Meridian Drive

Meridian Drive

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Hailing from Queens, NY, Meridian Drive is an ambitious young band who exploded onto the scene with their unique blend of emotionally driven pop-punk-powered indie rock back in late 2004. The band has performed on many major indie label concerts and is now looking for a record deal of their own.

Biography

Hailing from Queens, NY, Meridian Drive is an ambitous young band who exploded onto the scene with their unique blend of emotionally driven pop-punk-powered indie rock back in late 2004.

This young, talented, and hardworking band has shared a lot of success in the local scene thus far, sharing the same stage with acts on major independent labels such as Drive-Thru Records, Triple Crown, Fueled By Ramen, and Maverick (Halifax, Hellogoodbye, City Sleeps, Jenoah, As Tall As Lions, My American Heart, This Providence, Slow Coming Day, The Underwater, High School Football Heroes, Last Week, Wired, Patent Pending and more) at some of New York City's marquee venues such as The Knitting Factory main stage and The Continental. The band has quickly become the local favorite and gained many loyal fans all over the NYC/Long Island area as well as in Massachussets, New Jersey, and New Hampshire thanks to their extensive tour schedule.

Most recently the boys of Meridian Drive released their newest cd "When The Streetlights Come Back On", an engaging EP containing three anthems of infectious sing-along pop rock produced by The Veronica's guitarist Rob Guariglia (producer of SGT, Wired, The Fad), one of the top sought after rock producers in Long Island. Thanks to myspace.com the cd currently has over 100,000 plays and counting and has been praised by fans all over the United States and Canada (the band frequently mails out cds to fans willing to promote Meridian Drive all across the country).

Meridian Drive has also been selected as one of the top 10 finalists out of over 300 submissions by Drive-Thru Records and MTV for MTVu's "Best Music On Campus" Contest and was a potential contender in a national voting contest for a record deal with Drive-Thru Records!

Meridian Drive has also played many benefit concert to raise money for schools, AIDs awareness, Cancer awareness (Relay for Life), and many functions to help the Hurricaine Katrina victims.

Additionally, the band has also been ranked as one of the top 5 local unsigned artists by New York City's 95.5FM WPLJ and received radio airplay for "Sophomore Year Revisited", in addition to being rewarded the opportunity to open up for Bon Jovi at the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena in the WPLJ Opening Act Contest. Their contagious melodies have also ranked in on not one but two "Top 100 Most Requested" spots on 104.5 Los Angeles Radio, the country's #1 independent radio station!

Meridian Drive is also featured in the Epitone Records Holiday Sampler and in addition to currently touring, is in the process of writing new material for their hugely anticipated debut full length cd due in the spring of 2006.

Meridian Drive performs their wildly original three minute sing-along pop-gems influenced by bands such as Spitalfield, Sherwood, Mae, This Day And Age, Cartel, The Starting Line, Relient K, Houston Calls, This Providence, Copeland, Fall Out Boy, The Click Five, and Motion City Soundtrack.

Above all Meridian Drive has a love and a passion for performing live shows, producing great rock songs, and making new friends all while revitalizing the music scene. They are definitely a promising band to keep an eye out for coming out of the Queens area and into a city near you! Just listen to the tunes and we guarantee you'll be hooked!

Lyrics

Sophomore Year Revisited

Written By: Meridian Drive

Well you may say that I'm a little obsessed with you
But I can't take it when you do the little things that you do

Like twirl your hair... or say my name...

When I'm with you
I feel so helpless
Like I'm back in the tenth grade
Hiding in hallways, whenever I see you pass

You know lately all I do is think about you
I can't seem to forget your smile
And I've been trying to say the things that you want me to
But nothing seems to come out right

I beg your pardon, this is starting to get to me
That cold blue stare that I dont care
flair that you think I don't see

That smirk you wave... right in my face...

I see you waiting hopes are fading are you looking at me
I think its blatant that my mind playing tricks on me

When I'm with you
I feel so helpless
Like I'm back in the tenth grade riding the J-train
Hoping to see you pass...

If We Leave Now We Can Beat The Traffic

Written By: Meridian Drive

When the streetlights come back on
And the night falls back on her block
We're running far away...

SO LETS BREAK IT DOWN
You know how much I hate this town
Let's pack it up
Let's drive away

Tonight let's ride into the star light
I'll take you to places you never been before

We can drive to California
Visit your mom I barely know her
I know she'd love to see your stylish face

SO LETS BREAK IT DOWN
You know how much I hate this town
Let's pack it up
Let's drive away

Tonight let's ride into the star light
I'll take you to places you never been before
Cause I'm tired of waking up
To the same sight out my window
of the corner store down the block

Discography

"In This Moment..." (Demo/Nov. 2004; Self-Produced)
1. Intro
2. A Classic Case Of Burning Bridges
3. Abby's Window
4. Leave Me At Sunrise
5. This Shot Rings Out Your Name
6. Roundtrip From Richmond To New York

"When The Streetlights Come Back On" (EP/Sept. 2005; Rob Guariglia)
1. If We Leave Now We Can Beat The Traffic
2. I'll Let You Be My Navigator
3. Sophomore Year Revisited

Epitone Records Holiday Sampler (Compilation/Dec. 2005; Epitone Records)
4. If We Leave Now We Can Beat The Traffic
5. I'll Let You Be My Navigator
6. Sophomore Year Revisited

Untitled Full Length (In Progress, Target: TBA 2006; Rob Guariglia)
1. Don't Make It Difficult

Set List

Set list is approximately 30 minutes long but can be adjusted depending on the venue and number of bands on the bill. Meridian Drive performs only original songs.