Me Of A Kind

Me Of A Kind

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Me Of A Kind is an edgy, atmospheric, female-fronted, alternative rock band from Los Angels, led by Jen Schwartz, former Tribe 8 drummer. Shedding the punk sound but not its ethos, Me Of A Kind crafts songs filled with lush arrangements, intricate rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics.

Biography

Me Of A Kind is an edgy, atmospheric, female-fronted alternative rock band from Los Angeles. The band’s principle member is Jen Schwartz, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former drummer for infamous queercore band Tribe 8. Me Of A Kind released its debut album "You Are Here" on the Rampage Productions label on October 31, 2011. The album is available worldwide via digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Rhapsody, and physically through CD Baby’s online store and Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Me Of A Kind sheds the raw, punk sound of Tribe 8, but maintains its ethos with a modern, alternative rock sensibility and forward-focused lyrics. "You Are Here" offers a compelling blend of lush arrangements, cinematic imagery, intricate rhythms, and intensely personal storytelling. The songs clearly come from a compositional and lyrical place that isn't associated with current trends, but instead of sounding naively rough or 'outside', it is smooth, focused and reflective. Me Of A Kind is precisely what it wants to be, without conforming or alienating, and "You Are Here" is a musical triumph led by well-crafted songs.

In December of 2011, Me Of A Kind released a single, "This Mess We're In", featuring Earl Slick on guitars. In the spring of 2012, Slick and Me Of A Kind continued their collaboration with writing sessions in Los Angeles and New York.

Lyrics

The Last Time

Written By: Me Of A Kind

This is the beginning of something
A whole new life
You’ve been waiting for too long
For too long

I walk in
Big crowd at the door
No contact
I hear the egos roar
They pass by one by one
Everybody here says they know someone
Does this fix what’s broken inside you?

Now this is the last time
No smiling fakes
No more, no more, no more
Now this is the last time
No more second place
No more, no more, no more
No more living life out of context

How many times do I fool myself
Frequent these wells
Always dry
Time after time I prove to myself
There’s nobody else
Gonna fix this life of mine

Now this is the last time
No more small time games
No more, no more, no more
Now this is the last time
No more second place for me
No more, no more, no more, no more

Drive

Written By: Me Of A Kind

You lay that ring on the table
In a game that we now share

Come inside
I know you want this
Come inside
Come in from the rain

I feel your hand
Brush mine in the car
The road ahead
It seems so far from home
I don’t want to go

I’m not going to watch you walk away tonight
You don’t know how long I’ve waited
Been so good
So much hesitating

You say, “Pull over
I’ve got something to show you.”
So I do
I do

Everything just drops away
And without words
I hear you say,
“Welcome home, My Love.”

You Are Here

Written By: Me Of A Kind

In between the longest sleep
And our shortening days
Therein lies the mystery of all our careless ways
For every day we wander
Ever reaching farther

If we all sit quiet
And start to breathe
I know we’ll find it
We will know peace

You are here
You have no other place to be
Have no fear
You are safe and free
You are here

Locked within our speeding world
Ever spinning past
Only with our minds unfurled
Will these moments last

You’ve got to see this
Before it’s gone
A new beginning
The sun-blessed dawn

You are here
There is no other place to be
Have no fear
You are safe and free
You are here

The Rain

Written By: Me Of A Kind

The rain has stopped
And the sun will heed the call
The mud will dry
And the roots hang on

This bitterness can’t linger
We’re hopeful to the end
But the sky has another trigger
Unpredictable
And it won’t bend

Some say when the rain comes
We wash all filth away
But I see when the rain comes
The Truth
Some say when the rain comes
We wash all filth away
But I see when the rain comes
The truth of our decay

You wait all day
Wait at the window
For the sun to fade
Then you steal away

The innocence can’t linger
We’re hopeful to the end
But the dark has another trigger
Unpredictable
And it won’t bend

Some say when the night falls
Tuck yourself away
But I see when the night falls
The Truth
Some say when the night falls
Hide yourself away
But I wait for the nightfall for you

Stand In The Sun

Written By: Me Of A Kind

If you wait for me
I won’t let you down
If you’re patient with me
I’ll always come around

There’s a fire unrelenting
From being pushed down
Sometimes it consumes me
And I need some time to come down

I’ve been told,
You’ve been told
Not to raise your voice
“Don’t be angry little girls”

But all my life
All your life
Strangled by rules that lead us nowhere
With lives hidden and silent
Now it’s our turn to shine

Will you stand in the sun with me
Hearts sheltered from the rain
Will you stand in the sun with me

Will you stand in the sun with me
Hearts sheltered from the rain
Will you stand in the sun with me
This light won’t fade

We’ve got power they can’t take
So raise your head
And release the shame
For I will stumble
So will you
Dreams may crumble
And they do
But I won’t let you down

Will you stand in the sun with me
Hearts sheltered from the rain
Will you stand in the sun with me

Will you stand in the sun with me
Hearts sheltered from the rain
Will you stand in the sun with me
This light won’t fade

Discography

"You Are Here" -- Full-length album available digitally and on CD.

"The Last Time (radio edit)" -- Single. Available digital only.

"This Mess We're In (Feat. Earl Slick)" - Single
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-mess-were-in-feat.-earl/id489392256

http://meofakind.com/music/

Set List

1. Stand In The Sun
2. I'm Not Going Home
3. Drive
4. The Rain
5. This Mess We're In
6. Play With Fire
7. The Last Time
8. You Are Here