Maple

Maple

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Maple is a Rock band out of the Washington DC metro area. Having played for eight years, Maple's had time to refine its sound into a cohesive style that encompasses punk, classic rock, and elements of blues that is welcomed every where it goes.

Biography

Formed in the year 2000, Maple sought to delve back in time to rediscover the tenets of classic rock and bring them back to the future. They played eight years of shows in and around Washington DC, and realized that everybody was already listening to classic rock and punk. Furthermore, they realized that what was on MTV and local rock radio really didn't matter or need to be superseded in the first place, because no one was listening to it. Having realized that there was no grand revolution to be had, the band just decided that they were just going to have fun and rock out. Now they bring the revolution by evolution.
The Maple sound is a bit like hearing Queens of the Stone Age in a knife fight with Dinosaur Jr (alot of indie rock and heavy rock influences smashing together). But, with influences such as Blur, Weezer, and Mission of Burma, they have captured the hearts of the common rocker folk, making them very popular at parties ("aww man, I loved it when you played that song from the blue album, man!").
They have played many venues in Washington, DC and the surrounding area (such as Jammin' Java, DC9, The Red and the Black, The Rock and Roll Hotel, The Velvet Lounge, Galaxy Hut, and T.T. Reynolds). Their many years together as a band have refined their ensemble and proved their original material with a diverse set of audiences. They've also played innumerable house parties, gone to Philadelphia, Lexington, played local festivals, and been featured several times on the George Mason University's radio program, Locals Only Radio.
In late 2006, Maple produced a professionally recorded full-length album: maple} . 13 tracks of classic rock sounds. Ranging from the country swing rock of "Memphis", to the back and forth reggae-punk of "Our Last Goodbye", the album is eclectic and tuneful.

Lyrics

Just a Thought

Written By: Maple

What do you say we leave and not get caught?
What do you say we get in the car and run?
We ca leave this town 'cause we have payed our dues
I look through your thick rimmed glasses and you say "come on"

Just a thought Just a thought and I thought you should know

Red this car this color of life we know
Oh oh oh Wolfe says you just can't go home
Yellow line too fast down center of the road
A choir of angels says now you are alone

Just a thought Just a thought and I thought you would know

Memphis

Written By: Maple

Make sure you make it to Memphis tonight well those things in you blog well i know they aint right.

I know you're a good girl you treat me well
You don't go out raisin' hell
Raisin' hell
Raisin' hell
Raisin' hell
Raisin' hell

So damn all the stars and watch them burden limousines I know that what's in you head s'from all them fashion magazines

Does it bore you to tears? The way that we are
Does it bore you to tears? The way that we are

So tell me the truth. Are you really not sure? Is it a typo - mistake, or are you just a Myspace whore?

I know you're a good girl don't leave me to guess

But does it bore you to tears

Oh you're such a mess
You're such a mess
You're such a mess

Our Last Goodbye

Written By: Maple

Thief, he met his match
Left town on a plan he had hatched
he was caught by the law the next day but even the law let him get away.

The hero, he said, "no I don't wanna be a hero no more. I just wanna go to the general store. I dont wanna be no johnny law"

Sat down turned off the T.V. Turn on the radio that he had built a long long time ago and what they said we will never know.

With courage he stayed in town untill his family came around sayin, "what's the problem John why'd you let that damn fool run?"

"Something strange came over me and I dont know why
Stood right there in front of me and I thought I'd cry
Yeah I thought I'd die
it was our last
was our last goodbye"

He said "i can take it in I know just where to begin but im trapped by my own heart yeah I am wrapped up in my own skin

And in his eyes i thought i could see my own face staring back at me and when you see your own face staring back at you you gotta think "what's become of me?"

"Something strange came over me and I dont know why
Stood right there in front of me and i thought I'd cry
Yeah i thought I'd die
it was our last
was our last goodbye"

"Something strange came over me and i dont know why
Stood right there in front of me and I thought I'd cry
Yeah i thought I'd die
it was our last
was our last goodbye"

Discography

Keep it Honest EP.
Maple (self titled) LP.
"The Killer is you" and "Memphis" -Has been Streamed on GMU's Locales only Radio.

Set List

Our typical set list looks like this:

California
Memphis
Stupid euphoria
Down to a Science
Mitsubishi
Mark of Cain (new song)
Ace of Spades (Motorhead Cover)
Our Last Goodbye