Poweys

Poweys

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Poweys is a new punk/alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Their name comes from John Cowper Powys, a favorite author of the band. Similar to 90s alt rock groups like Weezer and Green Day, Poweys mixes distorted guitars with melodic songwriting. They released a debut album in June of 2012.

Biography


Composing a song can often involve the same process as writing a book that connects to an audience, so it is no surprise that Greg Schulte, hailing from Los Angeles, chose the band name Poweys after reading numerous books from his favorite author, John Cowper Powys. Poweys consists of guitar/vocalist Greg Schulte and drummer Abel Solorzano. They formed in April 2012 as a punk rock band and are similar to bands like Weezer, Green Day, the Beatles, and Nirvana. Poweys released their debut album, "eremitic" in June of 2012. "Midnight Slave," "Here we stand," and "In the sun" are just a few examples of the high octane and melodic vibe that Poweys creates with their 13 song album.

In addition to working on increasing their fan base and selling their album successfully, Poweys is ready to hit the road and tour as well. They aim high and want to reach an audience of 1-billion-plus through their music....and with the global reach of the music industry today, Poweys realizes that this goal isn't unrealistic at all. Above and beyond everything else, Poweys wants to encourage other artists to continue making real music that can be appreciated instead of the quick dollar music that is heard today and forgotton tomorrow. Music is not a hobby to Poweys but a sense of existence that they want to spread to the rest of the world. Greg Schulte, main songwriter for the band, had the opportunity to work with classical composer Mark Vance for nearly two years and allowed him to develop as a versatile musician. Poweys may expand the band beyond two members in the future, but for the time being, Greg and Abel have been able to get a lot accomplished as a dynamic duo. For the latest news and updates regarding Poweys, visit http://www.poweys.com

Lyrics

Midnight Slave

Written By: Poweys

Midnight Slave, I see you
But lack the means, to free you
So I'm no good for you

Tell me that you hear me
And feel compelled, believe me
Oh I see, you're in need

Call you in the dark, always on the mark

Oohwah Oohwah Midnight Slave
Tell me tell me what you want to
Want to say, oh Midnight Slave
I'll know your name forever

In the streets, you're hiding
Between the glow, exciting
But I'm not blind enough to see

Now that you can hear me
And feel compelled, believe me
Oh I see, you're in need

Call you in the dark, always on the mark
Call you by your name, always hope to say

In the sun

Written By: Poweys

I'm only dreaming, I only dream of one
I'm only thinking, I'm only waking up
I'm only seeing, these other faces run
Entire scenes, will come to me at once

In the sun, in the sun
You're running out in front

I'm only thinking, I only think of one
I'm only dreaming, I dream of looking up
I want to see it, I want to see you there
Just to find you, just to show I care

In the sun, in the sun
I'm running out in front

I won't fall off the runs
Keep hold, it feels so warm
I'm not the only one
Living in the sun

Are you forgetting, are you forgetting us?
You're only waking, you're only waking up
And are you seeing? You're only seeing sun
These other faces, will come to you at once

In the sun, in the sun
We're running out in front

Swim

Written By: Poweys

There's a river, and I'm going to get in
going to walk on the water, going to learn how to swim
And I'm always close to where it begins
when I learn how to swim

There's a girl on the riverbank sand
Going to tell her I love her, going to show who I am
And I'm always close to where it will end
when I feel it again

Do you know how to stay afloat
When the others roll over, when they're under again
Do you know how to stay
when the others have fin
when they learn how to swim

There's a quiet when the river is dead
Going to sleep on the water, going to lay down my head
And I'm always, close to thinking it ends
when I feel it again

Do you know how to stay afloat?
Do you know where the others go?
Do you know what they'll say
when they learn how to swim?

There's a river, and I'm going to get in

This house that won't let me go

Written By: Poweys

Now I'm in your house and I can't get out
so I'm waiting, staring at the window
Now I'm looking 'round at your guests sitting down
but they only talk among themselves

Knock on the door, but who's it for?
Knock on the door, I'll make sure

Now I hear the same words I heard them before
but I can't think how to respond
Smile and a nod as I wander off to the quiet places I belong

Knock on the door, oh who's it for?
Knock on the door, they're more and more

I can find the hidden way you left behind
And I will follow in this house that won't let me go

Now I'm peeking in empty rooms that begin
to fill with my imagination
Now I'll pull apart these old windows that start
to open what I've never seen

Open the door, oh who's it for?
Open the door, for more and more

Stepping alone into the garden
I wonder where it wants me to go
How I'd like to know
Make way across these paths in darkness
I wonder how they all know where I want
as they trail off

Knock on the door, oh who's it for?
Hear it below, I can't ignore
Knock on the door, more visitors
Knock on the door, once more

Discography

eremitic 2012