Massive Habit

Massive Habit

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Massive Habit is highly inventive and full of intensity! This keyboard driven sound is eerie while maintaining something bright, and catchy. Their driving force consists of piano and keyboards, followed by expressive guitar, vigorous bass, upbeat drums, and melodic vocals.

Biography

It all started in a familiar place with an unfamiliar sound, but Watson, Doolin, and Cords decided to bravely stick with it. Recently joined by Colin Burke, they have fulfilled their sound with live drums. Appealing to a wide range of listeners they have established a professional and solid ground. Live, Massive Habit sounds much larger than the usual four piece. With expressive gestures, Watson connects with the audience. His vocals are confident, sincere and lyrically astute; pointing out obvious occurrences in an unusual way. The unusual is commonplace for these young fellows. They write with the intent to dodge any particular genre of music while embracing many of there influences. Occasionally you may hear a few pop sounds of the 80's. With their distinct use of ghostlike instrumentation, categorization is difficult to find. The kinetic melodies are woven together creating a bizarre circus of sounds. Every song becoming a vibrant and frigid soundscape full of energy. They have played various areas around Seattle, including the sound off finals at EMP's Sky Church. The debut album "The Gravity Transit" was released near the end of 2006.

Lyrics

Insane Asylum

Written By: Alex Watson

I am bound by the fetters of the hypothetical world
Stuck in a place that is not real I must escape this insane asylum
Schizophrenic paranoia. The walls are trying to eat me
People tell me that I'm not normal
The devil speaks and the angels beat me
Hysterical genius: I'm just a little outspoken
Obsessive compulsive: three more times and the spell is broken
Straightjacket not enough my mind will fly away when it wants to
Leave the lights on shut your eyes
But you will never hide from the ghost who haunts you

I don't like locks on the bedroom doors
Should I Jump from the window on the third story floor and
Fly and if I break my arms at least I had the balls to try

Masochistic, telepathic
In the past, tick tock, futuristic
On a machine, electrified thought
I feel like an experimental robot
I can count the stars. I'm invincible
So why do you thinketh I'm incapable
I love to sing. I'm addicted to music
High and low end, mid range use it

Push me down, I will fall, then I'll stand with the strength I had times ten
I will soon be more powerful than one hundred thousand men
Though it hurts and I bleed a bit I will try it once again

Sometimes I get a little carried away
I'm running out of things to say
Don't need attention but I like exaggeration
I cannot help this dumb infatuation
Thank you Buddha, Jesus
Thanks to everybody here who has to see it to believe it
I'm sorry that I was born to be me

I don't like locks on the bedroom doors
Should I Jump from the window on the third story floor and
Fly and if I my arms at least I had the balls to try

Hypothetical human
Or maybe I'm just pathetical
Psychopathological liar
They consider me critically medical
I'm staring at the waters edge
The ripples in the sink are my waves in the ocean
The doctor's on his way
To calm my soul with the magic potion
Held by the troubles of the three dimensional world
Stuck in a time that is not real
I must escape this vast illusion and fly

Facsimile

Written By: Alex Watson

My world is orbiting and asking me
To remedy the mind in which it spins around
I spin around and look into my telescope
To see that my twin counterpart is lighting up a cigarette
And waving from afar

I send my frequency to someone else

So here I am I've got a story for the world to tell
And once again I realize
That I can hold the thoughts in my head
As if I've got the world figured out my friend
But as I continue thinking I feel lost instead
And I am stuck in the daydream
Of beginning and end
Can I begin again?

I send my frequency to someone else

The universe is copied now
Everybody needs somehow
To medicate the problem
Take me to the bottom
I'm a bit like dig dug
World computer generated
Choose a different character
Maybe life is automated
There's no time to travel
We're passing through a puzzle
Started out as deja vu
But now I'm seeing double

I send my frequency to someone else

I change my world
I changed my world
Take me to the edge of another plane
Where I can crawl in
To live a different life
With a different name

The electrons know we're watching
And Newton's feeling groovy
Life is like a television
What's your favorite movie

Can I change the channel?
I'm another rerun
Episodes are ending
Rewind to find a new one

Patterns

Runaway

Written By: Alex Watson

So there I was on a Saturday
It was the same as any other day I felt before
The traffic blocked me in the driveway
I didn't think that we could harvest any more

So I step outside to see the sun is rising backwards
It's rising backwards
It's falling down on me and I don't even want to understand

It's one thing to take advantage and it's
Another thing to tease the tiger in its cage
Right now you feel so high and mighty
I hope this kitty will escape to find its prey

It's time to sweep off the moon now maybe
We should've never left our footprints on your face
We're casting shadows in the wrong direction
And now I wonder what the future has to take

It's one thing to take advantage and it's
Another thing to tease the tiger in its cage
Right now you feel so high and mighty
I hope this kitty will escape to find its prey

Runaway. Runaway. Runaway.

We're rising backwards
We're falling backwards
It's falling down on me and I don't even want to understand

Discography

Massive Habit -- The Gravity Transit
www.massivehabit.com

Various tracks are being streamed online, and some local stations have been playing songs before the album was out. First heard on kboo in Portland.

Set List

Set list varies given the application. We aim for 1 hour sets at the minimum, and have played for over three. We have also played as little as 1/2 hour. The songs we normally make standard are Insane asylum, Facsimile, Runaway, Queen of Diamonds, Sara's Nightmare, Robin Hood, and Bostogne. The rest of the set is comprised of other originals, new material, and sometimes covers. Possible covers include R.E.M.'s "It's the end of the world as we know it" The Animals "House of the rising sun" and The Rolling Stones "Paint it Black"