LYRA

LYRA

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Intense, moody and melodic with twists and turns that will keep the listener guessing. Formed in Los Angeles, California, LYRA is a heavy-hitting trio of well-rounded musicians. Their experience and influence ranges from rock to Latin to experimental.

Biography

Formed in 2004, LYRA is a heavy-hitting, Los Angeles-based trio whose intense, moody, and melodic twists have created a sound that is not only unique, but reflects the experience of it’s members. Having lent her talents to such acts as The Mars Volta, Veruca Salt and Tim Burgess of the Charlatans UK, bassist Eva Gardner delivers rhythm and vocals that form the backbone of Lyra. Guitarist and vocalist Mike McGill, who hails from Snake vs Wizard, Inkwell Chemists and Exfork, delivers a clean and heavy sound that exposes the rock and experimental influences. On drums and percussion, Alfredo Ortiz, who has toured with the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, and Ozomatli, provides a Latin flavor as he meticulously pounds away to complete the trio. Now in their 20s, they take the experience, knowledge and creative inspiration they have gained along the way and are joined together in LYRA to explore this passion on their own terms--to have fun and make music they believe in.

Lyrics

wonderful heaven

Written By: McGill, Gardner, Ortiz

WONDERFUL HEAVEN

VS
On the field / tapered memory
Intercepted / not quite / just yet
On the field / tapered memory
Intercepted / not quite / just yet

CH
What a loss (what a loss)
Toss it Lower
What a loss/ Ball went over
….Wonderful Heaven

VS
Down the stairs / and up the hillside
In the trees / unfounded victory (bounce…..)

CH

BR
Heard it land but you can’t tell
Where it went you might as well give up (x2)
The search the leaves the dirt
The loss the land the ball the hand (x2)

OUTRO
What a loss / you tossed it / over again
What a toss / the ball went / to ball heaven
What a loss / you tossed it / over again
What a loss / you tossed it / over…..

Castles

Written By: LYRA

Castles made of your unborn dreams / Awoken by your own deaf screams
Lord of the Lighthouse behind the Roman wall / Haymeadow heathen reaps to the fall

I was not awake when I hit the ocean floor / Faded into seamless shadows
I was wide awake when I felt the rocky shore / I don't want to be here stranded anymore
Anymore....

Castles made of your unborn dreams / Awoken by your own deaf screams
Lord of the Lighthouse behind the Roman wall / Haymeadow heathen reaps to the fall

I was not awake when I hit the ocean floor / Faded into seamless shadows
I was wide awake when I felt the rocky shore / I don't want to be here stranded anymore
Anymore....
I don't want to be here stranded....

Discography

2-song demo, Self-Titled, 2004
1. Bet it Gets
2. Wonderful Heaven

5-song EP, Protocol, 2006
1. Castles
2. Dead to Me
3. Protocol
4. How's My Face?
5. StarPort

Set List

1. Protocol
2. Wonderful Heaven
3. StarPort
4. Castles
5. Bet it Gets
6. Overcast
7. How's My Face?
8. Dead to Me
9. The Secret
Set time is approx. 40-45 mins