Lives Or Levels

Lives Or Levels


Experimental rock music


Lives Or Levels creates a transcendent
blend of forward thinking music that explores
a vast palette of emotion and ideas. We have
gained an immediately loyal following by creating
music that contrasts with the local scene.
With a full-length album recorded and a followup
nearly complete, we are ready to reach a
wider audience through aggressive touring and
promotion. Lives or Levels is a five-piece band that has been playing together for five years. The resulting music is a culmination of five different attitudes and backgrounds. Each individual brings a different set of influences to the table, which results in a truly uncompromising and meticulously criticized creative output. In late August 2005, Lives or Levels won a six month long competition based on ticket sales, visual presentation and musical content through We placed first out of 200 bands from throughout the state through monthly live competitions. This competition has helped us get press in publications such as The Aquarian and The Bergen Record. The past two years have been extremely busy and productive. The prize money from the Battle of the Bands helped us finance a van and recording equipment. This has enabled us to reach a further audience on tour helped us make important connections with college radio
stations, club owners, promoters, and most importantly,new audiences in the eastern and lower eastern states. We finished recording a full length CD in late 2005 and independently distributed the CD at our shows. The experience of recording our first album has changed our perspective on songwriting and also gave us insight on the recording process. Currently, we have finished recording a new set of
songs, and are working on mixing and album art, while aggressively pursuing more shows as well as the next level of success . . . signing with a reputable record label.

Lives or Levels recently played @ the SXSW festival in Austin Texas.


Lives Or Levels Self Titled: 05

Set List

Set lists vary depending on the genre of music we're playing with and the crowd response. Set time 45 min Live shows are a new experience every time. Some show favorites
Where the Cheek Meets the Thigh
Once a Week
Phantom Power
1000 Lovers
The Weather Underground