Elephant Doorstep

Elephant Doorstep

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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To describe Elephant Doorstep in one word would have to be "infectious." From our rock infused songs, with up-beat catchy melodies that pulsate up and down our audiences spines, to our relentless energy that would even make the Tasmanian Devil jealous, we never fail to leave a lasting impression.

Biography

Elephant Doorstep is the product of four unbreakable friendships whose relationship evolved into forming a band. Mike Rasmussen, Josh Wheeler, and brothers Tyler and Brendon Hoorneman created Elephant Doorstep in June 2010 and after only a few weeks rehearsal performed a 2 hour live show featuring over 8 original songs to a packed house at an intimate local club called Lee's Tavern in a town called Mesquite, NV whose reputation is best know as a "golfer's paradise." After overwhelming responses like, "I can't get your songs out of my head," and "Damn Man! I've never seen 4 dudes sweat that much during a live show! You guys kick ass!" the "unbreakable four" had no other choice but to allow the evolution of the music to continue.
Within the past five months Elephant Doorstep hasn't wasted any time in trying to pry their "high octane live show" and "original material" into the Las Vegas music scene where life would be much easier for the band if they decided to be a "Billy Idol' or "Poison" cover group. Despite being the underdog in a cover-driven city, Elephant Doorstep has shown no resolve playing live shows including: "4th of July Holiday Block Party," "The Rock Room @ Crazy Horse 3," "Tailspin"; and wasted no time in recording their first four track EP entitled "Where To Begin," with amazing studio engineer, John Houston, at "The Studio" in remote Hurricane, UT.
Elephant Doorstep sets themselves apart from other bands in the music industry today due to the fact that they take on the mold of a traditional four piece rock band but have re-shaped it in the sense that rather than having two guitars, bass, and drums the band subsitutes another percussion member for what would be another guitar. This enables the band to take on a somewhat tribal feel to their rock sound but when infused with "catchy R&B-like melodies" and rythmic Guitar/Bass driven lines that don't follow but rather compliment each other it allows the music to take on a very individual, hard to describe sound. Brendon Hoorneman may have said it best when he said, "Imagine if the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, and Dave Matthews had a kid. Then you'd get Elephant Doorstep."
In the coming months Elephant Doorstep looks forward to creating relationships with new venues and opportunitites to share their music with more people. In the month of December the band is scheduled to go back to "The Studio," with John Houston to record four more tracks including "Camdentown," "Let Her Go," "Sunday Drive," and "Anything." When combined with the four tracks recorded from the August sessions the band is set for their CD release in January 2011.

Lyrics

One More Taste

Written By: Mike Rasmussen

I sit atop of these clouds
as I write my thought on paper
but when I try to describe this feeling
the meaning gets lost in the vapor
It starts with a burn and it ends with a ride
its when your world starts to turn into twice its usual size (that means its working)

GIVE ME ONE MORE TASTE
TAKE TAKE TAKE ME AWAY
GIVE ME ONE MORE TASTE I WANNA TASTE
TAKE TAKE TAKE ME AWAY

if my life was a body of water
it would ripple and shake the nearest town
all the villagers would make a mad dash
cuz the waves would be crashing down (want to get out got to get out)

GIVE ME ONE MORE TASTE
TAKE TAKE TAKE ME AWAY
GIVE ME ONE MORE TASTE I WANNA TASTE
TAKE TAKE TAKE ME AWAY

and when they ask I tell em' it tastes like candy
like kissing your love underneath a Georgia rain
ya see, Doctor you know the sick but you cant help me
its the taste that takes away the pain

Undiscovered Strangers

Written By: Mike Rasmussen

hello again my friend, is that what we still are
forgive me for my forwardness but what I want is to freak you like a porn star
dont deny, your eyes been telling a story of much much more,
you cant look at me the same way anymore....

MOVE YOUR BODY, SHAKE IT RIGHT
GET UP, GET DOWN, I WANT TO FEEL YOUR INSIDE
LET OUR LIMBS GET LOST IN EACH OTHER
TONIGHT WE ARE....UNDISCOVERED STRANGERS TURNED LOVERS

before you make up your mind this time
realize its only a crime to deny what it is you crave inside
if you want it come and get it, yeah you know that its real
when you can feel the truth that exudes between me and you...

MOVE YOUR BODY, SHAKE IT RIGHT
GET UP, GET DOWN, I WANT TO FEEL YOUR INSIDE
LET OUR LIMBS GET LOST IN EACH OTHER
TONIGHT WE ARE...UNDISCOVERED STRANGERS TURNED LOVERS

How to Be Human

Written By: Mike Rasmussen

it happened in the blink of an eye, out of the corner of the sky
thats where I saw the flash of light
got me thinking about galaxies far away, about life in outer space
if you met our leaders I'm scared of what they'd say

cuz i dont care about the resources you have, im not interested in that
i could care less about the weapons you could bring to our world
i wanna know if you smoke what we smoke
would you laugh at what we joke, hello?!

ATTENTION TO ALL THE ALIEN NATIONS
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
ATTENTION TO ALL THE ALIEN NATIONS
CAN YOU HEAR ME?

ON BEHALF OF OUR WORLD, YES WE TOOK A FALL FROM GRACE
BUT WHEN YOU WRITE THE BOOK I DONT WANT YOU TO SAY
HOW THEY FORGOT HOW TO BE HUMAN
IN YOUR BOOK I DONT WANT YOU TO SAY
HOW THEY FORGOT HOW TO BE HUMAN, HOW TO BE HUMAN

depending on where you drop who know what life youll find
itll be different everywhere you go but if you drop down on mine
i want to know how far it is to your stars
have you been to jupiter or mars
is there a war in your world that left battlescars

cuz i dont care about the resources you have, im not interested in that
i could care less about the weapons you could bring to our world
i wanna know if you smoke what we smoke
would you laugh at what we joke, hello?!

ATTENTION TO ALL THE ALIEN NATIONS
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
ATTENTION TO ALL THE ALIEN NATIONS
CAN YOU HEAR ME?

ON BEHALF OF OUR WORLD, YES WE TOOK A FALL FROM GRACE
BUT WHEN YOU WRITE THE BOOK I DONT WANT YOU TO SAY
HOW THEY FORGOT HOW TO BE HUMAN
IN YOUR BOOK I DONT WANT YOU TO SAY
HOW THEY FORGOT HOW TO BE HUMAN, HOW TO BE HUMAN

Dont Look Behind

Written By: Mike Rasmussen

i was sippin on a cup of coffe when you strolled through the door
i could tell by the way you wear your eyes its your woes you neglect to explore
you got this facade that you put on for the world
i can see i can see the lost and the lonely girl

yes i know, its your life, its your life, its your life, its your life
but change is necessary sometimes

SO IF YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY ILL MEET YOU IN THE SHADOWS
DOWN THE ROAD WHERE WE TALKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH A STEP AHEAD
BUT DONT YOU LOOK BEHIND

when you think of your future what you want to have happen to you
are places that you want to see things you want your children to do
I dont know if I can watch you walk in with another bruise
Im not the kind of man that understands that kind of hand on another woman

yes I know, its your life, its your life, its your life, its your life
but change is necessary sometimes

SO IF YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY ILL MEET YOU IN THE SHADOWS
DOWN THE ROAD WHERE WE TALKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH A STEP AHEAD
BUT DONT YOU LOOK BEHIND

love, its a powerful thing
love, it means everything

now we've come to the end of your story need to write the final page
if i was your author what would you want me to say
she got out just in time showed her kids a life
said goodbye to blood the pain and the strife
she was in love with who he was but now she cant stand
the man so quick to raise his hand

yes I know, its your life, its your life, its your life, its your life
but change, can help you survive

SO IF YOU WANT TO RUN AWAY ILL MEET YOU IN THE SHADOWS
DOWN THE ROAD WHERE WE TALKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH A STEP AHEAD
BUT DONT YOU LOOK BEHIND

Discography

Elephant Doorstep first EP entitled "Where to Begin" features four songs including "One More Taste," "Undiscovered Strangers," "How to Be Human," and "Don't Look Behind."

Set List

One More Taste

Sunday Drive

All Along the Watchtower (Dylan/Hendrix cover)

Thats the World

Apple Piper

Camden Town

Renegades of Funk (Rage Against the Machine)

Undiscovered Strangers

Dont Look Behind

What it Takes

Beer (Reel Big Fish)

Exist Within

Let her Go

How to Be Human

Santeria (Sublime)