Exotic Nucleotic

Exotic Nucleotic

BandRock

Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, Exotic Nucleotic offers a brand of electrifying songs that continue the rock n’ roll spirit of The Stooges, The Doors, and The Clash.

Biography

Exotic Nucleotic offers a brand of electrifying songs that continue the rock n’ roll spirit of The Stooges, The Doors, and The Clash, drawing the audience on an anthemic march to the apocalypse, but not to embrace it,... to defeat it.

It all started in West Palm Beach, Florida when eleven-year old Blake began strumming his older brother’s guitar. “As soon as I learned a few chords and a couple tunes, I was off writing my own songs.” Although his parents lived on the ritzy island, Blake spent most of his childhood west of town in the neighboring ghetto with his “grandmother”/housekeeper. With her strong, Bahamian demeanor, she raised Blake, taking him every Sunday to her all black, Baptist church. Growing up between the racially and class divided worlds heavily influenced the way Blake viewed his environment and would later, influence Exotic’s music.

In his freshman year of high school, Blake met Erik and they immediately hit it off. “I didn’t like him much but when I heard him wailing on the guitar at a party one night, I knew I had to be in a band with him.” Soon after, Blake and Erik recruited neighboring friend, Turken, to play drums, and soon the young rock band, known as Nifkin, gained a loyal following across the South Florida area but upon graduating high school, the band parted ways.

Though the band was apart, each of them pursued their musical aspirations wholeheartedly. Blake continued to write new material, drawing inspiration from his battle with drug addiction. “It was definitely the lowest period of my life...I was searching for myself.” Erik enrolled in the University of Miami music program and spent time touring and recording with several bands including the Mississippi All-stars and Dixie Hustler. “From then on, I knew I wanted to get my hands into every aspect of the recording process.” Turken went on to college as well, and played drums for a touring band, opening for the Beach Boys, Joss Stone, and Blues Traveler.

After more than three years, Blake, Erik, and Turken were finally back home, anxious to make something happen. They began jamming together in December 2005, adding Curtis on bass, and on New Year’s Eve, the newly christened Exotic Nucleotic (from a crazy friend’s suggestion) performed for the first time in front of a room of 250 hometown friends.

“Since the first show, I think we realized we had something and we wanted to see how far we could push it.” The band played shows in South Florida and in late August 2006, the debut EP, Capital A for Agenda will be released, as well as exoticnucleotic.com and the internet rockumentary aptly titled, The Exotic Nucleotic Show. With their EP, Exotic Nucleotic confronts the global and human state of affairs. Whether it’s exposing the illusion of the American dream in “Fleshly Ambition,” begging a lover on a spiritual romance in “Inside The Light,”or depicting modern-day slavery in “Debt Campaign,” Exotic Nucleotic seems to be on a mission beyond music. “We are trying to get people to see things on another level, beyond the tv screens, the paper, the celebrity magazines... beyond what we can see.”

Lyrics

Wait A Minute

Written By: Blake Hanley

Wait A Minute

gun shot go; fight for your pleasure,
join the race for the great ballroom treasure
get all you can and steal if you have to
but make sure you got on a nice suit

wait a minute..don’t you go so fast
i need a moment to make it last
fall together with the whole race
infiltrating your lasting grace (in time)
don’t come, try to make it if you can
if not, we can try to understand
dont you, don’t you come here after long
and then we can try to sing this song

gun shot go; fight for protection
join the cause of the new insurrection
protest the pickets, protect our problems
cashing in to buy off the lawmen

wait a minute..don’t you go so fast
i need a moment to make it last
fall together with the whole race
infiltrating your lasting grace (in time)
don’t come, try to make it if you can
if not, we will try to understand
don’t you, don’t you come here after long
and then we can try to sing this song

push em’ to the front lines....end it now
we’ll rise up anyhow
exterminate the project....start right now
we’ll rise up anyhow

wait a minute..don’t you go so fast
i need a moment to make it last
fall together with the whole race
infiltrating your lasting grace (in time)
don’t come, try to make it if you can
if not, we will try to understand
don’t you, don’t you come here after long
and then we can try to sing this song

Fleshly Ambition

Written By: Blake Hanley

Fleshly Ambition

gotta chase that bunny round the track
better make that money to win her back
cause’ she’s kept you waiting in the back of the line
your stock is sliding under in a drunken decline
boy, you need to get out but you run down her tail
saying, “I think I’m red hot on her trail”

alright, ignite
we gotta burn the illusion
inside, collide
I’m with my fleshly ambition

gotta steal that limelight for yourself
better upstage to slight everyone else
but the tv’s telling you that you’re not complete
“you better buy our product if you want to compete”
with the millions chasing the american myth
that says success is who you hang with

alright, ignite
we gotta burn the illusion
inside, collide
I’m with my fleshly ambition

so many instincts urging on your pride
you’ve no place to hide
as nations cheer their vain search on
you’re only hope strong

alright, ignite
we gotta burn the illusion
inside, collide
I’m with my fleshly ambition

Don't You Got It, Girl?

Written By: Blake Hanley

looking for my next move, I bring night to the day
I keep my cards close to me cause' she's coming my way
no, I don't dance baby but I'll put my hand on your hip
I've got the high cards hidden but I'm losing my grip

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?

I think I like you, babe, you got me right on the edge
you know I like a gamble but I'm hedging my bets
cause' you're not into supporting parts, you want the lead role
I'd give you all I got but you just want more control

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?

now I'm down on your table, babe, I'm drowning in debt
you got me where you want me, now I've got nothing left
you must have drugged me unconscious, this has gotta be wrong
I thought I had the hand but it was you all along

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?
don't you got it, girl?

Discography

We are releasing Capital A for Agenda, a 7-song EP, in late August, which be available on iTunes and CDfreedom.com.

Set List

Sets consist of all the songs on the EP, other originals and a few covers such as Rolling Stones "Street Fighting Man," The Cure "Killing An Arab," The Stooges "Gimme Danger," and Howlin' Wolf "Smokestack Lightning."