Dave & Marissa

Dave & Marissa

 Rochester, New York, USA
BandFolkRock

Dave & Marissa have purely been in it for the music since the start. D&M join sounds from genres such as Folk, Rock, Indie, and much in between; a sound that harvests fun and excitement, while yielding depth and capacity. Entertaining an expansive crowd, D&M cater to friends of all varieties.

Biography

For the first two years of their existence as a band, Dave & Marissa's focus was simply on their songs, songwriting, and relationship with fans. Having freshly brewed motivation to delve into the business side of the industry, this has provided an upper hand as they have crafted a solid foundation in their music, rather than purely marketing themselves.

Dave & Marissa have the ability to simplify (without reducing the quality of) their set in order to appease crowds and venues of all sorts. While the majority of the time Dave & Marissa function as a full band, they began their performing life in coffee shops and open mics, and continue to visit these environments.

Each member of this band has vastly different influences, yet formulate as a venn diagram, meeting together in a similar circle. This is what has allowed Dave & Marissa to have a completely limitless sound, and to be entirely open to new ideas from each part of the band. The most definite sum up of the band has been said as this: "Dave and Marissa bring out treasures old and new to command our rapt attention. With wry insight, their melodies and musings lilt over tall buildings in single bounds, playfully tease at all tired notions of harmony and tempo, and capably endear fans to their distinctive mix of storytelling, theatrics, and musical good sport."

Dave and Marissa take care with their songs, at times putting them aside for months at a time until they have come about into something they are proud to call theirs. They have something special to share with you, and only ask that you listen.

Lyrics

Hampshire

Written By: Marissa Longstreet

Water hasn’t touched my head since
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday Tuesday
Second hand smoke coated on each strand
Grease is on the tips of my hands

That I wiped off
My forehead
just to demonstrate my bad shape

That I, wiped off
Just to, show you.

But that’s all irrelevant
because my mind has never felt so clean
Do I sound intelligent
Because my mind has never felt so clean

Make yourself comfortable

Written By: Marissa Longstreet & Dave Berger

Make yourself comfortable
It’s not going to be easy
20 years ago
I had to let myself down
Oh! The freedom was killing me
But it’s the only thing I had to...

Packing and unpacking
Where was it we were going
I’m traveling with a circus
Always leaving never knowing
Brand new little baby
I’m so jealous of her new shoes
They’re big enough for her feet
but too small to cary bad news
The world cradles us tenderly
While we search for an escape
From the broke and fixed up offers
From the hometowns in our states.

Make yourself comfortable
It’s not going to be easy
20 years ago
I had to let myself down
The freedom was killing me
But it’s the only thing I had to...

Hold on
Don’t get ahead of yourself
I know it can be so easy
But lets make things hard
Please stay within the yard
Yeah, lets make things hard
And I’ll tell you what’s easy

Always tie your shoes it is
Always worth the time
And take the time to choose
The shorter of the lines

Make yourself comfortable
It’s not going to be easy
20 years ago
I had to let myself down
The freedom was killing me
But it’s the only thing I had to...

Never go alone
And sometimes
Just never go
Although someday it may kill you and you die of never knowing
Never fall in love
but more importantly
Don’t let someone fall for you
You can’t move on until they do
Always have the last word
Never apologize
Don’t leave your mouth open
Catching all sorts of flies
Never hold your tongue but
Never apologize
I am so sorry for
All of my advice

Make yourself comfortable
It’s not going to be easy
20 years ago
I let my own self down
The freedom was killing me
But it’s the only thing I had to
Hold on to

Brooklyn & Mass

Written By: Marissa Longstreet

It takes a postcard
to take you back out west
it takes a snapshot
to see you at your best
it takes a tripped upon remnant of the past
to remind you these don’t last

I’ve never felt more
towards feeling so much less
Just focus on the heart
That beats and echoes in my chest

Quit waiting on apologies gettin’ dusty on the shelf
Ya end up only feeling sorry for yourself
Brooklyn and Mass. and brooklyn again
these are few of my favorite friends
Shorts shed for sweaters
Leaves shed for fall
Winter turns visits
to distant phone calls

Forgiving is hard
forgetting is the harder
I got scarred
But I’m no martyr
People give and get let down
With not even one excuse
I just wish that I didn’t have to

Brooklyn and Mass. and Brooklyn again
These are a few of my favorite friends
The car and the trains that take me to them
Sitting still as the whole world
Moves me through it’s bends

The new year is now
Never was January
These plans crunch like leaves
And the ideas get buried

In snow, under ice
And now you wonder
When it all melts away
if you’ll see them again

Forgiving is hard
Forgetting is the harder
I got scarred
But I got smarter
People give and get let down
With not even one excuse
I just wish I didn’t have to

Discography

(2012)
"...Move on." - 4 song EP
(2012)
"B-sides" - featuring the new single, "Hit Like Waves", as well as remixes done by the band and friends.
(2010)
"...Explain it all." - 5 song EP
- "Make yourself comfortable" is the single off of this EP, streaming online and receiving regular radio play on WITR 89.7.

Set List

1. Just too scary
2. Needle in the city
3. Hampshire
4. Brooklyn & Mass.
5. Moving day
6. Make yourself comfortable
7. Bright Star

(More or less songs can be added given time requirement)