HUMANWINE

HUMANWINE

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“The band’s near-vaudevillian musical presence combines with the anger and wit of classic punk bands, resulting in a musical experience that stimulates both halves of the brain.” – Performer Magazine

Biography

HUMANWINE appears in all capital letters and as one word under all circumstances.

“The band’s near-vaudevillian musical presence combines with the anger and wit of classic punk bands, resulting in a musical experience that stimulates both halves of the brain.”
– Performer Magazine

``The thing that attracted me to HUMANWINE was that they didn't look at anything from quite the same angle as normal people, by that I mean their take has always been angular and interesting. One of the things that an A&R person always asks is, `Is this something I haven't heard before?' And they were certainly something I haven't heard before."
- Jac Holzman

M@ McNiss and Holly Brewer are the writers, composers and visionaries behind the Boston based band HUMANWINE, they conduct a grab bag of talented musicians from within their circle of comrades.
M@ McNiss and Holly Brewer ran within the same pack of musicians based out of an ancient farmhouse in Hudson NH. They had lived in the same places and played with the same people since 1996 but never actually collaborated with each other until the two had reunited at “The Farmhouse” on M@‘s Birthday, January 4th, 2002. Holly Brewer had just moved back from 3 years in California and M@ McNiss had moved back from 3 years in Vermont. The first song was called ”Estat” an allegory about Class War set to a waltz. Within three months of working together they had written almost 10 songs. Over the next three years the two traveled, played music on the street and in small clubs around New England and conjured strange pirate recordings sketching out what was to become HUMANWINE. Outgrowing the few venues in New Hampshire they decided to move to Boston in June 2005 to collect other players to help illustrate the songs that were pouring out of them. Within a year of being in Boston, HUMANWINE won Best New Act in the FNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll 2006 and Best New Local Act in the 19th ANNUAL BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 2006. Singer Holly Brewer is nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the upcoming Boston Music Awards of 2007.

HUMANWINE uses the imagery of bones, dirt, blood and rust to lead the listener through the tales narrated by Brewer and McNiss guiding the listener on a journey into insanity with a look at it from all sides, gushing dissent and shedding more light on their creation, a mythical place called 'Vinland'. Vinland comes to life at HUMANWINE shows. Audiences come dressed up like many of the characters, acting out the songs and, smearing themselves with coal from "The Burning Cities" as well as Ogre-ing along with a collective "AAA OOO" during HUMANWINE's politically charged and cartoon-like songs.

HUMANWINE’S debut CD entitled Fighting Naked was digitally released via Cordless Recordings in April 2007 and will be Officially released in April of 2008 by Nervous Relatives Records. The Album won a nod from WBZTV's A-List of 2007 Winning for BEST LOCAL ALBUM.

Lyrics

Script Language

Written By: M@ McNiss & Holly Brewer

Script Language
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Trust in love not like something's above
to fear to fake while you hold
Evolve human
human instinct
there is more to life than war

Do you see at all
Do they see at all
Do we see at all
Sauyeigh
Leighthon
Sauyeigh
Heads are rolling on the ground
Rather to fight than lay down

We objectify and sell the earth
until the other side of birth
And to each other jagged pins
out of our mouths
We object to these objects
they are frail little locksets
they are seizure while we leisure
guarding our will

Do you see at all
Do they see at all
Do we see at all
Sauyeigh
Leighthon
Sauyeigh
Heads are rolling on the ground
Rather to fight than lay down

murder in a word army
murder in a word army
murder in a word
used to be your comfort
murder in a word

Words & Music by Holly Brewer & M@ McNiss

copyright 2006 Nervous Relatives Music

Fighting Naked

Written By: Brewer/ McNiss

Step right up its your hero
Its your friend
It?ll save until the end
We?ll weed out the foes of our master plan
Guards grab that man
Who stands tall in front of the people
And says

Thieves come out
Of this mouth
Spreading lies

A one world plan
Where your blood dissolves in my hands
En caustic sleeves
like a leash round your
right to abandon
I?ll haul you in tight
And crush you will
Make it easy to please me disease
The wells which drink
They smell like death

Thieves come out
Of this mouth
Spreading lies

Hypocritical fascist porno priest on the TV
Selling you shit you don?t need
Bony hands greedily eating up V.D. grab bags
?God Save this Man!?
Who got caught on the camera with his pants down
While we sing

Thieves come out
Of his mouth
Spreading lies

As it feeds on your waste of flesh
haggard laughing all the way holding on 'till the day
HOLD YOURSELF DOWN
the hill you can barely see living through the dead debris wind but bodily
BRING IN THE HORDES
who feed on your fear you'll scream so you start running.
Will you ever stop FEEDING THE HORDES?

When in Rome

Written By: Brewer/ McNiss

When they say that time heals all wounds
They don't say what they are thinking
When in Rome... Fall

When they say that time heals old wounds
They don't say what they are thinking
When in Rome... Fall

Not allowed
You can't see
The dead as they're arriving
Many more
In the back are under flags and hiding

Makes you wonder
What they're hiding

We are clawing
While we're falling

From your eyes off the screen
you trust as truth providing
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
dumbed and downed a Nation decided
What is Truth? Wanting proof1
A swimming head full of lies!
Who's to say what is right?
Creating our own demise!

When we're not allowed
Cause we can't ask
Questions are treated as threats
against who
You resist
You refuse
We live on
Long after we're dead

From the ground up, it's a round up

When you're not allowed
Cause you can't ask
Questions are treated as threats
Against who
We resist
We refuse
We live on
Actions speak louder when done
What are you scared
To lose?

This could be a safe place
Safe place to roam.

Discography

2006 EP Rivolta Silenziosa (Cordless Recordings)
Rivolta Silenziosa
Script Language
Big Brother

2007 Fighting Naked (Cordless Recordings Digital Release)
1.UnEntitled States Of Hysteria
2. Big Brother
3.Fighting Naked
4.Wake Up
5.Dim Allentown Cove (Part I)
6.Pique
7.Epoch
8. Worthless Ode
9.Script Language
10.Rivolta Silenziosa
11.When In Rome
12.7R4N5M15510N

Set for Ground Release in April 2008 (Nervous Relatives Records)

HUMANWINE is planning to go back into the studio for another CD this March.

Set List

20 minutes to 2 hours.
We'll throw in a couple of cover songs from time to time, they are usually obscure of the beaten path covers but no matter which cover we do we always end up giving the the spice of HUMANWINE.