Eureka!

Eureka!

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Songs cross the lyrical brilliance of Elvis Costello with the tribal rhythmic stomp Keith Richards's solo work. According to Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh, we've got that "Big Star vs. Crazy Horse thing."

Biography

Tired of staring down at his shoes and replying “I just play under my own name” when people asked him what his band was called, Alex Sniderman formed Eureka! with longtime drummer Melissa Houston and bassist Scott Anthony. Sniderman’s songwriting combines Elvis Costello’s wry wordplay with Keith Richards’s rawk raunch, while the band evokes a shotgun wedding of Memphis power pop icons Big Star with the incendiary thunder of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

While Sniderman’s songs are still the focus of the group, he knows his tunes wouldn’t pack the same punch without the collective power of three musicians playing as one musical mind. “When Melissa and I first played with Scott it just clicked. It instantly felt like all the pieces suddenly fit together. We were all a bit blown away,” says Sniderman. The three musicians’ chemistry onstage and on record makes for edgy, passionate, and exciting rock ‘n’ roll that is nothing if not real.

Eureka!’s three members are lifelong musicians each with varying experiences. Alex Sniderman was discovered playing with The Tone Def White Boys at a Nashville club at 19 by The MC5’s Wayne Kramer. Kramer was so impressed with Sniderman’s songs that he produced and played on Sniderman’s self-tilted debut. Scott Anthony is a well-respected bassist and producer/engineer who has worked with everyone from David Poe to Daniel Lanois. Drummer extraordinaire Melissa Houston has played with a variety of acts from bands and singer/songwriters (Heather Shayne Blakeslee, The Hillary Step) to dance companies, in addition to working as a session musician with producer Jimi Zhivago (Rufus Wainwright, Ollabelle).

Eureka! is a band of music lovers and lifers who believe there is no greater joy than making good noise with good friends. Come along for the ride why don’t you?

Lyrics

No Difference

Written By: Alex Sniderman

You know I hate this town
As much as I love you
And when I break it down
There's nothing I can do

Everything I know
And everything I do
Every day I live
Makes no difference without you

I know it's all been said
Someone already said it best
Such a cruel genius
To leave me with the rest

Everything I know
And everything I do
Every day I live
Makes no difference without you

I tried so many times
To get off of this ride
Only took me forty years
Just another suicide

Everything I know
And everything I do
Every day I live
Makes no difference without you

Decibels & Alcohol

Written By: Alex Sniderman

Decibels and alcohol
One more back against the wall
Mother muse give me a clue
Where are you
Fucking in the bathroom stalls
Take my card, give me a call
You really can't expect me to believe you, can you

I think you guys are great
You'll go so far
Don't worry if you still can't play guitar
I forgot that I was even in a bar
Are you sure this isn't Wembley?

Sleeping on the mixing desk
Did all your parts, take a good long rest
You'll know you're done
When they cut off the money
Engineer couldn't hear a train
Producer used to have a brain
How he lost it would be tragic
If it weren't so funny

Rerecord, remix, and then remaster
Easiest recipe for your latest disaster
Just make sure they spell the names right
Don't kid yourself
The music's all that matters

Drummer's always late
Bass player's ugly
Couldn't find a groove in an LP
Guitar player can't read, but sure is loud
A jet crashed on the runway

Decibels and alcohol
Welcome back against the wall
No roadmap left to take you home
Where are you?
Should be rich instead of broke
High on the charts instead of dope
Don't look at me and tell me you belileved any of it

I think you guys are great
You'll go so far
Don't worry if you still can't play guitar
I forgot that I was even in a bar
Are you sure this isn't...

Elevation

Written By: Alex Sniderman

I know life is good
How come so much feels like such a waste
And I know love is real
How come so few people ever get a taste
Of the real thing

Elevation
Can't seem to get me high enough
Elevation
Won't you let me in up there
Elevation
Regrets left in the mailbox
And I'm still standing here

I heard you came back
Glad to see you haven't changed
I see you're back to searching
Since Mr. Right turned out Dr. Strange

Elevation
Can't seem to get me high enough
Elevation
Won't you let me in up there
Elevation
Regrets left in the mailbox
And I'm still standing here

How will you know
When you reach the top
If you're never satisfied
How will you know
When the journey's stopped
Maybe you just fell off the ride

Elevation

Discography

Eureka E.P.
available on http://myspace.com/eurekarocks

Set List

This is a typical set list. We don't usually do any covers, but in the past have done covers of everything from Lyle Lovett to Prince.

See Anything
Nice Guys
Words No Good
Outta Yer Hands
No Difference
Golden Boy
Decibels
Say Hello
Losing Myself
Elevation
Truth