CLEAR THE CHAOS

CLEAR THE CHAOS

 Puyallup, Washington, USA
BandAlternativeRock

"One of the hardest working young bands I’ve seen and heard in a while. The music they write is nothing less than brilliant thunderous rhythm ...ripping guitars...and lyrics with a story Hollywood would enjoy. They make me proud.”
~Louie Galarza, Founder/CEO Mental Itch Music Group~

Biography

Formed in 2010, the teenagers learned the business of music the hard way, playing parties, all age venues, open-mic nights, and even busking.  Confident in their abilities they emerged reinvented in 2012, dropping cover songs in favor of an all original set list. Now free to follow their passion wherever it leads, CTC has found its natural groove, integrating powerful alternative rock themes and classical roots to create the distinctive sound that snared them an invitation to open the 2013 annual Dreamfest Music Festival.

When the band talks about musical influences they cite Coheed and Cambria, Rush, and Foo Fighters as major influences.  No less important to them are the classical composers and jazz performers both Dalton Rouse and Adam Masucci study.  Dalton says, "Theres something unique about every different musical form. We like to experiment with different ideas and see how they affect our songs."  We start with the music, then try to connect the emotions it evokes to lyrics. Both feel that music is the best way they can reach people.  "Music is the theme of many different art forms", says Adam, "Its the tool we use to communicate, like an artist uses paint. Making the connection with our fans on a personal level is what inspires us."

Their debut album, Brothers & Sisters dropped on March 22. The band members all agree that recording the album was a great experience, but playing live will always be their focus. "The energy that flows between the crowd and the band during a live show is incredible.  It fulfills us and encourages us to give even more in return." 

Matt Kees, Music Producer at Smithbuilt Studios in Fredrickson, Washington talks about recording with the band in
glowing terms. "Clear the Chaos are a talented group of guys... way beyond their years. Their songwriting skills and their musicianship chops are quite impressive."

Polly Osborn, DJ PO Honey/PO Honey Promotions, echoes those sentiments. "Clear the Chaos is a young dynamic band with a unique sound that stands out with catchy guitar riffs and honest heartfelt lyrics. Although these talented musicians are very young, the maturity and professionalism of both their recorded and live performances is surprising and refreshing. With strong management behind them and continued upbeat attitudes and hard work, I see much more in the future for Clear the Chaos! Cheers and ROCK ON!"

"We do this because making people happy makes us happy. Thats the way the Universe works; you send your effort, passion, and love out unconditionally, and eventually it comes back to you tenfold.  We see every show as an opportunity to give everything we have in order to pull new people into our circle and connect them to us, to the music and to each other.  Thats what its all about."

PRESS & RADIO AIRPLAY
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KISW 99.9 FM Seattle-event announcement
Puyallup Patch-article
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PUBLIC/PRIVATE
Louie Gs, Fife
Studio Seven, Seattle
Jazzbones, Tacoma 
The Swiss, Tacoma
El Corazon, Seattle
88 Keys, Seattle
Cafe Racer, Seattle
The Charleston, Bremerton
Medis Pizzeria, Tacoma
The Live Room, Sumner
Harborview Hospital
The Puyallup Eagles
Mazatlan Cantina, Puyallup
The Harmon Brewery, Tacoma
The Y Bar, Spanaway
NW Vintage Wine Bar, Puyallup
Anthem Coffee/Ale/Wine, Puyallup & Tacoma
Puyallup Parks & Recreation-The Attic
Sparks Firehouse Deli, Puyallup
Forza Coffee & Wine Bar, Gig Harbor
FESTIVALS/FAIRS/EVENTS
Dreamfest, Fife
Seattle Music Awards
Seattle Hempfest
Bite of Seattle
Taste of Tacoma 
Auburn Days, Auburn
Art on the Ave, Tacoma
Meeker Days B.O.T.B. 2011 & 2013 winners
Meeker Days, Puyallup
Puyallup Fair Fall & Spring
Puyallup Farmers Market
Puyallup Relay for Life
SHOW & RECORD PRODUCERS
Matt Kees, Smithbuilt Studios
Red Door Presents
Puget Sound Music For Youth
Puyallup Main Street Association
Puyallup Parks & Recreation
KISW 99.9 FM Presents
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Relay for Life
Courage Classic Bike Race
Toys for Tots
Camp Restore, New Orleans
Our Savior Lutheran Church
The Burned Children Recovery Foundation Camp Phoenix

Lyrics

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Written By: Dalton Rouse

Head strong and he is in pursuit
Please say you're not afraid of what a child could do
Turn out the lights, prepare for war
Hold strong in what you do

The chains, the chains, the chains that bind to his feet
A man, a man, a man you know he'll never be
But you’ll wait
You'll wait forever and he will never change
Admit defeat

I can't live anymore if it means you're not with me
But I don't want to die

I look into the blade
My glow is showing softly through the black of my eyes

CHORUS
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But tell me could you feel his pain
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When it took his place
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Back up
Have you no respect you mortals
I'll kill you all

Back off
You are ants and you don't mean a thing to me
I'll crush you where you stand

The blood, the blood, the blood that binds to his teeth
Hold on to hope and then just maybe you can leave
But you turn and run and you will never touch that door
He's over me

I can't live anymore if it means you're not with me
But I don't want to die
I look into the blade
My glow is showing softly through the black of my eyes

CHORUS
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His pain it hurt like you don't know
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He was out of control
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Help me.
I'm lying on the ground
I can barely breathe
With this last breath what should I say

I won't live anymore if it means you're not with me
Maybe it's time to die
I dig in with the blade
My blood is flowing softly to the ground where I lie

Spark

Written By: Dalton Rouse

And when you’re feeling like you gotta quit it
You’re not being anything you wanted to be
I won’t tell you that you do don’t know a thing, you’ll see
A cloud of courage, a cooling wave, a spark of chaos ignites the world

And…

CHORUS
…there is part in the stars
A crack in the heart of the constellations
A man on the moon he’s waiting for you to come and see him
A part in the stars
A crack in the heart of the constellations
A man on the moon
You’re waiting for him to come and save you

Under a spell, we sit and spend our whole lives
This cannot be what we were meant to do
In wonder, I observe a human life with no life at all
A wounded angel can’t spread her wings
She sits in silence
The others sing

That…

(CHORUS)

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

Ready the cannons
A full blown attack
Don’t hold back
You can’t help them
They’re lost

Ready the cannons
A full blown attack
Don’t hold back
You can’t help them
They’re lost

Ready the cannons
A full blown attack
Don’t hold back
You can’t help them
They’re lost

Ready the cannons
A full blown attack
Don’t hold back
You can’t help them
They’re lost

(CHORUS)

CHORUS
A part in the stars
A crack in the heart of the constellations
A man on the moon
It’s too late for him to come and save you

Dead Summer

Written By: Adam Musucci

This door is closed on you, open for others
Break the door down, and however your worst fears will be realized
The darkest shades of gray shall tear through your heart like a hot wire through your flesh
Until death do us part was my mind’s addiction
Sweet savory betrayal was your heart’s desire
Come closer and you’ll realize how much of your worthless life is spent on being such a little liar
Such a little liar, liar, such a little liar

CHORUS
I am the victim of the one I loved
You the only one I ever cared for
So get off your throne and live on alone
Now I notice who you really are
You’re nothing but selfish woe
So get off your throne and live on alone
So get off your throne and live on alone

From this point on you’ll be gone
So bask in this world you’ve created
May every look from every eye be seen like glass across the sky by those who would recognize you
So cry alone
Say good bye to those moments in which you felt, so called love
You have no right to live in vain nowhere to aim the blame
So just point the barrel at yourself

(CHORUS)

CHORUS
I am the victim of the one I loved
The only one I ever cared for
So get off your throne and live on alone
Now I notice who you really are
You’re nothing but selfish woe
So get off your throne and live on alone
So get off your throne and live on alone
So get off your throne and live on alone

Brothers & Sisters

Written By: Adam Masucci, Dalton Rouse

It’s just a phase.
Your selfish ways sought to go unspoken
Speak now, get your story straight
I just want it to be like earlier times
Before the false promises of life made way into your wounded heart

La, la, la, love

I know the rest have given up
Please take this lightly

CHORUS
Most of what you’ve thought and said and who you’ve loved has made you so ill
Sister come back home
But I still see in your eyes hope, life and fear, and fear

Your cruel charade fueled by self-hate and bound by your name justify the fear you place in me
I know you’re lost for words
Just let it go
Don’t let the cuts of the past bleed through to tomorrow
If I could help another way I know
I know you’d throw it away again

(CHORUS)

Let’s go to the past where we belong
Where your innocence had not been robbed
Restore my faith for your cause
Restore my faith for your cause

Let these words be a match
And drop them into the darkest part, part of your heart

Let the reaction fuel your fate
Convince yourself that it is true when father says he loves us the same

Safe Return

Written By: Dalton Rouse,Adam Masucci,Collin Ray, Kirk Fitzroy

Grinding gears beneath my skin make me sway
In my ways like it’s not real with an itch to say I am your…

CHORUS
Safe return, safe return
More home than home
But burn, lover burn
If I can’t have you then become the earth

Grinding teeth behind my lips
Tempting me to say that I won’t let you go away
But I’d rather bury you than say I’m wrong
You’re right, right now
I’m inferring a surrender
So I’ll ask you

Who is, what is, why are you here
Ensuing, torment, anguish amongst the nuance that you once inhabited with your lies

(CHORUS)

Oh you feel now (I feel you too)
Oh you wish for me (I wish for you)
Oh that’s lovely
But I don’t give a damn

I won’t have you (You’re all I want)
I have better things, (I have not one) better things to do than you’ve no

(CHORUS)

Let's Go

Written By: Adam Masucci, Dalton Rouse

Let’s Go

Bring forth time from the past that brought you to this remorse
You strike at the heart of my reform to break the silence now
I wish you well

CHORUS
All my life could reach its close
Oh I hope to see the end
Fall through me ignorance
For you I long
Tear me down
Have them bury me somewhere I won’t be found

Yes, my dear it has a happy ending
If, of course, you’re still here when I’m gone

So far I’ve been torn and crushed by all who feel me
At large by those who say that I can’t be loved
This truth is within me now
Please wish me well

(CHORUS)

Yes my dear it has a happy ending
But I can’t be here as well
I know you’re wondering what for
And I can barely stand to see
Don’t follow
Lose me in the distance
Where the sun has reached the ground
Don’t let me catch you on my trail
I have no control

Let’s go

The Bottle & the Blade

Written By: Adam Masucci, Dalton Rouse

Fall for all thoughts you’ve ever had
It’s easy to pretend we’ve raised our shining wall
Oh how much safer it seems sedated, drowning in a sea of my dreams
My fears they wash away, wash away

CHORUS
Why do I sigh when nothing is wrong
Drawing this breath
Thoughts of my own
Actions depress
What have I done to deserve this curse

We are aware of a weakness
A flaw in creation dwells where we’re afraid to look
Now love is your strength
Don’t bow to the bottle or pray to the blade
Your fears will fade away, fade away

CHORUS
Why do I sigh when nothing is wrong
Drawing this breath
Thoughts of my own
Actions depress
What have I done to deserve this curse
All I can do is cry though nothing is wrong
Choking on air hoping to end this impending despair
What have I done to deserve this curse

Tell me what did I do for this
I’m finding out it’s true
Now my friend you’ve finally found me

Wo oh, oh…..Wo oh, oh
Wo oh, oh…..Wo oh, oh
Wo oh, oh…..Wo oh, oh
Wo oh, oh

(CHORUS)

Escape

Written By: Dalton Rouse

Oppress my fear and then just maybe I’ll forget the things that they taught me
Not this time
But I’m stronger now and that is all I’ve got
Little faith in the face of this evil

That is me

Damn this crooked ground that I must walk
It led straight to Hell and I’ll tell you we’re not coming home

CHORUS
Did you ever really expect me to stay here
‘Cause I know you’re not that blind
Help me find this time what’s in your mind
I leave today you’re comin’ with me away from here
Our time is now

Keep me in your thoughts as I am falling through the atmosphere, the atmosphere

Don’t let me leave your mind
I’ll need a place to stay
I am the worst so I’ve heard of all existence

Damn this crooked ground that I must walk
It led straight to Hell and I’ll tell you we’re not coming home

(CHORUS)

There’s a storm they say
It comes here everyday
That storm is me and you
Today is its last day

There’s a storm they say
It comes here everyday
That storm is me and you
Today is its last day

(CHORUS)

Break of Dawn

Written By: Dalton Rouse, Adam Masucci

Can you feel me within you
Can you hear me
Hear me cry
Won’t you ask me
Ask me in
Won’t you touch me
Am I alive

CHORUS
I’m lying wounded in my bed
Dreams of you run through my head
I never thought I’d see the day
Darkness burns and light is shade
I cannot run and cannot scream
Faced by you I cannot breathe
My friends and family have a look to my secrets in an open book

My heart is racing as I awake
Crawl down the stairs and out the door
It’s been to long without you
It’s been to long for me

(CHORUS)

The break of dawn and I’m on her lawn and my eyes, they must deceive
Standing in the doorway
She must have heard me
I get down on my knees
I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’ll always love you ‘til the day I die
She ran up and hugged me
Said she’s lonely
She’ll always love me

Undone

Written By: Dalton Rouse

In wait for the dawn of battle calling him by name
Undone walk the ones forsaken sour was their fate
The carnage of the world has found its place at his back door
God save us all
Fear and fire will consume the world and all its guests

With fear for her life in rubble hides the gentle rose
Concerned soon a savior faced with truth could only fold
A rock is turned the cold have found her
Doomed would be her life if not for him

Fall on your knees
Now you’ll bleed for the blood that you have spilled
On the ground hear the sounding screams of people that you’ve killed

Darling we’ll leave and let the stars direct our course away
Before me sleeps an angel
Grandest girl I’ve ever seen
A solemn vow I’ll make that one day she will be my queen
Before me sleeps my savior and my lover soon to be
He helps me keep these things out of my dreams

Fall on your knees.
Now you’ll bleed for the blood that you have spilled
On the ground hear the sounding screams of people that you’ve killed

No power like love
No one like you
With me you’ll stay
Myself with you
If tonight I should die please her stay safe

Run, run

Another life
A second chance to get things right with you
We’ll take our time and find some peace within our minds to find I love you

Fall on your knees
Now you’ll bleed for the blood that you have spilled
On the ground hear the sounding screams of people that you’ve killed

No power like love
No one like you
With me you’ll stay
Myself with you
If tonight I should die please her stay safe

Insomnia

Written By: Dalton Rouse

I will be the captain of this ship on which we’ll fly away
Soar into the sky
Lookin’ at the sun and all its warming light
It makes me feel O.K.
Doesn’t matter now
Even heat is just a dream and we’ll wake up in the end
Please see the others to their seats so we can find our place when we’re awake

Mother you once told me not to be a wicked boy
You’d be glad to know I kept that promise
Take a seat and watch the show
As we will glide into consciousness and never back we’ll go into the dark night but instead into protection from the sea

Cease fire
All your love is lies and I won’t fall for all your wicked tricks
I’m going home where I never lived but where I always had a friend
Cold I’ve grown but my heart still feels and mind knows it’s not right

Home where I never lived but where I always had a friend
Cold I’ve grown but my heart still feels and mind knows it’s not right

How could I be so wrong and out of place
Will my mistakes be forgiven

Home where I used to live but where I never had a friend
Cold I’ve grown but my heart still feels and my will knows it must fight

No Hope

Written By: Dalton Rouse, Adam Masucci

Can you hear the sirens
I think they’re ringing in my head
Can you see the violence
Is there no silence ‘til your dead

Defeat’s not won and that is something you’ll know when you’re free
I will rush to break the cuff and then maybe they’ll see

CHORUS
The city is a carpet of red
Forget the things they said
Forever will I fight the one that holds me down
Above me is the bluest sky
Live free before you die
I’ll be there when I crush the one that holds me down

Great are those who push you away from those who bear
Pain is such a virtue teaching you just how closely to care

Leave this wretched land I beg you
There’s nothing here for you
Come and join me
We will fight the ones that get to choose

(CHORUS)

No hope
No hope
No hope
No hope

Discography

Just Cuz by Just Cuz 2010
Spark by Just Cuz 2012

Brothers & Sisters 2014

Set List

Currently have 1+ hours of original music.