Heads Up Display

Heads Up Display

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Gimmick-less four piece indie rock. Taking influences from all over the map and meshing them into something louder. Compared to The Pixies, Blonde Redhead, Lush, early-Weezer, Pavement, and Husker Du.

Biography

Taquitos and Lone Star Beer. Ponies in Sailboats. Karaoke in Minivans. Heads Up Display spent its last tour collecting video of small loud places with cheap beer and wide open spaces on the way to the next gig. While the band certainly owes a debt to the cultural institutions that grew them up, their songs weave a thread through all the latest toys and tastes available in independent rock music. On stage, Heads Up Display, lets fly in a dynamic sense, more synonymous with orchestral music, yet still within the grasp of accessibility that post-rock sometimes denies. The band plays a waltz to keep people dancing. Then will lay out a post-punk welcome mat before tossing in a grunge ridden couch crash.

Lyrics

Formula vs. Perfume

Written By: J. Dillard

The Bottle of Canteen Perfume
You Kept inside your dressing room
Reminds me of a Dummy that
A Seamstress pins her patterns to
But the patterns didnt take
Turned in the application late
Didn't ask for my permission
Or Consent on the Release

And you stick to your Formula
It isn't pretty but it gets the job done
Well, so far so good
And I'll stick to my guns like they've got
Some kind of Ammunition thats
So far so good.

This cut-up never steams his suits
He spins his yarns and hangs off stoops
A pawn inside a pawnshop
Buying blindfolds with the Rent

But you stick to your Formula
It isn't pretty but it gets the job done
Well, so far so good
And I'll stick to my guns like they've got
Some kind of Ammunition thats
So far so good.

I'm callin' your bluff with a pickett line stick
For Purse Stings wrapped around childproof scissors
To get a clean break without losin' a stitch
It costs a pretty penny and I've spared no expense.

Ill stay up nights and scratch with chalk
This antidote that I concoct
To pit against your aerosol
A smoking gun is all that I need
To duvulge, That I'm out of the fold
And Im back out on the Road

Still you stick to your Formula
It isn't pretty but it gets the job done
Well, so far so good
And I'll stick to my guns like they've got
Some kind of Ammunition thats
So far so good.

© copyright digtochina music/ponyboat records 2007

Discography

BC Record Compilation (2003)
The Red Tape EP (2002)
We're Ready To Believe You (2003)
Stethoscope (2006)

Set List

We exclusively play originals
Usually 35 minutes, last set list was;

Formula vs. Perfume
Funeral Song
Stunt Double
Master Cylinder
Weekender
Waltz
Eurotrash
Big Time