J minus

J minus

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

Through captivating lyrics, distinguishable melodies, and dynamic personalities, J minus skillfully creates a musical experience that today's marketplace craves yet desperately lacks.

Biography

J minus is defined by captivating lyrics, memorable melodies and dynamic personalities. The music of J minus spans the boundaries of rock, discovering new ground between postmodern alternative and an upbeat, emotional delivery of acoustic rock.

While compared to contemporary artists such as the Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, and Death Cab for Cutie, J minus has created an identifiable sound that is nothing short of groundbreaking. Memorable hooks and guitar-driven depth create the emotional attachment craved by listeners of all ages. Along with Trevor's clever touch of on-stage humor, one can "expect to see an energetic group of musicians who have excellent stage presence and are confident in their abilities to speak to an audience" (cdbaby.com).

J minus was originally an image in the mind of one man - Dylan Fant. The Seattle-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer enlisted two unique voices to complete his bittersweet storytelling, and J minus (in its raw form) was born. While Dylan's songs were familiar stories of love, longing, and loss, Chris Mongillo gave insight to personal awakening in the world and Trevor Wheetman spoke through poetry and metaphor. Their combined efforts were as varied ~yet, strangely unified~ as the musical genres they spanned, "everything from energized optimistic rock to sweet and poignant acoustic ballads." ( Broadjam.com)

With Dylan's skilled instrumentation and the singers' broad ranges and talent, the group had what it needed to release their debut album "Sun and Moon" (August 2006). The album proved to be a success, creating much anticipated online buzz, yet the threesome knew they weren't complete. In a matter of weeks following the debut, the group enlisted the talent of bassist Myer Harrell to bring the heartfelt recordings to life. Shortly after, the group as it stands today began to play shows around the Seattle area, instantly filling venues. It was in this remarkable turn of events that this group became a "combination that turned a would-be side project into a much sought after and relevant band." (tapcoworld.com)

Lyrics

Someone for Everyone

Written By: Dylan Fant

she dressed in black
the color she preferred
it represented darkness
misrepresenting her
but that was the girl she wanted you to see
the truth is always deeper than the surface scenery
underneath was a girl I'd been waiting to meet
intriguing by being herself and no one else
sweet like kandie I dare not taste
too afraid she would lay me to waste

she would always say
love is just a game
and I won't be there for you
runaway
you don't want to stay
love is such a waste
I don't want to face the pain that it creates
no we could never mean anything to me
we could never mean anything to me

I would rather be alone she said
with a grin full of lies and confidence
our conversations were a one way street
but I listened
never missing a word
with hopes I could help her
there's a someone for everyone on this earth
a girl for every boy and a boy for every girl
you will know it the moment you look in his eyes
emotions running wild
she laughed at me in disbelief
said that I was living in a fairy tale dream
she was just too young to understand
and her bitter ways were here to stay
but I loved her anyway

so many times
they crossed her lines
and she lost faith in most of mankind
maybe it's me
and I'll never understand
but if you don't have hope
then what do you have?

last time I saw her
she was in love
with a boy from Ohio
out of denial
she climbed down from cloud number nine
to whisper three words:
"you were right"
she had found someone who never let her down
disposed of all her doubt and understands what she's about
as I felt the tears collect in my eyes
if she found hers
maybe I'll find mine

Twisted Life

Written By: Dylan Fant

I give what I can
but it's never enough
beaten down by the one I've tried to love
everyday it's the same
and I wish I could change
but I'm stuck with this cold DNA
so I put on an act
I put on a show
my clever disguise will never let you know
that underneath my smile
beneath my flesh and skin
I'm shaking and I'm breaking within
blame
there is no one else
I'm the only one
ashamed
of the things I want to do
but have never gotten done
I can't stay here
it's freezing in the winter
I could move there
I might enjoy the summer
but where do you begin
when you just don't fit in

I'm out of my hands
running out of love
and I can't rely on the person I've become
broken by design
what a twisted life

I don't sleep too well these days
it's the nightmares that keep me awake
I can't make them go away
will I ever escape?
they rule every night and ruin everyday
they detain me and chain me awake
my glory days are a haze
of long forgotten ways
up in smoke
come and gone like a song on the radio
I can't stay here
no one really knows me
I can't move there
I just don't have the money
and as I come undone
I can't fight the urge to run

waste away
the sun will rise without you
and bring us to a brand new day
find your way
what is it that defines you?
what is it that confines you this way?

Discography

Sun and Moon (double album, 2006)

Recorded at 1 Shot Studio
Available through jminus.com, cdbaby.com, and iTunes.com

Mr. Robotron on the Byway (2009)

Recorded at 1 Shot Studio
Available through jminus.com, cdbaby.com and iTunes.com

Set List

ROCK SET

- Disaster Girl
- After Midnight
- Seven
- Time to Grow Up
- City Lights
- Everything We Need
- A Mile Away
- Contagious
- Wake Up
- Victim of the Pain

ACOUSTIC SET

- Seven
- Caught
- After Midnight
- Time to Grow Up
- Everything We Need
- City Lights
- A Mile Away
- Camelia
- Make the Most of It

**BREAK**

- Contagious
- Anywhere
- The Rest of Our Lives
- The One that Got Away
- Love I Stole
- Think of Me
- Contagious
- Love In Her Eyes
- Wake Up
- Victim of the Pain

Sets range anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours and can be full rock or mellow acoustic. Typical set includes original songs from the Sun and Moon double album.

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