Phil and the Osophers

Phil and the Osophers

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAvant-garde

Phil and the Osophers play artsy indie pop with philosophical lyrics. The band has released 8 albums, ranging in formats from singer-songwriter folk to its current heavily rhythmic sound.

Biography

Phil and the Osophers are a 3 piece band from Brooklyn NY via San Francisco CA. It shows. Their sound combines the surfy-ness and sunshine of California with the swagger and force of New York. The band has released 8 full length records, 2 Christmas EPs, and a 7". They remain true to lyricism, all members of the band have published either poetry or non-fiction. Like true philosophers, they aim for the foundation of which novel musical ideas are built upon. Look out for more releases by the band in the upcoming months.

Lyrics

USES OF A MAN

Written By: pr


Leaked photo shot in the dark
on a resolve to make a change
i've fought that feeling for
strange markings of a coming of age
no couple, shifted and awkward
could give love a better name
no blessing lifted from the clouds
could commandeer its aim

we all owe wait forever

what are, what are the uses of a man?
am i useless to try to understand
that we are no uses of a man?

tomorrow whatever today was
will seem sawed off and ashamed
no sight worth keeping but
the evidence of every struggle we made
a reciept wrote for my soul
a receipt to delay
a receipt to do more
than completely revoke
the shame upon your name
shame upon your name
the shame of your certainty

we all owe wait forever

what are, what are the uses of a man?
am i useless to try to understand
that we are no uses of a man?

we trifle, we fail, we tire
we feign desire
not for the sake of our hearts
not for the sake of our hearts
all for the sake of remaining the same
and pasting what's fallen apart

we all owe wait forever

what are the uses of a man?
am i useless to try to understand
that we are no uses of a man?

WE HAVE ALL SUMMER

Written By: pr

on a whim we've been waiting for
rising up with the tide
we are inched and then pulled in
leavin layers behind

no influence on our behalf
without interruption
a brand new season has begun

we have all summer ahead of us
no need to rush ourselves
we have all summer ahead of us
no begging for divine help
this overture is gonna write itself
and we have all summer ahead of us

must have hit on a nerve somewhere
threw you into a mood
now you're warming up to ideas of
drawing life in the nude

i'll take my time discoverin'
every detail of yours
that comes to light when we're together

we have all summer ahead of us
no need to rush ourselves
we have all summer ahead of us
no beggin for divine help
this overture is gonna write itself
and we have all summer ahead of us

i've been stuck in this city
when frost bit through all my plans
i couldn't imagine it heating up
but now as i dig my feet in
and plant myself in the sand
i'll stick in a moment that never stops

no more anticipation
we're in the prime of life
with all the pleasures of losing our time

we have all summer ahead of us

CHEAP LIVIN

Written By: pr

CHEAP LIVIN

brought up wasteful and unprepared to brace for
a day that's a suprise hadn't come quicker
when that feeling is leaking from the ceiling
your own negligence is tough to ignore

ease of mind
never may come again
for as long fidelity
is holding up the line

all at once i had to say goodbye to my pedigree
all at once i had to say goodbye to that luxury

reputations and stiff negotiations
ration off the values we fought against
flee the city, in search of cheaper living
but freedom and a bargain are opposites

ease of mind
never may come again
for as long fidelity
is holding up the line

all at once i had to say goodbye to that luxury
all at once i had to say goodbye to my pedigree

once i learned by picking up the pieces of the past with scissors
not now
once i lived for waving from the window of my father's error
not now
once i'd move mountains of goodwill to get away from who we are

ease of mind
never may come again
for as long fidelity
is holding up the line
all at once i had to say goodbye to my pedigree
all at once I had to say goodbye to that luxury

Discography

--> LPs
Parallelo
Toward Conquering the Invisible North
French Tickle
Right Before We Left
The Money's Gone To His Head
The Cookie Jar

--------> EPs
It's Christmas Time With Phil and the Osophers
The SHE EP

--------->Airplay
We have some blog and online airplay, and some college radio play too.

Set List

we have over 100 original songs.