Mill Point

Mill Point

BandAlternativeRock

We're a power trio blending uptempo rock tunes with an alterno-indie tinge. Lyrics are reminiscent on late seventies socio-punk, especially the Clash. Melody and vox call on anywhere from Sting, Elvis Costello to Muse.

Biography

Mill Point formed in 2005 in Spring Lake, Michigan. All band members draw on various musical influences. Our goal is to deliver fast, thought and sensory provoking music. We strive to include enough melody and musicality so that our music be not too slow, not too "kill your mother" heavy metal and not too airheaded, brainless pop. Music asidem, Matt is a daytime audio engineer, Pete is a civil engineer, and J is a university lecturer and interpreter. All have various experience playing music and engineering it. Our favorite handout is the Tip a Few Tavern in Grand Haven, Michigan. Go Tip!

Lyrics

Friend of a Friend

Written By: Jason Schrier

He’s friend of a friend, he’s in
A friend of a friend a go to man

He’s a friend of a friend and weathered no wind
A friend of a friend, he’s in, he’s in

Beware the sheep in shepherd skin

How does it feel to swim in your bed?
Ask the people of New Orleans
How does it feel to drown in Kathy’s piss?
Ask the sheep in shepherd skin

He’s a friend of a friend and weathered no wind
A friend of a friend, he’s in, he’s in

A friend of a friend has a friend of a friend
A friend of a friend, does it end? Does it end?

Beware the sheep in shepherd skin

How does it feel to swim in your bed?
Ask the people of New Orleans
How does it feel to drown in Kathy’s piss?
Ask the sheep in shepherd skin

Ask the people of New Orleans
Ask the president and all the president’s friends

Help

Written By: Jason Schrier

Help, Help
I’m afraid to hit the pump
Help, Help
I’m not rich like Mr. Trump
Help, Help
Will the barrel hit a slump?
Help, Help
Is the Fonz about to jump

Help, Help
I’m afraid to check the price
Help, Help
Today it doubled twice
Help, Help
A bike really sounds nice
Help, Help
In winter we can skate on ice

Help is here, help is here
Hawaiians have a coconut pineapple hybrid
Help is here

Help, Help
I heard New Orleans just sank
Help, Help
I’m afraid to drive my tank
Help, Help
I don’t wanna break the bank
Help, Help
Is there someone we should thank?

Astros

Written By: Jason Schrier

Astros in the sky tonight
Astros in the sky collide
Mesmerize watchers’ eyes
Chaos in the air tonight
Chaos reigns and brings delight
Fire rains, fire flies…

Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire…
Down the mountain side
Chaos…
Down the mountain side

Fire down the mountain
Fire spouting fountain
The valley’s dry, the dead grass cries
Chaos rains down tonight
Chaos stains the morning light
Blackened earth, blackened sky

Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire…
Down the mountain side
Chaos…
Down the mountain side
Fire…
Down the mountain side
Chaos…
Down the mountain side
Fire and Chaos
Down the mountain side

Discography

Mill Point Ep I. Includes: "Friend of a Friend," "Help," and "Astros." A second Ep is due out late 2007.

Set List

Set list ranges from 45 - 90 minutes. We do not play covers at this time. Song names are as follows:
Friend of a Friend
Help
Astros
Michael Hold On
So Many Islands
Oh My God
Dreaming
Never Forgive
When You Know
Enjoy It While It Lasts
Crooked Fingers, Swollen Hand
This Bird's For You
The Long War
Hell On Earth
Georgy Boy
Radio is Back
Go Back (Where You Came From)
The Levee's Broken