Erick Serna and The Killing Floor

Erick Serna and The Killing Floor

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandBluesRock

An in your face, raw, roadhouse blues infused rock power trio reminiscent of the late 60s and early 70s . Debut LP "The Grip" was recorded in a big ol' tobacco barn in the woods of suffield, connecticut.

Biography

The indie-blues band known as, Erick Serna and The Killing Floor, have released their debut album The Grip on September 20th. With an impressive passion for music you can feel the energy in each measure, each lyric, that will only leave you craving more.

Erick Serna began his musical obsession in 1997 when he found “the one”, a sunburst colored guitar. After a trek to LA and back he found his place touring in the Boston band, The Dear Hunter. After five years of countless national tours, one Australian tour and being part of the writing and recording of two full-length records and a number of EPs, Serna decided it was his time to branch off and pave his own way musically.

“It was time for me to explore my own musical identity and to try to pay homage to the stuff that has always inspired me musically – raw and dirty blues”.

By early 2011 Serna called on friends and former band-mates Cliff Sarcona and Sammy Dent to help him complete what would soon be his debut full-length record. After long time friend Josh Rheault, of the band Mercies, finished restoring his family’s old barn into a full-fledged recording studio, everything came together. “I couldn’t think of a better place to record a dirty blues record than an old barn, so we got to work” states Serna. By the summer of 2011 the record was complete and so was born, Erick Serna and The Killing Floor.

“I’ve had this sound brewing in me for as long as I can remember and now that I have a chance to tap into it, I’m excited to see where it takes me” ?
Erick Serna and The Killing Floor released The Grip on September 20th. Please go to HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/erickserna"www.facebook.com/erickserna for more updates.

Lyrics

The Grip

Written By: Erick Serna

devil won't you let me go
your grip has me blue, just steer me home
drag me to depths where fire's born
strip me of all i own

honey i can't fight you off anymore

devil won't you let me live
ride me into oblivion

darlin' i'm go'n break you
and i know just what to do

honey i'm go'n rule you
and there's nothing you can do

It's Been A Long Time Coming

Written By: Erick Serna

yea here we go, here we go again
fighting for air, no more to pretend

can't find a reason why i shouldn't leave
it's all sacrifice, it's not the way it should be

oh, you know it's been a long time comin'

feed me a lie to get me to stay
i see right through you, ain't gonna happen today

oh, you know
oh, i know
oh, we know
it's been a long time comin'

Hey Sweet Thing

Written By: Erick Serna

the taste she leaves intoxicates
and i need a fix before i go crazy
you oughta know, yea you should know
i'm burning up for you tonight

oh baby, please give me enough
please sugar, i can't get enough of you tonight

give me a sign, 'cause i wanna set you on fire
and watch you burn, burn in desire
if the mood is right i'm gonna make you
beg and plead and light you up

oh darlin' can you give me enough
hey sweet thing, i can't get enough of you tonight

oh baby, don't make me wait 'cause i can't wait

oh baby gonna give you enough
oh sugar gonna keep you up all night tonight

I've Been Walkin'

Written By: Erick Serna

i've been walking in these shoes for too long
i've been walking in these shoes for too long
and my soul can't adjust to the miles i put on

i've been walking in these shoes for too long
and my heart can't keep up with the smile i put on
leave me 'cause i'm falling, oh

i've been walking in these shoes for too long
and my smile can't keep up to the miles i put on
leave me 'cause i'm falling far behind
far behind baby

Jet Plan Blues

Written By: Erick Serna

you're leaving on a jet plane
don't even know if you're coming back
you're leaving on a jet plane
momma i hope you's coming back

not gonna know what to do with out you
i'm bare skin on the track

i'm missing you already darlin'
ain't even leaving until tomorrow
i'm missing you already darlin'
ain't even leaving until tomorrow

see what you do to me baby
aint no one could wanna follow

i'm leaving on a jet plane
momma i'm coming to get you back
i'm leaving on a jet plane
aint even sure if i'm coming back

baby i packed my bags
and i got my guitar on my back

Lies

Written By: Erick Serna

you only know the lies that you've been told
and it all falls apart

you only see what you want to see
and fog clouds your thoughts

as rain falls down it floods the ground
you walk so carelessly

as you sink in you plead again
for mercy underneath

close your eyes and slip away
to a world you only know

i followed suit for far too long
it's now your time to own up to lies that you've told

Whiskey Song

Written By: Erick Serna

whiskey, can you make me feel better
so i don't have to shoot him for what he did
he done my old lady wrong

done her wrong you did
you go'n pay, son
'cause i'm gonna make you pay, oh

i don't, i don't give a shit
if he go'n make it up to me
'cause he done, done my woman wrong
that means i'm gonna have to shoot him

shoot him, shoot him, shoot him, shoot him, oh

darlin, we gonna make him pay
make him pay for what he did
'cause he done, stole your innocence
that mean i'm gonna have to kill him

kill him, kill him, kill him, kill him

Bad Bones

Written By: Erick Serna

dalrin, you've done me no good
honey, i thought that you would
you might as well lock me behind bars of steel
before i go runnin' to your sister, child

they're selling your pride on the corner, baby
so lay your money down if you wanna
because i'm gonna leave you

i'm makin' my bed baby, and won't let you in
no matter how much you beg, it won't mean a thing

i went and got your pride on the corner baby
it didn't cost me a thing
you're living your life like you wanna die
i ain't gonna let you drag me down

they're selling your pride on the corner baby
go on and lay your money down
you're living your life and you're gonna die
ain't no way you're gonna drag me down

Dear McKenzie

Written By: Erick Serna

i've been running far too long
and i'm tired of trying to get you out of my mind
and i wonder if it's the same for you

as i struggle to find the words
to show you, babe, i mean what i say
i need you to open your eyes
and see tears roll down my face for you

and i'll sit here all alone
and wait for you to come back, come back home
i know, babe, the tables have turned, but i'm trying, i'm trying

Discography

The Grip
Debut LP released September 20th, 2011

Track Listing:
01. 12 Strings and Glass
02. The Grip
03. It’s Been A Long Time Comin’
04. Hey Sweet Thing
05. I’ve Been Walkin’
06. Jet Plane Blues
07. Lies
08. Whiskey Song
09. Bad Bones
10. Dear McKenzie

can be streamed at erickserna.bandcamp.com

"It's Been A Long Time Comin'", "The Grip", "I've Been Walkin'", "Whiskey Song" have all been featured on radio stations such as Fearless Radio and Party 934/94.9 FM, The Exchange on blogtalkradio and New Music Inferno on blogtalkradio.