Constant Season

Constant Season

BandAlternativeRock

A perfect blend of contemporary pop and indie rock. Constant Season merges the sound of dramatic, beautifully arranged piano ballads with synthesized, guitar driven, beat-heavy songs that gets the crowd hooked within seconds. Constant Season's live show leaves the crowd in awe and wanting more.

Biography

Constant Season hails from Calgary, Alberta, a beautiful western Canadian city known for it's world famous Calgary Stampede and folk rock scene. Unfortunately, we are the farthest thing from a folk rock band. Panic and fear can be seen in the eyes of the sound technicians in our city as we set up for our show and inform them that we in fact, have a little known instrument called a "keyboard." Essentially, we are the worst enemy of sound technician in Calgary, but we'll take that as a compliment.

Forming in late 2006, we made our live show debut at a "Battle of the Bands," at Cowboys Night Club in June 2007, in which we ended up winning and walking away with a handsome cash prize. Our most memorable moment so far was when we were kicked off stage two songs into a show (that we were headlining) because we weren't "folk-rock" enough for the crowd.

We recently released our debut E.P., "Midnight Lines," on April 4th 2009 at The Gateway here in Calgary. We filled the bar with 350+ people, nearly reaching capacity. We were told that the bar had not been that full since The Arcade Fire played there a few years back. It was probably one of the most amazing, fulfilling and memorable experiences of our lives.

Lyrics

Smoke and Liars

Written By: Michael Ferraro


read me through a fire
sick of you telling me to hold on
when i have none
a broken combustion
through the smoke and the liars
we'll finally drown out the flood

i feel you through the heatwave
the pearls and beads of your
charcol and your brimstone
leave my arctic alone, walk through
holt coals and burning bridges
find the other side alone

a mistake to create it
a chance to finally break it hold on
a mistake to imitate it, to imitate it
the chance you take to find the open side of emptiness

alone all along

a mistake to entertain it
a chance to finally break the
hold on me, the hold on me
a mistake to imitate the one and only
constant faded, and break the
mind control you never even instigated

the amber waves are falling on our
charcoaled existence bringing
a sense of certainty past smokescreens in our living spaces
igniting never ending forest fires
in our lives

Echos of your Figure

Written By: Mike Ferraro and Graeme Simari

inter war years i dont think you know me
inside source is deaf and dumb
headway halted, follied by my insight
a map without a parallel
peaks and canyons level on your saddle
rock formations in your head
bear resemblance to formulaic handshakes
interactions, set none apart

headway open to your foresight
behind the liquid silver looking out
your saddled on another horse
in another town

soft but piercing, my breath on your window
a dragons fire will thaw it out
schools of thoughts and echoes of your figure
lips are strangers, bodies one
planets drifting, axised on our moments
night and day the sky lit up
deep rotation and accidental contact
spark the flames that keep us warm

currents coasting on a flatline
constant fluctuation, still as stone
your riding on another barrell
in another ocean

Laws of Reaction

Written By: Mike Ferraro and Graeme Simari

Lifetimes built around one moment
all you ever see
a city built around a single
solitary street
tonight is the night that'll let me inside
if i ignore what I see
tonight is the night that'll make it
alright if your lock can find my key

the tenant in every building in the ghost town in my dreams
the constellation buried in the underground astronomy
the stars in the sky'll never write me
off if I illuminate thier heat
but the sand on the ground'll never
level off if I keep treading my feet

even when you hear about it
nobody knows
and when you lay your eyes on
it it's already gone
this is an acception to the
laws of reaction
this is a cause for a medial attraction

to mold my life into their form was
all they asked of me
the past is a sign of the future broken the presents all i need
i see a love in the light that'll flicker all
night in the match you gave to me
and we;ll float on the sky looking down
from up high in love with what we see

ride on right to what you don't know
ride on right to me
ride on right, take off your blindfold
ride on right to me

Star and the Lover

Written By: Mike Ferraro

painting with the air and the open water
sailing, looking through the lens of an absent shutter
and you silence the clouds in the foreground
as your dancing with the sound in the distance
and you seperate the star from the lover
as your clinging to the arms of the ursa major

the sky is falling down

painting with the air and the open water
keep an open space for the light moving in in flutters
and your sleeping with the fear of consistence
as your wrestling with your faithless commitment
and you seperate the strike from the fighter
as your treading through the rings in your lovers water

clinging to the arms of the ursa major
clinging to the arms of a distant stranger

you'll never see the ground when the lights go out
you'll never hear the sound through a glass cut out
you'll never smell her sin when the scent caves in
but the lights go out, the sky comes down
frequencies wil pound when the lights go out
you'll never hear the sound through a glass cut out
lasers with a grin when the scent caves in
but the lights go out, the sky comes down

and you separate the star from the lover
as your clinging to the arms of another
and you separate the star from the lover
that you reach to with the arms of another

Discography

-Midnight Lines E.P. (April 4, 2009)
1. The Star and The Lover
2. Life In Real Time
3. Midnight Lines
4. Knights of Nova (Floodlight)

-Frame of Mind (Demo) (October 2007)

-We receive regular airplay on Fuel 90.3 FM.

-The Star and the Lover was listed #3 on Fuel 90.3's "Top 100 Songs from Calgary Bands in 2008"

5 songs streaming at:
www.myspace.com/constantseason

Set List

Our typical set list is about 45 minutes as we feel this gives the audience a high energy show, but also leaves them wanting more once we've finished. We are capable of performing covers, as well as playing for longer as we have developed a large list of original songs.

Typical Set List:

The Star and the Lover
Midnight Lines
Life In Real Time
Frame of Mind
Ghost
Broken Horses
Plastic Hands
Trophy Hunter
Knights of Nova (Floodlight)