Moosejaww

Moosejaww

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Molding the modern notion of rock into an intelligent blend of artful and honest tunes, Brooklyn based Moosejaww crafts savvy, independent music that is both edgy and dreamy. Their sound is cultured, confident and charismatic.

Biography

Molding the modern notion of rock into an intelligent blend of artful and honest tunes, Brooklyn based Moosejaww crafts savvy, independent music that is both edgy and dreamy. Careening off the tracks with "Rollercoaster" from their debut release "Seduce and Paralyze", the band takes the listener on a remarkable ride. Cut to the relaxed lines of "It Takes Two To Know One", and they prove with poetic and memorable lyrics that they are also capable of deep emotion without cliché. The sound is cultured, confident and charismatic.

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Seamus Blake sings with a mature sound grounded in a rich musical lineage. Kris Bauman sidelines on bass and vocals, along with Al Street on guitar/fx and Jochen Ruckert on drums. With their stylistic affinities and an impressive roster of credits in the jazz scene, Moosejaww is poised to be the next big thing.

"Seduce and Paralyze" was mixed at Sony studios by Joe Ferla and is available for download and pre-release ordering. It hits the streets Nov 7th 2008

Lyrics

Rollercoaster

Written By: seamus blake

Down through hairpin turns
Love's inerta burns
It scortches then it swerves
It's gone and then returns

Im climbing fast
I'm gaining height
losing my composure
Was it my mistake to end up here tonight?
Just to feel you closer…feel you closer
im swerving round your edges
ready to ignite on a flying inferno

im on a rollercoaster
And im overdosing

Around your perfect curves
The scenery is blurred
My silent saboteur
less than I deserve

Leaning forward in a rush of speed
and Im falling over
over the edge
into the deep
meet the floor of the ocean
a messed up hunk of twisted steal
Just lying there broken

im on a rollercoaster
And im overdosing

Pull me up then push me down
Pull me round and round and round

Kitty

Written By: seamus blake

kitty

I never see my precious mother
I'm looking for a little sister
Won't you please tell someone lonely for another to come find me?

Im sittin on my sunny shelf
Wishing for more than just myself
Staring into the floor i scratch
Fishing all day without a catch

Stay at home. I don't use the phone.
Please tell me where to find her.
I'm not afraid to sleep all day
I'm a lion but im kinder

I know i should resist her yet
i cannot help insisting,
pinning, lying, twisting on my back wont you come play with me?

Im waitin for that lucky day
just knowing that you might come my way
Its feeding me hope to play my ace
I'll be chasin your tail and lickin your face

would you believe im royalty?
Everyday's like im retired
In our lair without a care
We'll be lovers never fighters

Bored and Spayed we'll have it made
I can think of nothing finer
When we meet i hope you'll agree
I 'm a lion but im kinder

all i fear is my desire
all my tears they make me blinder
Im a dragon without fire
I've grown lazy less inspired.

It Takes Two To Know One

Written By: seamus blake

She brakes from her high speed chases
She's right for the wrong places
She waits while the light changes
Then drives her way home
Through gasoline rainbows
With grey skies in LA raining down.

It takes two to know one
It takes you to leave me undone
For spills and thrills and kisses won
You never choose there's never rules
It just has to come
and it's not up to me.

She makes up her sweet honey face and
She sits there with not much to say since
She's quiet while his heart races
She flips through her magazines
With silver screen daydreams
To drown out the noise that's all around

It takes two to know one
It takes you to leave me undone
For thrills and spills and kisses won
You never choose there's never rules
Its not up to me
Its not up to you
It wasn't meant to be
for us.

anaconda

Written By: seamus blake

This is grim fascination sinking teeth into me
This is pure hallucination circling round my feet
But there’s one thing that’s clear
as I pull up near
Is you’re a predator
that im ready for
lucifina dances
she mixes smooth advances
and I stare and I stare and I stare…

anaconda
seduce then paralyse squeeze the life outta me
anaconda
you’ve got me hypnotized im so still when I know I should flee

here we are bruised do I make you confused?
I was hoping that you meant what you said when you left cause now im spinning on a stool in a dilluted pool of my regrets wishing I was just a little more crushproof
And I always second guess and get so obsessed I’ve got these pent up feelings beating on my chest never resting
Why don’t you take a crack at me?
Wrap yourself around me
I’m not even scared
I’m not even scared…

anaconda
seduce then paralyse squeeze the life outta me
anaconda
you’ve got me hypnotized im so still when I know I should flee

Discography

Seduce and Paralyze

Set List

we mainly play songs from the new record but have about 10 others that aren't recorded that we throw in there.