herMajesty

herMajesty

 New York City, New York, USA
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"My Body Your Mind" was released in late September 2015. “My Body Your Mind” reflects an eclectic indie-glam sound that began with their July 2014 release “Crystals” featuring Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter’s psychedelic stamp. April’s Bowie-esque “Fashion Trance” followed February’s “Days Turn to Nights.”

Biography

“My Body Your Mind”, herMajesty's new E.P., is the story of an immigrant son at a point in time where the experience of migration and dislocation and the desire to love and survive resonates in, and in spite of, the images from a 24-hour news cycle replete with negation, death, and pandering politicos.

In the recent photo sequence of JP, lead singer of herMajesty, by Alice O’Malley, the story is written on his body using lyrics from herMajesty's songs that play with the tension between fate and destiny.

“My Body Your Mind” implies that the experience of emotional and physical trauma is grafted in memory and skin; that the fallout is, at once, fleeting and permanent, current and timeless, visceral and physical - like the song itself.

“My Body Your Mind” reflects an eclectic indie-glam sound that began with their July 2014 release “Crystals” featuring Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter’s psychedelic stamp.  April’s Bowie-esque “Fashion Trance” followed  February’s “Days Turn to Nights.”

Here are some initial reviews of "Crystals":

"The keyboards seem to swirl around you in hypnotic fashion, begging you to try and leave so they can exert their will on your being. It is a track with an orchestral feel, thankfully incorporating some girl on guy vocals to help the listener find their way back out. The track guest features the guitar work of Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne." - Tender Branson, Write, Cook, Listen

"Crystals" which was released a few weeks ago, has some contributions from Fountains of Wayne’s Jody Porter, who adds a psychedelic feel to the song. The track captures the inner thoughts and observations of its narrator in a way that shows a novelistic attention to the small details that make up life. - Will Helms, The Joy of Violent Movement



"herMajesty royally prance into psychedelic vibey rock heaven." Mostly Junk Food Blog







Lyrics

Operator (NYC)

Written By: Pasagiannis,Covington,Wharton

SO TIRED
AND ALL THE PRETTY BOYS
SAWDUST INTHEIR EYES
STUMBLE THROUGH THE DOOR
SOUL IS TIRED
SEARCHING FOR THE LAST CHANCE
TO MAKE THIS RIGHT.
SHINE SO HIGH
SHINE SO HIGH

4 AM- MOVING TO THE SOUND
SPLENDIDLY ADRIFT
INSIDE THIS KISS
LOUNGE QUEEN
YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME
A FEATHER IN THE BREEZE
AN OCEAN OF A DREAM.

SHINE SO HIGH
SHINE SO HIGH
AREN’T YOU A SMOOTH OPERATOR
AREN’T YOU A CROONING INSTIGATOR

GASOLINE IN MY EYES
GASOLINE IN MY THROAT.

World Smiles

Written By: Pasagiannis,Covington

LET’S GET TOGETHER BY THE OLD CANAL
THERE’S A PIECE OF HEAVEN THERE
SMILING CHILDREN LAUGHTER IN THE AIR
THE SCENT OF NUTMEG IN YOUR HAIR

LET THE WORLD SMILE, WORLD SMILE, ONE TIME
AT ALL THE SHINY PRECIOUS STARS
WORLD SMILES, WORLD SMILE ONE TIME

LANGUID SUMMER NIGHT, FEVER PITCH
SPECKS OF SILVER ON THE HILL
PRIVACY OF SILENCE, PROMISE OF A SIGH
OUR SECRET WISH TONIGHT

LET THE WORLD SMILE, WORLD SMILE, ONE TIME
AT ALL THE SHINY PRECIOUS STARS
WORLD SMILES, WORLD SMILE ONE TIME

AND WHEN THE WORLD LIES FROZEN
IN BETWEEN TOMMOROWS
THERE’S A PLACE THAT YOU AND I CAN RUN TO

LET THE WORLD SMILE, WORLD SMILE, ONE TIME
AT ALL THE SHINY PRECIOUS STARS
WORLD SMILES, WORLD SMILE ONE TIME

The Stranger

Written By: Pasagiannis,Johnson

THE STRANGER

You die a stranger on a midnight train
You die a stray tonight.
Your arm – heavy - underneath a weathered coat
A phone that won’t console
A blur of words across the internet
A dull announcement home.

You die a stranger on a midnight train
You die a stray tonight.
You hear a pulse
In between your icicle works
A feeling that walls collapsed
And with them you were gone.
A mannequin’s stare across
From where you stand
Another rider’s hope
Can’t save you now.

You die a stranger on a midnight train
You die a stray tonight.

A silent show of her from years ago
Playing all night long
From Amsterdam to Gare du Nord,
A charcoal river bed.
You die a stranger on a midnight train
You die a stray tonight.

Discography

Fashion Trance - Single, (2015)
Days Turn to Nights - Single, (2015)
Crystals - Single, (July 2014)
One by One - Single, (January 2014)
Lisbon Street - Single, (April 2013)
The Stranger - Single, (2011)
Images from the Vanishing Night - EP (March 2010)
Operator (NYC) -Single, (2010)
And Now This... (2007)
Memory & Loss (2005) Bittersweet Records, Available through the band's website, CD BABY, ITUNES, MSN MUSIC, etc. "Open Up Your Arms" and "Season In Hell" available for streaming through INDIE FEED.

Set List

Set List is usually 45 minutes long

MOST CURRENT SET LIST:

FASHION TRANCE
WORLD SMILES
MY BODY YOUR MIND
LISBON STREET
CRYSTALS
ONE BY ONE
OPEN UP YOUR ARMS
TURN TO YOU
CANT GO BACK