Oil Can Boyd

Oil Can Boyd

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From the first listen you can't help but feel like you've met the boys from Oil Can Boyd somewhere before. Their sound takes you back to a time when music was real. The band features a scrappy live show that instantly leaves listeners converted - the future couldn't look any brighter for these boy

Biography

From a Lawrence Avenue bungalow straight to your ears, Oil Can Boyd has clawed their way out of the basement and into the hearts of anyone listening. Heart-breaking melodies, sweet harmonies, blazing guitars, and a scrappy live show that pounds on your ears and into your soul, yep OCB can do it all.

Utilizing the time-tested tools of their boyhood musical heroes, OCB will take you back to a time when music was real and made you feel, of course with the added flair that only these up-and-comers can bring to the table. The boys’ hard work behind the scenes finally materialized with the completion of their 5-track, self-titled EP over the ’06 summer. Featuring the thoughtful ‘Setting Skies’, toe-tapping ‘Devil’s at their Best’, and the raw live cut of ‘Say Hey’, the OCB EP offers listeners a peak into what kind of chops these fellas have been blessed with.

With Osborne (Drew) and Gunn’s driving rhythms supporting Zelsman and Osborne’s (Mike) dual guitar attack, OCB’s sound is a soulful eruption of indie rock. From the first listen, it's obvious that they have that indefinable element that carries a group's music beyond the sum of its parts. "It's one of those things that you couldn't really construct with just anyone," claims Osborne of the band's chemistry. Make sure you check them out before the Oil Can takes over the world of rock n roll. It’s only a matter of time.

Lyrics

Setting Skies

Written By: Oil Can Boyd

Oh, settin skies have got their reasons.
Cold wind's gonna blow through all of your seasons.
Here we are up in lights,
somethin just don't feel right... anymore.

I don't wanna wait 'til you know how...
I don't wait around, oh...

For the time spent runnin', I got my reasons.
Mind's are changin' like the leaves in the seasons.
You gotta find a love that gets who you be,
but you don't know yourself without me.

I don't wanna wait 'till you know how.
I don't wanna wait around, oh.
I don't wanna wait 'til you know how.
I don't wanna wait around, oh.

Under setting skies, we got our reasons.
Mind's are changin' like the leaves in the seasons.
For your mind, you'r tryina' satisfy,
before we say good-bye.

I don't wanna wait 'til you know how.
I don't wanna wait around, oh.

Devils At Their Best

Written By: Oil Can Boyd

I know that I can't be like all the others, another two minutes I'm out of my mind.
It'll be one day, maybe not this one, all I can say is it takes time.
It takes time, it all takes time.

And all of the calls I've returned, now they're starting to burn.
Some of the life that I have left.
Came from the devils at their best.

All that I feel I've lost from the inside, somebody else just think for me.
It's easier not to worry about you, but I can't always help myself.
Help myself, help myself.

And all of the calls I've returned, now they're starting to burn.
Some of the life that I have left.
Came from the devils at their best.

Gimme One Reason

Written By: Oil Can Boyd

Gimme one reason to stay here, cause I really need to know.
I'm a simple man, with a song for a soul.
Can you keep me company, it feels like I never had a friend.
But I been smokin' guitar in hand.
I been smokin' guitar in hand.

Darlin' you'r so hard to please,
and I'm about as shallow as the deepest seas.
Your life's in the pictures that you've hung,
when I got a trip on the tip of my tongue.
I got a trip on the tip of my tongue.

Take a leave of sanity from people you have seen.
They're just not good anymore for anything ya need.
I know the scenery's black and the water's runnin' dry.
With high peaks and very low streams, you'r lookin' to get by.

Gimme one reason to stay here, cause I really need to know.
I'm a simple man, with a song for a soul.
Can you keep me company, it feels like I never had a friend.
But I been smokin' guitar in hand.
I been smokin' guitar in hand.
And I got a trip, its on the tip of my tongue.
I got a trip on the tip of my tongue, yea.

Discography

Oil Can Boyd (EP) 2006

Set List

Gimme One Reason
Old Slurs
Devil's At Their Best
Don't Come Running
Losing Time
Something Good For You
All The Same
Setting Skies
Say Hey (featuring a Rolling Stones medley)

Typical set runs between 40-65 minutes.

Previous covers include
"Like a Hurricane" - Neil Young
"Standown at Sundown" - Matt Mays
"Don't Cry No Tears" Neil Young
"Dead Flowers" - Rolling Stones