Liquid Village

Liquid Village

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Tasty guitar interplay over musically adventurous material with unique vocal arrangements, progressive bass lines, and held together by contagious drum grooves.

Biography

The Nashville, TN based group was formed in 2001 with Gary Godbey (bass), Alan Powell (guitar), Matt Jacobs (guitar), and Carlos Ruiz (drums). The four shared a common vision of a band versatile enough to play any style of music, creative enough to imagine unique combinations of styles, and bold enough to actually try it. The broad range of styles makes Liquid Village hard to categorize, but keeps ears fresh and intrigued by what might happen next. Some grooves are classic and accessible, while others are new and challenging. Prog rock, jam band, jazz, country, southern rock, Latin, and reggae- even with so much variety, a signature sound emerges to bind together the whole. All At Once, their first CD released December 2005, got some great reviews. Liquid Village also enjoyed a stint on college and AAA radio, at one point being played by over 150 radio stations in North America. At the same time the band began to define its favorite places to play as outdoor events. A second recording got underway in the summer of 2007, and will eventually become the band’s second full-length release. “The band is really finding its voice now, really starting to define itself”, Powell says. “Writing for us always starts organically, and then certain pieces get churned through the intellectually creative machinery of the project”. Powell, Jacobs, and Ruiz all have degrees from Berklee College of Music. Godbey is a groove master, was trained on several instruments, and has a great ear for vocals and arrangements. Liquid Village is the kind of band that can provide a well-balanced musical experience. With their unique grooves and juxtaposition of styles, you cannot help finding something to like about these guys. Liquid Village is prepared to flood the world with their truly distinctive sound.

Lyrics

Twisted

Written By: Liquid Village

Feel the tight crawl up my spine
Til it’s twisted like a vine
Up to my neck, I feel tangles growing
Choked, choked by a life I chose without knowing

Brush out the knots, unwind, resume

Shift your groove cause life’s a twisted tune

Sun crying marigold tears, put out the fire...

Feel my lip bleed between my teeth
As the rug pulls out from under me.
Feet in the air, I know I am falling
My stomach caught in my throat

Over my head, the cold water’s flowing
Drawing me down and down, pressure is growing

Brush out the knots, unwind, resume,

Shift your groove cause life’s a twisted tune.

All At Once

Written By: Liquid Village

Break out beyond the din, everything matters
Souls ride the winding wind, free from the chatter
Warm sand, sweetest air, not the city, don’t know where
Soft sounds, distant shores, something here, can’t ignore.

Hearing an endless twilight
New horizons touching my sight
Tasting the last of today
Scent of change, senses unite
All at once, I step into a brand new way

No tracks from my feet, feeling light, feeling fleet
All I could never know, questions to answers.
All at once I know, All at once I go.

Hearing an endless twilight
New horizons touching my sight
Tasting the last of today
Scent of change, senses unite
All at once

Hearing an endless twilight
New horizons touching my sight
Tasting the last of today
Scent of change, senses unite
All at once... endless twilight
All at once... senses unite
All at once...

Every Bubble Bursts

Written By: Alan Powell

I picked up the wand and I swished it around in the solution
A film is stretched tight between all of the sides of a circle
Not like a sewing ring, with a pattern drawn out and decided
More like a fairy tale you can’t deny

Every bubble bursts
But its flight may still delight
Dip the wand, every bubble bursts
Right between the eyes
Every bubble bursts

Drawing in a deep breath, I begin to blow
The bubble fills with air as circle turns to sphere
Will it turn to vapor, or will it float away, fate unknown
Just to hit my forehead and drive the issue home

Every bubble bursts
But its flight may still delight
Dip the wand, every bubble bursts
Right between the eyes
Every bubble bursts

I’m traveling with my girlfriend on the Cote Azure
White villa by the seaside, who could ask for more
The sun’s as warm as a blanket, water clear as the sky and just as blue
Too bad it was closed, guess it goes to prove

Every bubble bursts
But its flight may still delight
Dip the wand, every bubble bursts
Right between the eyes

Every bubble bursts
But its flight may still delight
Dip the wand, every bubble bursts
Right between the eyes
Every bubble bursts

Discography

All At Once (full length CD released 12/05)

Set List

Originals:
Every Bubble Bursts
Seeds
Love Will Find Me
One The Fesh
Send A Little
Rope Of Sand
Make That Change
Jazzy Thang
Moth
Frustration
Rockin In His Chair
Loony Bin
History
Twisted
All At Once
Some People Think
Cast Them Away
Good Clean Fun

Cover Tunes:
Jack Johnson- Flake, Upside Down, Sitting Waiting Wishing.
Van Morrison- Into The Mystic.
Beatles- She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Get Back.
Bob Marley- Stir It Up, Three Little Birds.
Steely Dan- Do It Again.
Three Dog Night- Never Been To Spain.

More to come...