dundrearies

dundrearies

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Dundrearies are a guitar-rock band that's full of hooks and intriguing layers. The band is not afraid to bring on some aggressive guitar, but mostly keeps plugging the urgency of their songs and stays away from doing anything that's too glossy...I'm looking forward to more from these guys.--DJBV

Biography

Brought together by necessity and chance, Dundrearies hit the stage running and haven�t looked back. Drawing from a range of indie (Built to Spill), garage (Stooges), and pop (R.E.M.) influences, this Chicago-based band place a premium on song craft and dynamics to create catchy, smart tunes.

Doran (drums) and Mike (bass) compose a rhythm section that can lock in or swing, depending on what the songs requires. Guitarists Jeremy and Nick resemble fraternal twins: each knows instinctively what the other is doing yet is eager to establish his own identity within the song. Instant hooks are balanced by counter melodies that emerge and reward the attentive listener. All of this gives Chris (vocalist/lyricist) diverse territory in which to chase his muse, whether it be the poetry of Kenneth Rexroth or the poltical commentary of Arundhati Roy. What results live are contradictions of manic energy and subdued grace, midwestern honesty and bring-it-on swagger.

In early 2006, Dundrearies recorded the Get Wise! EP, mastered by Dan Stout at Collosal (released by dundrearies). The band recorded follow-up EP, Valentines & Sedition, at Electrical Audio, and is preparing for a Spring release.

Lyrics

Reciting Shakespeare

Written By: dundrearies

I couldn't catch my breath
You didn't have to rest
You could not stop...

Humming that song
about tainted love
Reciting Shakespeare
while you tie me up

I knew I was loosing all control
and I knew that was
your ultimate goal

I was as stiff as an aristocrat
you moved just like a jungle cat
hunting your prey

I couldn't catch my breath
you didn't have to rest
you were non-stop

Humming that song
about tainted love
Reciting Shakespeare
while you tie me up

I knew this was only round one
There's many more hours
before the sun...

Confiscated

Written By: dundrearies

I said I'd go/you said no
you don't believe me
But I came...

I dreamed I'd meet you out East
dreamed I'd be released
dreamed a dream of you
dreamed that it all came true

dreamed we'd light up the sky
Aurora and Orion
your stars never come to rest
a constellation in flesh

once had a heart,
now it's confiscated
too many crimes and loves ill-fated
that's when you came along
that's when you came along

once had a heart,
now it's confiscated
flying solo is so overrated
that's when you came along
that's when you came along

I said I'd go/you said no
you don't believe me!!!

movin' out to the coast
chasing society's ghosts
I told you I'd come when I could
I told you I would...

...sing you a new song
sing about what's gone wrong
sing about your beautiful face
ahh your beautiful face...

you've got a nerve
that leaves me frustrated
carrying curves
subtly accentuated
you said I couldn't keep up

you've got a verve
that leaves me elated
once had a heart,
now it's confiscated
I don't want it back

once had a heart
then you operated
gave it on back,
but less complicated
I knew you were the one
I knew i was in love

once had a heart
then you operated
gave it on back,
but less complicated
I knew you were the one
I knew I was in love...

I said I'd go
and I came
now you believe me!

Your Statues Will Fall

Written By: dundrearies

your heroes and saviors
prophets, dictators
your haymarket acumen,
economic hitmen

yeah, we've seen them all
we're gonna meet them all
your world no longer
your statues will fall!!!

[Chorus]
Damn the odds
big up for the underdog
damn the gods
they've had their time

your supply and demand
hangman with an Invisible Hand
your staged coups
on your network news

yeah, we've seen it all
we're gonna meet it all
your world no longer
your statues will fall!!!

[Chorus]

we've seen them all
we're gonna meet them all
your world no longer
your statues will fall!!!

[Chorus X2]

Discography

Get Wise [EP] Self-released January 2006.
Follow-up EP, Valentines & Sedition, due in Spring '08.

Confiscated from Get Wise EP was voted Top 100 Songs of 2007 by IChannel.com

Set List

Our sets are typically 45min-1hr. We have approximately 1hr 30min of material, which is about 20 songs.