Ely Falls

Ely Falls

 Ames, Iowa, USA
BandAlternativeNew Age

We are a five-piece indie pop band with a huge range of influences. We throw catchy melodies over atmospheric and engaging music. We go from soft and sweet to loud and soaring in just a few bars. There aren't many bands that sound like us.

Biography

Ely Falls is an indie pop band from Central Iowa that got their start in 2005 as Scott Monk and Dustin Kniffen began writing material while living together during their first years of college. The two worked on material for several months before scrapping it and heading in a somewhat different direction. Soon after, the duo picked up their third member, drummer Austin Carlson. With Austin the group came together over thanksgiving of 2006 to record songs for what was to become Silence and Photographs and the group suffered its first loss. Scott became a permanent resident of Utah as the fate of the band was undecided until late 2007 when Ely Falls gained guitarist Beau Hindman and Jenn Hanson was picked to fill the absence left by Scott. Shortly after the band recruited bassist Franky Colbert and the band was complete. They are currently booking shows and working on a new album to be released in mid-2008.

Ely Falls has been featured on The Bored-Again Christian podcast, has been a featured band on The Album Project, and has headlined shows with LiveWire recording artists The Winter Sounds and Des Moines bands Deified and Fighting for Kate.

Lyrics

Silence and Photographs

Written By: Kniffen / Monk

Well, if you knew the sights my eyes have set upon
Perhaps you could fancy me, and dance with my epiphany?
You could take the reigns, my heart, my soul, and all the lies?
Because you know, it will never be like?
One foot, behind the tide, against my pride, we reach for the skies??

You are floating towards your absence...??

Outside the lines where expression lies an lies?
I'm screaming for the place where I feel warm enough to hide?
Come build a path with me somewhere past eternity?
Where everything stands still and it is just the two of us??

What can we find when we have travelled past our means?
Silence and photographs of friends by twos and threes?
Held in by promises of callous spoken law?
Could we imagine life bereft of all it's flaws?
One escape, so far delayed?
Just beyond the rise, as we pray for divide
?
You are floating towards your absence...?

Outside the lines where expression lies an lies?
I'm screaming for the place where I feel warm enough to hide?
Come build a path with me somewhere past eternity
Where everything stands still and it is just the two of us

Flowers for a Silly Love

Written By: Kniffen

Back to when we first met, and You couldn’t help but smile
Never say there’s no time, without it you’re a wreck
I am lost and I’m finding my way through the absent streets
That look at me like I just lost something I loved
(You were the only one I loved)
But never really had, I’m silly with your questions
Like a razor blade I’ll cut out the part of me that’s with you
Back to when we first met, and You couldn’t help but smile
Never say there’s no time, without it you’re a wreck
Following the mishaps, the miles, oh, the mess
Mark your voice with patience, rewind this love I’ve kept
We fell apart...
and that's always the way it goes in the winter time
Pick the pieces up off the ground
And reassemble the love I found
This silence rips at me like the cold that’s stealing my breath
Find the warmest place in the world, and turn this mess around
Back to when we first met, and You couldn’t help but smile
Never say there’s no time, without it you’re a wreck
Following the mishaps, the miles, oh, the mess
Mark your voice with patience, rewind this love I’ve kept
This flower, I picked it apart and I blew the petals into the wind
Sitting quietly, thinking about the tear that fell down
My face, and hit the ground and the ground began to shake
and that’s when I realized that my flower was a mistake
Back to when we first met, and You couldn’t help but smile
Never say there’s no time, without it you’re a wreck
Following the mishaps, the miles, oh, the mess
Mark your voice with patience, rewind this love I’ve kept
...This love I’ve kept

Discography

Silence and Photographs (EP)
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Is available for free through our social sites. Physical copies are also available. We sell a steady amount at our shows and have gone through about 200 of them over the course of a few months and two shows.

Silence and Photographs (Single)
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The single off of our EP. It has been featured on The Bored-Again Christian podcast and has been played on a handful of college radio stations.

Upcoming Album
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We are working on an album right now, many of the songs in our set are new ones that will appear on this album. People at our shows seem to respond best to the new material and have said that it is a step ahead for us. The release of the new album is projected before the end of Spring 2008.

Set List

Our set is continuous with the exception those songs marked by an asterisk.

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Stella Polare
Aurora Boreale
Flowers for a Silly Love
Bands with Managers (Pedro The Lion Cover)*
Alisei
Alta Marea
Softly Waiting Angels
All is Full of Love (Interlude)
Silence and Photographs
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Set can last anywhere from :30 to :45 depending on how long we play our transitions for. We also have other songs that we can add for a longer set.