Innocent Flannel

Innocent Flannel

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandRock

Having just released their stunning debut record, produced and mixed by Roger Moutenot(Yo La Tengo, Guster, Elvis Costello) the members of Innocent Flannel are riding a wave of new found passion and energy so contagious in their live performances that crowds are unable to turn theirs backs.

Biography

Innocent Flannel is an indie/rock band from Nashville, TN. Having played together in various formats for the last 10 years, Innocent Flannel has learned what it takes to create great, thought provoking songs that compel you to linger on every lyric, while being unable to resist dancing. The band has been noted for their melding of Americana and honky tonk sounds with modern indie rock. This mixture of genres creates an eclectic crossbreed of witty, high energy songwriting that tips its hat to the past while exploring the new frontiers of modern storytelling. The members of Innocent Flannel all bring their own unique styles to every event, and although the band's songwriting is one of their greatest strengths, their performance of these songs is simply stellar.
Kyle Dunn's vocals bring an element of emotion that is virtually unrivaled. His singing is a mixture of Tom Petty, Julian Casablancas, and Elliot Smith; running the gamut from gentle and soothing in songs such as "Broke In" and reaching a stylish abrasiveness in songs like "Put The Money In The Bag". The lyrics he writes are deep and thought provoking, but most importantly they feel real, relevant, and genuine.
Ira Schwartz’s frenzied drumming is the glue that holds Innocent Flannel’s music together. With a unique style that contains an unparalleled energy, your body, as well as your mind, will immediately be dancing and in complete astonishment at his rapid fills, thunderous beats, and pulsing rhythms.
Harry West milks the bass in a way that perfectly compliments the playing of the other members of the band. His electrifying riffs tend to be clear, simple and to the point, locking in seamlessly with the drumming to create what some might call the perfect rhythm section.
Jack of all trades, Will Logsdon's guitar, keyboard, and mandolin playing adds critical depth and complexity to the Innocent Flannel sound. Will brings layers of catchy melodies, shreddy solos, and tasteful background parts, all combining to take the musical element of the band to another level.
The combination of these individuals and the the parts they play brings to the table a high-energy, thought provoking array of songs that consistently leaves their crowds hot and heavy, and begging for more.

Lyrics

Automatic Heartbreak

Written By: Kyle Dunn

I find that I’m running out of reasons to run away from it all
I find I don’t really need it cause it just makes me crawl
But you don’t need to save me, I’ve got the lights on broadway
And its all coming easy, so honey you can have the old days
Give me some time and I’ll calm down
Just give me some space to figure out
Cause what you want and what I need, they’re two different things
My feet hit the ground running
But I couldn’t lose the shakes
I knew it when I saw you coming
You’re like automatic heartbreak
You’re just like automatic heartbreak
Verse 2
Your thoughts get rusty and it gets hard to remember
and the past gets dusty like an attic in December
I keep floating down the street I keep following the lights
Wishing you come and haunt me in the middle of the night
Everyone that I know, know that I’m out of control
And I just can’t take
The automatic heartbreak

No Reaction

Written By: Kyle Dunn

Because all I ever seem to come up with
Is the same town with nothing going down
It's all black and white
I can't tell if its day or night
In the streets where I kick around
In the bar rooms downtown
There’s some minor tranactions
But no reaction

Let It Ride

Written By: Kyle Dunn

Tell me, what you found
Was it easy look around
Was it the money that made you go
Don’t tell me now, I don’t wanna know
If its easy, it won’t come free
So now your running, and your looking straight through me
I don’t mind that you’re caught up and lonely
I guess I’m use to it now
You should now that the stars gonna last
You should know that they’re always coming back
You should know that you’ve gotta give it time
You should let it ride, you should let it ride
I know now, how to feel
But you’ve taken all the time to kill
You left me on the brink
After you told me what to think
If its easy, it won’t come free
So now your running, and your looking straight through me
I don’t mind that you’re caught up and lonely
I guess I’m use to it now
You should now that the stars gonna last
You should know that they’re always coming back
You should know that you’ve gotta give it time
You should let it ride, you should let it ride

Marie, Etc.

Written By: Kyle Dunn

Verse:
You held onto yourself to dream it up
You took what you took but you forgot to give it up
But Marie, she showed me where its at
So now I’m drunk in the back of a taxi cab
Chorus:
When you needed me I came around
But now I need you and you can’t be found
When you needed me I was there
But now I need you but you don’t care
Verse
I can see from the look of your hollow eyes
That tonight your gonna take me to the inside
For once in my life, I’m undone
And now everyone here, knows where I’m coming from
Chorus:
When you needed me I came around
But now I need you and you can’t be found
When you needed me I was there
But now I need you but you don’t care

The Cracked Sidewalk Blues

Written By: Kyle Dunn

Verse:
There’s a girl in the city
That I keep seeing around
There’s that old fashioned feeling
When your feet won’t leave the ground
The cracks in the sidewalk
Keep leading me away
From where I was to meet you
In that run down cafe

Chorus:
I’m know that I’m always gonna you love you
But you know that I’ll never walk your line
Dead ends are the only thing I come to
But somehow I feel alright tonight

Verse :
The block is jammed up
With rows of new hotels
Do you think about me
As much as you think about yourself
The cracks in the sidewalk
Keep leading me away
From where I was to meet you
In that run down cafe

Chorus:
I’m know that I’m always gonna you love you
But you know that I’ll never walk your line
Dead ends are the only thing I come to
But somehow I feel alright tonight

Chorus:
I know that your never gonna love me
I know that I’ll never break your heart
Its so clear that you think your above me
But somehow it don’t tear me apart

Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

Written By: Kyle Dunn

Verse:
I always feel like
I’m running for nothing
Hoping someday
It will add up to something
You’re all dressed up
But you’re dragging me down
And I’m beyond a shadow of a doubt

Verse:
Slow turning headlights
Outside the window
Rowdy bar fights
Down in SoBro
I think you now
That I want out
Cause I’m beyond a shadow of a doubt

Bridge:
There were long nights
I crawled on my knees
But not the over
Honey I got free
And now I do as I please

Verse:
There’s a little less to lose
There’s a little less at stake
There’s a little less prove
There’s a little less to take
Don’t let it beat you up
Dnot let it drag you down
Don’t let it put you beyond a shadow of a doubt

Bridge:
There were long nights
I crawled on my knees
But not the over
Honey I got free
And now I do as I please

Verse:
I always feel like
I’m running for nothing
Hoping someday
It will add up to something
I never bought in
So I want out
I’m beyond a shadow of a doubt

Discography

-A/B: Released to iTunes on March 8th
available for streaming at www.myspace.com/innocentflannel

Set List

Originals:
Let It Ride
Breaking the Habit
The Broken Ground
The Sun Shot Days(At the Lonely Heart Parade)
Shadow of a Doubt
Devil May Care
Separate Sides
Middle of This
Street Talkin’
No reaction
Marie, Etc
Tough as Nails
Automatic Heartbreak
Back to the Start
Weekend Mainstay
Money in the bag
11th Floor
The Chimney Sweep Waltz
Wheels of Fire big ending
The Big Let Down
I’m All Dressed Up In a Coat of Knvies (Just Try to Hold Me)
Kill the Lights
Forever Blue
Stick It To Me Tuesday
Cracked sidewalk Blues
Broke in
You’ve Got to be Mine
Next nervous breakdown
The Speed of Light
Send me down
Last Train to New York
The Ballad of Jenny and Johnny
Shooting From the Hip
The Backtrack Blues

Covers:
Prove It All Night by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones
Pump It Up by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Breakdown by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Note: We are able to learn covers quick