Letters Burning

Letters Burning

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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LETTERS BURNING is a professional rock group. They have an all-age fan base and have performed at Universal Citywalk, 2008/2010 Vans Warped Tour, a Hot Topic regional tour, and a CA High School Tour. They have received radio play on KROQ and 98.7FM, thousands of on-line plays and featured in AP Mag.

Biography

The band name “Letters Burning” was inspired by front man Tal Mir's memorable incident of an ex-girlfriend lighting his apology letter on fire. The Los Angeles-based aggressive pop-rock quartet has won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands twice earning them a spot on the Vans Warped Tour both times. They have played their very own 40 date in-store Hot Topic tour and have even found their music reaching local airplay on legendary southern California radio stations KROQ and 98.7 FM. The band will hit the road this spring for their 60-day Rock Your School Tour sponsored by YMI Jeans and Alternative Press Magazine where they performed material off their recent EP Attracted To Disaster as well as new material. Equally adept are barn-burning rockers ("Strip Me Down") and heartfelt acoustic ballads ("Deadboy"), Letters Burning is definitely a band to keep an eye on in 2011.

In 2010, prior to performing on the Vans Warped Tour a second year, Letters Burning released their new single “Valley” which they are currently shooting a music video for the Fuse TV Channel. In mid 2009 Letters Burning released their third EP "Attracted to Disaster" which landed them airplay on KROQ with their second radio single "Strip Me Down". Their first single “Critic’s Last Stand” produced by platinum record producer Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Plain White T's: "Hey There Delilah" and Less Than Jake) off their 2008 EP release "Simple Thoughts and Tragedy" also made its way on KROQ radio the same year. During that summer the band self booked a 50 In-Store Hot Topic Tour throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to help promote their release. Since completing their showcases on Vans Warped Tour this year, Letters Burning has played literally everywhere in the famed regional scene, including legendary Hollywood venues like The Whiskey, The Knitting Factory, The Key Club, Viper Room, and Anaheim's Chain Reaction, The Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, not to mention Indie 103.1 FM's Universal Citywalk Summer Concert Series (including a live radio interview with the band) three years in a row, and Music Connection Magazine's "Best Kept Secrets of L.A. Showcase" (which received overwhelming praise in the same publication) and a prominent appearance in a Fox 11 Los Angeles news special on "scene" music. Thanks to all the aforementioned; Letters Burning garnered over 200,000 MySpace plays and counting. Currently, the band is finishing their own 4 month long "Cookie Cutter" tour throughout the southern California region which includes numerous colleges and high schools. For detailed points of interest, please visit http://www.lettersburning.com/epk

Lyrics

Ready Set Go

Written By: Letters Burning

V1: This ocean is a pool filled with broken thoughts
The shoreline gathers pieces of the mystery
Can I breathe underwater? Can I see with out these candles?
Search for clues on the frontline without a point of view?

Ch: You find it hard but I find it real (you find it hard, I find it real)
You fade away, you’re vanishing, and it’s ready set go! (2x)

V2 The footsteps in the sand (keep me wondering)
The ashes on the ground keep me wondering
I’m a fool to keep trying just to find out what has happened
I collect all these nightmares, it’s a crime to ignore

Ch: You find it hard but I find it real (you find it hard, I find it real)
You fade away, you’re vanishing, and it’s ready set go! (2x)

Outro: I’ve lost the taste to drink this wine.

Kings and Queens

Written By: Letters Burning

V1: I’m sorry to distract you with my childlike fantasies
And I know, it’s almost midnight, our time is running out
We know what can happen, this spell is almost over
We know what can happen in this fairy tale

CH: You were Queen and I was King, with a happy ending
Let’s make believe, let’s make believe it’s not a dream

V2: I just want to releasae you, save you from this curse
You lie asleep in your glass coffin, waiting for someone
Just one kiss from my lips to take you out of this place
Just one kiss from my lips to wake you up

CH: You were Queen and I was King, with a happy ending
Let’s make believe, let’s make believe it’s not a dream

Br: This story and its pages, as we enter different stages
Won’t fly away without you and go on to different chapters
This story and its pages, as we enter different stages
Won’t fly away without you

Outro: You were Queen and I was King, with a happy ending
Let’s make believe, let’s make believe it’s not a dream

Critic's Last Stand

Written By: Letters Burning

So get your body moving
you know I've started counting
let's have some fun tonight

Now that I've started shooting
your hate needs much improving
you're not as fast as you look and not
as swift as you seem

So get your body moving
Enough with this confusion
Let's have some fun tonight

I wish I had more bullets in this gun
we could play last man standing
I wouldn't bet a dollar on your name

I'm a cookie cutter killer
I've never been a quitter
I'm a cookie cutter killer killing

Now that you're back peddling
It's too late for me
It's too late for you

Strip Me Down

Written By: Letters Burning

I’m up and down like a see-saw on mescaline
I say and do anything just like tourettes
You can ask me dirty questions
I’m a super hero flying in and out of dreams
I’m an action figure riding through the dotted lines

So if you strip me down from the superficialness and lies
There will be nothing left except a man I hardly recognize anymore

My heart skips a beat like a record scarred with tiny scratches
I can’t confess or say anything just like a mute
I’m a super hero flying in and out of dreams
I’m an action figure riding through the dotted lines

So if you strip me down from the superficialness and lies
There will be nothing left except a man I hardly recognize anymore

In Vegas

Written By: Letters Burning

I caught a glimpse of something deadly from the corner of my eye
Illuminated by the dim set lighting
Now I feel like it is something threatening leading me to my demise
Exaggerated by the hotel patterns

Who can I call in Vegas from some excess company?
Who do I know; the setting is perfect with a full moon out tonight

I got a kiss from someone pretty but I didn’t catch her name
Intoxicated by the empty bottles
Now I fear that there’s someone testing leading me into the flames
Emancipated by the countless sinning

Who can I call in Vegas from some excess company?
Who do I know; the setting is perfect with a full moon out tonight

There is something deadly here, there is something deadly

Deadboy

Written By: Letters Burning

What you don’t know and what I do know is how I think about you everyday
I’m drawn to you. I can’t keep myself from doing anything less or anything more
And what you do know and what I can’t say are all the things I’ve been hiding
Day after day desperately holding the truth like a dead boy
Baby what I want to say to you is how you’ve always been there
Nothing really matters ‘cause we know the truth, I’ll never rest until we’re together
I’ve been down so many times before but you never ever gave up
Now that I’m confessing to you, I wish it was you I was talking to
When I have you right where I want you, I’ve thought about this everyday
I’m meant for you. I can’t keep myself pursuing anyone else or anything new
Now that I have you right where I need you it’s even harder to explain these feelings
Night after night desperately holding the truth like a dead boy
Baby what I want to say to you is how you’ve always been there
Nothing really matters ‘cause we know the truth, I’ll never rest until we’re together
I’ve been down so many times before but you never ever gave up
Now that I’m confessing to you, I wish it was you I was talking to
Even tough we speak in different languages; you speak real and I speak scared
We’re both saying the same things; we’re saying the same things
Even though we speak in different languages; you speak real and I speak scared
We’re both saying the same things; we’re feeling the same things

Sandcastle

Written By: Letters Burning

I’m throwing rocks at a glass house and building castles out of sand
I bit off more than I can chew but it’s you I'm always after
I’m digging up a shallow grave and picking you out the flowers
I’m not good enough for this but I’m attracted to disaster

What happens to us when the glass breaks into pieces?
Our bloody wounds will keep us slipping from each other
The Sunday storm will blow the sand into the ocean
But our regrets will keep us anchored to the floor

I tried to paint a broken house and build the castles out of dirt
I took on more than I could cure but it’s you I’m always after
I tried to read between the lines and buy books about somebody else
I’m not good enough for this

Sending messages to outer space
Without a final destination
The high tide is closing in
Coming to wash it all away

Discography

- Valley (single and extended version (2010)

- Attracted to Disaster (2009)

- Simple Thoughts and Tragedy (2008)

- Almost Midnight (2007)

Singles: Valley, Strip Me Down, At First Glance, and Critic's Last Stand (all streaming, podcasts and internet radio, some terrestrial)

Set List

Average club set times are 35-45 minutes
Average restaurant and coffee shops sets are TBD

Current set list (differs depending on gig):

Intro
Valley (extended)
At First Glance
Sandcastle
Strip Me Down
Touchdown Story
In Vegas
Deadboy
Critic's Last Stand
The Valley
Kings and Queens
Goodbye Love
Ready Set Go

Improv and selected covers as well