Jim Andralis & the Syntonics

Jim Andralis & the Syntonics

 New York, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

NYC-based indie pop! Harmonies from heaven!

Biography

Those neon-clad kids of early MTV days may have had 30 years’ worth of real life heaped on them, but they still want to come to your party.  You’ll probably want Jim Andralis & the Syntonics’ Shut Up Shut Up playing when they get there.  If Jim Andralis’ solo debut, Your Dying Wish Come True was a meditation on grief, Shut Up Shut Up’s eleven songs focus on the occasionally beautiful act of sticking around and slugging it out. The Syntonics’ (Julie DeLano, Leslie Graves, Susan Hwang and Jessie Kilguss) celestial yet profoundly human harmonies simultaneously recall the Roches, B52’s, the Carter Family and the Chiffons.

Lyrics

Good news

Written By: Jim Andralis

At my age each day's a gift
I'm alive and that's better than the alternative
I do one thing
I come back home
I see someone
And I say hello

I don't complain
I have my health
I'm taking care of myself
I woke up this morning
So I'll call this a good day

But you know what wouldn't hurt?
A little time to mend
You know what wouldn't hurt?
A friend
And something here
I know that I won't lose
You know what wouldn't hurt?
Some good news

At my age a good routine
keeps the pain from getting too extreme
There's not much more for me to see
I do one thing
And that's enough for me

I don't complain like others may
Who's gonna listen anyway?
The sun came up this morning
So I'll call this a good day

But you know what wouldn't hurt?
A smile that I don't fake
You know what wouldn't hurt?
A break
And a quiet day when I don't feel confused
You know what wouldn't hurt?
Some good news