Let Me In

Let Me In

BandAlternativePunk

Letmein loves to party but you won't hear a song about beer or sex or fast bikes in their works. They like to talk about the little ordinary things in everyday life, and about the poetry often hidden in them. Their lyrics often flirt with melancholy, hope, and amazement for the outside world.

Biography


Letmein is a band about simple things. They never really were punks but they all like punk music. They do not listen to radio-friendly pop but are suckers for great melodies and indiepop. They dislike the snob feeling in the indie scene but still love indie artists, independence and the indie way of doing things. They also try to never forget the moral lessons of bands like Fugazi or Negazione.

Their music is a melting-pot of these elements: energetic but breezy, distorted, based on clean vocal melodies, guitar hooks and schizophrenic drum beats.

The guys from Letmein love to party hard everytime they can but you won't hear a song about beer or sex or fast bikes in their works. They like to talk about the little ordinary things in everyday life, and about the poetry often hidden in them. Their lyrics often flirt with melancholy, hope, and amazement for the outside world. They are doing their best to keep an idealistic point of view upon life, in the conviction that cynism is the end of every kind of suitable magic.

Born in the summer of 2003 and reborn by the end of 2004, Letmein released two demos and appeared in several compilations and samplers.

The first demo, entitled The Daydream EP and recorded after just 5 months since the foundation fo the band, was their first attempt to create something musically beautiful, and it sadly failed. Songs were not so bad, but the execution and the recording quality were something you wouldn't want to listen to.

After The Daydream EP Letmein started to rehearse hard and things were getting better: for the first time something good was coming out from their old Huges & Kettner combos. In a year they recorded their second demo, named Liesbook, and it was a good one: songs were catchy but still urgent and aggressive, recording quality just got better and the lyrics became more personal and somewhat heartfelt.

Liesbook had some good reviews by magazines and webzines and opened new doors to the band: it consented Letmein to tour Austria, to appear on the first sampler-cd of the magazine Punkster and on a compilation by the well-known italian label Wynona Records, along with other fine punk/emo/hardcore bands. That was the days in which the name of Letmein began to spread among the followers of the punk/indie scene. So Letmein pushed on the accelerator and did a large amount of gigs in Italy.

In the summer of 2007, after touring France, the band won the italian section of the Burnout Band Slam Contest, an international event organized by Electronic Arts and Virgin Records, with the song "B.L.S. - Basic life Support. The excitement was high and palpable. But then the telephone rang again, and more good news came in the life of the band: they were chosen among more than 2.200 bands for the finals of the famous Heineken Jammin' Festival, along with other 33 bands.

So they went to Milan at Jungle Sound Studio to prove their skills but they were not chosen among the 19 winners. When the bitter taste in their mouth was gone, the guys of the band put a smile on their faces, realizing how much their music was growing up and still maturing with all these experiences and good results.

Recently, and for the first time, some label has shown interest in the band, so they have begun to record their first full-lenght, taking their time to calmly decide what is better for the band.

Now you can find a new song online, as an hors d'oeuvre for the people who always supported them, because too much time passed since their last song.

They are coming back with new stuff and evergreen flaming passion, and everything seems finally ready for the takeoff. Sometimes simple things are exactly what makes the difference.

Lyrics

My Hope For The Summer

Written By: Let Me In

The rain falls down now
I remember everything
All my wishes were for you
Not even one came true.

Thoughts escape me
Shall i see your face again?
Hearken to the inner flame
never sunbeam greets the day.

And i cherish the memories of you
Caught in a flaming june
Caught in a flaming june.

My hope for the summer
Is just another way to feel
Is just another way to breathe
Is just another way to live
What i never lived then
What i never lived for real.

When you think of summer
I hope you think of me
When you think of happiness
Do you see how hard it can be?

Birds fall like fodder
Under a radiant full sun
Do you ever dream of me?
Do you ever dream of anyone?

Or are you still stuck in selfishness
It's a signal of distress
A signal of distress.

My hope for the summer
Is just another way to feel
Is just another way to breathe
Is just another way to live
What i never lived then
What i never lived for real.

But me i'm just a watcher you know
I'll sit here and write your story.
Right: your story.
I'll laugh about the cynicals and please
Please duck them 'cos night is comin'
Night is comin'
Night is comin'
Night is comin'
Night is comin'
Night is comin'.

My hope for the summer
Is just another way to feel
Is just another way to breathe
Is just another way to live
What i never lived then
What i never lived for real.

My hope for the summer
Is just another way to feel
Is just another way to breathe
Is just another way to live
What i never lived then
What i never lived for real.

B.L.S. - Basic Life Support

Written By: Let Me In

I was sitting at the train station that day
The day the whole world left and went away.
I just felt the wet grass cracking under my weight
Till the moment in which the earth, as a girl, would have kissed my lips.

And It feels like rain
And theres no one to blame
While my t-shirt turns from white to red.
And the sun shines high
Till the stars come by
And now another train has just gone by.

Where can we go now?
Where can we go from here?
Buy the ticket without fear:
So cmon, cmon, cmon.

I can t deny that my bodys not ok
But psychosomatic therapy is what i need
Im not dying in some hotel room or in the first line at the front porch
I just need some good love words, mixed with alcohol, a little Basic Life Support.

Put me on that train and cut my hair
Change my name and burn what i wear
I really need to be born again
And please tell all my friends that Nicola is dead.

And it feels like rain
And theres no one to blame
Could you please help me to inhale?
And the sun shines high
Till the stars come by
And now the last train has just gone by.

Cmon, cmon, cmon.

And suddenly I realise
That those stains Im trying to hide
Arent made of blood but Dignity and Pride.

And it feels like home
Its just like to return
To a place that I love but thats still unknown.
I need some good love words
Mixed with alcohol
A providential Basic Life Support.

Just Beyond Reach (How I Learned To Love The Bomb)

Written By: Let Me In

Back in ‘96
She used to jerk me off
outside the military airport.

Then we just sat and stared
at those exciting airplanes landing
above our heads.

When she had to leave
Left-wing pacifists were protesting
Against the close atomic bomb.

And on a fallen leaf
her love’s note was set adrift
Just beyond reach.

And then I drowned
‘Cos I couldn’t find her
She wasn’t there
And then I grew up
And then I found out
you weren’t there.

Thermonuclear war now my honey
Let’s stop kidding ourselves: there’s no hope.
There is no more.

And everything fell down to pieces but my radio
And everything became What-We-Still-Don’t-Know.
Yeah, We still don’t know.
Oh bomb please come.

Old House (The Things That Are No More)

Written By: Let Me In

I finally returned to the old house
by the sea, where i belong
in the house there were a lot of doors
made of wood and still open.

and behind each door a memory
and behind each door an old piece of me
and behind the darkness of the night i pray
just to see your smile once again.

i can find my way this time.
I won’t tell no lies this night.
I can find my way.

In that myriad of streets the two of us should meet,
In that pointless myriad
in that myriad of streets maybe the two of us should meet.

Discography


2005: "The Daydream EP". 6 tracks, self-producted.

2006: "Just Beyond Reach". 1 track, self-produced.

2006: "Liesbook EP". 7 tracks, self-producted.

2007: "My Hope For The Summer". 1 track, self-produced.

Set List


Our sets can be 1h 30m long. This is the list of the songs we play:

- A.L.S. Advanced Life Support

- To The White Sea

- Birds And Rage On The Telephone Wires

- My Hope For The Summer

- The Greatest Song Ever

- Old House (The Things That Are No More)

- B.L.S. Basic life Support

- Just Beyond Reach (How I Learned To Love The Bomb)

- Piazza, New York Catcher (Belle and Sebastian
cover)

- 66 Cl Frustration Can

- Promised Land (The Big Sunday)

- 3 Chords Theory

- Territorial Pissing (Nirvana cover)

- Weakness

- Phantoms

- Set Us Free