Freak Mythology

Freak Mythology

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Influenced by a wide array of genres, Freak Mythology mixes funk grooves with an underlying psychedelia that conceives a substantial tone of liveliness, with an honest intent. This creates sound that has been well described as "so wonderfully familiar and timeless yet absolutely fresh, and not in any way a lame attempt to simply replicate the sounds from years gone by” by music blogger Donald Strachen.

Biography

Freak Mythology released their debut album in April of 2017 and in just over a year's time has become Cincinnati's premier rock act, winning back to back battle of the bands style competitions, packing out shows all over Ohio, and just recently a nomination in the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for the best rock act. (Winner announced on November 25th)

Influenced by a wide array of genres, Freak Mythology mixes funk grooves with an underlying psychedelia that conceives a substantial tone of liveliness, with an honest intent. This creates sound that has been described as "so wonderfully familiar and timeless yet absolutely fresh, and not in any way a lame attempt to simply replicate the sounds from years gone by” by music blogger Donald Strachen. 

In April of 2017, Freak Mythology released their self-titled debut record, focusing on their foundation in sound. Featuring the songs 'House Arrest', ‘Haunting Me’, ‘Wake Up’, the mid-album instrumental ‘Surge', 'Get Goin’, ‘Headed Out’, and ‘Where Does the Time Go’, showing elements of the musical diversity in Freak Mythology, and illustrating not only the intense dynamics and complex abilities of the members but also the deeper meanings that are created within the songwriting.

Currently, Freak Mythology is writing, creating, and playing their music around the midwest and furthering the reach of their sound. In their live show, frontman Brad Wehlitz, guitarist Ryan Shephard, bassist Caroline Joseph, and percussionist Travis Hanna come together, in order to bring together.

Lyrics

House Arrest

Written By: Brad Wehlitz

Stuck here, gotta find a way out

Stuck here, I gotta find a plan

Stuck here, I gotta find a route

If I had one I wouldn’t have a doubt

Stuck here, I kinda wish I ran

Stuck here, I’m losin’ my mind

Stuck here, my head’s spinnin’ like a fan

And all in all I still don’t have a plan

Cause I’m on house arrest (x4)

Stuck here, I gotta find some work

Stuck here, I gotta pay my dues

Stuck here, my thoughts they lurk

But to them, I’m just another jerk

Stuck here, I just want the world back

Stuck here, I just wanna have some fun

Stuck here, grab the bags and I’ll pack

Still to them, respect is what I lack

Cause I’m on house arrest (x4)

Haunting Me

Written By: Ryan Shephard

All these questions, they’re haunting me

It’s all chaos, madness, and creeds

There’s footsteps above me, I’m locked inside

I’ve gotta get out of this place, and see what I can find

And yeah we’ve got to find a way

We’ve got to find the day

We’ve got to find a way

Today, yeah we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

Uh huh we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

Stuck in this rut, it feels like all the time

I’m makin’ it day to day, it probably looks like I’m fine

Can we leave today? I’m begging you please

I’ve gotta get out of this place, to keep my mind at ease

And yeah we’ve got to find a way

We’ve got to find the day

We’ve got to find a way

Today, yeah we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

Uh huh we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

And yeah we’ve got to find a way

We’ve got to find the day

We’ve got to find a way

Today, yeah we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

Uh huh we’ll see, exactly what’s been haunting me today

Wake Up

Written By: Ryan Shephard

I’m waiting, I’m waiting, to catch you when you’ve got the time

But you’re fading, you’re fading, when all your problems arise

I want to say it to you

Wake up because you always knew

You’re walking, you’re talking, but there’s nobody home

You’re rocking, and you’re rolling, but you never pick up your phone

I want to say it to you

Wake up because you always knew

Don’t beat yourself up

You gotta work your way up

C’mon pick yourself up

You fell asleep, you fell asleep

Now wake up, wake up, wake up

You gotta wake up, wake up, wake up

Sitting, reminiscing, but now look at yourself

Don’t you think you’ve got the time to get your lonesome self some help?

Well you’re fighting, and lying, you’re just wasting my time

While you sit there, and watch your life slowly go on by

Don’t beat yourself up

You gotta work your way up

C’mon pick yourself up

You fell asleep, you fell asleep

Now wake up, wake up, wake up

You gotta wake up, wake up, wake up

C’mon wake up, wake up, wake up,

You gotta wake up, wake up, wake up

Don’t beat yourself up

You gotta work your way up

C’mon pick yourself up

You fell asleep, you fell asleep

Now wake up, wake up, wake up

You gotta wake up, wake up, wake up

C’mon wake up, wake up, wake up,

You gotta wake up, wake up, wake up

Get Goin'

Written By: Ryan Shephard

A man once said when he was left for dead, that he wanted to have some fun

He turned his head to the sky, and when I asked him why, he said he wanted to follow the sun

Take a look around you know you’re safe and sound, and bound, inside your hemisphere

Get goin’ get movin’ you know you gotta get groovin’, so put your car in gear

Ohhhhhh

Ohhhhhh

Fame and money, though it’ll make ya feel funny, it’s not worth my time

The open road, I don’t know where it goes, is all I need to get by

You’ve got the time and the place and no time to waste so put the bullshit aside

Get goin’ get movin’ you know you gotta get groovin’ let’s go for a drive

Got off his seat, and got on his feet, to take a better look around

He shot up in the air, and fixed up his hair, and put his paperwork down.

Quit his job started runnin’ knew he had to start lovin’ so he went and skipped town

Get goin’ get movin’ you know you gotta get groovin’ we’re never slowin’ down

Ohhhhhh

Ohhhhhh

Fame and money, though it’ll make ya feel funny, it’s not worth my time

The open road, I don’t know where it goes, it's all I need to get by

You’ve got the time and the place and no time to waste so put the bullshit aside

Get goin’ get movin’ you know you gotta get groovin’ let’s go for a drive

Ohhhhhh

Ohhhhhh

Fame and money, though it’ll make ya feel funny, it’s not worth my time

The open road, I don’t know where it goes, it's all I need to get by

You’ve got the time and the place and no time to waste so put the bullshit aside

Get goin’ get movin’ you know you gotta get groovin’ let’s go for a drive

Headed Out

Written By: Brad Wehlitz

So I heard you say that you’d like to leave

Go and travel the world so beyond the seas

Well you’re still stuck here watching your TV

Cause the work commute has you up too early

Well honey guess what? I’ve just about had enough

I’ve been bustin’ my ass, and life ain’t adding up

So pack up your shit, put out your cigarette

Get back on the road, we are headed out

I know that you are the only one who’s with me

Who’s willing to take everything and leave this old town and kick it

Although we know there comes a lonely lonely time when you and I will miss it

Yet another month with your credit card upside down

You’ve got the overdraft fees keeping you all tied down

You can’t even take your little girl out to lunch

Yeah the landlords got you so pissed you try to not throw a punch

You keep buying booze cause you think it clears your head

Well it only slows you down and puts you straight to bed

So pack up your shit, put out your cigarette

Get back on the road, we are headed out

I know that you are the only one who’s with me

Who’s willing to take everything and leave this old town and kick it

Although we know there comes a lonely lonely time when you and I will miss it

I know that you are the only one who’s with me

Who’s willing to take everything and leave this old town and kick it

Although we know there comes a lonely lonely time when you and I will miss it

So pack up your shit, put out your cigarette

Get back on the road, we are headed out

Where Does The Time Go

Written By: Brad Wehlitz

There’s people around me, and they don’t know

Where does the time go?

Nobody knows

Where does the time go?

I’m a little bit crazy, well can’t you tell,

From the smile on my face

I’m feelin’ pretty

Well

Pretty well

I’m a little bit crazy, I’ve seen you before

Last night was hazy

It was foggier than

Hell

Than hell

Where does the time go?

Where does my mind go?

Where does the time go?

I don’t know

You know what I’m thinking

You see things my way

Yes you know what I’m seeing

You know what I’m trying to

Say

I’m trying to say

Where does the time go?

Where does my mind go?

Where the time go?

I don’t know

Discography

"Freak Mythology" Released April 7th, 2017.