Lokata

Lokata

BandAlternativePunk

LOKATA sounds like STORY OF THE YEAR, who moved into a house previously owned by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, who has a dream where THE USED take them on tour where GREEN DAY opens for UNDEROATH. "It's a mesh of ideas, attitude, and charm on a punk rock back drop."

Biography

Lokata (LOW-kah-TUH) means to stop thinking about fate/destiny and live in the "now". You wont find it in a dictionary, because its not a real word. It's therefore also not a real meaning, but how we interpret it. (we made it up)

Lokata's music is comparable to that of bands like story of the year, killswitch engage, and the used. Drawing influences from the deftones, refused, metallica, nirvana and green day; its a mesh of ideas and attitude set to a punk rock backdrop.

Lokata began with 3 teenage friends. They auditioned singers, but couldnt find "that guy". An email to a friend who was doing the school thing at the time, brought him into the group after a few jam sessions. After auditioning a few bassists the band got frusterated and went into a hole. They wrote for 6 long months, meeting to record and write and record some more. After 30+ songs, the band decided to head back to the practice space and rock a few songs out. Auditioning still more bass players, Lokata couldnt seem to find "that other guy", until they realized there wasnt one out there. Their singer took on bass responsibilities and the quartet forged on. Completetly self sufficient, the band moved to a rehersal space and began regular recording and rehersals, in preparation for touring and releasing their first EP. No story ever ends that easily though. In early January a few days prior to a show supporting a national band, one of 3 friends quit. The band faltered. Make no mistake, there was talk of giving up. Team morale was at an all time low. BUT. After frustrating interviews, losing jobs, living at the studio, selling personal belongings to cover studio rent, the band struck some well deserved good luck. Recruiting Mat on drums and Jason on bass on the SAME day changed the face of Lokata.

Lokata's current plans include a busy show schedule, constant internet and street level promotion, and another recording at the end of this year.

Lokata is:
JAe : Singing / Screaming
Mike : Guitar / Backup Vocals
Ed : Lead GTR / droopy droors
Connell : Bass
Mat : Drums

Lyrics

Take me down

Written By: Lokata - Jason Williams

take me down tonight
take me down tonight
i found you in the driveway
two 40's make
a heavy heart forget
that cigarettes
will only burn so far
you know
its kinda swing and miss tonight
i know
youre in the wrong place at the right time
you know
youd rather be out of sight
i know
its really kinda swing and miss tonight
tonight your
crying out
reaching out
a falling out
of wishing things were different
here and now (here and now)
take my hand
take me down
till the air
starts interferring
with my head
oh my god is this the end?
take my hand
take me down
welcome to the bottom
of your dark and twisted
heart
you know
theres never really black and white
i know
regret isnt the one to fight
you know
youre tripping on the finish line
i know
its really kinda swing and miss tonight
tonight your
crying out
reaching out
a falling out
of wishing things were different
here and now
they say
every story has an end
another story will begin
when youre standing at the end
you'll probably
need a friend
probably need a friend
welcome to the bottom of your heart

For the summer

Written By: Lokata - Jason Williams

hello again
its been a while
your eyes are so far gone
and i know its not
the perfect plan
but nothing better's come along
this circle (circles)
of problems (problems)
we cant seem to break
forget it all
the timings never right
(i dont want to scream at you tonight)
this wasnt my idea
of falling out
so lay with me
talk with me
till something better comes along
goodbye for now
i'll be a while
just know im never gone
im never gone
goodbye for now
i'll be a while
(just know im never gone)
this wasnt my idea
of falling out (falling out)
forget it all
the timings never right
(i dont want to scream at youtonight)
this wasnt my idea
of falling out
so goodbye for now
i'll be a while
just know im never gone
im never gone

Discography

Resolve EP (6 song)
.:. Released Nov 11th 2005
.:. Self produced / Self recorded

LOKATA 2006 Sampler
.:. 2 song myspace.com release
.:. Self produced / Self recorded

Set List

.:. 30 - 45 minute set
.:. All Original music