor, this six song ep really showcases austin's unique and uncompromising approach to songwriting. and the lo-fi production really helps convey the deeply personal nature of in theory.

Lyrics

the storms of early summer

Written By: austin may

you comb your hair / and blankly stare / you ignore the phone tonight / there's nothing you could say that's right / you wonder why / you still try / you cry yourself to sleep at night / and drinking never makes things right / but it's not going to rain forever / it's just the storms of early summer / the sun will shine again / a new day will begin / embracing the darkest night / it's never what you hoped it would be / then running towards the light / you never thought you'd ever be free / you lock your door / and lay on the floor / you detail all your pain / in a sad song you never play / and you give up / on what you want / you know that it's pointless to / have a dream to have a clue / but it's not going to rain forever / it's just the storms of early summer / the sun will shine again / a new day will begin

kait

Written By: aaron feudo

i didn't see you yesterday / that marked the first time that i haven't in three weeks / my mind sometimes drifts away / to a distant place where it's only you and me / the love i feel is real and / i just want to see you again / am or pm / anytime just tell me when / my heart is open wide / so flash a smile or hold my hand / girl your parents may not care what time you come home / but i sure care about you / hanging out till one or two / talking all night long we'll never feel apart / i broke into your house for you / the only key you need is the one to my heart / come on girl wake up now i think it's time / sure i'm sleepy but when we get there we'll be fine / don't worry and please don't fret / i'll be your marius if you'll be my cosette / the love i want is real and / i just want to see you again / am or pm / anytime just tell me when / my heart is open wide / so flash a smile or hold my hand / girl your parents may not care what time you come home / but i sure care about you

you don't know me

Written By: austin may

you don't call and you don't write / but when you do it's alright / i know that this is nothing new / but did i mean so little to you / but you don't know me anymore / i know you met another man / but what happened to all your plans / you change your mind so easily / and turn your back on everything / but i don't know you anymore / but i don't know you anymore

Discography

chemistry (july 3, 2007)
sleep on the floor
1. few and far in between
2. parallax
3. kait
4. chemistry
5. harmony
6. you don't know me

austin may (october 04, 2005)
self-released
1. dog ears
2. the best i can
3. home to me
4. make up your mind
5. all i have
6. s. bouquet
7. pacific tide
8. too much to ask
9. don't steal my heart away
10. weekends
11. tomorrow

oasis alternative vol. vi number 2 (march 28, 2006)
oasis cd manufacturing
disc 1
1. black lab - see the sun
2. orleck - the shakes
3. karma ghost - let me think
4. peace with doubt - so alive
5. the business of flies - the perils of being young and idealistic
6. dice fly high - my flavour
7. lori - one zero zero
8. lagoon - unemployed astronaut
9. protostarr - so derailed
10. second solution - you are still waiting
11. vekstar - you should know
12. m80 - homecoming
13. therina bella - deep breath
14. julie mains - beauty queen
15. acheson. - boys
16. kurgan's bane - i'm alive
17. attila horvath - singletrack seduction
18. xuk - unzip
19. jared barkan - darkblue
20. gadsden - vindictive
21. neycha - is this all there is
disc 2
1. stabilizer - honey on a razorblade
2. xuk - petrified
3. downshallow - anonymous
4. cryogen - premonition
5. 6 prong paw - cyst
6. you betray me - trailer park threesome
7. anathema device - drama queen
8. strangers to earth - the sandbox
9. the endless - labyrinth
10. friendly no one - guatemala in my breast pocket
11. the misteriosos - any wonder
12. duane eby - safe chair
13. robbie and the robots - drug free sabbath
14. josh brookoff - video game junkie
15. deviance down - complicated
16. birdhouse gourds - irene
17. dean smith - unconnected
18. austin may - home to me
19. a. molotkov - the dead

in theory (july 25, 2006)
sleep on the floor
1. pacific tide
2. in theory
3. so far from bliss
4. new love
5. these things are too real
6. the storms of early summer

Set List

a typical set list is anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes and usually all original music. here are the songs we still play.

all i have
don't steal my heart away
home to me
pacific tide
these things are too real
the storms of early summer
few and far in between
parallax
kait
chemistry
harmony
you don't know me