Demi the Daredevil

Demi the Daredevil

 Austin, Texas, USA
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Demi the Daredevil is an American Alternative Rock band with a dark theatrical twist.

Biography

Demi the Daredevil is an American Art Rock band from El Paso, Texas. The band was formed in 2006 by high school friends Jovan Ortiz, Marc Martel, and Jeff Azar. They built a following in El Paso and Las Cruces by winning the Ernie Ball Warped Tour contest. Their original tune “Goosebumps” was also featured on a Sante Fe Rockers compilation CD as Demi also featured a large number of demos at live shows.  Following the death of songwriter Jovan Ortiz and Martel’s departure for Mike Cosgrove’s Mystery Schools, Jeff completed Jovan’s vocals for their Self-Titled album and returned to U.T. Austin.

     After multiple psychiatric hospitalizations from 2009-2011, Azar contacted his brother Thomas, who was studying piano performance in Manhattan. The Schizoid in a Moratorium EP surfaced, produced by Marc Martel, summer 2013, making it’s way to Gold and Platinum music producer John McCracken. The following year, the band began recording The Secret Schizoid EP. Street date is Oct 4th 2016, available world wide via The Orchard.

     Demi the Daredevil’s mix of bright alternative rock and darkly theatrical music is turning heads across the globe.

Standing out with their twisted theatrics, intricate arrangements, and deeply psychological lyrics, fans describe El Paso, Texas based band Demi the Daredevil as “flamboyant, demented, but still hopeful and exciting.” Demi the Daredevil draws on the widest variety of influences. 80s Soft Rock bands such as Phil Collins, Chicago, and Billie Joel were part of the Azar brother’s upbringing, as well as Dance Pop artists like Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Janet and Michael Jackson. Emo punk bands such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and The Used are said to have influenced the band, as well as musical theater show tunes, film scores, and classical music, namely those of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Rachnmaninov.

     Azar states, “As we get older, life gets heavier, and our heads begin to take in more information and experiences faster than we can stop and reflect on what we’ve been through. Because we stop reflecting we lose touch with ourselves. When we lose touch with ourselves we stop having genuine connection with one another. That’s when we get more depressed, until we no longer see the reason for living. This happens to more people around the world than we know. When we withdrawal to recover ourselves, then we are able to bring the gifts we were born with to the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyrics

Genie

Written By: Thomas Azar,Jeffrey Azar

This life

I’m leading

I’d never the fire die within me

High desires

Will always magnetize

The life we need

Make my destiny

What do you see?

It’s your mode of vision


This life

I’m leading

Sculpting wings with quiet choices

Catching thoughts

That leapfrog across

The lives we lead

Make a destiny

Turn your anguish

Into silver

You were born to fall

To the Sun

Genie you said to me

When crushed and broken

Runaway

So I fell up

And stayed awake

This life

I’m leading

Pieces fall in unity

My intentions

Very well attract

The life I lead

Make my destiny

What your heart dreams

Makes your destiny

Attention stays

Sustained I aim in secret

Tapped Out

Written By: Jeffrey Azar

I’ve been listening

And explaining

You want to be understood

What you need’s understanding

I gave you

A hard bed

To lay on as you scream at me

No one’s home to hear me

You’ll never hear who I am

Well I’m tapped out

I’m tapped out

I’ve given up

I’ve given up on you

Well I told you

Well I told you so

We’re shaken up

We’re shaken up

We’re shattered

Im a dead bird

All tangled up

In your thorns you call your love

I can’t escape what from what you can’t face

These resentments

Don’t go away

They’re your bombs when my erasure drops

They’re the canes you stab me with

The canes that keep us fake at bay

You cry with glass shoes

Shattered by the brutes you knew

You cry it wasn’t you

Who used me to meet your needs

It’s killing me that I’ve confirmed

Your worst dread of being left

Bonds break, it’s for the best

I put an end to our limping dance of death

Art of Relax

Written By: Jeffrey Azar

I keep on obsessing

I know I'm crazy

I want it so badly

Let well enough alone

I keep getting vertigo

Blurry black outs

Not as ashamed now

When I let these people down

Please remember I'm just tryin' to breathe

In the art of relax

My fears been killin me

Every composure

Out of disorder

I see through the lenses

I had when I was ten

The world is an oyster

The days are longer

I notice the details

Like the gum stuck on the chair

No one can see me

I'm just tryin' to hide

My body is crackin

Crackin wide open

Restoring sensations

I had back in the day

Got no one who feels this way

But I’ll wait a while

Just wanna little reprieve

I'm underprepared

But I've come so far

In the art of relax

Captain Hunchback

Written By: Jeffrey Azar

My thoughts are racing

And I’m nauseous

Strobe exit sign

I’m wasting my life

My own excellent version’s

Dazed with Seroqual

Paralyzed

Cant think speak or hear

recall myself or anybody else

Victory!

Barely breathing

Victory

Bodies are missing

Victory

Chill of sinking

Jungle suffering

Minds with blinders

Rape your vigor

In simulated fun

A softie sucked in

A reject on the run

Through crowds of rotten tongues

Festering love

I've learned to be alone

I've put a stop to the stitches

Rotating on the x-axis

The universe

No afterlife no Yahweh

Just emotions causing pain

Thinking’s in Peru

Torso in Quebec

To decide is feel I know

But grab your silhoutte

Man in the Open Sea

Written By: Jeffrey Azar

Like a hawk outta hell I hit the hills

Finding my joy away from the ghost race

Through the voices and falls that dissuade me

Flying hard and fast to a new day

Out of sync with the clicks I landed in

I’m not a prop to give them attention

Everybody’s attention is spread too thin

I made a plan I’ll make it happen

Man in the open sea

What a relief im going with both wings

Tired of nothing happening

Go all out there’s nothin else

If I wanna be who I could have been

I can’t afford to waste a minute

Spinning up with a wilson from cast away

Some kinda form to advise and hate

It’s the chaos and violence in my chest

Dragging me to and from destination

It’s what listens to thoughts as they are coming out

Trusting what’s struck for me strikes a note in you

My excitement derives from a lucky hand

Broke as a dog but home’s where the heart is

Waltz of a Manic Clown

Written By: Jeffrey Azar

I’m a manic clown

A lonely clown

A puffy clown

All for you

My stage is your laughter

I flatter

An opera in blue

I lie through my teeth

And spill a drink

On my dress for you

If you desire

Chandelier praises will always be mine

What we do to feel loved

“Am I funny?! Am I really funny?!”

“you wanna know why ill tell ya why Ill tell ya why”

I run into walls with bloody falls

Blowing kisses

Dead man praises will always be mine

What we do to feel loved

The walls are whispering watching

Exactly which flaws do they hate the most?

What to say? What to say? Did I say something wrong?

Why did she turn away?

Ranting but nothing responds

Frenzied insane machines

Ah but what the hell who the hell has the time to really pause?

Rev me up with a drink!

Im a manic clown

A lonely clown

A puffy clown all for you

My state is your laughter and banter

An opera in blue

Limp to my porn defeat

To sadly see some empty techniques of a sweetheart

Stunning my psyche again and again

What we do to feel loved

Art of Relax

Written By: Jeffrey Azar,Thomas Azar

I keep on obsessing
I know I'm crazy
I want it so badly
Let well enough alone

I keep getting vertigo
Blurry black outs
Not as ashamed now
When I let these people down

Please remember
Im just tryin to breathe
In the art of relax
My fears been killin me
In the art of relax

Every composure
Out of disorder
I see through the lenses
I had when I was ten

The world is an oyster
The days are longer
Notice the details
Like the gum stuck on the chair

No one can see me
I'm just trying to hide

In the art of relax
My fears been killin' me

My body is crackin'
Crackin' wide open
Restoring sensations
I had back in the day
Got no one who feels this way
But I’ll wait a while
Just wanna little reprieve

I'm underprepared
But I've come so far