ESITU

ESITU

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ESITU: Passive/Agressive Progressive Rock... Other-worldly, ethereal, intricate, thought-provoking, imaginative, inspiring, beautiful, chilling, energetic, exciting, complex, terrifying, surreal, unique, ESITU.

Biography

On June 21, 2002, an unknown band exploded onto the Seattle music scene with all the force, passion, and dedication that five musicians can put into their art form. Since then, they have toiled relentlessly to revolutionize the way people think of music. The members of ESITU came together by different chance meetings to take the common style of hard rock and make it uncommon.

ESITU (pronounced eh-SEE-too) is a band that works hard to make sure people know there are different choices in the music scene. From handing out hundreds of flyers for each show, to spreading the word on the internet, to placing newspaper ads, ESITU is making a statement: rock is changing. Any person visiting Seattle would be hard-pressed to attend a show and find much more than your standard 4/4 time signature, three-chord progression rock. Not so at an ESITU show, and the masses have noticed. Their goal is to combine each member’s influences with a new spin of technicality, and intricacy to form a style that is familiar, but still unique and imaginative. ESITU's music has hints of Tool, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The Tea Party, The Misfits, and A Perfect Circle.

From coast to coast, their fan base is growing. In Seattle, ESITU packs the clubs with fans eager to hear what they have to offer. On the internet ESITU has several communities and forums teaming with members discussing the music and querying the band. The band has aquired new fans around the world by networking on Myspace.com. From word-of-mouth alone, countless people have emailed and requested constant updates and information about the band, its members, and upcoming events. And in the venues, hundred of fans show up to each concert to experience the emotion, energy, and passion that ESITU emanates from the stage.

On January 7, 2005, ESITU took the ideas and emotions of the music they love from their minds into your stereo with the release of their debut full-length album, Psychometry. Be sure that SWS, Evil Matt, Willem IV, Mr. Black, and Jeff D Zigweid will work ever harder to accomplish their goals of creating beautiful rock, moving their fans deeply, and revolutionizing an art form.

ESITU has rocked the stages of some of Seattle's premier venues. Two of the band's most recent shows included "Headbanger's Holiday" with over 800 in attendance and "Masquerade Mayhem" - an event sponsored by KISW which packed The Showbox with over 1,000 fans.

ESITU has been played regularly on 99.9 KISW's "Loud and Local" show and have been on-air guests in the studio on multiple occasions. They have performed the song "Nephilim" live and acoustic over the airwaves. ESITU has also been featured on 104.9 KFNK's local show.

ESITU has opened for national acts Earshot, Vast, and Point 1. The band has released a live cd/dvd and their second full length album will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

Lyrics

Nephilim

Written By: ESITU

Beautiful angel – sleep on my pillow away from the lies and deceit. It’s not like my pathetic mind to ever form a need for what’s like you and not like me. You scream but I will still not be your nephilim. I am cold like you, but I’m not like you, and I am not your beautiful angel. Why is your halo cast down from the sky to the deep? Will you not die? Will you rise up only to deceive? Kill what’s like you and not like me. Why scream when I will never be your nephilim? I am cold like you, but I’m not like you… your nephilim. Just close your eyes and think. Close them and breathe deeply. You are finally close to me. I see you through your heart, see through your hurt, but you know I can’t promise you won’t die! Oh my god! I don’t wanna fucking die! Deep down I know I’ll never fucking die!

Caught the Rose

Written By: ESITU

… caught the rose
… caught the rose
… caught the rose
… caught the rose

Darkness fallen, total eclipse of mind. Rocking forward still to these moments. I hide in all my anger. It’s just a simple fallacy. Don’t look at me like I’m something. I’m not certain… now that you’re looking at me crawl away from the lies. I’ll crawl away from the lies. Short handed, shortened breath and frame of mind. Why won’t you show me? Well if I’m inside I won’t look away. I float above the ground and see you lying down until I realize I wanna run away. But it’s impossible to see much past this certainty. Sitting by this candle, a light unattainable in life. I want to move on where I caught the rose.

CAUGHT THE ROSE
CAUGHT THE ROSE
CAUGHT THE ROSE

So shocking that you’re shocking me. So shocking you don’t leave me alone in the ground just to rot away. I’d rather see myself get launched beyond the shadows so I can feel more of the lie. It’s not impossible to dream, it’s not impossible to see you, not impossible to see your light inside of me.

Salinity

Written By: ESITU

I am a troubled soul. Curious, I will follow. Lay back in the fog. My pulse is the door when I feel it slow. I’m at fault where you’re waiting. Why? I’m so far away. Are you waiting for me? Please may I? Oh please, may I? I wash away. I’m cleansing thoroughly. Salinity fills my pulse. I wash away. I’m cleansing thoroughly. Salinity fills my pulse.

Cancer

Written By: ESITU

The door is wide open and shut. The blood on the floor comes from the cut. In the seams of seemingly simple scenes we call life, love is on our side. Don't worry about the why. Open the door. Fall to your knees. Nothing is selfish, all that you please. I don't need and I don't know why you're my own martyr now. These dreams of simple scenes we call life where nothing's on our side, don't worry about the why. Just know that when we all die we'll do it all together. Don't you cry. Close your eyes. Don't look at me. Just turn away. I don't want you to see. It's not right for you to love me. It's not right for you to die. It's not right for you to know that I don't have any reasons why you are lost. Don't you want to try? You are not my own living wisdom now. So you feed me. Should have tried to hide or find your way out. You didn't even want me out. Move in. You couldn't find your own way out.

Psychometry

Written By: ESITU

You can see my eyes. You can touch all my tangents and lies. You will see my future. Before I find a way to mindfully pull my fingers out, persuede me to believe that there is something major. To hold on to these things for you I'll simply. Your true fingers out convince me to believe that there is one for you. One more line for you. This consciousness, this awarness surrounds me and pulls me away. It's not for you to misuse your truth while keep following your own ways. In the calm there's a beast. In the life you give yourself, there's the life you lead. Don't mind the way I move on from the sickening moments in the world you've made. Please life, show me how to hide. Take away my sorrows and my pain. Please life, I'm so torn and dead inside. Tangled by the choices I have made. I won't hide. At least not forever. I know it's unhealthy but please show me light. I'm begging for your guiding eyes to come and share the truth with me. Seeking the truth. I wish you could find me worthwile company. It's a shame we lead our lives down to the water only to drown ourselves in blame. It's not the reign of future fire that you should be afraid of. The life you lead here in the now, it's all you'll be in the company of . You'll learn to focus on what's right for you and stop pressuring life. Clear your mind, relax and close your eyes. Listen to your heart and your mind will see. You can live your way. I won't say a motherfucking thing about it so don't give up on your dreams that this consciousness, this awarness provides me to show you a way. You cannot lose if only you choose to keep following your own way. This life we live is astounding. Don't be so quick to throw it all away. And don't be ashamed to dream awake. It's life showing you your own way. So find your way.

The Loss

Written By: ESITU

Go with your changes and lie down. Full of promises I never see you following through for me. I'll try to save your life. Don't run away. I will not betray you. And I know life's been hard on you. So why did you do? Travel through your life though not aware how much I know what your pain inside never realized, how much I care about your dismal images that you give to me, but you just shrug me away. You will never follow me through the edges of tomorrow. I crash on through these edges of tomorrow for you. My soul injures your body, I found in grace before. And I depart until we meet again. You'll find nothing better. So I will see you later. When wanted, you need it. Desire that forever haunts your mind. Take it. Hide it. Say it. Fuck it. Do it again.

Discography

Psychometry: Released January 7, 2005
Live at Studio Seven (cd/dvd): Released October 27, 2006

ESITU has been played regularly on 99.9 KISW's "Loud and Local" show.

Most played songs:
Stems & Solace
Atrophy Infinity
Salinity
Tranquilium (amoxilride-detrahybinol)

ESITU has also been heard on:

KNHC 89.5 FM
KQBZ 100.7 FM The Buzz
KNDD 107.7 FM The End
KFNK 104.9 FM The Funky Monkey

Set List

ESITU is capable of playing up to a 2 hour set. Their typical set is 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Original songs in current repertoir:

Stems & Solace
Atrophy Infinity
9
Salinity
Nephilim
Cautious and Alive in Barely a World
Almost Timeless
Caught the Rose
Empty and You
The Month of April
Face Life for Now
The Loss
Living A.S.
The Clan's Disgrace
Tranquilium (amoxilride-detrahybinol)
Paradise
Psychometry
Cancer
Act One: The Awakening
Act 2: The Desire
Jabberwocky

Cover songs in current repertoir:

The Phantom of the Opera (main theme)
Halloween (The Misfits)