New York Disco Villains

New York Disco Villains

 Columbia, South Carolina, USA
BandRockAvant-garde

A multimedia new wave carnival wrapped in catchy, quirky songs. The music has been compared to Oingo Boingo, They Might Be Giants, and B-52s. Videos of bad sci-fi, nuns and plastic surgeries serve as the backdrop to their energetic live performance.

Biography

There are those who have long argued that prolonged exposure to unhealthy visual images associated with violent horror or science fiction can negatively affect the development of the human mind. Carnival rockers, The New York Disco Villains, would only confirm this theory.

But, despite being delicately and consistently fed the works of disturbing movie orators like John Carpenter, Lloyd Kaufman, and Lucio Fulci, NYDV has managed to harness their own Freudian id/ego mishaps and concoct ineffable, lyrical folly - silly new wave psalms centered on wonderful, life altering subject matters:

Blossoming love during a Godzilla rampage
Space Leary Astronauts
Zombie piloted hot rods
Fickle alien invaders

Solid musicianship is only surpassed by the band's obsession with the absurd. NYDV has been compared to the likes of Oingo Boingo, They Might Be Giants and Frank Zappa...only without the truck loads of equipment and huge following. Imagine the results of the B-52's composing the soundtrack to a Broadway spectacle based on cheesy Ed Wood celluloid:

Silly? Certainly.

Aimless? Perhaps.

Entertainingly catchy? Guaranteed!

Lyrics

Big Money

Written By: NYDV

I’m wealthy and quite successful,
Well, not really, but I expect it soon.

I’ll have the mansions.
Models massage me –
If that pyramid scheme makes me a tycoon.
When I earn a million in one afternoon.

I won’t beg or rob
But, I want big money with little job.
And I’ll try any way from Herbalife to Mary Kay.
So, I feel it’s time for one of these plans to yield a dime.
And I’ll never rest until I find a trick that works the best.
One that’s not like all the rest.

My net worth is in the millions.
Well, I guess not really, but each day I pray.

I’ll take vacations in silk pajamas
And through loop holes the government will pay.
At least that’s what the infomercials say.

I won’t beg or rob
But, I want big money with little job.
And I’ll try any way from Herbalife to Mary Kay.
So, I feel it’s time for one of these plans to yield a dime.
And I’ll never rest until I find a trick that works the best.
One that’s not like all the rest.
I don’t mean to be sound obsessed
But, is there something you can suggest.

I won’t beg or job
But, I want big money with little rob.
And I’ll try any way from Herbalife to Mary Kay.
So, I feel it’s time for one of these plans to yield a dime.
And I’ll never rest until I find a trick that works the best.
One that’s not like all the rest.
I’ve heard about some land out west.
I think I’ll take my money and invest.

Love, Godzilla & Tokyo

Written By: NYDV

Moonlight gently dances on the water.
Our glasses meet and I see lights of Tokyo
Reflected in your eyes.

We gaze out as he rises from the ocean.
We listen to the music of crowds screaming:
“It’s Godzilla again!”

Romance is in the air…(like debris from his devastation.)
Put there for us to share.. (in the horror of his destruction)
Love is the force that conquers all
Except (radiation)
That made (Godzilla)
Who is (the green king of all the monsters)

We embrace as the city burns around us.
The amber lights accentuate your beauty.
The smoke compliments your perfume.

When we kiss, I tremble just like the scared natives.
I know we’ll always be together
Just like
Godzilla and Tokyo.
Godzilla and Tokyo.

Godzilla loves it like I really love you…
Godzilla and Tokyo

Loner

Written By: NYDV

I love mankind but hate all those who dwell there.
Comradery is nice but it’s your touch that I just can’t stand.

I’m sick of all that people do – their opinions, their point of view.
Come join me on my lonely throne and say “I want to be alone”.
I want to be alone.

I want to be a loner.
I want to start a club for loners
Where we can congregate and discuss our hate.
We’re loners.
And I want to be a loner.
I want to live in a neighborhood of loners.
We’ll have block parties, but no people please.
We’re loners.

I love to socialize but only if it’s by myself.
I want you close to me yet out of reach on the top shelf.

I’m tired of the human race.
I’m tired of your needy face.
Come with me and this craft I’ll hone..
The art of where you are alone
The art where you’re alone.

I want to be a loner.
I want to hang out with other loners.
We’ll make quite merry while we’re solitary.
We’re loners.
And I want to be a loner.
I’ll eat lunch at a restaurant for loners
And we’ll think it’s great as we isolate.
We’re loners.

I don’t want to be a conformist.
I’m not some malleable piece of clay.
But, if I don’t want to be a conformist,
The why do I repeat every word you say?

I want to be a loner.
I want to vacation with other loners.
We’ll visit Yellowstone Park while we stay apart.
We’re loners.
And I want to be a loner.
I want to be on a planet of loners
Where we’ll intermingle but remain single.
We’re loners.

Trick or Treat

Written By: NYDV

Some might be vampires or creatures from afar.
Some might be milkmen or some prefab rock star.
They ring your doorbell – the boisterous and the meek - join their voices as they speak…they speak:

Trick or Treat…

They pick this one night, October 31st , to demand candy to quench their sugar thirst.
No house is immune, not poor nor the elite, from those eager chants they speak..
They speak…

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat you know it.
Put on your mask and show it
And trick or treat all through the night

Trick or treat don’t blow it.
I know I won’t outgrow it
But, I hope my costume looks alright.
I hope my costume looks alright…

Discography

Popcorn - 9/2012
New York Disco Villains - 5/2008

Listen at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Disco-Villains/75764899237
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-york-disco-villains/id278748385
www.last.fm/music/New+York+Disco+Villains
http://www.reverbnation.com/newyorkdiscovillains

Set List

30 minutes to 2 hours, 90% original material, few covers which may include tracks such as Monty Python's - The Meaning of Life, The Gleaming Spires - Sex Girls, Roger Millers - King of the Road or a rocked-out, uptempo, crowd pleasing version of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's - Endless Love.