inkblots

inkblots

 Santa Ana, California, USA
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Inkblots are a four piece band stemming from Santa Ana, CA. Mixing a variety of styles from folk, blues, to good old fashioned rock and roll, Inkblots provide a sound that is both original and yet strangely familiar.

Biography

Biography
Inkblots are a four piece band stemming from Santa Ana, CA. Mixing a variety of styles from folk, blues, to good old fashioned rock and roll, Inkblots provide a sound that is both original and yet strangely familiar. Since their formation in 2005, Inkblots have released a variety of recordings including, in late 2008, their first self titled full length album under their own publishing company and label (Vacant Bunny Publishing and Vacant Bunny Records). In June of 2011, Inkblots released their newest recording: a four track EP entitled Trap Doors led by their new pop single "Our Group Won't Be the Same."

Inkblots have performed headlining shows in such famous venues as the Troubadour, The Roxy, and Whiskey A-Go Go. They have performed in multiple festivals such as the Sound Downtown Festival in 2008 under the same bill as The International Noise Conspiracy and Nortec Collective, the Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival in Oakland California in 2009, and the Skinnie Magazine Top 100 Festival held at the Queen Mary in 2010. Other noteworthy shows include stints at the Detroit Bar, Tiki Bar, and Avalon in Costa Mesa and the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana.

Inkblots have received radio play in both the Bay area on Pirate Cat Radio and southern California (www.screpopculture.com, www.1270kfut.com, and www.flashrock.com) and have had live TV appearances on the Fresno morning show Great Day in the summer of 2008 and 2009 and LA TV in 2010.

Gabriel San Roman of the OC weekly wrote of the band "Another alternative rock band that deserves its due attention, the Inkblots strike with an updated grittier energy that Gustavo Arellano relayed to me once as reminiscent of the Animals. The band has been moving forward, cleaning up its demo into a full length album released on Vacant Bunny Records, filming a music video in support of it and perfecting their charismatic stage shows. Inkblots dig into some Spanish on the track "Mexico" which rides a bass line that's funky in any language."

Lyrics

Smiling

Written By: Samuel Munoz

Come on let's walk together
Into those sandy beaches
They will make us wonder
If we could ever reach them

Those undiscovered crazies
They make us laugh at nothing
They give us what we need
Another face for blaming

In the days of tomorrow
We'll be the ones who borrow
The lives of famous others
Who show us how to follow

I got two thousand friends
Inside my space that makes me
They want to know me better
I got myself there smiling

No, no, no that's too slow
Can we just get it to go
I don't have the time
To wait for you in this line
Come on we got the chance
Can we just let it go
Why don't you understand
No one will love you more

Mexico

Written By: Samuel Munoz

Everything is cool, everything is relaxed here in Mexico
But what you see from up there is not what you know
There’s more to us than what they say. We need some change back home
But ignorance won’t let me get back to Mexico

Hey man you’re nothing, you’re nothing, but here you’re something
Come on and find it. It’s hiding, oh we know you want it
We’ll make you fight, you’ll fight, but you’ll never win it
We’ll say your something, your something, but we know your nothing

Todo esta a toda madre aqui en Mexico
Pero lo que ves de aya arriba no es como somos
Algo tiene que cambiar aqui onde vivimos
Pero por la ignorancia no regreso a Mexico

Hey man you’re nothing, you’re nothing, but here you’re something
Come on and find it. It’s hiding, oh we know you want it
We’ll make you fight, you’ll fight, but you’ll never win it
We’ll say your something, your something, but we know your nothing

Here Comes The Train

Written By: Samuel Munoz

Right before you made your own
I saw you, well, you got wrong
Inside those blue days
You managed still your laughing ways
I mimic you because I cannot find my own
Those billions of people just like me
They cannot make their own
I’ve seen it in my friends
I’ve seen it on the shows
I’ve seen it on my lover’s face
And I’ve seen it under my nose
But where are all those lazy men
They do not see a reason why they should pretend

And I’m still here just waiting for that final run

There’s someone like you
Who says that he knows you
Well, should I lead him to you
Or should I just let him find you
He says baby let’s go
You should be on my show
When they say you’re on
Make sure you got your face on
‘Cause it’s the only thing left that’s yours
And if you remember you said it wasn’t forced
Do you want it? Do you need it?
Tell me something don’t just feel it
We got the money; we got your money
It’s all you ever wanted
It’s all you’ve ever needed

And I’m still here just waiting for that final run

Here comes the train!

Discography

Trap Doors EP 2011
1) Our Group Won't Be The Same
2) It's True
3) Ay Te Dejo
4) All These Tales I Tell

Inkblots - Self Titled Full Length Album 2008
1) The Walking Song
2) Sunshine
3) Mexico
4) Smiling
5) Tell Me
6) There's no song that I could sing
7) Sweet Decline
8) And so Jesus came...
9) A Case for Sanity
10) Shine on my good friends
11) everything is wrong when it comes to you
12) Here comes the train

The Record Player EP 2007
1) A Case for Sanity
2) Tell Me
3) Shine On My Good Friends
4) Smiling
5) And So Jesus Came

Sail (self released lp 2006)
1) AAB
2) Mexico
3) Everything Is Wrong When It Comes To You
4) Something
5) Down South
6) Trap Doors
7) They Made You King
8) Montoya
9) About Love and Hate
10) Evil Woman

Set List

Our Group Won't Be The Same
Its True
All These Tales I Tell
Ay Te Dejo
The walking Song
Sunshine
Mexico
Smiling
Tell me
Theres No Song.....
Sweet Decline
And So Jesus came
A Case for Sanity
Shine On My good freinds
Everything is wrong....
Here Comes the Train
Five to One ( Doors Cover )
Sets can be from 5 minutes to an Hour.