Fossil Generation

Fossil Generation

 Muncie, Indiana, USA
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By combining elements of rock, pop, punk, and even bits of metal, Fossil Generation proves there is no limit in the sound they can produce. Presenting a new spin on progressive rock, Fossil Generation is quickly taking the midwest by storm, and will soon be releasing their debut full-length album.

Biography

On the verge of releasing their much-anticipated debut full-length album, "Primitive," Fossil Generation has continuously been taking the midwest by storm. With a uniquely new presentation on progressive rock, the band chooses to excel at finding new genres amidst improvised jamming to create a multitude of layers that create their sound. In doing this, the band has created an album that presents itself as a blend of indie rock, punk, and even bits of metal, all while remaining true to their own sound.

(taken from Muncie Music fest 2012's website)
"Fossil Generation is no newcomer on the midwest music scene. Last year, the band performed many of Muncie's big events including Muncie Music Fest 2011, Muncie Gras, Muncie Ribfest, and countless performances at downtown Muncie's favorite music venue Doc's Music Hall. Now, with a whole new arsenal of mind-blowing material, Fossil Generation proves that there is no limit in the directions they can go with their sound. By combining elements of progressive rock, metal, punk, and pop, the band seamlessly weaves between sounds and genres, leaving no empty space untouched with their music. Fossil Generation further solidifies their own reputation by putting on one of the most energetic acts in the midwest at the forefront of the underground music scene."

Fossil Generation's debut album "Primitive" will be released digitally on May 28, 2013.

Lyrics

Primitive

Written By: Bradley Thomas

"For awhile I wondered, but now I know,
the lives we live are primitive.
And now I see similarities,
with these fragmented worlds so far apart.

And now the songs we sing have another meaning,
and all the people I know I don't know anymore.
And all the things we thought, like all the guns we brought,
we don't need anymore.
We've got our foot in the door.

Listen to me, he's an archuloid.
We can't trust these animals anymore.
It's a complicated situation without an end in sight.
Now my mind implodes.
Decide, it's now or never,
or will we stay here forever?

And now the songs we sing have another meaning,
and all the people I know I don't know anymore.
And all the things we thought, like all the guns we brought,
we don't need anymore.
We've got our foot in the door."

Jupiter Coil

Written By: Bradley Thomas

"We've gone on a trip, out of our minds.
I've thrown out the clip to my gun, cause I don't need it now.
Just shed your skin, cause I need it now.
I know within it's by my design where my mind goes.

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if I decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

But if I stay here in your nest,
I'll lose the contest that I'm running in.
We'll still drown in sin at the same events,
yet have different interests in women.

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if I decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

A holographic universe will sleep and then expand,
while we're still taking orders from the people in command.
Did you ever feel like when you need someone most,
that there's nobody there to fill the holes in your heart?

What if it's all in my head?
Was it something I said?
What if I decide to stay?
Would you notice anyway?

I won't let you, or them, or anybody
tell me who it is that I'm supposed to be.
No, I won't let you, or them, or anybody,
tell me who it is that I'm supposed to be.

I stepped on this ground first,
never can return to Earth,
or back to the place where we were birthed,
almost like we were cursed.
Now that we've learned the words,
we can finally end our search,
in this alternate universe.
This is our rebirth.

Rebirth.
Rebirth.
Rebirth..."

Nebuloid Stargazer

Written By: Bradley Thomas

"Staring out a window pane, wondering which star is which.
Pondering the questions and waiting for a time to repeat
relationships that we've made up, and situate a light where we bathe
as I'm staring out a window pane,
pondering the deaths that we've faked.

Sleep away most of the day,
I know we'll find a way
to get out and explore the world
but I hope for more to say
before I have to go away
but I know the world will remain
and all will stay the same.

Like an alien shaking hands with a dinosaur,
my calloused hands are becoming sore
from fighting in confusion.
There's a simple solution.

I'm tired of convincing myself that I'm okay,
when everyone around me has nothing to say.
It's not like it matters anyway,
but it might feel nice to feel alive someday.

So when we get there, can we sit and rest?
I've sat cryogenically on the verge of death,
for so long that I can hardly breathe and I can hardly see,
a light that leads and shows me the way.

Sleep away most of the day
I know we'll find a way
to get out and explore the world
but I hope for more to say
before I have to go away
but I know the world will remain
and all will stay the same."

Discography

"PRIMITIVE"
released: May 2013
label: TBA
tracklisting:
1. Majestic
2. Deep Space Underground
3. Earthbound (In My Head)
4. Blue Chariot
5. Nebuloid Stargazer
6. Ambidextraterrestrial
7. Curious Furs
8. Primitive
9. Solaris
10. Jupiter Coil

"ZETA RETICULI"
debut full-length album
released: July 5, 2011
label: self-released
tracklisting:
1. "Light Up the Sky"
2. "Barney & Betty"
3. "Coming From Quebec"
4. "Altered States"
5. "Other Mother"
6. "Confabulation"
7. "Restless"
8. "Roles Reversed"
9. "Zeta Reticuli"
10. "Hills"

**("restless" was aired on Shine 99 radio out of Indianapolis. "coming from quebec" was aired on multiple college radio stations throughout the midwest, mainly from Ball State University and Indiana University, and was also aired on WERK104.9. "barney & betty", "coming from quebec", and "confabulation" receive considerable amount of daily rotation on local muncie radio station 88.7)

Set List

Majestic
Deep Space Underground
Earthbound
Blue Chariot
Nebuloid Stargazer
Ambidextraterrestrial
Curious Furs
Primitive
Solaris
Jupiter Coil

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Terrestris
Restless
Roles Reversed
Tom Sawyer (Rush cover)

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set length approx.: 80 min.