Common Center

Common Center

 Covington, Kentucky, USA
BandAlternativeProgressive

A passionate creation of evolutionary sound turning the heads of many types of music lovers.

Biography

Common Center is a 7-piece ensemble of 12-string guitar, violin, saxophone, keyboards, bass, and drums. Their compositions intermingle soft, mellifluous tones with punchy, driving rhythms—a balance between meditativeness and ferocity. The goal is transcendence.

The band writes and records in Covington, Kentucky (across the river from Cincinnati). Their influences range from progressive rock and folk roots to classical music, gypsy grooves, and avant-garde groups from around the world. The lyrics explore themes of consciousness, friendship, and inter-dimensional travel. Poetry intertwines with operatic swells and occasional, dream-like overtones. Multi-part vocal and instrumental harmonies have the power to both lull and invigorate listeners.

Writing and playing together since 2014, Common Center has released a full-length album, Gypsy River, and are currently in the studio working toward a second release for early 2018. They continuously broaden their reach, touring national clubs and festivals where they have shared stages with names like The Revivalists, Twiddle, and Papadosio. They are bonded by their collective ambition to create original music and share it with audiences everywhere.

Lyrics

Gypsy River Wade

Written By: William Hall

Chemical tracks
Got your hat back on and your armor reactive
And you’re fit like a fox and you’re almost there
Harboring your tooth so the hooch beware
Of the combat kings the imperial state
Fishes in the box every ape that you keep
You want a Houdini subliminal directional mastermind
Find some more enchantment my enchantment arrives

Hello mystery you’ve got the moves
Show me through yeah show me through

Guide me by the stars to your heart
Read me like the wind and follow the scent

Gypsy River Wade
Help me find a way
Gypsy River Wade
Yeah Help Me! Help Me!

Puzzle reaction
If the blast doesn’t kill you will you fall to contraptions
In the mystic night when the shadows creep
If you find yourself lost in the space between
Get a shot of serenity and get some rest
You’ll find your way to enchantment in the evening nest
All the knowns you collect will lead you to the next
Until you break the encrypted messages you left

Hello mystery you’ve got the moves
Show me through yeah show me through
Guide me by the stars to your heart
Lead me like the wind and follow the scent

Gypsy River Wade
Help me find a way
Gypsy River Wade
Yeah Help Me! Help Me!

Gypsy River Wade
Help me find a way
Gypsy River Wade
Yeah Help Me! Help Me!

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Discography

Gypsy River - Released November 21st, 2015