Draw Tippy

Draw Tippy

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Mega hooky alternative power pop with a serious 80's fetish.

Biography

DRAW TIPPY HAS BEEN USED SIX TIMES ON MTV'S REAL WORLD AUSTIN AND TWICE ON THE RW/RR CHALLENGE.

Trucker hats, glam guitars, dancing hipsters, vintage synthesizers, rave scene romances, Detroit break beats…and that’s just the first song on the new, full length CD from Draw Tippy. This self-titled debut is crammed with melodic modern rock anthems seriously hooked on the 80’s and yet it’s so much more. It’s Brooklyn Electro Clash for fans of Britney Spears. It’s moody British Synthpop for fans of Weezer. It’s D.C. Skater Punk for fans of Brian Wilson.

Lyrically, Draw Tippy muses about the highs and lows of modern love, the pains of growing up and the rigors of being oneself. Entertaining and twisted with honesty, each story unfolds like a juicy phone conversation with a really good friend.

Musically, Draw Tippy has meticulously crafted hooks that stay in your head like that deadbeat friend who crashes on your couch and won’t leave. Crunchy guitars, sing-a-long choruses, tight harmonies and analog blips, beeps and sweeps populate every song and only when called for.

So who is this Draw Tippy anyway? Well, it’s actually just Dave Pachence. Poster boy for the do-it-yourself musician, Dave locked himself away in his NYC loft with a little gear and a lot of determination. A year later he emerged with a beard and thirteen completed songs he wrote, sang, performed, arranged and recorded himself.

Dave has taken a wide range of life experiences including child actor, Dead Head and advertising copywriter and blended them with his obsession for music. The result is hopefully something that sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.

The new, self-titled, self-released CD from Draw Tippy is a must listen for anyone fond of ultra-catchy, mega-hooky, super-memorable, alternative pop. Never pretentious, never obtuse, never boring, just Draw Tippy.

Lyrics

California

Written By: Dave Pachence

CALIFORNIA

I’m not tryin’ to break your heart
I’m tryin’ to make you see
I told you from the start, this town is not for me
I’m tryin’ make you see

I’m not tryin’ to make you cry
I’m tryin’ to make it clear
No matter how I try, I just can’t make it here
I’m tryin’ to make it clear

OH BABY PLEASE, TELL ME IT’LL BE OK
OH BABY PLEASE, TELL ME THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO STAY
‘CAUSE I MISS CALIFORN-I-A

I’m not sayin’ you’re to blame
I’m just sayin’ how I feel
No one knows my name, nothing is for real
I’m just sayin’ how I feel

I’m not sayin’ I don’t care
I’m just sayin’ we should go
I miss the salty air, the ocean gentle flow
I’m just sayin’ we should go

I Robot

Written By: Dave Pachence

I ROBOT

Can’t remember when I felt this numb
Almost like a part of my brain is gone
There’s a hollow place inside me now
There’s a hollow place inside

Don’t recall just who or what I’ve been
Almost like a start in a brand new skin
There’s a humming noise inside me now
There’s a humming noise deep inside me now

I ROBOT, PROGRAMMED LOYALTY
I ROBOT, THAT’S WHAT SHE MADE ME
A SYSTEM OF HER WIRES WHERE
MY HEART SHOULD BE
I ROBOT, I ROBOT

Instantly I go where I am told
Taking her commands by remote control
There’s another voice inside me now
There’s another voice deep inside me inside now

Every time I make a sound
She pulls the plug and shuts me down again

Calculating who and what I am
Artificial Love, artificial man
There’s an empty life inside me now
There’s an empty life deep inside me now

Armageddon Girl

Written By: Dave Pachence

ARMAGEDDON GIRL

Blasting off, Yeah!
Into outer space
Waving goodbye
To the human race
And as we take to the skies
The mushroom cloud’s reflecting in your eyes

ARMAGEDDON GIRL
IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE ENDING OF THE WORLD WE KNEW
(YOU’RE MY) ARMAGEDDON GIRL
NOW THERE IS NO ONE BUT YOU

Gravity, Yeah!
Pulling you so near
Heavy breathing
In this atmosphere
And as the war rages on
I’m boldly going where no man has gone

In a toxic haze, we found a secret rocket base. And when no one saw, we snuck onboard and left that awful place

Touching down, Yeah!
Past the Milky Way
Finding frontiers
Where our kids can play
And though the Earth is no more
We’re happy like we’ve never been before

2004 Art Test Music, BMI

Discography

Draw Tippy, Draw Tippy
THIS CD IS ALSO AVAILBEL AS INSTRUMENTAL ONLY

Set List

Without Me
I'll Wait
I Robot
Wasted It
15 Minutes of Lame
California
Yearbook Lives
Armageddon Girl
Rainbow Connection