io perry

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Io Perry's new cd, "Sailor's Wave," contains her usual sweet, whispery, angst-ridden lullabies while adding a pounding, angry sarcasm that jumps at us straight from her punk rock roots. The effect created is a powerful blend of gentle and rough unrequited love songs.

Biography

The product of an unmarried hippy couple in Toronto, io Perry's happiest memories involve being raised in a barn while under the care of her starving artist father. Her alternative grade school's curriculum mainly entailed listening to Beatles records, which, although preventing a career in rocket science, did manage to keep her interest and inspire a love of music. As she grew, she supplemented her force-fed Fab Four diet with Nirvana, The Cure, Meat Puppets and the Pixies.

Having moved from Toronto to Montreal to New York, she settled in Los Angeles in 1996, where she has played for such bands as A&M Records' Old Hickory, Project K and The Green and Yellow TV. After years of touring Europe as hired bass player for hard-edged cult sensations Tito and Tarantula, io has now released herself into the wild and picked up the six string in search of her own style.

Her debut cd, Greybay (produced by former bandmate Tito Larriva) is seductively cold and sweetly sad with liberating bursts of infatuation and bitterness. While embracing the intimate moodiness of her previous album, Greybay, Split Yourself in Two, has an added enraged-yet-poppy atmosphere that complements her meeker, doe-eyed side. Split Yourself in Two is aptly named because the artist has successfully bisected herself into a brace of distinct sensitive singer/songwriters who alternately vie for your attention while blending themselves into one lush, powerful, musical entity. Io Perry's new cd, "Sailor's Wave," contains her usual sweet, whispery, angst-ridden lullabies while adding a pounding, angry sarcasm that jumps at us straight from her punk rock roots. The effect created is a powerful blend of gentle and rough unrequited love songs, pumped through to us with the calculated brilliance that can only truly emerge from a mercilessly trampled heart.

The song, Valentine, from Split Yourself in Two was featured in an recent episode of the Cartoon Network’s cult classic, Moral Orel, a stop-animation show on Adult Swim. The song, Saturday, off of Greybay was also used in season two of Moral Orel.

Io Perry will be touring Italy, Germany and the Netherlands with her ex-Project K bandmate, Greg Kay, and her father, an artist from Nova Scotia, who will be painting behind thetwo-piece band as they perform songs from Io's new cd, "Sailor's Wave." Come take a Europeon vacation and support them!

Lyrics

I'll Pick you up

Written By: io perry

I'll Pick You Up
Io Perry

F Dm
Last night I saw a picture
G C
of a man with x-ray vision
Am D G
he burned a hole through the wall
Dm G
couldn't catch the things around him
C F
broke his had and he lost his power
Am D G
he couldn't do a thing at all

Chorus:
C Em F Ab
I'll pick you up if you want me to
C Em F Ab
even if it means only as a friend
C Em F Ab
I'll take you there
Eb C
ooh ooh ooh
Eb C
ooh ooh ooh

F Dm
Good news, I'll introduce you
G C
to everything you have to do to
Am D G
keep yourself up above the ground
Dm G
don't you know it's harder to save
C F
the things you love then to throw them away
Am D G
you try so hard to shoot them down

Chorus

Bridge: Ab-Eb, Ab-Eb-D

Chorus

Tag: Bb-C (2x's)

Eugene's Holiday

Written By: io perry


Cm-Ab

Cm F
It's so great to meet you
Ab
in all corners you're close to perfect
Cm F
everyone wants to see you
Ab
how nice it is can you take a bow

Cm F
Sucker paws are here to heal you
Ab
numb your heart and keep you warm
Cm F
in my dreams they kill you
Ab Bb
sharp teeth and piercing eyes

Chorus:
Eb G
It's a holiday
Ab B
nice to see you're passing the time away
Eb G
huh huh huh huh huh
Ab B Bb
wouldn't have it another way

Cm F
So wear your coat of armor
Ab
self-addressed and made to order
Cm F
locked away in your room
Ab
plug it in and make a record

Solo Cm

Chorus

Cm F
And all your time so precious
Ab
thought you'd make me disappear
Cm F
now there's no distraction
Ab Bb
to keep you from your big career

Chorus (double)

ends on 3 Eb's

Do it again

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Do It Again
Io Perry

D A
Where you are is not far oh no yeah yeah
D A
Drink my wine and crash my car oh yeah you did
G A D
Uh uh yeah oh oh oh

D A
Kiss me twice then take a hike oh oh oh yeah
D A
Tie your shoes and knot them nice uh huh you should
G A
Uh, uh uh uh

Chorus:
A D
Go and do it again
A D
Just do it again
B C D
So I never have to see you

D A
On your knees pretty please oh yeah
D A
Take a ride on a kite uh huh you should
D A
Kill me once and once again oh yeah you do
D A
Take advice from me I'm right oh yeah I'm right
G A
Oh yeah

C D
Now it's too late to carry on
G A
Oh, oh oh oh

C D
Oh, you really take it out of me

Chorus:
A D
Do it again
A D
Just do it again
B D
So I never have to see you

D A
What do you say when you know it's right, uh huh
D A
I'll see you again when the sun comes in oh yeah I will
G A D
Oh oh yeah when the sun comes in
G A D
Oh oh yeah when the sun comes in
G A
Oh oh yeah when the sun comes in
B
Would you do it again
G A
Oh oh yeah when the sun comes in
B
Would you do it again
G A
Oh oh yeah when the sun comes in
B G
Would you do it again oh oh yeah

yEAH YOU SEE

Written By: IO PERRY

Yeah You See
Io Perry

B E
I want to know you, I want to see you
F# B
I want to name you, I want to be you

B E
I want to touch you, I want to feel you
F# B
I want to save you, I want to heal you

Chorus:
E F#
Yeah you see
B G#
You're killing me
E F#
Oh, it's just
B G#
an iniquity
E F#
Say you're mine or I'll
B G#
lose my mind
C# B
Oh oh oh oh
C# B
Oh oh oh oh

B E
I wouldn't fight you, I wouldn't mock you
F# B
I'd be so nice to the friends you want to talk to

B E
I want to squeeze you, I want to please you
F# B
I want to show you I never want to leave you

Chorus 2
E F#
Yeah you see
B G#
You're killing me
E F#
I don't need
B G#
your sympathy
E F#
Say you're mine or I'll
B G#
lose my mind
C# B
Oh oh oh oh
C# B
Oh oh oh oh

Bridge:
E
I want to hold you
F#
I want to kiss you
B
I need you so
E
I really do miss you
E
I want to know you
F#
I want to hold you
B E E
I need a chance to really show you

Bridge2:
B G# A F#
Don't go I don't want you to
B G# A F#
go why'd you have to
B G# A F#
go

Chorus 2
C# B
Oh oh oh oh
C# B
Oh oh oh oh

Discography

-Old Hickory: Other Eras Such as Witchcraft, A&M Records
-Project K: Testing Underway, Bong Load Records
-The Green and Yellow TV: Scarecrow Museum EP, Records Records; As Performed by The Green and Yellow TV, Records Records
-Tito and Tarantula: Andalucia, BMG Europe
-io Perry: Greybay, Jupiter x Records
-io Perry: Split Yourself in Two

Set List

Sets vary in length depending on the venue. We don’t play any covers.