Minor Planets

Minor Planets

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Sexy, sweet, new-wave rock from icy Michigan. Above-average songs with the explosive energy of a supernova, the transgender-led Michganders -- MINOR PLANETS!

Biography

Fronted by acclaimed NYC noise-popster Lenny Zenith, Minor Planets is his latest ascendancy. Fueled by the grey bleak winters of Michigan and the abandoned urban landscape of Detroit where they often play, Minor Planets are often compared to Elvis Costello, Sloan, New Pornographers, and the Buzzcocks.

Lenny played NXNE a few years ago w/ his band Jenifer Convertible to a packed Rivoli. He's happy to be in a band that includes 4 talented writers and singers.

A recent trip to New York had them playing in Brooklyn (DUMB0) with the Sharp Things and Jenifer Convertible, the next night they played at Pianos on the Lower East Side w/ Beaten Awake.

Lyrics

Smokestacks of Michigan

Written By: Lenny Zenith

(Michigan has the highest unemployment rate in the country)

I see you walking past my shop front window, you've got your eye out for a Sunday dress
You check you pocket book a week from Monday, there's nothing left to make you look your best

I see you at the bar on Tuesday you spend your money trying to forget
they ask you for a dance but you're unwilling, there's nothing you can do they've torn your dress

Despite your willingess the party's over, they've locked the door and thrown away all of the keys
there's no one waiting at the railway station there's no one working at the factory

Everybody walks in line everybody thinks your fine, nobody can imagine your frustration, you wear your Sunday dress, it's got a hole a tear, there's nothing you can pull you've called it in it's such a mess

Despite your willingess the party's over, they've locked the door and thrown away all of the keys
there's no one waiting at the Greyhound station there's no one working at the factory

MAKEUP AND PROFESSIONAL LIGHT

...a little bit of makeup and professional light, to make you look just perfect for the opening night of your life...

...a little bit of surgery and a pronoun change, will turn you into Lisa when you started off James...

LUCY ON A CLOUD

We may not have all the gifts you seek, excuses we profer come up to weak , it's alright, yeah, it's alright

Lucy get off of that cloud, the neighbors complain you're too loud, the world spins around too fast, I wanna get off

Makeup and professional lights

Written By: Lenny Zenith

You've got the look that we want
pick up the telephone line
we're always making mistakes
we think you'll make it just fine

you know we're picking up the Sunday papers anything we can afford
tell your friends and neighbors that you adore no more

It's 1978 you're everything that
they hate we wanna give you a chance
to rectify a mistake

you know it only takes a little bit of makeup and professional light
to make you look just perfect for the opening night of your life

oh suddenly someone, wants to take you home tonight

we wanna take you tonight
we wanna make it just right
before you make up your mind
we wanna give you the time

you know it only takes a little bit
of

Lucy

Written By: Lenny Zenith

we may not have all the gifts you seek
excuses we proffer come up to weak
our weak alibis come up to cheap
he may not offer more than a peek
it's alright yeah, it's alright

we saw the turn that you took too soon
motivated you rocketeered off of the moon
we watched you get up and run out of the room
it's alright
yeah, it's alright

lucy get off of that cloud [you'r standing on]
the neighbors complain your too loud [let's get it on]
the world spins around too fast
i wanna get off

and in a dream on the boulevard (a midnight star)
another turn in the page and you're closing the bar
it's alright, yeah it's alright

lucy get off of that cloud [you'r standing on]
the neighbors complain your too loud [let's get it on]
the world spins around too fast
i wanna get off

she moves in on the underground
takes for granted every piece that she's found
she goes around and around until she's down with the sound
any gift from the head of a crown
she goes around and around till she feeling the ground

it's all right, right, right

(poser, charlatan, fit in the in crowd)

can't blame you for the way u are
just like every other bird you wanna fit in the crowd
it's alright, yeah, it's alright

diggie diggie that gold on top
found what you're looking for in a nickel pop drop
it's alright, yeah, it's alright

can't believe all the risks you take
on the boulevard
make you toughies you make

Discography

The band is finishing pre-production on their first release and will record in Williamsburg w/ acclaimed engineer/producer Wharton Tiers (Sonic Youth, Dinorsaur Jr., Helmet) this summer.

Set List

Makeup and professional light
F Train
Smokestacks of Michigan
Sometimes I'm So Forgiving
Lucy on a Cloud
Artificial Hipster
Satellite
Sometimes I'm So Forgiving