Life After Liftoff

Life After Liftoff

 Dayton, Ohio, USA
BandPopPunk

As seen on 2011/12 Warped Tour and in Journey's Shoe Stores, Life After Liftoff (Dayton, Ohio) bring back 90's pop-punk with catchy hits. They are current ambassadors with national organization, Defeat The Label, to help promote a bully-free society without labels and stereotypes.

Biography

“Life After Liftoff started with the idea that if you look around the world and you are in a bad place, you have the power to change the world around you. Our hope is that people walk away from our shows inspired and feel there is hope to make changes for the better in the world.”
- Life After Liftoff founder and front-man Lee Weiss

It is this emotionally uplifting vibe, with a hybrid of pop-punk, pop-rock, and arena rock influences, and a passion for music and a cause, that have allowed Life After Liftoff to develop a huge following in a rather short period of time. Drawing comparisons to Blink 182, Angels and Airwaves, and New Found Glory, and delivering more than just catchy songs that stick in your head and make you want to sing along, Life After Liftoff aims higher. Dubbing their sound ’alien pop punk’, their songs are emotionally uplifting, with messages about hope, desire, love, and starting over, enabling their passionate fans to connect on a personal level. ”High-energy music with a positive message; something that’s fun for all ages to sing and dance along with, while still showing the mature side of pop based punk music.” ”We are a band, we write music, but we are always trying to take it a step further with artwork and visual production along with charity work and standing for what we believe in. We don’t just wanna play pop punk music; we want to change the way people see independent bands and what we are capable of.”

Capable indeed. 2012 saw them release their latest EP “Brand New Life“, a call out to fans, bully victims, and the world. The message of the EP is: No matter what life throws at you, this is your chance to start a Brand New Life. The first track off the EP also titled, “Brand New Life” has an emotionally uplifting message about hope, desire, love, and starting over. The second track, “Atmosphere” tells a story of someone starting over, moving to the beat of his or her own drum with the confidence to make a change in the world. The last track, “The Getaway” is about finding out who you are and who you wish to become. It is a track filled with a positive message of self love and trusting yourself even during the darkest of times.

2012 also saw them land opening slots for O.A.R. and Sum 41, play the Vans Warped Tour 2012, and become an ambassador for national nonprofit group founded by Ken Kragen, Defeat The Label (www.DefeatTheLabel.com) to take a stand against bullying and promote a bully-free society without labels and stereotypes. Expect big things in 2013 from the band, including a full national tour, being the keynote speaker & performer at the 2013 New Mexico Association Student Council Spring Conference (NMASC.ORG), the expected release of their first full-length album, and much more to come from this pop-punk quartet hailing from Dayton, Ohio.

Life After Liftoff first started drawing attention with the release of their 2011 EP “Memory Of You“. The first track, “Memory of You” is a relationship-based tune about missing someone, leaving the world you were in and starting something new, realizing you cannot go back. Likewise, “Someday” is an exercise in self-actualization, realizing that no matter what life throws at you, you believe in yourself and there are infinite possibilities to come. “The Promise” touches on realizing the pain of a loss followed by the moving forward to a new world and building something that makes you happy.

“We all love recording and writing,” said Weiss, “but the real energy happens when we’re out there performing, giving people the opportunity to hear our music, creating catchy songs, blending a punk foundation with pop sensibilities are just the beginning of what we’re trying to convey.”

It wasn’t easy at first emerging with a punk-influenced sound in a town that was more into other forms of alternative rock, but over the past few years leading to the release of their EP Brand New Life (May, 2012), they managed to make a powerful impression. To help build a buzz, Weiss let members of a handful of prominent bands check out some of Life After Liftoff’s strong early demos, and the band now counts among its biggest fans and supporters: Tom Delonge of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, Paramore lead vocalist Hayley Williams, and Jack Barakat and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. They’ve also won the heart of Nick Thompson, front-man of Ohio based fellow pop/punk band Hit the Lights.

What can be expected when a fan attends a Life After Liftoff show? Says Sigritz, “I’m just going to say fun and feel like they gained four friends. Our whole thing that we want to do is to make people feel invited to everything that is going on and part of the whole experience. When we’re up on stage they are right there with us. Before we get up there and play and after we are done we try to meet people. I mean that’s half the fun.”

Lyrics

Brand New Life

Written By: Lee Weiss

Since you’ve all arrived you’ve seen this home
as much more then a place
Past our troubled start we think of the future
Where we go from here now
And Later through the years
Its starts from yesterday to save tomorrow
As we grow older ( as we grow old )
This chance is born today
Lets swear to make it last
What will has created this
Collection of all we’ve manifested
this is all we’ve wished for
the drums pound out our desires
our rhythms together can’t be denied
this is all we’ve wished for
a brand new life
a brand new life
we’ve made our design we share the drive of those who break away
perfect puzzle parts created with each other
on this other side can we survive the times we need to change
will we compromise or just fade away
As we grow older ( as we grow old )
This chance is born today
Lets Scream to make it last!
What will has created this
Collection of all we’ve manifested
this all we’ve wished for
the drums pound out our desires
our rhythms together can’t be denied
this is all we’ve wished for
a brand new life
Since you’ve all arrived you’ve seen this home
as much more then a place
Past our troubled start we think of the future
Where we go from here now
And Later through the years
Its starts from yesterday to save tomorrow

The Getaway

Written By: Lee Weiss

Watched it burn still can not believe
Sat on the shore sand beneath my feet
Looked at the world faced the sea
This time and place now it’s all on me
Buildings burned bridges did fall
I couldn’t survive a world without love
Even though it’s gone I’ll never forget
Look to the past the future is set
Change your stars if you really want
Come with me for a brand new start
This is the moment this is time
Lets take this chance for another try!
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And make today ok
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And all the Ifs and Onlys
Waited for change in a haze of fear
Learning to late it will never come near
The strength you need is deep inside
The love you need you must provide
Would you come with me at my request
To see a world that needs the best
even though I’m gone I’ll never forget
Look to the past the future is set
Change your stars if you really want
Come with me for a brand new start
This is the moment this is time
Lets take this chance for another try
Change your stars if you really want
Come with me for a brand new start
This is the moment this is time
Lets take this chance for another try!
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And make today ok
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And all the Ifs and Onlys
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And make today ok
So getaway
So getaway
Never looking back
Forget about the past
And all the Ifs and Onlys
Oh forget about
we’re getting out
And I won’t
I won’t forget about you
Oh forget about
we’re getting out
And I won’t
I won’t forget about you

Discography

In 2012 LAL released an EP titled Brand New Life, filled with high energy, inspiration, and organic sounds. The first track off the EP also titled, "Brand New Life" has an emotionally uplifting message about hope, desire, love, and starting over. The second track, "Atmosphere," tells a story of someone starting over, moving to the beat of his or her own drum with the confidence to make a change in the world. The last track, "Getaway," is about finding who you are and who you wish to become.

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The songs on the 2011 release of EP Memory of You perfectly reflect the positive energy of Life After Liftoff’s overall mission. “Memory of You” is a relationship based tune about missing someone, leaving the world you were in and starting something new, realizing you cannot go back. Likewise, “Someday” is an exercise in self actualization, realizing that no matter what life throws at you, you believe in yourself and there are infinite possibilities to come. “The Promise” touches on realizing the pain of a loss followed by the moving forward to a new world and building something that makes you happy.