A Voice Like Rhetoric

A Voice Like Rhetoric

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What happens when listenability meets originality, and a band creates for the sake of intelligent expression?

Biography

After independently releasing their debut EP, "Why Wicked Words Slip," in 2004, A Voice Like Rhetoric began booking heavily in surrounding regions. They quickly cemented ties in those towns, as well as in cities across the eastern seaboard. Since then, they have independently booked numerous tours, and have begun building communities wherever their audio and visual stimuli are observed.

Recently, A Voice Like Rhetoric has released a 7" vinyl split with the help of A Time And A Place Records, and was featured on a sampler cd which was heavily distributed at the 2006 Vans Warped Tour.

Their highly anticipated full length debut, "Ethos", now marks an unprecedented new outlook of writing music for A Voice Like Rhetoric. "Ethos" is a mix of technical and harmonizing guitar work, fast tempoed percussion, granular bass tone, and sing-screamy vocals. It is somewhere between thinking differently and composing very unconventionally conventional music. A Voice Like Rhetoric's, Ethos, takes influence and creates extremely listenable originality. Its like a punch in the face.

Lyrics

Man, Multiplication is Hard!

Written By: Ross Horvath

I think your forgot to stretch out that lie
It broke right into place
Take it to heart and carve it into
Your skin, I make myself ill
We know we don't own time
It's not the only reason relevant for 70 x 7
Cool those jets
They're burning into my face
70 x7
Deficiencies in empathy mean that we are dead
I burned with matches
Here's what was left
Charred and slanted
To hit their mark
And then we went out
Out to our horses
And raced to, and raced to
The corner store where we brought much disillusion
I reminisce about the times when armor
Was my only party attire
And all my guests were arguments that hid
Behind their own masks all night
We know we don't own time
Its not the only reason relevant for 70 x 7
Cool those jets
They're burning into my face
70 x 7
Deficiencies in empathy mean that we are dead
You heard i burnt with
All of those matches
So how did things turn out, out, out, on your end?
And then you went bound
Out for your horses
And raced to, and raced to
The corner store where you brought much disillusion
As the night moves on it disrobes an organ and plays the only music that we love to hate
As the night moves on it disrobes our hearts and plays the only music that we love to hate
70 x 7

Please Don't Call Me a Mindless Philosophy

Written By: Ross Horvath

It's been so long
Since I've felt
Inspiration running through
Our blood and your veins, to be
This is suffocating
Me at the point of no return
I'm the target
How much is comfort worth to these broken arms and blackened hearts?
I'll hide my minority lips
Awkward conversations
How much is comfort worth to us?
This will we must
Wash our hands
Elementary fingerprints
Shout out defense, defense, defense
This is suffocating
Me at the point of no return
I'm the target
How much is comfort worth to these broken arms and blackened harts?
I'll hid my minority lips
Awkward conversation
How much is comfort worth to us?
And marigold doesn't grow (past six tenth desired size)
As for asphyxiation its down and out
And marigold doesn't grow(and I'll keep counting lies)
(I'm breathing quite fine, I'm breathing quite fine)
Just don't hold you breath now

Psst...Our Vestige is Showing

Written By: Ross Horvath

Pins and needles make poor blankets and sheets
One second gave enough to respire
Seven to repair and it sat
At an equilibrium for a level on a pitch
I need a reason why
Can i borrow yours tonight?
I am out like a light in Vegas
So place your bets
So place your bets wisely
I am out like a light in Vegas
So place your bets
So place your bets wisely
I never made a casting call but you're a terrific actor
And maybe someday i'll play the fool
The part i know so well
It's a lesson in nonfictional dramatics tonight
I am out like a light in Vegas
So place your bets
So place your bets wisely
I am out like a light in Vegas
So place your bets
No i conduct conversations without pronouns
And you don't bother to say
Not a single word
OH NO!
A daughters dream relentlessly occurred over and over
The night was though
(From green to red as it was said, the chorus chanted. This chance to make a stance, promises gleaming)
The night was through

Discography

"Why Wicked Words Slip" EP (2004)
7" Split w/ Outclassed (2005)
"Ethos" Full-length (2006)

Set List

All original songs

"Please Don't Call Me A Mindless Philosphy"
"Half Off All Fences"
"Man, Multiplication is Hard!"
"I'm Sort of a Perfectionis...Perfectionis...T"
"Pssst Our Vestige is Showing"
"Your New Disco-Tech"