Open Source Rebellion

Open Source Rebellion

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockEDM

OSR grew up listening to rock. When it began fooling around with girls, pop influences were contracted along with cooties. OSR loved digital as much as analog so its singular challenge was to blend the electronic world with that of the rock. Are those real drums? Synths or guitars? Man or machine?

Biography

Hailing from Silver Lake CA, Open Source Rebellion is a 3 piece Electro Rock act combining rock riffs and danceable Electro flavored synths into short poppy songs. Many compare the bands sound to a fusion of Queens of the Stone Age with French DJ act Justice. Dela the guitarist and vocalist delivers melodic songs with amazing tone and a Kurt Cobain esque grit while jamming out some stunning guitar leads. Drummer Cosmo Jones, a long time veteran of the music scene, has recorded and toured with some incredible acts such as The Descendants, Owl, and Scott Weiland.

The band is currently opening for Coachella alumni Datarock during their brief stint in the US, with their final appearance at the Glass House in Pomona this Saturday March 12th.

Open Source Rebellion's BETA EP has also been very well received in the indie music community with over 50 college stations currently spinning the record across the US. The BETA EP is now in the top 30 charts on 6 of those stations, with the song Venus debuting at #1 at WHFR in Dearborn, MI

Lyrics

Venus

Written By: Steven de la Torre

venus lover so complete
bittersweet a sight to see
it was
baby it was

Kali, Inti, in quartz creeks
mushroom trips on mountain peaks
in love
baby in love

...........
but I can only be the man I am
I can only be the man I am
I can only be the
only be the
only be the

...........
softly sweetly in the sheets
a jealous lion on the streets
she was
baby she was

...........
cause I can only be the man I am
I can only be the man I am
I can only be the

Go

Written By: Steven de la Torre

take take, what you see
i said i'd love love, love you to be
but uh what what, what you want from me?
cause give me one shot on the road I'll be

cause you, oh you know
the way i've got to go
you oh you know
the way i've got to go

go!
go!
go!

make make make believe
rock & roll fantasy
friends are all - all i keep
on a mission a mission to be - yah!

wake wake up with me
good love all you need
more more than we can see
but give me one shot on the road i'll be yah!

cause you, oh you know
the way i've got to go
you oh you know
the way i've got to go

go!
go!
go!

Girl

Written By: Steven de la Torre

oh my my my what have we yah
the hottest damn thing that I've ever seen
please tell me woman yah how could ya be
a living breathing anomaly?

oh girl you're lookin good
bringin boys to their knees out is hollywood
doin all of the things that a woman should
oh girl

it's so amazing cause you're so hard to reach
on your little phone every second a beep
please tell me woman yah how could ya be
fallin leanin kissin on me?

oh girl you're lookin good
bringin boys to their knees out is hollywood
doin all of the things that a woman should
oh girl

good good good good good

oh girl you're lookin good
bringin boys to their knees out is hollywood
doin all of the things that a woman should
oh girl

Take a Chance

Written By: Steven de la Torre

i've been waitin
all my life
i've been waitin
you don't live twice

you've got something
that i've seen
this time maybe
you'll give it to me oh no

woah no take a chance on me yah
oh no take a chance on me yah
nah nah nah nah no

you've got patience
that's what i like
communication
you know when to strike

and I'm not someone
on their knees
but this time maybe
you'll give it to me oh no

woah no take a chance on me yah
oh no take a chance on me yah
nah nah nah nah no

Discography

"BETA" EP out October 12th, 2010 in iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers

"Venus" Single out April 20th, 2010 in iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers

Set List

Drum / synth intro
Venus
Take a Chance
The Revolution (Will Not Be Televised)
Girl
Always
American Jesus (Bad Religion Cover)
Go