Que Lastima

Que Lastima

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandJazz

Que Lastima is a group hailing from Chicago who explore a variety of styles ranging from Rock to Jazz to improvised Indian folk jams.

Biography

Que Lastima is a four-piece rock group featuring Danny Cohen, Joey Fishman, Joe Duncker and Jake Fansler. The members of Que Lastima were active in both The School of Rock and The Merit School of Music. They have been performing individually around Chicago in various outfits for most of their lives, playing jazz, rock, blues and classical music. As a group, they got the chance to open for McGowan (ARIA award-winning songwriter of Ben Lee's "Catch My Disease) in the summer of 2009, and have released two full length albums and one four song EP. Their sound has been described as "pretty indie pop, often covering the entirety of the 70s sound spectrum in just one song" - Les Enfantes Terribles
The four have also played together in various combinations since they were 12, although Que Lastima is the first group in which they have all played together. They combine an interest in a traditional style of songwriting with a love of experimentation and pushing the parameters of time and harmony while remaining accessible, and have an affection for the pop hook.

Lyrics

Let's Get Erased

Written By: Danny Cohen

Hold still your rifle
'Cause we're on the same team
We'll not be stifled
We won't fall for their schemes

'Cause we all could lose
We all could lose
We all could lose
We all could lose

So come on team
Its time to sack
We're packing up camp
And heading back
Hurry up
No time to waste
If you don't comply
You might be replaced

This man's my brother
I'll not be fooled
We will no other
Be so untrue

'Cause we all could lose
We all could lose
We all could lose
We all could lose

So come on boys
It's time to pack
Don't wanna see a one of you
Looking back
Hurry men
Let's get erased
Let the sunlight
Wash our faces

Allison

Written By: Danny Cohen

It's a joke
After all this time I couldn't start to choke
I was wrong
How could I be losing hope after so long?
It's a crime
After all I have slipped up from time to time
I was weak
And I found it hard to look at you to speak

But I could never ever go
I'm only rambling
No I could never ever make
That mistake

And I love you
So why does it feel like a sin
To be with Allison?

What a day
I have never felt so lost or cast astray
So what if
So what if I may have looked a little bit
Like I was struck
Feeling stupid I began to push my luck
With what I got
And I fell in love again or maybe not

But I could never ever go
I'm only rambling
I could never ever make
That mistake

And I love you
So why does it feel like a sin
To be with Allison?

And what a difference it made to be back at home
To be back in your arms
For me to call you my own
And what a fool I have been I'll stick with what I know
And that's the last time I ever get lost
In a love poem

But I could never ever go
I'm only rambling
I could never ever make
That mistake

And I love you
So why does it feel like a sin
To be with Allison?

Got it Wrong

Written By: Danny Cohen

Well I got your little letter
At least you took the time to write
I hope you're feeling better
I hadn't heard from you since Sunday night

I thought I saw a spark
'Cause I felt a little light
But it must have been too dark
When I was waiting for a kiss to say goodnight

I guess I got it wrong
I guess I got it wrong

Well I think I get the message
You don't need my company
And I got your true confession
You don't want anything to do with me

And the clouds would all assemble
So that the rivers all would bend
For the earth it all would tremble
If you would ever take my hand again

I guess I got it wrong
I guess I got it wrong

And the mountains' mouths would open
So that the sea could all fall in
And to keep the river flowing
You'd only have to speak my name again

And the clouds would all assemble
So that the rivers all would bend
For the earth it all would tremble
If you would ever take my hand again

Discography

"What A Pity" LP
"Ossicones" EP
"Zombies In Space" LP

Zombies in Space available for free download
http://quelastima.bandcamp.com/album/zombies-in-space

Other Stuff Available for Free Streaming
http://www.last.fm/music/Que%2520Lastima?ac=que%20lastima

Set List

F Minor Jam
Infarto del Corazón
I Can't Imagine Why
Roll 'em Charles
Only Me
Television Trash
The Way She Stared
Tritone
You Know
The Road
Let's Get Erased
Allison
Big Show!
Got it Wrong
Androids
Say Goodbye
Missing Time
Doctor, Doctor
Without Order
The Ballad of Kane
Zombie Culture
Zombies In space

Our normal sets can go up to two hours, though we are able to intersperse Jazz standards and other covers as well. We have been known to play medleys of 80's hair metal covers as introductions to our shows.