Pollux

Pollux

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Torch rock: 1. (n) a term that refers to a heavier version of the traditional jazz or blues structured style.

Biography

Pollux is a four-piece "torch-rock" band based in San Francisco, CA. Their influences include Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Rufus Wainwright.

Pollux's vocalist Carey Head can be compared to a modern Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke, soaring above the dynamic drumming of Kevin Weber, the Stax-inspired grooves of Daniel Stevenson, and the ambient, layered guitars of Matthew Charles Heulitt. Head effortlessly changes the mood and the sound from song to song, jumping from acoustic and electric guitars, to Rhodes piano, and then back again throughout the set. Pollux pulls the listener in by creating subtle, melodic textures and catchy grooves that vault into larger-than-life sections reminiscent of Led Zeppelin.

The title song of Pollux's debut album "For The Ghost" is a lament about escaping the trappings of a sedentary life. It begins ethereally, but quickly charges forward with explosive guitars and a driving rhythm section. This song structure sets a theme for the rest of the album, with lyrical motifs ranging from disillusionment ("Wish, "Over and Over") to death and rebirth ("This is the Red Sea").

Performing locally and internationally, Pollux has played many well-known venues like The Great American Music Hall and Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, Club Midway in New York, The Winston in Amsterdam, and The Wilmington Arms in London.

Lyrics

For the Ghost

Written By: Pollux - Words by Carey

A day that wakes for you, a feeling is caught
The memory of that touch, and the ache of loss

this mortal life, our mystery's gone, these monuments have served us all
convenience all in place of truth, we pray for the score

get out while you can
It's coming true
for the ghost

take these broken hands
give your love
for the ghost

A night that serves a fool, a breeding of fire
a sound that told the world, and a silent fall

a digest lives in place of youth, with practiced moments to satiate
fear will keep us to that path, we just pray for the score

get out while you can
It's coming true
for the ghost

take these broken hands
give your love
for the ghost

don't wait for love,
it wants you
don't wait for love,
it wants you

get out while you can
It's coming true
for the ghost

take these broken hands
give your love
for the ghost

Come Down

Written By: Pollux - Words by Carey

If I fell too fast, would you watch me
or would you run again to your own

Sometimes when we touch, it's so unnerving,
and I am at the end of my rope

maybe it's over when the sun floods your red eyes
maybe it's over when the rain dries out your head
cuz that's when we come in

If I pushed you down, would you get up,
or take back your silence and start to brood

If you ran away, I would follow
as we're both caught in this fire in every way

maybe it's over when the sun floods your red eyes
maybe it's over when the rain dries out your head
cuz that's when we come in

you'll start to feel much better when the light will dim
an empty feeling singing stinging your pale skin
an exit done over and over

maybe it's over when the sun floods your red eyes
maybe it's over when the rain dries out your head
cuz that's when we come in

Wish

Written By: Pollux - Words by Carey

I lost my wish, I lost my will
but I'm caught and you're here
you cut me up and

I lost my wish, I lost my will
you're a star and someday
we'll all burn through

so are you in, I'm here buzzed like planes above
you cut me in til these things come out
we push and we pull til these things are drawn out

I lost my wish, I lost my will
but I'm caught and you're here
you cut me up and

I lost my wish, I lost my will
you're a star and someday
we'll all burn through

so are you in, I'm here buzzed like planes above
you cut me in til these things come out
we push and we pull til these things are drawn out
and you're falling in
you're falling in
you're falling in

I lost my wish, I lost my will

Over and Over

Written By: Pollux - Words by Carey

You don't ever speak those words,
a steady hand and shaky wheel
The comfort of a new stranger,
it's obvious to me

You show love through circumstance
a tempered wit that's left you thin from
The solace of an ending due
it's obvious, obvious to me

Over and over, we can celebrate
Over and over, we will celebrate this rain

You wear time out like a king
of distance and antiquity,
The vision of an empty home
it's obvious, obvious to me

Over and over, we can celebrate
Over and over, we will celebrate
Over and over, we can celebrate this rain

You don't ever speak those words,
a steady hand and shaky wheel
The comfort of a new stranger,
it's obvious , obvious, obvious

RU Icelandic

Written By: Pollux - Words by Carey

Let me come into you.  Let me come into your light.
Fight and they'll come for you
unto, unto

Let me come into you.  Get me through this daze tonight
Kill the impish notion
of youth, of youth

when we come alive, we speak of love
with your permission
we come alive, we lift our eyes
on calendar nights

Let me come into you.  Let me come into your light
Let me come and feel you
obtuse, of truth

when we come alive, we speak of love
with your permission
we come alive, we lift our eyes
on calendar nights

and there is no fear when you're lead about with your nose down
you'll look so proud when you're in the ground, 
won't you say?

Let me come into you.  Let me come into your light
Let me come and feel you
obtuse, of truth

Discography

The Pollux initial Four Song Demo, featuring the song 'Wish' was released in 2007 and is available on iTunes.

The highly anticipated, full-length album, 'For the Ghost', showcasing the tracks 'For the Ghost,' 'Drown,' and 'Burn' is out now.

Set List

Sets range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Acoustic Set includes an array of Pollux tunes mingled with Torch Standards.

Rock set includes a wide array of Pollux tunes accompanied with some solid rock covers.