CRYPTIC

CRYPTIC

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An against-the-grain, anti-cliche, emotional tidalwave of melodic modern rock.

Biography

Since music has evolved to appeal to the vox populi, there has been an unfortunate distilling of genuinely good music into one-liners and cookie-cutter songs that will unavoidably get stuck in your head long enough to make you want to run full speed into a wall. To avoid unwanted hospitalizations due to bland, repetitive music: prescribe yourself something good.
Enter CRYPTIC: three friends from Minneapolis, Minnesota who only want to give you what you already want to hear: rock music, (and more rock music). There is Andy Gagnon on the drums. He enjoys being right about things and also watches professional wrestling. Mr. Luke Aton is all over his bass guitar. He is a tattoo connoisseur and likes long walks on the beach. Finally, there is Mitch Hoglin who sits out front, singing and plucking strings on his guitar. He is kinda tall and secretly wishes to be Chewbacca.
Back in 2006, CRYPTIC self-released a basement-produced record called “If A Kiss Could Cure My Disease”. The record boasted ten tracks of awesomeness unlike the world had ever seen, and sold a few copies in the process. Nowadays, the band is tinkering around with some new material in hopes of releasing a new full length record soon, but in the meantime, they thought it would be super to release a five song e.p. featuring some new stuff, some old stuff, and some acoustic tracks. The end result is their new e.p. "As the Gun Drops to the Floor" (Available Now). This record marks the return of the fan favorite song, "Backseat Ashtray", and welcomes the highly anticipated newcomers "Falling", and "Colonel Mustard". Joining the mix are a tag-team duo of acoustic versions of "The Orange Song" and "All I Am" (which features a duet with vocalist Jill Johnson).
All in all, the band is excited to kick out some fresh tunes and push their new e.p. until the cows come home. All you need to do to support local music and CRYPTIC is to come out to a show and prove that rock music is still alive and kicking, (scream a little, take off a few articles of clothing...whatever you have to do).
For a good time, or just to learn more about the band, check out CRYPTIC on YouTube where you'll find live shows and video blogs posted regularly.
And remember: CRYPTIC IS COMING...

CRYPTIC has played with:
SEVENDUST, DROWNING POOL, NONPOINT, 12 STONES, QUIETDRIVE, and more!

Lyrics

Falling

Written By: CRYPTIC

How come I'm the only one who seems to be concerned with where we are?
We're standing at the bottom of the ocean with one breath left to the surface and I'm only asking cause it seems to be the question that's on my mind.
I'd venture a guess, but the look on her face suggests that I might as well give up.
But I'm not leaving that easy.
And you say "Shut up and kiss me."

Cause I've been standing in the street with my heart wide open waiting for the wind to knock me out so I'll be ready for the next round.
And I've been waiting in the wings with my last life broken.
No I didn't hear a word you said cause I've been stranded, lost inside this picture in your eyes

This picture in your eyes

How's it even possible that you're not as nervous as I am?
Cause I've been falling from the sky with an angel by my side, but she won't take my hand.
I'm only worried cause I'm kind of in a hurry to slow down.
I try to protest, but the smile on her face, it gets the best of me.
I might be slipping into a dream so wake me up and convince me.

I've been standing in the street with my heart wide open waiting for the wind to knock me out so I'll be ready for the next round.
And I've been waiting in the wings with my last life broken.
No I didn't hear a word you said cause I've been stranded, lost inside this picture in your eyes

I'm on the edge and I'm hanging by a string
(Don't call out, don't call out)
I'm not holding on cause I'm afraid of falling
I've broken down and I've been blinded by beliefs
I believe that I'm where I'm supposed to be
Would you show me?

Cause I've been standing in the street with my heart wide . . .

Standing in the street with my heart wide open waiting for the wind to knock me out so I'll be ready for the next round.
And I've been waiting in the wings with my last life broken.
No I didn't hear a word you said cause I've been stranded, lost inside this picture in your eyes
(I've been stranded lost inside this)
picture in your . . .
I've been jaded, trapped inside it.
I can't get you out of my head
I've been lost inside this picture in your eyes.

Discography

"If a Kiss Could Cure My Disease" (2006)
"As The Gun Drops To The Floor" E.P. (2009)

Set List

ORIGINALS:
"If A Kiss Could Cure My Disease" (2006)
-The Orange Song
-Backseat Ashtray
-Felt Like Wednesday
-All I Am (Tell Me I'm The One)
-Wearing Me Empty
-Right Here Right Now
-Life I'm Learning
-Those Days
-Unashamed
-Every Day Of The Week
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Other songs:
Down, Left Is You, Woken Up, Skeptical, Colonel Mustard, Falling, Sweet So Innocent, I Do, Evil Stepsister, Endless Parade, A Dozen Roses, Standing Still, etc...

COVERS from bands like:
Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, Staind, Three Days Grace, Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, the Fray, Mat Kearney, John Mayer, Matchbox 20, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Switchfoot, Tonic, Fuel, and more...