Firma

Firma

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Smooth poised bass, composed vocal melodies, and a polar dialogue created by guitars and percussion. Highly influenced by qualities of today's most talented indie bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Circa Survive and Mars Volta. Firma derived its indie/rock style from a creative stand-point.

Biography

Smooth poised bass, composed vocal melodies, and a polar dialogue created by guitars and percussion. Highly influenced by qualities of today's most talented indie bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Circa Survive and Mars Volta. Firma derived its indie/rock style from a creative stand-point, which in turn defied trends and allowed biased listeners to respect the genuine effort the band has thus far put into.

Within the first year of Firma's life it became apparent that a following of people from the central connecticut area started to pay close attention. Since the dawn of Firma in late 2005, the band has already played a long list of shows throughout New England, sharing the stage with such acts as: Copeland, Straylight Run, Ben Jelen, June, Cute is What We Aim For, All Time Low and Matt Pond PA. With 2007 just over the horizon, the band has big plans for an east-coast tour.

The process of defining ones musical place in this business is a task that takes years and years of time and just doing it. In a short period of time the young men of Firma have found out that ones task is not only be a listener of music but as a musician, find not what they want to imitate, but rather what they want to create. In defining their own sound - years of playing, listening, and doing has brought them to this point.

It is not often that a young band takes the time both in spending energy toward its music and dreams, but also in the manner in which they achieve their success as an artist. In a short period of time, these four young musicians have found a way to combine a unique lyrical sense and a very listenable sound.

The band has recently released their debut EP "manifold".

Firma has shared the stage with:

Copeland
Strayligh Run
Jacks Mannequin
Emery
Anberlin
Ben Jelen
Portugal The Man.
Matt Pond Pa
June
Cute is What We Aim For
The Forecast
The Honorary Title
And many more.....

Lyrics

The Pirate

Written By: Mathieu Rodrigue

Never knew you were such a thief..
Oh, I'd expect things like that from a person like you..
You will never amaze me, we're too alike.
Testing the waters, our ideas are so extreme.

Friend how the eccentric eye is like to mine
We challenge the axis and push to create
A revolution..
A revolution..

Passion, I undergo sea
Oh, set up and cast away while I am sitting...
Alone.. Sit alone with me.
Testing the waters our ideas are so extreme

The Man Who Ponders

Written By: Mathieu Rodrigue

Give me a second to think about the moment
We wrote a page in a book about the day
Where memories are nothing but truth until they're spoken
and messages that tell us to let out the pain

I am not so wise.
I'm just like the man who ponders before he lies.

Lost in our words, its easy to see that we care
Want to settle all our differences now?
So we'll have time for the youth that we've never been because we're so grown up
and barely the age to determine what haste can cause.

Nightmares

Written By: Mathieu Rodrigue


The trend that your showing
is not ok, it was expected
you hide into the mess you've made

The way we're going to tell you
to go away but stay in touch is
hard but its time, you understand.

I have been slaving away these past few years.
No, you don't understand and you won't so give in.

You weren't cut out for this, my mistake.
my mistake, for the time and effort you dont give
so we don't care to push you on..

Discography

"Manifold" - 5 Song Self Released/ Self Produced Ep Recorded at Capture Studios by Chuck Rubano of Capture Productions. We have been played on local radio stations through out New England and have been streaming our music on Myspace.com, Purevolume.com, and Indie911.com

Set List

We typically play sets that are 30 minutes to 1 hour long. Set list usually consists of: The Man who Ponders, Guide The Lost, The Pirate, Forgive, Diet, Nightmares. Depending on the show songs can be dropped, moved, or replaced.