Name the Band

Name the Band

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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When Lou Reed, David Bowie and Devo meets The Strokes and The Arctic Monkeys. An original and modern act, with a punk accent, and an indie atmosphere.
The band's debut happened at Lollapalooza Brazil 2013, and since then is taking over the underground scene.

Biography

Name the Band great debut happened at Lollapalooza Brasil in 2012. They were the breakthrough act at the Festival, asked to play the 3 days of Lollapalooza.

Watch them live here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1w7lSSB8AY

The band, since September '14, is hitting the USA roads, for the #FlashFloodUSATour. “Flash Flood” is also their latest single released during Mike Watt’s “Watt From Pedro Show” in San Pedro, CA. The video was released this September, 21st, 2014: http://youtu.be/ax7vWdyoiyE

Sep, 6th – San Francisco, CA – Make-Out Room
Sep, 13th – Medford, OR – Howiee’s On Front 
Sep, 28th – Tucson, AZ – The District Tavern
Oct, 4th - San Antonio, TX - The Raven
Oct, 7th - Phoenix, AZ - The Trunck Space 
Oct, 23rd - Oakland, CA - Stork Club
Oct, 24th - San Jose, CA - Caravan Lounge 
Nov, 1st - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint
Nov, 5th - San Francisco, CA - Make-Out Room 
Nov, 7th - Sacramento, CA - The Old Ironsides 
Nov, 14th - Santa Monica, CA - Rusty’s Surf Ranch 
Dec, 5th - Hollywood, CA - Pig’n Whistle 

More about NAME THE BAND:

NTB played their first ever concert at Galeria do Rock, a living center for those about to rock in São Paulo. It was a pre-Lollapalooza Festival tour. The audience response was so intense, that we were invited to play at Lollapalooza Brazil. The 3 days of the Festival.

Lead by musician and song writer Zeh Monstro, Name the Band is also Gabriel da Rosa, Beto Careca and Vini Marmore. Familiar and well known to the underground rock scene in Brazil, Zeh Monstro is a touring musician for some of the most important rock singers in the country, and also had a strong career in the punk rock scene, leading the bands Holy Tree and Borderlinerz.

You will notice a punk rock accent in our music, but with a strong influence by the 70’s & 80’s.Rock, from artists such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, Devo.Our debut album “Just Add Sugar” was recorded in São Paulo, at Nimbus Studios. Produced by Paulo Senoni and Zeh Monstro, it was mastered at the Sage Audio Studio, in Nashville, TN.

“Just Add Sugar” was released in December, 2012.Our debut single, “Big Mouth” was first aired at 89FM, the main rock station in Brazil. MTV Brasil released “All In” video clip. Short after that, iTunes highlighted the album and recommended the band (New Brazilian Rock compilation), recognizing Name the Band as one of the breakthrough rock acts in Brazil in 2013.

2014 started with a brand new VEVO channel, with the new video for the song “The Plan”, and the debut on Multishow (cable TV music channel). A new single was just released, “Flash Flood”, hitting the air with 89FM.

And for the first time, one of the most important fashion events in the world, Sao Paulo Fashion Week put together a show during its official agenda. Name The Band performed an after show in the last day of the SPFW, as the first ever invited band to hit fashionistas’ territory in Sao Paulo. 

Lyrics

all in

Written By: Zeh Monstro


I kinda miss some of my friends
I haven´t seen then around
But that doesn´t get me down
I try not to be misunderstood
You know sometimes it´s hard to stay cool
And i know should

But that doesn´t get me down
But that doesn´t get me down, my friend

I keep laughing at my enemies
And i know i can not foresee
What will happen to me
But that doesn´t get me down
Sometimes we have to pretend
We haven´t came to dead end
(And) that´s our best defense

But that doesn´t get me down
But that doesn´t get me down, my friend

You know when the night is over
That´s when you discover
What is left and really matters
And who will be with you forever

I used to get stuck in my mind
It was hard to unwind
But that doesn´t get me down
I´m trying to forgive and forget
I´m trying to ignome the regrets and quit cigarettes
But that doesn´t get me down
But that doesn´t get me down

Sometimes you anly have one shot
And you have to go all in
You have yo uncever you eyes
(But) sometimes you are so afraid
That you want to stop
You sit down and then
You wanna give up.

in between the lines

Written By: Zeh Monstro

I just can´t undesrtand
Why i´m felling so tired
I remember all the things i did
And i really can´t complain
Nothing used to get me down
But i know i´m not a liar
Sometimes i can not disguise
That i´m feeling low my friend

Hey, what am i doing now?
Where did i loose my mind?
When did i loose my faith?
Who turned out the light?
Am i wasting my time?

It used to be free
(But) now i can barely see
You said i´ll be ok
But now i´m in decay
I know i´m not ok

Where are all the plans i made
I didn´t catch the signs
And read between the lines
Am i fading away?
Can´t you understand?!
My hope has expired
You can tell me it´s difeferent now

(But) for me it´s still the same
I did not predict the fall
I did not predidct the riot
I don´t want to look back
And fell ashamed

Oh leave me, leave me, leave me
I just wanna be alone
I just wanna figure out
What i am doing wrong
I am running out of time
But my soul is on fire
You know i´m not giving up ground
You know i´ll not be tamed.

grown not made

Written By: Zeh Monstro

You know about everything we´re been through
And I realize that we´ll never feel lost again
We´ll never feel lost again

You know all the things that we faced
And I feel that I don´t regret anything we did
I don´t regret anything we did

You know what I´m feeling inside
Sometimes I´m bleack without you
Cuz you´re my best friend
And all that we spend was true

You know we had to leave our differences aside
And I know that sometimes it is hard to get along
It is hard to get alone

You know I´ll always be your side
And I also know that you´ll always do the same for me
You´ll always do the same for me

You know what I´m feeling inside
Sometimes I´m bleack without you
Cuz you´re my best friend
And all that we spend was true

I´m feeling so fine
You can hang out all night with me
I love your company, yeah
I´m feeling so fine
You´ll be late tonight
That´s fine cuz I´ll me waiting

big mouth

Written By: Zeh Monstro

I got to tell you how I feel
I'm breaking up the deal
Cuz I just had enough

I know you are a thankless fool
The joke is on you
Man, you just talk too much

You are a phony hypocrite
You'll never admit
That you are narrow-minded

Higher you climb, greater you fall
You thought you knew it all
But now you have to face
That you've failed

Uh!
Out of my way
I want this to be over

You've been around sycophants
Who laugh behind your back
And call you a friend

Your mouth is bigger than yourself
It's you and no one else
You are so vain

Your ego is bigger than your skills
Your life is so unreal
You have no shame

Your pride is bigger than your gift
You've always been a leech
And I want you far away

You always try to hide
You always make me sick
You can fool some people
But you can't fool me

mismatch

Written By: Zeh Monstro

She wants to try again
He wants to find himself
She no longer disagrees
He's looking for someone else

She will save the best for last
He will always try to compromise
She will try to do her best
He will always be very kind
She's falling for you

He always has a lot to say
She's cleaning her old shelf
He'll throw his past away
She's looking for someone else

She will save the best for last
He will always try to compromise
She will try to do her best
He will always be very kind

She's falling for you

She is ready now,
She's falling for him but he'll never know
He can change now
He's falling for her but she'll never know
She won't cry now
She's falling for him but he'll never know

He will try once more

She'll try to do her best

She's falling for him but he'll never know
He's falling for her but she'll never know
She's falling for him but he'll never know

Set List

1. Trip the light fantastic
2. In between the lines
3. Grown not made
4. Big mouth
5. The plan
6. Neon & Pills
7. Lady grace
8. All in
9. Suicide Mission
10. Mismatch