RICE

RICE

 Jacksonville, Florida, USA
BandRock

Music for the changing seasons. A soundtrack for the descent into Autumn and the ascent into Spring; for the coming Winter hibernation and Summer emergence. It is the music of our lives.

Biography

The band RICE began as all good things should—amongst friends. A collective consisting of Michael Martin, Christopher Pringle, Paige McMullen, Summer Wood, and Ryan Turk, RICE was conceived on an unusually cold night in November of 2009. Since that night, a series of fortuitous events have carried the band from the precious stages of infancy and transformed it into a young flower, fragrant and bright, with aspirations of maturing into a full bloom, with melodies that will ease the troubled hearts of all who listen.
In the few months of its existence, RICE has managed to develop a loyal following throughout Jacksonville, Florida, a quiet city in which all the members have lived most of their lives. RICE’s music has received a wide array of comparisons that range from Modest Mouse, due to the impassioned and inexhaustible vocals of Michael Martin, and to Mogwai, due to the dark and oftentimes beautiful and haunting melodies played by the other members, to only name two. Still, when asked what type of sound they are aiming for, the band members simply smile and say, “We are only following the inspiration.” And so far, the inspiration has given this small band from Jacksonville a degree of success that, although small on a grander scale, astonishes and excites its members, nevertheless.
In April of 2010, RICE was honored to receive a review in the official campus newspaper of the University of North Florida, known as the Spinnaker. And in May of 2010, RICE was invited to join Skinny Records at Warehouse Studios, a local label in Jacksonville, Fl, where Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their first album. On July 31, 2010, RICE released their first EP, entitled Breathe. This EP has received great acclaim from friends and supporters alike, and has even had the privilege of having two of its songs played on “The Indie Endeavor,” a National Public Radio broadcast. In August of 2010, RICE played its first out of town show in Gainesville, Florida, with fellow Jacksonville band, Wild Life Society and Gainesville gem, Cassette, at Common Grounds. Currently, RICE is working on its first full length album and looking forward to playing more local and out of town shows.
Throughout its young life, RICE has and continues to receive unending support and encouragement from family and friends. To each and every one of them, the band is tremendously grateful and hopes to continue on the bright journey it has started. RICE is a band of love. It is love that it aims to spread.

Lyrics

Breathe

Written By: Michael Martin

Well all this expensive trash,
Piles up so fast,
This poor disease,
With your,
Your fertile grass,
The unwilling mass,
Can open there eyes and see,

Well the more you see,
Brings you closer to me,
Will we ever decrease,
Are we getting further,
Are we getting further,
Are we,
Further from the sea,

I can not breathe,
I can not breathe,
Well I can believe,
I can not breathe,
I can not breathe,
Why don't you take this light from me..

Maba

Written By: Michael Martin

I know that when I look at you
you're a little flower
Well what do I do?
You made my life a new
You turned my life into you
You start to bloom
Well how can I
Well how can I make sense of you
Lets just make sense
You're a little fly in my eyes
You're a little fly in my eyes
So look at the way
the way I
Look at the way I
Live my life
How could you know what I go through
tonight?
It's not like you're a human too
Human too
Its not like you're a
It's not like you're a human too
Human too
Too
So look at this thing
Lets just make sense
We just need to make sense of this
lets just make sense of this
sense of this
we can make sense
lets just make sense
sense of this
lets just make sense of this
we can make sense
I know that when I look at you
you're like a little flower
well what do I do?
you made my life a new
you turned my life into you
into you

Choose Me

Written By: Michael Martin

Make me dance in you,
Tell me what to do,
Change my life,
And tie my shoes,
I am so wrapped in you,
So don't hold my throat,
Please don't make me choke,
I don't need this air,
I don't need to choose,
Where should I go from here,
Where should,
Where should I go,
How do I exist,
Well fuck,
Fuck if I know,
Can you feel my cold,
Can you feel my cold,
You make me feel so old,
You make me feel so old,

(REPEAT)

Would You?

Written By: Michael Martin

Would you?
Would you?

Well there's not enough time
to scream and shout

when I can see what's in your mouth
yeah I know
what you're talking about

Well look around
wake up now
from this sleep
there's a little more inside of me
with you around

let's spit some good fortune
talk real loud
I can tell you
what's coming around
and you know
you're prepared now

follow voices
hear the sound
you shouldn't look
into the future now
it's not what
this life is all about

it's a test of confidence
just place your feet
and go with it
because you are
everything that you can pretend

open up
hear the sound
listen to my voice
it's talking loud
and I know
you can hear it now
(x2)

you can hear it now
hear it now

would you?
would you?

open up
hear the sound
listen to my voice
it's talking loud
and i know
you can hear it now

Discography

'Breathe' EP released July 2010

Set List

Breathe
Your Mask
Keep Warm
Choose Me
Maba
Let Us Be Loud
Would You?
Don't Get Caught
Seeds
Decemeber
Happy Still