Residue

Residue

 Austin, Texas, USA
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Residue – a hard rock act from Austin, TX – still believes that music derives both from passion and the need for emotional release. Both are consistently demonstrated through aggressive guitars, cliff-dropping dynamics and high-energy live performances.

Biography

Residue: The remainder of something after removal of parts or a part.

Residue is a modern, hard-rock band from Austin, TX and is comprised of Brent Barnett (drums), Mike Carpenter (guitar), Ryan Landry (bass), Dave Schoo (guitar), and Corey Trahan (vocals). Although the band was only formed in March 2009, it is comprised of veteran musicians who have been a part of the Texas music scene for many years. Residue can be considered a career continuation of the past project "Litany for the Departed", since four of the five members previously played in Litany. Although short-lived, Litany became a successful regional act rather quickly, opening for numerous national acts such as Powerman 5000, Adema, Hurt, etc. One stark difference between the two bands is the transition from female vocalist, Amanda Lombard, to male vocalist, Corey Trahan. Previous members of Litany believe that this transition will be much easier for hard rock listeners to swallow, yielding a more marketable sound - one without consistent comparisons to the few female-fronted, hard rock National acts.

Since Litany's departure in December 2008, Residue's members have dedicated themselves to creating music with a re-newed sense of energy and passion. One primary focus this time around, however, is friendship and longevity. With this in mind, Residue recently acquired new guitarist, Dave Schoo - formerly of the band "Caged."

It is likely that Residue will pick up momentum very quickly mid-Summer and continue to play regularly throughout Texas. Currently, the band is refining their live set and recording a first EP - which will likely be released this Summer. A rough version of one song from this EP, "Motivational Speaker", can be heard on the band's myspace - myspace.com/residueaustin.

Lyrics

Primal In Me

Written By: Corey Trahan

VERSE 1:
Digging the surface,
Deeper all the time,
Reach the core and,
Throw away the rind.

Leave my shell there,
Break society,
Return to where,
Instinct drives my needs.

CHORUS:
Rage builds inside of my head … Teeth clinched down
Breaking the binds of what’s bred … fist closed – pound
Muscles break – heart beats and then … veins on fire
Break – ing – free … finding the primal in me

VERSE 2:
Fuck this circus,
It distracts and leaves empty,
It’s time I noticed,
This front just isn’t me.

Anger has filled where,
Deceit once held a seat,
Bringing attention,
To what is really me …

CHORUS:
Rage builds inside of my head …. Teeth clinched down
Breaking the binds of what’s bred … fist closed – pound
Muscles break – heart beats and then … veins on fire
Break – ing – free … finding the primal in me

Motivational Speaker

Written By: Corey Trahan

Verse 1:
No ones time is long – reach awakening,
Every day you sleep half your life goes.
It takes strength to bring a change you see,
Nothings easier than letting go …

Chorus:
I don’t want to hear, nothing can be done
Your excuses mean nothing
It’s simple boy, get up off your ass
Does your life mean nothing?

Verse2:
Such a wasteful thing - where’s your offering,
Life’s too hard I guess, you quit again.
It takes a peace to bring a change in you,
What is life my friend but things you do.

Chorus:
I don’t want to hear, nothing can be done
Your excuses mean nothing
It’s simple boy, get up off your ass
Does your life mean nothing?

Discography

Primal In Me - Single - Airplay with several Texas markets including Lubbock, Waco, Austin, Abilene and Beaumont

Motivational Speaker - Single - Airplay with several Texas markets including Lubbock, Waco, Austin, Abilene and Beaumont

Paradize Radio, Top Rock Radio, Coyote 107 & KFMX

Set List

One nine-song set of about 45 minutes, no covers currently.