RISHLOO

RISHLOO

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandRockAlternative

(RIYL: Dredg, Tool, The Mars Volta, Fair to Midland, Porcupine Tree, etc.)

Biography

Music should be an adventure without a destination and the only wrong course is backwards. Having recently released their third and proudest effort, Feathergun, the Seattle-grown Rishloo (est. 2003) are moving heavily and stirring interest from around the world. In the last year alone, Rishloo’s popularity surged via LastFM, beginning with 200,000 plays, they're now racing past 1.5 million plays and continue to increase at a rate of 3,500+ plays per day.

Even with their latest addition, manager Shaun Roy, they continue to pay their dues in blood, sweat and extremely hard work as one of the most notable independent groups in the US. They've toured throughout the States and regions of Canada on many self-promoted tours and along the way, have been privileged to share stages with Karnivool, Papa Roach, Fair to Midland, Ashes Divide, Cold, Sevendust, Trapt, Strata and even Judas Priest to name a few. With their dynamic sound, provocative ideas and lyrics, energetic and visual live show, they've managed to move people far and wide.

Plans are to continue driving Feathergun into the masses and expand their tours outward while breaking into international markets such as Europe, Japan, and Australia with hopes to enlighten many in the process.

"Remember why you're here, is to inspire"

Lyrics

Freaks n Animals

Written By: RISHLOO

Under this canvas he hides a dream
A trick of the type too cheap to be free
Makes your burgeoning inquiry
More easily answered
Oh a sight they have come to see
We shan’t disappoint they’ve paid for a scene
and a scene they shall have indeed
This dark, dark evening
join us inside that’s the way here
Come now just step right up in line it’s freaks, fools and fire
Come nearer, come closer, it’s nearly time
You there and you there come one and all
It looks better in red, my calico friend
Let us brood on the hue of need
What finds your favor?
No the show must go on instead
Hundreds of eyes at two to a head
And the blindness is thrice complete
when all are watching
step aside make way for the stars’ presence
better beware there’s lights and glittering
gaze deeper, stare harder, it’s nearly time
you there and you there come one and all
so plain
so have you, ever wondered, where were the demons
they told us of
be patient, they’re coming
shortly revealed to you and I do think you’ll find
a dead ringer, a dead ringer
much still hides you curious minds
there’s no hurry
now, where are my manners?
around and around
why, I believe they’ve all arrived
out, out from the wings
set all the props in place
Lower the lights and wait
now bring them in, let them watch
let the spectacle rise
hold your breath this suspense leads the arrogant dead eyes
more than them, will you spend for the vision of your life
Let the curtains fall down
Look now and see, that’s quite the motley
Disguise you’ve borrowed
My friend it seems quite odd, but
You are the show you’ve paid for
Step through the mirror and now
our circus spins on and on so
come one, come all tonight

Alchemy Alice

Written By: RISHLOO

All the same
Chased the Cheshire looked for all the same relief
And furthermore
I’ve dug in further more than you can bury deep
It’s so…
Sad to see
So glad you found your own way out
Arraign your head with crowns invisible-high
Remember why you’re here is to inspire
For what it’s worth
It’s hollow pantomiming, what’s it worth to you?
To be sure
Lick the needle to be sure you’re truly through
Apart from all of these still waves
The fissures open to align
Have some water friend you’re looking pale
This wasn’t part of the design
Beware the storm, avoid the frozen rain
Ash the passing dusty collar
Inserting spikes for their embrace
Forgetting why you’re here; it’s to inspire
Quit
Bleeding it’s how they found us so responsive draining out across the floor
Seeping through the chasm frail and wanting needing nothing less than more
Curtain vague illusions from the sideshow to dispel the fantasy
Bleeding, ever bleeding, always bleeding, ‘til the vein runs dry
Here, take this nail and push it inside
You’ll feel so much better as the nerve dies
In true Alice fashion
To drive out the centering

Scissorlips

Written By: RISHLOO

Scissorlips

Where are you?
I'm lost upon this boulevard
and I'm afraid this plastic mask made room enough for all of us

now Scissorlips has come to grips while chewing paper fingertips
that boulevards made boulevards of boulevards in endless strips
sing your lullaby
sing, sing, sing

I want hear it from your lips-what's it worth shining for?
nevermind your thirst, nevermind the curses you utter vacantly
I can hear them scream from below, I still hear them screaming below
all we are is all we are, transcendental animals

where are you?
I'm high above this boulevard
I left behind this passive mask to prove to us it's not enough

now Scissorlips throws Scissorfits 'til bleeding's what the kissing gets
to fork the tongues of old and young, forever speaking opposites

...trying to dig up the love-you call this love?

for the love of loss, we find
for the love of joy, we cry
for the love growth, we sever
for the love of now, we never
for the love of peace, we kill
for the love of wealth, we steal
for the love of difference, confine
for the love of unity, divide
for the love of love, we hate

who wouldn't want to disappear?
but I'm still here, I am still here
having come out the other side wearing horrors that climb from our soul
and I am still here, I am still here
falling facedown into the light, wholly naked I cling to these roots
and I am still here, I am still here

Systematomatic

Written By: RISHLOO

Systematomatic

Hey you, I've seen you here before
in your eyes, prizmatic sight on and on as I defy
denials, back from the broken glass
sapphire visions and favored derisions with spiders on your mind shaking fists full of string as I

tie me up in knots while contradictory impulse lusts
the dreaming loom is twisted and confused
the stories on the spools will weave us back into one

and here we find ourselves again
tightrope decisions and blood-colored medicine a million miles from eye-to-eye
it feels much as it did before biting the tails in self-made betrayals
forever repeating this deceit, so who cares if I...

...while spinning I spun you a web
while spinning I spun you,
stammering words in a daze, seemingly starry-eyed followers mumbling praise
and all of the world is a stage, fleetingly these marionettes dance straight to their graves
with every desire on a string the future hangs perilously
it's the start of the tie that will bind and the last fraying strand

spinning on the dreaming loom a web of lies and tangled truths
with every knot that comes undone, we weave ourselves back into one

Weevil Bride

Written By: RISHLOO

Weevil Bride

And in the end we caught our weevil bride
she was arraigned in garments' genocide
we took her home to where our mirror stood, like she knew we would so she smiles
she sings oo-oo-oo, I've been here before
many years ago, before the war
and it goes on and on and on until you're gone
and I just need to know that everything is fine and everyone's alright

they take our tongues and give us guns, two coins for the ferryman for when you're gone
the weight of souls drives his boat ashore and he sails no more
staring out across the end he sings oo-oo-oo I've never been here before, even years ago after the war...

...chiseling the granite from our dusty eyelids, harvesting the stones we throw
we caught a virus from the periscope inside us, we caught a virus from the periscope
we caught a virus from the periscope inside us, we caught a virus, we caught a virus
star-struck freeze frame capture that coin-filp fateful harmony-muted feedback
with your cold hands on the foreheads so feverish and frantic while madmen lay your landmines in the ballroom

and I want some, yes please
send us back as amputees with starry rags and shiny things
let me back into the sun
how many times must all this be said?
on and on until we're gone, we're all children of light cut from the same thread

Downhill

Written By: RISHLOO

Downhill

I'm leavin' to walk the road inside my head
with cord in hand and powder breath I stand and wave goodbye
goodbye...

the systematomatic thinks, while buying blood on Broadway street where the old messiahs go
that pulsing through the atmosphere are answers to the questions you should know
don't let it go, or it's all downhill from here

examples of the afterlife responding visions half the time and the other vertigo
spun off the Earth a thousand times and caught the wind that purifies the soul
you should know, it's all downhill from here

lost out here adrift in lights, it's wonderous
weightless in clouds of colors the world will never see
and I am a figment of reality

wrapped in the shroud of endless night I scream aloud
but no one hears, so I tell my stories to satellites
and I am lost inside a memory

the pattern picks the pockets of the palindrome
back to front the loss remains the same
and it beckons to the East to give the West its eyes
while the oscillating rhythm marks its bones
to the young it gives a vision of the dead and gone
while the old recieve a passion to survive
and the pattern picks the pockets of the palindrome
before the oscillating rhythm takes to flight...

Feathergun in the Garden of the Sun

Written By: RISHLOO

Feathergun in the Garden of the Sun

Rubber like your lover's neck you tripped into the garden, you tripped into the garden of the sun
on you tried, unbuttoned eyes, imprelious telusion, tripping past your guard into the sun
these dreamers, so eager, throw their hands in the fight
I spy walrus tooth in the way outside of the shoegaze revolution

I'm seein' bright lights, silhouettes of knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
I'm seein' bright lights in-between the knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
I see it all through the wolves in the walls
who might you be, who should you be
killing with featherguns when they don't understand you're fighting for ground control

stealing glances colorblind encouraging confusion, crossing all the boundaries undrawn...
...I'm hearin' white lies coursing through the disguises, I hear it all, I hear it all
I'm hearin' lost cries chorusing the night sky and I hear it all, I hear it all...

...hands bound behind withered backs, blindfolds laid on hollow eyes too hopeless to hear
ready...aim...fire...
change ammunition, don't give a war of attrition tacit permission to minimize genocide...

Katsushika

Written By: RISHLOO

Katsushika

Hello, I'm the whisper-clap man tuggin' on my sleeves, doin' all that I can do
can you weather the moment whether the fortune comes before the end?
you should be satisfied as well

now we're counting all the hours on the second hand for days
mending ties with broken time in many different ways
if all of us spin 'round 'til every one of us is down

impressing pressure in dialect forms
ride the spiral seas beyond the storm
learn and decide, fall 'til you fly
take a breath and dive

let's go, have you stepped to the edge, stared into the sea from the foot of your bed?
have you woke in a dream to sleep through the meaning and mean everything you said?
you will be satisfied as well...

...just below the waterline I see
just below the waterline I lay
below the surface I believe there is a place of love and wonder where all we are and dare to be is fearlessly discovered
wrapped within the motion of the unrelenting struggle, oh this sinking feeling seeing everything in double
oh, what beautiful monsters
you're all beautiful monsters
you're all beautiful...

Discography

"Feathergun"
Released: December 2009
Produced, mixed and engineered by Scott Olson (Deftones, Alice in Chains, Heart, etc)
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
11 Tracks
Running Time: 59min

"Eidolon"
Released: June, 2007
Produced & Mixed by Rishloo
14 Tracks
Running Time: 54min

"Terras Fames"
Released: Aug, 2004
Produced & Mixed by Rishloo
12 Tracks
Running Time: 49min

Set List

General set length is 45-60 min but can always be shortened or lengthened due to event schedule.

1. River of Glass
2. Systematomatic
3. Scissorlips
4. Freaks & Animals
5. Feathergun in the Garden of the Sun
6. Diamond Eyes
7. Alchemy Alice
8. Katsushika
9. Weevil Bride