MUGSHOT

MUGSHOT

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It's just pop. Mugshot simply aims to write extremely catchy pop music sometimes dabbling in a bit of punk, sometimes not. After a 7 year career, Mugshot is at its best and undeniably, its most refined.

Biography

Put aside the vintage t-shirts; strip away the labels and signifiers; don’t mind the school-boy looks and tattoos. Just listen to the catchy, inescapable pop-ridden music of Mugshot. Their simple goal is to write great pop songs with dashes of current punk. Not 100% pop, not 100% punk, not 100% emo. So?

Mugshot have put in over 7 years of relentless independent touring, recording and living. Selling over 2000 copies of their “Get Well Soon” EP, touring all over North America with some big bands and some small bands, and being featured in various reputable magazines, Mugshot continues convincing new fans everyday. Luckily, their first full-length album, “Pause and Reflect” is finally coming.

For three months, the band were held up in the studio with producer, Murray Daigle (The Fullblast, Not By Choice, etc) writing and recording their album for JTB Records. Really, it has been years in the making by crafting their song-writing, refining their line-up all to simply write great pop songs.

And that’s what they’ve done.

Lyrics

Hostage

Written By: Mugshot

HOSTAGE

-verse 1-
You told me this would all be over if I just cooperated
You told me no one would get hurt if I just to what you say yeah
So I’m driving scared taking you wherever you wanna go
Though it’s obvious to everyone I don’t think you know

-chorus-
That I’m a hostage, hostage
Keeping you safe and secure
I think you lost it
I’ll stick around out of fear of what you’d do if I don’t

-verse2-
You’ve got your gun to my head and knife in my back And I’m just about to break down I’m walking on eggshells till your next attack Yeah, how much more can I take now?

So I’m tapping S.O.S. on the bedroom wall
While you’re sleeping I’ll get dressed and then I’m gone, I’m gone

-chorus-
That I’m a hostage, hostage
Keeping you safe and secure
I think you lost it
I’ll stick around out of fear of what you’d do if I don’t

-bridge-
There’s a note on the fridge that says “we need to talk”
Honey you bet we do.
There’s a chip on my shoulder, it’s weighing me down.
Honey and it’s all you.

-chorus-
That I’m a hostage, hostage
Keeping you safe and secure
I think you lost it
I’ll stick around out of fear of what you’d do if I don’t
Though it’s obvious to everyone I don’t think you know.

Heart vs. Mind

Written By: Mugshot

Heart vs. Mind

-verse 1-
Staring at the ceiling till my eyes cross and fall out of focus.
In a blur I stir up thought of phone cords
How did we let them choke us?
It’s all a game, but I don’t play games anymore no

Ever get the feeling like you’re losing control?
I forget the last time I called you and you were home
But that’s ok, I’ll just catch up with you another time

You’re the last thing left that really felt like home to me
So I'll wave goodbye to my home for the last time

-chorus-
What are you holding on to?
You seem indifferent
so removed, you're distant
and I'm not trying to hold you back
I'm just left wishing
maybe you'd be consistent with me
and honestly you'd tell me, you'd tell me outright, tell me outright yeah honestly you'd tell me if you wanted out, right?
cause it seems that way to me

-verse 2-
I'm at the front lines of heart verses mind
and I'm at war with what's best left behind
You’re the last thing left that really felt like home to me
So I'll wave goodbye to my home for the last time

-chorus-
What are you holding on to?
You seem indifferent
so removed, you're distant
and I'm not trying to hold you back
I'm just left wishing
maybe you'd be consistent with me
and honestly you'd tell me, you'd tell me outright, tell me outright yeah honestly you'd tell me if you wanted out, right?
cause it seems that way to me

-Bridge-
What are you holding on to?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Standing at the front lines
What are you holding on to?
Oh, oh, oh, oh
I’m at the front lines

-chorus-
What are you holding on to?
You seem indifferent
so removed, you're distant
and I'm not trying to hold you back
I'm just left wishing
maybe you'd be consistent with me
and honestly you'd tell me, you'd tell me outright, tell me outright yeah honestly you'd tell me if you wanted out, right?
cause it seems that way to me

Ready When You Are

Written By: Mugshot

Ready When You Are

-verse 1-
Can she tolerate me? We’ll see, but damn it I hope so.
Baby holler at me if ever I’m being blind and not seeing your side
and I’ll try, I’ll try

Cause I’m so much better off when we’re on
And I get sick of myself when you’re gone

-chorus-
Ok I’m ready when you are
And when we’re at our worst
She’ll say “Hey, it’s ok, we’re ok”

-verse 2-
We’re real dance machines.
A side of me only she can bring out
Look I got to come clean
You’re the harmony to me
Yeah you’re a G and I’m a C
So let’s ring out, ring out
ring out, ring out

Cause I’m so much better off when we’re on
And I get sick of myself when you’re gone.

-chorus-
Ok I’m ready when you are
And when we’re at our worst
She’ll say “Hey, it’s ok, we’re ok”

Discography

- 500-1000 plays per day on myspace.com
- first single out in japan and canada in april
- one of the most played on japanese listening site - audioleaf.com
- 2000 copies sold of "Get Well Soon" EP with no distribution
- North American tours with bands like Allister (Drive-Thru), JamisonParker (Interscope), Homegrown (Drive-Thru), Lola Ray (DC FLAG/SONY), Punchline (Fueled By Ramen/Warner)

Set List

30 minute straight set with 8-10 songs, most coming from the newer album. Covers dependent on market played - future Japan touring band will do a hit song by YUI - "Tokyo" sang in Japanese.