Company Car

Company Car

BandAlternativeRock

Company Car's unconventional song structures, lush harmonies, catchy melodies and entertaining live shows have gained them recognition throughout the bay area. They frequently play Sf's finest venues and have played with popular acts such as The Smoking Popes, and No Use For A Name.

Biography

In 2003 Company Car made it's debut in the San Francisco Rock scene. Since then, they have gained recognition throughout the bay area for their unconventional song structures, lush harmonies, catchy melodies and entertaining live shows. This reputation has allowed them to play some of the best stages in the bay area including; Bottom of the Hill, Cafe du Nord, and the infamous Slim's. They have shared the stage with popular acts such as The Smoking Popes, No Use For A Name, Chuck Ragan, Koufax, The Actual and The Heavenly States. They have toured most of California and the Northwest. Their sound has attracted a growing fan base composed of a wide variety of musical tastes. From technical musicians to pop fanatics to punks, there is something for everyone in Company Car's unique brand of Rock n Roll.

Influences: Fugazi, At The Drive In, Queens of the Stone Age, Braid, Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Propagandhi, Rancid, Tool, Faith No More, Weezer, Nofx, Spoon, The Get Up Kids, Helmet, Rise Against, Primus, Sparta, Medeski Martin and Wood, Pedro the Lion, Beck, Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Rival Schools, Bjork, Death Cab for Cuttie, Built to Spill, Grandaddy, Elliot Smith, Piebald, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Wilco, Against Me, My Bloody Valentine, Hey Mercedes, Mars Volta, The Heavenly States, Postal Service, The Anniversary, Smashing Pumpkins, Hall and Oates, Mr. Bungle, Bob Marley, The Meters, Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, The Police, Sparta, Jellyfish, Rage Against the Machine, Trail of Dead, Beta Band, Billy Joel, Porch, The Cars

Lyrics

Driving Star

Written By: David Parker / Company Car

Driving Star

What makes these stars think they should pass me on the right?
I left a lane here to my left i'm seven five
M-P-H with just enough that's on my mind
To drain the humor out of feet
out of hands
out of eyes

Stop signal
What's this person doing?

Now here we are your cellular controls the pace
Just take a minute in your rearview i see you
Ignoring all the laws of time and Says and space
tell me what will you do
when i do what you do?

Two eight zero like a gunshot
and i'm not
breaking for the scenery
bump bump bump goes the tire
thump thump i tap the beat for the new
capitalist

I separate myself my car my clothes my house

Tongue in Cheek

Written By: Company Car

Tongue in Cheek

she said "look" you owe this to yourself
not to speak of mental health
but we are what we are
but beware you keep on singing
songs about your wealth
i think you'll have some trouble
trying to pin this on someone else
so stop waiting to open your eyes
and singing
i am feeling good again
like the time that you ran out of rope for me
like i could never tell when you're tongue and cheek

oh your priceless anger it could help us get along
but it's gone so how long till you explode
stop waiting to open your eyes
you're not dreaming this is all they left behind
so stop letting them victimize you
just repeat it

i am feeling good again
like the time that you swore you'd come back to me
like i could never tell like i could never tell

Discography

"The English Eye EP" is available on itunes and emusic
"Collars" can be found on emusic, itunes, and at all our shows.
"Hurry Up When You Awake" can be found on emusic.com

Set List

35-50 minute set
All original songs.