Dos Silveros

Dos Silveros

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The band's music is a mix of indie rock, britrock, mod, punk, garage and pop, all smushed together and not specifically sounding like any of these. However, wee bits of all of the above can be heard in the music, and the result is catchy and infectious pop that rocks.

Biography

"So what then, is a Silvero?" asked the interviewer. The three bands members were silhouetted against the open window in the fading light. An open bottle of whiskey (and no glasses) sat on the table, adding to the uneasy sense of expectation.
Scott spoke first, bringing his fist down hard on the table. "A Silvero is first and foremost proud and unafraid; adventurous, creative and sensual...."
"Actually 'Silvero' doesn't mean anything," said Joe the drummer, cutting off his bandmate. "At the most, you might say, Dos Siveros could mean two silver things, in Spanglish. Could somebody turn on a light?"

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Ah, well...
While it is a fairly new performing band, Dos Silveros had its genesis in 2002 as The Silveros, with founding member Scott Morrison, guitarist Brad Quinn (a former bandmate of Dan Bajar, of Destoyer and The New Pornograhers), and for the briefest time, drummer Sebastian Grainger, before the advent of Death From Above 1979. (Brad Quinn has returned to Vancouver, and is currently in The Precious Fathers).
Since then Scott has refined the songs and sounds as the sole original member, and with new additions, the band began playing at venues around Toronto in 2005, including the Cameron House, The Drake, Holy Joe's, and Sneaky Dee's (with The Diableros and California's The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up). They have gotten a good audience reaction at their shows, with usually passive Torontonians sometimes dancing manically in front of the stage.
The line up consists of bassist and singer Scott Morrison, a highly-educated office clerk in the sophisticated world of office temping, drummer Joe Ramisola, who recently left a dodgy job in the, ahem, "moving industry", to go to the school of Mad Chefs, and guitarist Kevin Wong, who spends his days, apparently, as a marketer for an internet casino. None of the members has spent time in jail.
The band is currently managed by Sheldon Robertson, who will be featured as one of the eccentric participants in Debbie Travis's upcoming home renovation reality show in June.
The band is currently recording a demo at Scott's digital studio, and plans to finish writing new songs and resume performing soon. The music is highly-melodic with a pop focus, a lot of it rocks, most of it is fun, but often comes with a little stab of melancholy. A lot of the lyrics deal with trying to figure out "interpersonal relationships" and life in general.
Their creative goal is to make and perform compelling original music that people want to listen to (and hopefully dance to). The band plans to both pursue a record deal with the recording, and release it with the aim of getting airplay and generating press. The band is definately serious about Dos Silveros, although it has to be said they are also sometimes seriously goofy.

Lyrics

Never See A Day

Written By: Scott Morrison

And its getting close to how
You'd like to see today
If only you could find another way
It could be just like you said
If you could find the way,
If you could find the words for you
to say.

But I could never see it
Its complete confusion.

I could never see when there
would be a day
That you'd tell me its okay,
And its real, I'm not lying

Tell me what you're watching
Through you're telescopic eyes,
Tell me what it is you're seeing
through the haze
Of your happy notions of just what
It shouldn't be, and just what
It is that it all means for me.

But I could never see it....

You said you could be wrong
The shadows getting long
And everything's still shining
in the sun.
Well I think its time
The marchers fall in line

But I could never see it, its
complete confusion.

I could never see when there
would be a day...

Does Anybody Know?

Written By: Scott Morrison

I would not decline
To ever tell you what was
on my mind.
And we better go, its
getting late,
And everyone's gone.

It could not be said
That I would never get it
through me head,
And you better watch the clock,
You know, we better get moving.

I would never ever know
If you would ever come and
see the show.
No one says its true,
And everybody wonders
Does anybody know?

I would not pretend
That I would ever see
it to the end.
And its getting late
The lights are down, and
everyone's waiting.
It could take a while
So better make your way
along the aisle.
And we better go,
Its getting late, we
better move on.

I would never ever know
If you would ever come and
see the show.
No one says its true,
And everybody wonders
Does anybody know?

King of All the World

Written By: Scott Morrison

The sky is bright, and all the
grass is blowing.
Eyes are closed and eyes
are glowing.
Clouds are flying up
high above in the sky,
They fly, just like me, ya

I'm the king of all the world today
What did you say?
Well I could be dreaming.
I'm the king of all the world.
I'll never let it go.

Stars in flight are all taking off
To go somewhere else,
And you see them flying.
Satellites are all pointing off to the sun.
And they're going slowly.

I'm the king of all the world today
What did you say?
Well I could be dreaming.
I'm the king of all the world.
I'll never let it go

I never came so far before
And don't close the door,
Cause I should be leaving.
I'm the king of all the world.
I'll never let it go.

Discography

Currently working on their first EP, "Sorry I'm Late", consisting of five songs, to be released on Angry Dad Records on April 15.

Set List

10 songs are now actively in the list, and the band is working on serveral new ones. Songs include the rocking I Killed Yesterday, the pensive Waiting for The Sun, power ballads King of All the World and Its Raining Again, as well as A Better Way for Me, Does Anybody Know?, Can't Push It, On The Radio, and the power-pop Never See A Day. The band also does a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain's A Taste of Cindy, reworked as a proper pop song with a rave-up ending.