Keepaway

Keepaway

BandPopAvant-garde

We music hard at the interstices of true hallucinatory psychedelia, booty grit beats, and the fast yellowing memories of childhoods spent in the vivid kids' commercials daze of the 80s. It's dance music for people who like autumn, love, sex, and death.

Biography

They live in Brooklyn. They try to make cool things every day. This incarnation of the band is about a year old. They started playing about a year ago, and the shows have gotten people in the Northeast to love them. They enjoy a certain amount of anonymity because they've been playing as IN, which isn't internet searchable. But now they're Keepaway.

They combine the questing spirit of the most far-out experimentalists, from Black Dice to Merzbow to Steve Reich, with the tricksy booty-dropping sensibilities of Weezy and Gucci Mane, and a whole lot of sticky melody. They're explorers of untold tone-realms who never let themselves forget the hook.

Mike and Nick have been making things together since shortly after they were four square rivals in 1994. They had an award-winning cable access TV show. Then they did their own things. Mike invented new ways of making sounds. Nick met Frank at Wesleyan University, where they were in bands with other popular and famous musicians from that school like Anthony Braxton and gamelan master Sumarsam.

This is a band that seeks truth in a palpable way- with strange noises, fat beats, wicked grins, and the most heart-soaringly glorious songcraft you've heard since the time you ate some weird mold and thought you were listening to "Blackbird" by the Beatles but it was actually "Groove is in the Heart" by Dee-Lite and you cried and danced because the moment was so profoundly beautiful.

Lyrics

Yellow Wings

Written By: bIaNca

On March 4, 1849, John Smith was born to Anna Bradcock Smith and James Smith. Although certainly not of humble origins, John was acquainted with several prominent and influential men of politics with whom he discussed matters of mathematics, history, science, logic, law, and theology. Smith was brilliant in each of these fields, but he became known particularly for his contributions in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, and logistics. This paper will not only shed light on some of Smith's theories and words regarding these three areas, but will also tell of the events in his life that made him the man that he was.

Five Rings

Written By: bIaNca

ah ah ooh ooh ooh ooh I got five rings I heard you like my fingers ooh ooh ooh you're a rubbernecker ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah

Sniffin the Grass

Written By: bIaNca

Boom boom ba doom boom everyone i know is a slay-slay-slayer

Riddim Hunt

Written By: bIaNca

The rhythm of my chest sometimes
is the rhythm of my eyes
Ribbons dipped in calico
come wrapping round my side
I tried to be a boulder man
but you were in pastel
I know I'm an actor in
my own wordplay.

Moonlight in the backyard
Don't kill it
I killed it for you

Dripa Jam

Written By: bIaNca

King Dripa drips it low
He drips it real low
When he brings it up fast
Naw, he brings it up slow
Peel back the skin so I can see the kernel

I Think About You All the Time

Written By: bIaNca

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Discography

"Glue"/ "Riddim Hunt" single.
"Baby Style" EP.

Set List

We can play forever, but sets are usually about 35 minutes, and we play one of them. Lately, we've selected from a song roster that includes "Yellow Wings," "I Think About You All the Time," "Head," "Sideways Smile," "Evil Lady," "Family of the Son," "Five Rings," "Dripa Jam," "New Food," "Croat," and "Sniffing the Grass." We also have a sizeable back catalogue, too, and like to pull out earlier crowd favorites like "Glue" and "Riddim Hunt."