Moving To France

Moving To France

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Moody, anthemic rock. Intimate vocals, delay-heavy guitars, melodic bass lines, rock beats.

Biography

Moving To France formed in Los Angeles in late 2005 amidst a sea of well-dressed and unimpressed hipsters. The quartet has since captured a melodic and textured rock sound that rumbles while maintaining a comforting and inviting intimacy. A distinct blend of influences (Radiohead, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, The Killers, My Morning Jacket, and The Cure) mesh to create the band’s unique sound.

Michael, the band’s vocalist, captures listeners with his sonorous vocal styling, engaging lyrics, and sing-along hooks. Greg, the lead guitarist, masters dark and catchy guitar licks that give the music melodic drive and a hookiness all its own. Adam, the bassist, supplies the band its heartbeat playing funk-infused rock lines that lock seamlessly with Joe, the band’s versatile drummer, percussionist, and beat programmer. The result is a sound that "sings and shakes."

In the past 2 years, Moving To France has been spun on Los Angeles’s KROQ 106.7 FM and Indie 103.1 FM, San Francisco’s Alice Radio 97.3 FM, Montreal’s CKUT 90.3 FM, New Orleans’ WTUL (Tulane College Radio), a host of up and coming internet radio stations and has performed live sets on the streaming online music video channel Music Plus TV. They frequently appear at LA rock venues such as the Troubadour, Viper Room, the Roxy, and Spaceland, and have also performed raucous live shows in New York, Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

The band delivered its self titled debut full-length album on February 3rd, 2007 on the band's own label, MTF Records. The record is currently available on iTunes, for purchase at select LA record stores, and online through the band’s myspace page.

Many individual tracks from the record have received recognition: The track "Toothache" has been licensed to Episode 2 of the new TV show Quarterlife premiering on NBC on February 26th, 2008. The track "I Will Build a Wall" is currently featured in Filter Magazine's Winter 2008 Landmark Theatre's compilation along with tracks by the artists PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, and Cat Power. The track "The Remote Control" has been licensed to the 2008 Indie Feature Film "Hurt." Finally, the track "The Boom Boom Sound" had a featured spin on 106.7 KROQ FM in Los Angeles and the track "Dark and SImple" currently receives spins on LA's Indie 103.1 FM.

At present, Moving To France is writing and recording new material and plans to record an EP with producer Leopold Ross (Korn, io echo, Error) this spring.

Contact:
Michael Edelstein
michaeledelstein1@gmail.com
310.210.7936
www.myspace.com.movingtofrance

Lyrics

The Boom Boom Sound

Written By: Moving To France

Doves and the hawks
Swim in the pond
The boom boom sound is all I hear
I think I'm lost
Or maybe just sad
But the boom boom sound reverberates

I come home drunk
Who's cleaning up?
And guess what sound is in my brain
Well this is how it starts
And how it ends
With a boom boom sound, a boom boom sound

Help me cause I can't help myself
The boom boom sound is all I hear
Well I don't know, I don't dare
The boom boom sound is in my brain

Well people walk around
People walk around
It's not a ghost town
It's not a ghost town
But it's a soulless town
A soulless town

Fathers hate their sons
Sons spite their dads
In a soulless town
A soulless town

Help me cause I can't help myself
The boom boom sound is all I hear
Well I don't know, and I don't dare to know
The boom boom sound reverberates

One more year and then I'm walking
One more year so just stop talking
The boom boom sound is all I hear

Help me when I can't help myself
The boom boom sound is all round here

The sky is blue, the sky is grey
I don't look up, there's too much space
The boom boom sound is all I hear

The Remote Control

Written By: Moving To France

You should know
You should know
The remote control is you
You should know
Through the static
We are trying to break through

But as you gaze out the living room
The world is turning sepia
All is well except a vein’s about to burst
There’s something you should know

You should know
You should know
The remote control is you
You should know
Through the static
We are trying to break through

Well all your buttons are her commands
It’s your life, it’s your plan
Leave the room and our heads are in our hands
There’s something you don’t know

You don’t know, you don’t know who you are
See I know who, I know who I am
That confused young man
The boy who is spurned
He don’t hit the water
Before he is burned
And the wounds will seal but never fully heal
Oh yeah, well you’ll deal

So stand up straight
You’re crackin’ up but we love you boy

You should know
You should know
The remote control is you
You should know
Through the static
We are trying to break through

You should know

I Will Buld A Wall

Written By: Moving To France

Been around you all
Been around for too long
I will build a wall
I will build a wall

I don’t like what I see
I don’t like what I know
I don’t like what I hear
I don’t like where I go

Been around you all
Been around for too damn long
I will build a wall
I will build a wall

I don’t like what I see
I don’t like what I know
I don’t like what I hear
I don’t like where I go

I pick up, I Pull out
Oh I got my own water
It’s been said, It’s been taught
Drink the cup

Oh and it won’t be long
You won’t even know that I’m gone
Won’t even care…that I
Picked up, pulled out….whatever
That I picked up, pulled out, gave the finger and said something clever
Picked up, pull out
Oh, you don’t seem to mind…

Laissez Faire World

Written By: Moving To France

Ours, the scene is ours
The scene is ours
When we walk we are the movie stars
Well I have a few drinks, I fade away
I listen to the music and I start to sway
I don’t want to speak to you
And that’s OK

‘Cause sometimes I have no idea what you’re talking about
I’m just smiling and nodding

Don’t take it hard or personal
That you aren’t economically viable
Laissez faire world’s bearin’ down on you
And no one gives a fuck if you make it through
Well I’d raise another glass
‘cause you got nothing better to do

Sometimes, I have no idea what you’re talking about
I’m just smiling and nodding

Sometimes, I have no idea what you’re talking about
I’m just smiling and nodding
Sometimes, the only thing I can focus on
Is your name, what’s your name?, ‘cause I forgot your name

Discography

2005 - Moving To France (The Airplane) - EP

2007 - Moving To France - LP
Features these tracks:

"The Boom Boom Sound"
-receives radio play on KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles

"Toothache"
-Licensed to Episode 2 of Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick's new TV show "Quarterlife" premiering on NBC February 26th, 2008

"I Will Build A Wall"
-featured in Filter Magazine's Landmark Theatres Winter 2008 Music Compliation along with tracks from the artists PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, and Cat Power

"The Remote Control"
-track licensed to appear in 2008 full length motion picture release "Hurt"

"Dark and Simple"
-receives radio play on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles

Set List

Sets range from 30 minutes to an hour. We craft setlists with tender loving care from the songs below.

Originals:

The Boom Boom Sound
Laissez Faire World
I Will Build A Wall
Dark and Simple
The Remote Control
Toothache
Blue
I Don't Want It All...But I Do Want a Little
Head Up
The Ballad of Ted Haggard
The Boogie Man
Disheveled Party of One
Got your Guy
I Wanna Be a Socialite
Daydream

Covers:

Where is my mind? (The Pixies)
Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Suffragette City (David Bowie)