PRiNCiPAL SPiNACH

PRiNCiPAL SPiNACH

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We're creating something fresh and beautiful here, and all the members are extremely gifted. It's serendipitous to say the least that this band is what it is. We've recorded one studio album, we're playing the LA area, and finishing up our 2nd. Just looking to take that next step so we can blossom.

Biography

Art Rock trio out of LA. "Heavy hitting stinky pocket filled funky rock and rolling with fresh and energized slap happy skin beating and guitar killing!" "A beautiful explosion"

Often likened to Incubus, Primus, Radiohead, Mr. Bungle, but a very original and unique take on the Rock genre. Lead singer writes the music and slaps the bass like a mad man, all the while singing with ferocious ownership of the mic. Guitarist sings back ups while utilizing his arsenal of sounds to texturize the parts perfectly and lay down an awe inspiring solo when called upon. Holding down the groundwork, their drummer hits hard, fast, and with some serious funk and soul, all adding to the raw and well arranged, and sometimes indescribable sound, that is "Principal Spinach."

While playing the SF Bay Area music scene, the band started with the long lasting friendship between Gaelon Davis and Luis Briones almost a decade ago. The two had been a part of the same musical circuit for years, playing in bands together and apart, always writing, jamming, and improving as a rhythm section. The two eventually decided to attend Musician's Institute together in Hollywood, California to further their education in music and the music business. Their intense commitment to music nurtured their understanding and creativity, while the new location also had its benefits. They soon became seasoned working musician’s doing session work, and performing live all over LA with various new artists. It wasn’t long before they enlisted the skills of friend and band mate, Rod Castro, to top off the package with his money making guitar masterpieces.

The group finished their first studio album together last year, recording it at big name studios like Linda Perry's Kung Fu Gardens and Chris Lord-Algae's Mix LA. They aimed to create a fresh sounding Rock album unlike any other and that is exactly what they got. “Persistent Resistance” is being independently promoted while they finish up pre-production for their follow up record. Currently the three are playing shows in the LA area (next of which is at the ROXY, Nov. 26th) to aid in their inevitable domination of a world in need of something new.

Lyrics

The Gallows

Written By: Gaelon Davis

You can not make it to the other side.
Frustrations meet a grab bag of lies.
You see you're faced with your worst enemy always following.
In front of me none of it.
It's someone ugly that you know following.
Follow you. Follow me.
Chorus:
(Get out and) Go away.
Don't come again some other day.
You find me.

In front of me none of it none of it none of it..

2nd Chorus:
Gut it out.
Enough to make you scream and shout.
You found me.
(get out and go)
Get out and..get out and..get out and.. go!

In front of me none of it none of it none of it..

All day everyday.
All these lies they come my way. Oh.
No. More. No more of your lies.

(get the fuck away)

In front of me none of it.. none of it.

Dirty Tommy

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Verse 1:
Hair gathers near the scene of the crime
An attempt to prevent a clear mind
Greens leading tails of foggy streams
Influence the way we see our dreams
Reciting Prose starts to confuse you so
Grime and mold grow on your feet and toes

Pre Chorus:
Buy soap, clean the crack of your ass
A side note, remember to bring some cash
Buy soap, clean the crack of your ass
While I hope to actually clean my own

Verse 2:
As we shoot through the sky
and stars pass us by
Soap flies our way and the soap starts to say

Pre Chorus 2

Chorus:
Dirty Tommy
Though he may be
Dirty Tommy
He’s still a friend of mine

Bridge:
Tom is on the couch
and his mom is in the house
and he’s eatin’ on something green
It’s looking kinda nice
Best served on ice
Liquid jelly and some berries and cream

Concrete, lamposts
Sun shines all the time
Constantly burning free-ly
Tommy walks down the street

Chorus

Outro:
I think it’s alright
To go out and dance all night
Romance her pants they’re so tight
Why not give it a go?
Unless you dress all nice
You can’t contest her only price
Just to look out of sight
Why not give it a go?

Arrival of more light
You try to make your way out the backdoor
Survival, you just might
Make your way out the backdoor

To Depart

Written By: Gaelon Davis

To Depart
Verse 1:
Light up the soul
Illuminated thoughts will win you gold
Follow the road you didn’t pick
Stick with uncertainty, it certainly fits so

You will find you and I will
Eventually find me too
Create a life that’s worthy of this
Simply consistently
Figure to follow commitment

Pre Chorus:
I’ll try to maintain my fire and
Never let it die out
I will find a way
To commit everyday and
Demonstrate courageously

Chorus:
Maybe I should lay down and die
Lovely wondrous kingdom in the sky
I’m afraid of the shade of heart
Is it red enough to depart?

Verse 2:
Tighten up control
Intoxicated parts inside the whole
Clean up the dirt and all that filth
You know it’s corroding the castle
You’ve built, so

Try one or two things that will
Eventually see you through
Polish the sides of the diamond inside
Shining antiquities wait for appraisal

Pre Chorus

Chorus

Outro:
Shining antiquities wait for appraisal
Shining bright, they wait

Bunyon Chops

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Bunyon Chops
Check it out
Chorus:
In your sunlight
I’m choppin’ em left and right
Forced into the night
Run away and light your fires
What a frightening sight
Quite possibly worst world wide
You should probably hide
I’m comin’ in giant strides

Verse 1:
Time is home
Finding you’re alone
Transcend beyond the fence
Time to leave your senses behind

By the way you see from inside
Connectable reinventions routinize
Gonna show that a lion could identify
Your intimidating size
Finding time to try to shine so I
Can brighten up the skies

Chorus

Verse 2:
Find your own
Timing and flow
And spend your ignorance
Finally the chance has arrived

By the way you see from insight
Attainable new dimensions will arise
All the time and a lion will identify
Your intimidating size
Finding time to try to shine so I
Can brighten up the skies

Bridge:
Gonna try to tie ya down to
Control your freakish size
But as we know all of their might
Has taken sight of you

Bunyon chops comin’ atcha
Better run and hide

Close your eyes

Dreamland has foretold a sample
Shining brightly on a nightly
Fantastic ride

Funnytown Underground

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Funnytown Underground
Intro:
Playtime
Pinball for us all to play and share
It’s a fair tonight by the sight
Of things I’ll try to sing about
The way it was cause it is no more

Verse:
Come on down, there’s sounds of clowns and
Rides that are miles high, come on down
Come on down, it’s free to play
It’s a riot!
See why they say, come on down
Come on down, there’s rides all day
That you don’t have to pay for, come on down
Come on down, It’s free to play

Chorus:
Funnytown Underground

It’s a riot!

Verse

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro:
Come on down
Don’t you hear that sound?
Insight to this night we have all shared
What a rare delight to inspire
Create fire and sing about
The way it was cause it is no more

Get it to go

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Get It To Go
Spin it
Chorus:
Spin it, win it, get it to go
Gonna kill it, skin it, gonna get it to go
When your blood begins to flow
Ride outside your selfish statements

Hey what’s your worry?
What’s your hurry?
Get it to go!
(can I get it, can I get it, can I get it to go?)

Verse 1:
Ice cold
She loves herself and no one else
I can’t stand her lonely face, stupid fuck
But I must show light to be right
She loves herself and no one else
But I must show light to be right
Look me in the eye, I can see inside
Are you frightened by what I might find?
Look me in the eye
Do you have the time?
This is not a show

Chorus

Verse 2:
She loves herself and no one else
But I must show light to be right
Look me in the eye, I can see inside
Are you frightened by what I might find?
Look me in the eye
Do you have the time?
This is not a show

Outro:
Fuck your whole world
Put up a front to forget your lies
Suck it up, shut up and tuck it up inside
Losing sight of what you can offer
What you can fight for
Drop it all on the floor
Get out the door and walk away
That’s a good girl taking notes now
Getting the votes now I counted
My words have you surrounded
Fuck your whole world
Put up a front to forget your lies
Suck it up, shut up and tuck it up
Inside you

I Love This Story

Written By: Gaelon Davis

I Love This Story
Intro:
Be sure to open doors hoping for
A little form fitted
Enlightened time to talk about
I love this story

Verse 1:
You see we saw this guy change his life
New eyes and a new smile
New mind full of ways to be
He shows what a fellow
Will grow with a fantasy
Realize your potential to grow in time
Don’t fight your growth
It’s fine, just cope
You’ll try to change your life and
Live with the lesson everyday because
I love this story

Chorus:
I love this story
My moral’s still forming

Verse 2:
New eyes and a new smile
New mind full of ways to be
He shows what a fellow
Will grow with a fantasy

I’ll break it down
With a different sound I’ve found
Consequently climbing ground
With a little metronomical speed
I tend to see on a regular basis
The many possibilities
That are gonna benefit me

Realize your potential to grow in time
Don’t fight your growth
It’s fine, just cope
You’ll try to change your life and
Live with the lesson everyday because

Chorus

Bridge:
But sometimes I feel like I’m going back
To my old ways

Chorus

Persistent Resistance

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Persistent Resistance
Intro:
Bring the sun
Bring the moon
Bring the light

Verse 1:
Bring the sun, let it inside
Bring it home, let it stay in your eyes
Bring the moon, let it inside
Bring it home, let it cool your night
Hot and cold, use them to grow
Someone bold, someone who doesn’t
Refuse a toll
Bring the light, let it inside
Bring it home, let it guide your fight

Chorus:
You’ll find persistent resistance tiring
It’s difficult,
In time selective selections have a way
Of turning out right

Verse

Chorus

Bridge:
Seasonal feelings of misguided dreaming
That one day I’ll seemingly
Leave me behind
For the me that I have in mind
Finally taking the time to describe
Resolutions denied by the patterns I’ve tried not to keep in my life
For the me that I have in mind

Chorus

Inability

Written By: Gaelon Davis

Inability
Intro:
Tell me and I will follow inside
Where we go I’ll no longer need to hide
I will follow until the end
Spending and saving that money of mine

Verse 1:
I have no more patience
Patience for this
Emerging from skinny space is
Where what I need to feed on will be and
At the top of what I am
Is a crop of plants growing to show
What I can grow if the water is right

I can’t stay here
What the fuck is inside of me?
It’s dimming what was enlightening
The night times of feeling inspired
Tell me what am I going to do?

Chorus:
Now I really can’t seem to decide
I am sadly slowly going out of my fucking mind
I really can’t seem to decide
If left or right is wrong or right
I’m taking too much time
I really can’t seem to decide
The spices of my life bring life
I better not stay inside

Really can’t seem to describe
My inability to decide and
I really can’t seem to deny
My inability to decide

I am sadly slowly going out of
my fucking mind

Verse 2:
It’s helpless, remains unspoken
That I’m free in my dreams
But you couldn’t free me from
What’s become the depths of the sea

Dark and frozen
I’m at the bottom and buried deep
Providing comfortable fantasies of
Night times of feeling inspired
Tell me what am I going to do?

Chorus

I am sadly slowly going out of
my fucking mind

(gotta)
Get it out
Get it out
Get it out
In a minute

Intro

I really can’t seem to describe
My inability to decide and
I really can’t seem to deny
My inability to decide

Discography

Studio Album: "Persistent Resistance"
Independent Release Dec. 2010
8 tracks
Currently in negotiations for placements and licensing.