On Distant Shores

On Distant Shores

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On Distant Shores is a band that strives to make every show great by utilizing amazing talents of all the members; their unique sound represents many influences and songwriting abilities. Still a young band, On Distant Shores hopes to continually improve and play music for anyone who'll listen

Biography

On Distant Shores is an alternative, pop-punk band formed by Augustana College students in early 2009. Since their formation in February, the band has already performed numerous shows throughout the QCA and is always looking for more opportunities to share their music. The band is certainly not trying to remain quiet and unheard of. The band’s musicianship and their lively stage presence create an energy that can make an impact on any music fan.

Their first demo EP ‘Between Then and Now’ has already been handed out at several earlier shows, but looks to make a return after being mastered at JJ Studios (Last Week Was Better, The Highway Scene) over the summer months. Also keep your ears open for a new single ‘Late Nights’ to be appearing during performances as well. The band took a weekend up in Antioch, IL to record the single at Dalsha Studios (www.myspace.com/dalsha) and is excited to play it, along with several other new songs at shows this upcoming season.

Although they took the summer of ’09 off from playing shows, it allowed the band time to write new music, solidify their sound, and book some shows for the fall season. On Distant Shores guarantees a great show, so if you get a chance, go and check them out. They’ll definitely be excited to see you and will work extra hard just to make sure their performance is everything you wanted to see and hear.

Lyrics

Another Dead End

Written By: Hagert

Oh, Here I go again
I followed you to this crowded place
Oh, a hopeless wreck you’ve made
Of the future I had foreseen

This is not the familiar path
That I remember from before

Why do I trust so easily?
I walked so confidently down this crooked street
I could’ve marked the way with signs then I wouldn't have strayed
Instead I’m stranded here, unable to mend, another dead end.

Oh, here I stand
I followed you into this empty place
Oh, I reach out for your hand
Another misguided choice to make

This is not the familiar path
That I remember from before

Why do I trust so easily?
I walked so confidently down this crooked street
I could’ve marked the way with signs then I wouldn't have strayed
Instead I’m stranded here, unable to mend, another dead end.

Oh, I thought you were the one
Oh, I thought I had found the one
Oh, I thought I had found my one

Oh, but here I am again
Another dead end

Why do I trust so easily?
I walked so confidently down this crooked street
I could’ve marked the way with signs then I wouldn't have strayed
Instead I’m stranded here, unable to mend, another dead end.

Late Nights

Written By: Hagert

These distractions keep me from seeing clearly
Your indecisive thoughts about me linger
And they're slowin' us down, slowin' us down

My confusion only brings be back to this place
Your reassuring smile catches my eye
And it keeps me here. You keep me here.

It's so contradictory
That you could be
The biggest leap of faith I've ever taken
Or the most tragic disappointment in the making

It's those late night conversations that lead me to believe
That there's the slightest chance that this could be
So much more
It's those late night conversations
That bring me back to you
Bring me back, bring me back to where you are

These illusions keep covering our paths
I wonder if we'll ever find a way
I want to find a way with you, I want to find a way through to you

In the morning you'll forget these conversations
But your words they will stay with me for the rest of my days
I want you to be my biggest leap of faith, be my leap of faith

It's so contradictory
That you could be
The biggest leap of faith I've ever taken
Or the most tragic disappointment in the making

It's those late night conversations that lead me to believe
That there's a slightest chance that this could be
So much more

So much more
Bring me back to you, bring me back to you
Oh
I want you to be my biggest leap, my biggest leap of faith
be my leap of faith
because there's so much more, so much more
so much more to this
so much more

It's so contradictory
That you could be
The biggest leap of faith I've ever taken
Or the most tragic disappointment in the making

It's those late night conversations that lead me to believe
That there's a slightest chance that this could be
So much more

Discography

May 2009 - Between Then and Now EP

June 2009 - 'Late Nights' Single

November 2009 - 'Another Dead End' Single

Set List

A typical set list can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours with over 10 originals and an additional 10 covers. The number continues to increase in both categories each passing month.