dORKWEED

dORKWEED

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Bringing together important topics like sweet potato fries & creamed corn - Seattle's Dorkweed use their raw talent to create intense-yet-quirky rock songs packed w/ light-hearted exuberence, driving rythms and delicious reverb. RIYD: Je Suis France, Ric Ocasek getting drunk w/ Iggy Pop.

Biography

Dorkweed is an indie rock band from Seattle. Originally from Oklahoma City and a member of a scene that included The Flaming Lips and The Chainsaw Kittens, Brent Amacher relocated to Seattle in 1998 and created Dorkweed. The project has evolved to include four other members hailing from leading musical cities such as Seattle, Memphis, and Brooklyn. Members formerly played in other well-known Seattle bands The Tremens and PeterParker.

Dorkweed creates emotional and hard-edged, catchy rock/pop simmering with genuine indie inventiveness. The band experiments with aggressive guitar, hooky riffs, dual drummer action, introspective themes, and distinctive vocal energy and harmonies. Comparisons have included The Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes, Weezer, Camper Van Beethoven, and Bowie.

Lyrics

OH Yeah

Written By: Brent Amacher/ Dorkweed

Oh Yea
Oh Yea
And I put the bullet in
the animal
so I could cut it up
and put it in
Oh Yea
Oh Yea
You are a piece of meat
you are a predator
do you wanna mess me up?
do you wanna leave your mark?
Oh yea
Oh yea
You taste like destiny
you taste like destiny
do you smell like what you eat?
Oh yea
Oh yea

I'm Dead

Written By: Brent Amacher

I Am Dead -

I could go 10,000 miles away
that might be OK
i got a gigantic load
i got a gigantic load
you don't care where i am
you don't care if i disappear
Hello
calling from the phone booth
hello
I'm 10,000 miles away from you
I'm sitting in the corner
my hands are on my knees
i got the speakers around my head
this is the part
this is the part
where I pretend I'm dead
I am dead, I am dead, I am dead, I am dead
I am dead, I am dead, I am dead, I am dead
Hello
calling from the phone booth
hello
I'm 10,000 milesa away from you
hello
I'm 10,000 miles away from you
I am dead, I am dead, I am dead, I am dead
hello
I'm 10,000 miles away from you
I am dead, I am dead ,I am dead, I am dead
Repeat X 3

Clouds

Written By: Brent Amacher

Clouds -

I'm laying on my back
lookin' at the sky
i can see some clouds
the clouds are in the sky
a bird just flew
past my range of vision
i'm layin' on my back
it's all that i can do
and I'm glad we had this time
to watch the clouds go by
you know you got a way with words
but all things have there time
i can see the trees
swayin' in the wind
reaching for the sky
just like i would do
i wanna be the sky
i wanna open up
i'm layin' on my back
it's all that i can do
and i'm glad we had this time
to watch the clouds go by
you know you got a way with words
but all things have there time
and I'm glad we had this time
to watch the clouds go by
you know you got a way with words
but all things have there time
and I'm glad we had this time
now it's time to say good bye
now it's time to say good bye
now it's time to say good bye

Discography

1998 - Dorkweed
1999 - No.2/ send these shoes to hell
2000 - my motor
2001 - This Is The New Crap (EP)
2002 - Fluxivity Test Project
2003 - Fluxivity Test Project DVD
2004 - S.A.D.

Set List

You are interesting, Iam dead, do you in, clouds, duck huntin', down by the marsh, leave me alone, cream corn, jack rabbit, forty eight, rippin' my heart out,