Falcao and Monashee

Falcao and Monashee

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male/female Vancouver duo "Rooted in psych-folk but looking dreamily forward" -Exclaim! | "Post-gregorian art-Goth"-The Georgia Straight | "Alternately terrifying and soothing" -TheUbyssey | "I found myself thinking about the end of man and the wars of the romans..."-Discorder

Biography

FALCAO AND MONASHEE have recorded 2 ALBUMS and 1 EP since 2008, as well as contributing to Brazil-based project Conjunto Vazio.

They've been playing a series of shows in Vancouver since the start of '09, including CITR Thunderbird Radio Hell, and festivals such as MUSIC WASTE 2008, 2010, and Olio 2010. Following their CMJ-Top200-charting eponymous debut, their second album "FOOLS" was captured LIVE-in-studio (with zero overdubbing), by COLIN STEWART (Black Mountain, Destroyer), at the Hive in DECEMBER 2009.

Like their first album, the LOOPS and lyrics began in the pacific wilderness of Galiano Island, where the two lived for a time, but have subsequently been shaped by their experience in the city.

Now on iTunes and available for FREE download, "FOOLS" is set to be released on Vinyl in late Fall 2010.

MORE ABOUT F AND M:

-FALCAO immigrated to Canada from BRAZIL to continue to pursue music after playing drums in various Sao Paulo bands (The Maybees(now Ludov), Banze, Numismata). Some of his major influences include IRON MAIDEN, BLONDE REDHEAD, LEONARD COHEN, and CHICO BUARQUE.

- MONASHEE grew up in BC, living on the coast, and the mountains for many years. Occasional busker, and daughter of musicians, her love of song has spanned from early influences of '80's POP along with traditonal FOLK BALLADS, bands like The MOODY BLUES, singers JOAN BAEZ, DOLLY PARTON, and BILLIE HOLIDAY. Her favourite band is BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. She was also a member of Vancouver band Organ Trail.

F and M met in Vancouver in 2007, touring across Canada in a previous group with whom they shared stages with many bands such as Bella, Panurge, and studiomates The Japandroids, The Clips, Brasstronaut, and The Pack (AD),

F and M's song "Teleportation" appeared on issue # 15 of Vancouver's One Cool Word Magazine.

http://www.onecoolword.com/issues/issue-15/

In 2009 they also contributed some instrumentals to the song "Ritalin" on Brazil-based project Conjuto Vazio -

http://mtv.uol.com.br/lancamentos/conheca-o-conjunto-vazio-novo-projeto-de-thadeu-meneghini

Lyrics

Investigative

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

INVESTIGATIVE

I hear you say
It was the photograph

I hear you call
The voice is from the past

Resolve the problem
It's waiting on the line

Repair the damage
Before they find the crime

I hear the news
It's on the telephone

I see you've changed
Investigative side

You bought the lies
The population sold

I see your eyes
They smile and say good bye

Money

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

MONEY

Now you can bring your torches
We can build a fortress
Hide in every space

Here we can find our fortune
Look into the future
Neverending peace

The signs
Fading in progression
This is our protection
Do you know the way

Systems colliding
Always colliding oh...

Money to cross the border
Hunting our informer
Quiet as a mouse

It feels like surviving torture
Planning our departure
Measuring the dose

It's mine
Matches my expression
Touches my depression
Colouring the way

Systems colliding
Always colliding oh...
---

Determination

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

DETERMINATION

Breathing still

Are you ready now

To lose the war

Inside

Have we lost control

Of our design

Learning everything belongs to something else

When you find yourself becoming someone else

I can live
I can live within a perfect realm
A perfect realm
---

Valentine

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

VALENTINE

Signal from a distant world
Hear the ticking of time

Special broadcast by the queen
Feel the gravity shine

In my mind i saw it near
Now the diamonds are real
Like a dragon in its den
Full of hunger and fire

At the bottom of the sea
There's a tropic of dreams
---

Inner Journey

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

INNER JOURNEY

Where are you going
Nowhere on earth

What are you saying
Nothing on earth

We are the ones they call fools
We are the ones
---

Fighting Challenge

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

FIGHTING CHALLENGE

Fighting was so terrible
Like a sentence of lonliness

Within a house of mirrors
Everything disappears
---

Dusty Temple Light

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

DUSTY TEMPLE LIGHT

We are free
Lost in the wonder
And we see
We are arriving

Yeah we know
Who built the lions
It was there
In the streets of the city

If i wake you
Will you go with me
If i wake you
Will you follow me

We have come
To see the mesmerizing light
Reflected on a dust wall

We are here
To love this underground
Where life can reappear

If i wake you
Will you go with me
If i wake you
Will you follow me
---

Merry Go Round

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

Merry Go Round

Again

It's raining outside I've had enough

Time to move on

Again

Lost in my house I've had enough

Time to move on

Again

Kept in the dark I wanted it

To be this way

Again

There is no past, no yesterday

Only today

Again

There is no town we wouldn't stay

Only today

--

California

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

California

Fortune came
and decided to fit your life

Fever came
and decided to play your mind

Stillness came
and decided to free your sight

Splendor came
and all of these things were right

We fly and fall in the unknown
We die, and build up a new dawn
You are a fugitive
Welcome back my friend

We can do what we want to do

We fly and then we fall in the unknown
We die, and build up a new dawn
You are a fugitive
Welcome back my friend
Welcome my friend

We cannot afford to lose
We cannot afford to win
We cannot afford to lose
We cannot afford to win
We cannot afford it

Here we can be happy and learn
That time is endless
--

Hollywood Cigarettes Off Road

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

Hollywood Cigarettes Off Road

I believe there's nothing better
Living in a fairytale

Let the waves wash all around us
The sky is tangled in the trees

Well you see that it's hard but you look like you're ready to try
Yeah you see what you want and your luck will be showing tonight

Everyone's saying that nothing will ever be true
Everyone's saying that nothing will ever be real

I've been dreaming of a forest
I've been clinging to the roots

If we stay in our dimension
The stars are destined to redeem

Well you see that it's hard but you look like you're ready to try
Yeah you see what you want and your blood will be winning tonight

Everyone's saying that nothing will ever be true
Everyone's saying that nothing will ever be real
--

Cineraria

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

Cineraria

Hold on tight
To the body
To your body

Feed the light
In the water
In the body

Stop the heart
Paint the target
Paint it scarlet

Thought i knew i thought i saw it
Thought i knew it thought i called it
Thought i knew i thought i saw it
Thought i saw i saw right through it

Close my eyes xray my mind
Erase the time disolve the lines
I close my eyes and realize
That what you seek is what you're hiding

Don't let go
Of the centre
Of your centre

Nothing blurs
Nothing bothered
Nothing borrowed

Burning sky
Take a picture
Of your body

With your head i thought i saw it
Thought i knew it thought i called it
Thought i knew i thought i saw it
Thought i saw i saw right through it

Organize and analyze it
Synthesize and advertise it
Going back i'm going to start it
Where oh where it could not follow
--

Kathmandu

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

Kathmandu

What is out there glowing
What remains unspoken
What exists in the night
When the heart is running low

Memories have grown
Memories are found

Everything is broken
Everything is so bright
Everything is so cold
Everything is filled with light

Cry so hard to hold
Now I'm growing old

Don't know where it's written
No response is given
Blindfolded by madness
Talking in a different tongue

Don't know where to go
Find another home
--

Casbah

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

Casbah

Do you fight the hour
In the end it Crumbles to dust
You can become Invincible
It only works when you're trying to escape

Happiness is power
It cannot be taken away
The place you visit when you sleep
Turn into something new inside in silence

Parasocial

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

PARASOCIAL

I know you know
you know me

in this planet
we agree

one more chance to fly
one chance to be

morning shivers come
sharpenning

and you make and you break and you take it

the bells are ringing
calling day

across the river
entryway

I'm running back to life
you're watching

I'm coming back tonight
and leaving

and you make and you break and you take it

Strange Universe

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

STRANGE UNIVERSE

Time is now
it is new
from the ground
to the flame

Electric
hourglass
lightning quick
burning fast

Hello reporter man
i am a hologram
lost in the bamboo grove
where this strange universe began

Blue siren
turning red
circumvent
take my hand

I'm sending a transmission
parallel reflection
viewed in a different space
where this strange universe began

All Terrain

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

ALL TERRAIN

riding across the sand, wanted
travelling night and day
to where i must begin, again
beyond this rough terrain

adrift upon the land, altered
wandering in a dream
then beauty filled the sky, kindly
with possibility

so now i understand, the thread
connecting everything
that you and i are here, yearning
entangled and living

Special Agent

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

SPECIAL AGENT

I want you to know that
Believing is key

We swim in this ocean
of reason and dream

And now you know what's hidden in our secret life
And now you know what lives beneath the surface
And now you know what's hidden in our secret mind

unfettered arising
beholding the moon

and finding forever
all changing is true

i know that you've been living with a broken heart
i know somehow you have been living

in time you'll know what's given in the secret life
in time i'd like to tell you how i'm feeling

i woke up to something
announcing the spell

a vision of pure love
creating myself

And now i want to show you what the future's like
and now i want to tell you 'bout our future

And now you know what's hidden in the secret life

AHHHHHH....

How are you this morning?
you feeling alright?

The sunshine is waiting
outside in your sky

Starlight

Written By: Rodrigo Falcao, Monashee Sun

s t a r l.i.g.h.t

you are the starlight shining there's a reason
you shine upon the world in every season

the wheels of motion - mysterious science
domestic children forming an alliance

starlight
shine immaculate
and warm the world with your glow

starlight
shine immaculate
and warm the world with your glow

the cities sleeping...breathing information
and we are learning of patience and intention

starlight
shine immaculate
and warm the world with your glow

starlight
shine immaculate
and warm the world with your glow

i went outside and all the birds were singing

Discography

2010: "Fools", recorded live (zero overdub)December 2009 by Colin Stewart at the Hive, digital release out now for Free download, "12 vinyl out this summer

2009: "Falcao and Monashee" - self-titled debut album, released May 2009 - available on iTunes, charted on CMJTop200 and EarshotTop50, and was a #1 pick on Belgium's Rootstime radio's best of 2009 list

EP: Falcao and Monashee -
2008 , song "Heaven" released on Series Two (Omaha) Compilation

2009 Radio Charts
(US&Canada)

-Tuesday August 25th
WNCW Spindale NC #1
KXLU Los Angeles CA # 7 New World
WXDU Durham NC #33, #7 World

-Tuesday August 18th
Radio Phoenix AZ #9 Top 30, #3 New World
WXDU Durham NC #10, # 5 World Chart

-Tuesday August 11th 2009
#50 on Earshot Top 50
CFMU Hamilton ONT #18
CHMR St. Johns NL #30
CITR Vancouver BC #20
CJAM Windsor ONT #10
KWLC Decorah IA #14
KWUR St. Louis MO #30
KZSC Santa Cruz CA #29
Radio Phoenix Phoenix AZ #11
WMHB Waterville ME #22
WMUC College Park MD #21
WPTS Pittsburgh PA #23
WUNH Durham NH #4

-Tuesday August 04th 2009
CFMU Hamilton ONT #30
CHMR St. Johns NL #20
KAOS Olympia WA #8
KBBI Homer AK #28
KSLU-1 St. Louis MO #12
KWUR St. Louis MO #26
KZSC Santa Cruz CA #22
Radio Phoenix Tempe AZ #11, #3 New World
WDCE Richmond VA #28
WRPI Troy NY #13
WUNH Durham NH #6
CHOQ Montreal QC #9 Top Anglophone album

- Tuesday July 28th
#120 on CMJ TOP 200
CHMR St. Johns NL-Canada #18
CHOQ Montreal QB #18, #8 Top Anglophone album
CJAM Windsor ONT #12
KBBI Homer AK #28
KSCL Shreveport LA #29
KSLU-1 St. Louis MO #15
KWCW Walla Walla WA #15
KWUR St. Louis MO #16
KZSC Santa Cruz CA #25
Radio Phoenix Tempe AZ #17, #2 New World
WDCE Richmond VA #24
WMEB Orono ME (#27
WMHB Waterville ME #30
WNCW Spindale NC #15
WPSC Wayne NJ #27
WRPI Troy NY #23
WUNH Durham NH #14

- Tuesday July 21st
#158 on CMJ Top 200
CHMR St. Johns NL - #26
CHOQ Montreal Canada #21
KVMR Nevada City CA #30
KWCW Walla Walla WA #18
KSLU-1 St. Louis MO
KZSC Santa Cruz CA to #4
WDCE Richmond VA #20
WMHB Waterville ME #28
WNCW Spindale NC #22
WPSC Wayne NJ #27
WRFL -1 Lexington KY #24
WRNC Ashland WI #30
WRPI Troy NY #23.

- Tuesday July 14th
CHMR St. Johns NL #26
KCPR San Luis Obispo CA #14
KSLU-1 St. Louis MO #26
KVMR Nevada City CA #11
KWCW Walla Walla WA #17
WDCE Richmond VA #18
WNCW Spindale NC #19
WPSC Wayne NJ #28
WRPI Troy NY #28

- Tuesday July 7th
CJLY Nelson BC #14
KOPN Columbia MO #6
WUTK Knoxville, TN #4 of Top 5 Adds
KZSC Santa Cruz CA #2 of Top 5 Adds
KTUH Honolulu HI #3 top RPM Add

- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
CITR Vancouver BC #3/Top 30, #13 for the Month of June

Set List

We have a total of 22 original songs, 14 from our new album and 8 from our previous. We typically play 45minute sets but can play shorter or longer to suit the show.

Typical:
Investigative (featuring dulcimer)
Valentine (mandolin)
All Terrain (banjo)
Merry Go Round (Harp)
Inner Journey (keys)
Money (keys)
Parasocial (keys)
Determination (keys)
Starlight (keys+toy metallophone)

additional:
Futurey Gamey
Hollywood Cigarettes Off-Road (Banjo)
Fighting Challenge (keys)
Casbah(keys)
Cineraria (violin)
Plot (violin)
Dusty Temple Light (banjo)
Teleportation (banjo)
Determination (keys)
California (keys)
Special Agent (mandolin)
Plot (violin)
Kathmandu(keys)
Strange Universe (keys)