Black Wing Halo

Black Wing Halo

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

A fist fight between Mike Patton and Tom Waits.

Biography

Past the hills, where late dawn peeks through the willows and barren trees, breaking into scattered shafts of light, lies Black Wing Halo. The screams of the children, the fight of the drunks, and the laughter of the women are heard in behind and in front, but never in the center. There are shadows, but no figures. No straight lines. This is where we lie.

Ever-expanding with a love and admiration for noise, soundscapes and distorted vocals, Black Wing Halo is their own favorite radio station. It started with Josh Weinstein (guitar/ vox) adding pedals to his acoustic guitar, and even more to his microphone, which became two microphones, displaying different voices to represent different ideas. Josh then found his musical match with Doug McGregor (bass/vocals), Stephanie Linn (keyboards/vocals), and Justin Hofmann (drums), and expanded from his acoustic roots. Now, the quartet brings to the table an extensive history of music making across a spectrum of genres, assembling themselves into a force to be reckoned with, channeling 90s rock, grunge, and blues with experimental twists and lyrical depth.

Black Wing Halo continues to spread to the masses as well, having played SXSW, NXNE, and CMJ, as well as selling out boat cruises, and rocking Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Black Wing Halo released their debut album with producer Jason Rubal (The Cure, NIN, Dresden Dolls, Killswitch Engage) in May, 2012, and are currently finishing up work on their follow up EP, due out in June 2013.

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>>> Performed at the CMJ Music Marathon 2012 in New York, NY

>>> Performed at NXNE 2011 and 2012 in Toronto, ON

>>> Black Wing Halo performed at Deli Magazine's Brooklyn BBQ SXSW 2011 showcase in Austin, TX

>>> Black Wing Halo performed at the Millennium Music Conference 15 and 16 in Harrisburg, PA

>>> Black Wing Halo's barn stomper "She Talks About Love" made the quarter finals of the 2008 Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition

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Black Wing Halo has shared the stage with a plethora of different artists, including: Polkadot Cadaver, Chris Barron, Wheatus, WIll Dailey, Rachel Platten, Black Taxi, Blip Blip Bleep, That Handsome Devil, The Gay Blades, Deadbeat Darling, TAB the Band, Wakey! Wakey!, Cerebral Ballzy, Hollis Brown, Lights Resolve . . .

Lyrics

Rats

Written By: Joshua T Weinstein

You see my warning
and you'll feel my disease
you've never met a rat like me.

Got trouble for you
it sticks to your hands
you never met a rat like.

And I'll take your ego's killing itch
and I'll buck you down to a petty glitch
understand that's the most you'll get of me.

If you trust your instincts
baby you're getting let down.
My white underbelly will
cry you all the way home.

You don't need no mother by your side
just a bag, a mask, and an itch to ride
watch me slide my greasy hands inside.

Don't you trust your instincts
no one gets out of here alive.
My white underbelly will
cry you all the way home.

Fuck Off

Written By: Joshua T Weinstein

Just drop that face/you're not amazing
just drop your shit/I'm not amazed with you

Just quit that shit/it doesn't faze me
you quit my list/so I don't beat you through

You're lovely, yes you are
all of us think of you
cause nothing's better than
you. Funny how you are
All of us strive for you
won't you fuck off?

Give me a break/you're fucking lazy
some lady mates with the devil makes you

Run on my count so you can live it goes
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . I'm coming to get you

You're lovely, yes you are
all of us think of you
cause nothing's better than
you.  Funny how you are
all of us strive for you
wont you fuck off from here?

Those clever things you do
so darling, yes it's true
and nothing's better than
me wishing you adieu
It's always about you
please, just fuck off . . .

It's not even a question
I just have one thing to say
that I want to pulverize you into oblivion

You're not hearing me so good
turn your good ear to me
want to lend me your good ear?

Fuck off.

One More for the Chopping Block

Written By: Joshua T Weinstein

Oh mad one
What have you done?
This is killing me.

Will I hear them
Speak of my runs?
What will they say of me?

A vessel lies in mystery/I'm
Like a child who barely knows.

I feel you
Your hand is cold
Now you've taken me.

This scent down here
dried
thousand years

wafting freely.

One day when you're all here with me
I'm like a child who barely knows.

Hold now, baby, don't you cry
everyone feels the kismet of goodbye
half of my life, already dry.
we'll alright.

Rest my body, soul to take
feel it's impending, at least it won't break
Half of my life, gone out to waste
Well, alright.

I need you, so bad I can
turn away from light.

Just hear me out, it's so bad I pant,
How can this be right?

This vessel lies, its mystery
I'm stuck, a child who barely knows.

Hold now, baby, don't you cry
everyone feels the kismet of goodbye
half of my life, already dry.
we'll alright.

Rest my body, soul to take
feel it's impending, at least it won't break
Half of my life, gone out to waste
Well, alright.

mad are you / savage you / kill like you? / yeah?

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Written By: Joshua T Weinstein

You're on the run but stoned stance
Gotta make a move and dance
Fat head Wide eyes that bind
Gotta feel that streak tonight

This room is full with shards of light
shades can keep neighbors eyes tied
Zone in that flesh, clean
It'll take a march of men to leave

You've got soft lips
sharp eyes
lock grip, so

Why can't you let sleeping dogs lie?

Discography

EP - Anywhere But Home Records - June 2013

Welcome to the Show - Anywhere But Home Records - May 2012

Wecome to the Show 7" - Anywhere But Home Records - September 2011

Set List

Black Wing Halo has played sets ranging from 15 minutes to an hour and a half.

ORIGINAL SONGS:
(Bring On the White Noise)
Bite My Lip
Above My Head
Around the World
Don't Know What I Should've Said
Fuck Off
Heavensent + Hellbent
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Off My Mind
One More for the Chopping Block
Rats
Relapse
Shaved Dice
She Talks About Love
Sway
Welcome to the Show
You're Born, You Live Awhile, You Die
Youth

COVERS:
46 & 2/Sober (Tool)
All I Need (Method Man)
Be My Husband (Nina Simone)
Eternal Life (Jeff Buckley)
Halloween (Dave Matthews Band)
House of the Rising Sun (Traditional)
Morning Bird (The Sleepy Jackson)
Now Your Spirit Drags the Pack (The Sleepy Jackson)
Ricochet (Faith No More)
Roads (Portishead)
Social Parasite (Alice In Chains)
That Woman's Got Me Drinking (Shane McGowan)
Untouchable Face (Ani DiFranco)
Walk Away (Christina Aguilera)
Wish (NIN)