Boss Tweeter

Boss Tweeter

BandAlternativeRock

Boss Tweeter is the love child of the Pixies, Elliott Smith, and Buddy Holly (no one really knows who the father is). During this confused child's tumultuous youth he soaked up some 60's surf and fuzzy riffs borrowed from various indie bands of the 80's and 90's.

Biography

Building on fifty years of Rock n'Roll, Boss Tweeter has created a sound that draws upon many sonic elements that have been familiar to listeners for decades. From the reverb-drenched tones of surf guitar, to Brit-Pop harmonies, to the more aggressive rock sounds of the 90's, Boss Tweeter has built a cohesive and catchy sound since their formation in 2003. With two EP's under their belt, radio play on Seattle's 107.7 the End and a consistent touring schedule, the band continues to make their mark on the Seattle indie scene.

Lyrics

Tools of Persuasion

Written By: Michael Ball

Submit for your approval the story of a man....

Fluent in selfish ambition and sleight of hand
An elegant bachelor and bed-hopping voyeur
Manipulation is easy
I won’t be the wiser

For a while you embraced the Catholic faith
For influence and tools of the persuasive trade
Abandoned when faith became obsolete
Agnostics have less issues with fidelity

Pay your dues and pay the piper with a string of one-liners
It’s pointless to resist:
Let’s share in this like lovers and communists

An entrepreneur in the art of conversation
Carefully staged and awkwardly distant
You said, “Admittedly we’re guilty of social sins”
“It’s a small concession for the twisting of whims”

Pay your dues and pay the piper with a string of one-liners
It’s pointless to resist:
Let’s share in this like lovers and communists

Farewell and Adieu

Written By: Michael Ball

Pen in trembling hand
Hand over failing fist
Is this predestined or is it just ritualistic?
I’m patient and listless

We build relationships
Tight bonds with genius wits
To raise the bar on my substandard cognitive instincts
It's capitalistic

Success in haste, fashionably late for sure

Farewell and adieu
I’m spent from careers consumed
Consensual and cruel
They’re taking your time, time better spent on youth

The double lives I’ve lived
Malnourished and thin
An emaciated specter of a citizen
Clamoring for acceptance

A salesman of my soul
Pitching a product to be pigeonholed
To fill the sanctioned needs of an insatiable public
Dispensable and eclectic

Success in haste, fashionably late for sure

Farewell and adieu
I’m spent from careers consumed
Consensual and cruel
They’re taking your time, time better spent on youth

Insomnia Jam

Written By: Michael Ball

Like bothers against the odds of fate
Simple, discrete, and too much too late
It's not important
It's speculation in the end
Through chain reaction sentiments
They’re barely worth remembering

Sucker punch the past to atone for tomorrow
I know you've got your ambitions to follow

Discography

2003 - Disillusioned and Aware EP
2005 - I was the Motive EP

Set List

30-50min set
Mostly originals with the occasional cover

Sample setlist:

White Noise
Beneath the Shockwave
Bleach My Bones
Insomnia Jam
Hellbent
Johnny Cash vs. Boss Tweeter
Fashion and the Facsimile
Mistress
Tools of Persuasion
Farewell and Adieu
Path of Enlightenment