Famous Lovers

Famous Lovers

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Four handsome young men who can write really great songs. Pop enough for radio, but with enough edge and attitude to please the scenesters. With their roots spread throughout new wave, garage and post-punk, they sound like the baby of NYC and Montreal. Talk is never enough.

Biography

When Famous Lovers chose that name, their separate notoriety as Lotharios, Casanovas, and such was not unimpressive, but they were hardly, in the broad sense, famous. However, they guessed, it was only a matter of time. A multinational crew of four, they form a kind of super-selective United Nations, only better dressed and they get more done. Jordan (drums) and Andrew (keys, vocals, guitar) are childhood pals from Kingston, a town equally famous for its love of classic rock and its hardcore prison. Susil is the Nepalese bass guitar whiz-kid they met at a Dandy Warhols show, and Jonathan Jude (guitar) is an Irishman who frequently gets rowdy. On stage they are focused like laser beams, stoic and serious. Andrew croons abstract lyrics in a strong tenor, throwing in organ backing to the dark melodies, while Jonathan’s guitar anchors everything, screeching out lonely notes stage left. The songs offer just enough riff-happy rock to keep you dancing, and just enough po-mo dissonance to keep you wondering. These days, with their freshly-pressed EP and super-sweet Econoline van, Famous Lovers are on the move. Aside from frequent gigs at home in Montreal, they’ve finished four tours of Ontario, one of Eastern Canada and two of the Eastern U.S. They roll like Vikings, sleeping in parks and unlocked college dorms, and leaving a trail of mayhem, broken hearts, and spilled motor oil in their wake. It’s less because they can’t afford hotels, and more because that’s just the way they do things. With the EP circulating on college radio, and the promise of ever-bigger crowds, the band plans to tour indefinitely, until death or fame, whichever comes first. Or something like that. Right now, in any case, they’re happy to do it for the love.

Lyrics

Blind Control

Written By: Andrew Sepic

Well If its the right speed and youre going straight,
You can close your eyes and
take your hands away.
And cross your fingers
and pray to god for a safe return.
Cause any day now you'll find you can't turn back, its like a lobster trap.
And Little pieces keep you on your track. Your happy when it steals
your choice away.

Said Time, Said Year
Stay with me the place is near
X2

If you breath hard and panic, try to find the dream you'll find sleepless days and nights between.
And the subterranean caves of your heart are mired in the rules that start.
The line of pleasure and business is so damn bleak, it tastes so sickly sweet and guitar hooks they hit you and drag you down by your knee's.
They say you'll never go home now.

Said time, Said year,
Stay with me the place is near. X2

Fear of Women

Written By: Andrew Sepic

All we had is gone.
It was June, it fell to bits on dreams of the big time.
You never gonna let it go.
You never go home.
I start my head exploding.

Cause you're the sweetest thing I've left behind.
And all the wrongs I know when I wake up.
You never go home, but you're wasting my time, and I know so I just keep going.

Find a clue in the pieces puzzle,
You've got love and sex and a murder weapon,
And there's motifs a plenty for a rock and roller,
And Its time for leaving she's got questions grieving.

It's never right or wrong,
Its a place we all go to try and be happy.
A grey space to float about.
We play to find out what makes the bass stop rolling.

Cause you're the sweetest thing that I've left behind.
And all the wrongs I know when I wake up.
You never go home, but you're wasting my time and I know so I just keep going.

Find a clue in the pieces puzzle,
You've got love and sex and a murder weapon,
And there's motifs a plenty for a rock and roller,
And Its time for leaving she's got questions grieving.

Love is never gonna be my bride, I guess I take a woman who makes up stories at night, and I said
Love is never gonna be my bride I guess I'll have a woman to waste all my time.

Discography

2007 - Famous Lovers EP (self-released)

Set List

Our typical setlist is about 45- 55 minutes. That includes 7-9 songs. Here's a list our our current set. We never do covers.

The Sweet Goodnight
Tocsin
John Batt
Fear of Women
Mystery Shoes
Blind Control
Doin' it (In the Big City)
Farthest Star
Boys of Summer