Puppies

Puppies

BandAlternativeRock

Heavy guitars give way to lush analog synthesizers, while strong vocal melodies and clever arrangements are wrapped in a labyrinth of stylish drum work.

Biography

Originally from Oxford, Ohio, guitarist Daniel Agee and keyboardist Joshua Carter formed Puppies in Nashville, TN in the summer of 2004.

In 2005 they released their first album, an EP entitled "outcasts & astronauts". It was an amalgamation of dream and emo rock, with influences from groups like Pink Floyd and The Beatles and the modern edge of the Foo Fighters and Radiohead. Their lyrics spoke of outcasts and astronauts, the physical, the metaphysical, unnatural fears and of leaving the weight of the world behind.

In September of 2005 Puppies was ranked one of the top fifteen bands in the Northeast by Billboard Magazine, TAXI and Disc Makers out of over 1000 submissions in the 2005 Independent Music World Series and are included on Disc Makers' IMWS "Heavy Hitters" CD ROM Compilation.

In 2006 Puppies joined forces with drummer extraordinaire Christopher McGuire (also an Oxford native) of the Japanese sensation Quruli, John Vanderslice, Mark Mallman and Kid Dakota, to record their second album, "Sick Machine", released in March of 2007. The new album takes the band's sound to the next level with heavier guitars, lush analog synthesizers and stylish drum work, while still highlighting the lead vocal talents of both Agee and Carter. The release of "Sick Machine" coincided with a performance in Canton, Ohio alongside the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Puppies is currently recording a new album entitled, "War & Reconstruction", due out in 2009.

"[They] have a clear sense of song structure and delivery...good musical hooks...big lyrical hooks to match and high quality vocals... [they] definitely have [their] own identity amongst all the other stuff that is currently out there." --TAXI

Lyrics

Two If By Sea

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

Casting shadows on the wall
Watching stars to see them fall
Telling jokes to pass the time
Poetry that doesn’t rhyme

I can’t breathe without you (anymore)
I won’t breathe without you (anymore)

Whatever may come we’ve got each other
(keep holding on, just keep holding on)
It’s all said and done, we’ve got each other
(keep holding on, just keep holding on to me)

Like lovers in the dark
Touching to create a spark
Needing hands to have and hold
Bleeding hearts to warm the cold

I can’t breathe without you (anymore)
I won’t breathe without you (anymore)

Whatever may come we’ve got each other
(keep holding on, just keep holding on)
It’s all said and done, we’ve got each other
(keep holding on, just keep holding on to me)

©2007 Puppies Songs

High

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

Hope against my common sense
Finding a way to fly
Turn around to see my friends
Already in the sky

Everybody around me is getting high

Can’t relax or concentrate
Oh, what a sick machine
Need a way to elevate
Jealousy is not the means

Everybody around me is getting high

I just want some (for sanity)
I’ll overcome (this gravity)
Whoa (I keep trying)

Everybody around me is getting high

©2007 Puppies Songs

Carry On

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

Today I finally realized
That I’m the one to make the rise
To stay the same or risk the fall
To stop the path or to carry on

Too many cuts that no one sees
That prove the time it’s taken me
The weights I bear I choose to tow
So will I drown with what I know?

No way to get there if I stop before it’s found

Carry on, I’ll find a way
I’ve been lost, but I am sound
On and on I’ll feel the same
All I am is where I’m bound

If it’s not here then I must change
The great Maybe cannot sustain
If perilous leaps are rewarded so
It’s time for me to jump I know

No way to get there if I stop before it’s found

Carry on, I’ll find a way
I’ve been lost, but I am sound
On and on I’ll feel the same
All I am is where I’m bound

You can’t just be there
It’s not that easy

©2007 Puppies Songs

Kill Me

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

How far can I bend before I break?
How much can I lose?
How much can I take?
Was all that I gave given in vain?
These things that I do drive me insane

Now just one kiss from your gloss lips
Would probably kill me
So go on and kill me
But keep your eyes closed
Keep your eyes closed

I feel the sand on my feet
I’m inches away
Your water is deep
Your tide tends to sway
I just want to swim
I want to be brave
But just my luck you’re dry today

Being with you I tread
Between ecstasy and pain

Now just one kiss from your gloss lips
Would probably kill me
So go on and kill me
But keep your eyes closed
Keep your eyes closed

©2007 Puppies Songs

Turpentine

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

I put up pictures of her
She still had pictures of him
The tallest one built around her
She won’t let me in

Yesterday I painted a picture of her
The way she’s perfect in my mind
Yesterday she was all yellow and blue
But today she was turpentine

I woke up thinking about her
Did she just call to break me down?
I hung up from her disaster
She won’t be around

Yesterday I painted a picture of her
The way she’s perfect in my mind
Yesterday she was all yellow and blue
But today she was turpentine

©2007 Puppies Songs

Lonely When I Dream

Written By: Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter

We lived inside the walls
No thought of all that lay beyond them
So what to memorize if we were gone?
My mind keeps turning…

This is love
This is fear
This is what I’ve held inside
It’s lonely when I dream
It’s what you said
Right before you closed your eyes
“It’s lonely when I dream.”

But then you cut the line
And so the bridge gave way to water
I thought it was the end ‘cause through the waves
I just kept hearing…

This is love
This is fear
This is what I’ve held inside
It’s lonely when I dream
It’s what you said
Right before you closed your eyes
“It’s lonely when I dream.”

©2007 Puppies Songs

Discography

outcasts & astronauts ~ EP (2005)
Sick Machine ~ LP (2007)

Set List

Puppies is an original rock band prepared to perform a 30-minute power set, as an opener, up to a 60-minute full show. (Including virtuosic covers by bands such as YES and BOSTON.)