ROMANCE

ROMANCE

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandAlternativePunk

Bringing the sense of danger back to dark dance music, Romance combines the psychedelic fluidity of early post-punk bands with the intensity of current indie rock. Producing music with elements of The Chameleons, Joy Division, and The Sound.

Biography

Combining the musical urgency and artistic ambition of their early post-punk predecessors, ROMANCE creates a sound that is at once familiar and strikingly fresh. Their music blends dark, catchy and epic songs with an intelligent and unique ideology.

Forming in 2006, ROMANCE struck a nerve with music fans. KEXP, one of the nations best independent radio stations, quickly jumped on the bands debut EP, WHEN THINGS ARE BETTER, putting it in regular rotation. Led by their single "Paris Is Burning" this was soon followed by many independent radio stations. Readers of THE STRANGER, Seattle's premier music and arts weekly, voted ROMANCE one of the top four up and coming bands in the city.

In 2008 Romance had a line up change with the addition of new drummer Joshua Fant (ex-Post Stardom Depression). They released their debut full length album "The Divide" in 2009 and it quickly climbed to number one on the NorthWest music charts for KEXP. The single "Face On The Sun" was also chosen as the song of the day on KEXP. Romance has toured extensively and have played many high profile gigs, including opening for The Chameleons, Peter Murphy, Sisters Of Mercy and playing the SXSW and Bumbershoot festivals.

Romance is currently working on a new CD to be released in 2011.

Lyrics

Paris Is Burning

Written By: Romance

PARIS IS BURNING
THE LIES ARE TURNING
PARIS IS BURNING
THE LINES ARE BLURRING

WELL PARIS IS BURNING WITH THE FRIGHT
OF A TIME THAT COMES FOR US TONIGHT
PARIS IS BURNING FROM THIS FIGHT
OF THE LINES OF MEN THAT RULE WITH MIGHT
*****
THEY SEE THE BARRICADE
AND RUN TO HOLD THE LINE
THEY CHANT THEIR SLOGANS
AND RAISE THEIR HANDS TO SIGHN
CAUSE PARIS IS BURNING
TO THE BARRICADE
*******
PARIS IS BURNING
THE LIES ARE TURNING
PARIS IS BURNING
THE LINES ARE BLURRING

WELL PARIS IS BURNING WITH DELIGHT
FOR A PASSION THAT COMES WHEN YOU'RE RIGHT
PARIS IS BURNING WITH A LIGHT
OF A KNOWLEDGE THAT IS OUT OF SIGHT
*******
THEY SEE THE.........
*******

I GOT A TICKET FROM THIS UNDERGROUND
AND I'M WAITING!!!!!!

*******

Automatik

Written By: Romance

WALK WITH THE LINE AND WAIT FOR THE TIME
WHEN EVERYTHING IS BETTER
GO WITH THE FLOW AND DON'T YOU KNOW
THAT EVERYTHING IS BETTER

CAUSE THEY HAVE SHOWN US ALL WHAT WE COULD DO
AND AUTOMATIC WORLDS ARE WAITING FOR YOU

WELL CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO YOU
WELL CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT THEY ARE HOLDING FROM YOU
****
CAUSE THE LIGHTS ARE ON
BUT THERE BURNING US UP
AND THE ENGINE STALLS
CAUSE THERE'S NEVER ENOUGHT
AND THERE BREAKING,BREAKING
AND THE CAMERA'S ON
BUT IT NEVER SHOWS
ALL THESE THINGS THAT HE REALLY KNOWS
AND HE'S MAKING,MAKING
HE'S MAKING TIME FOR ME AND YOU
******
LOOK FOR THE THINGS THIS KNOWLEDGE BRINGS
WHEN EVERYTHING IS BETTER
WALK WITH THE LINE AND WAIT FOR THE TIME
WHEN EVERYTHING IS BETTER

CAUSE THEY HAVE SHOWN....

SO CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT......

Still Alive

Written By: Romance

Some make the garden and some they make the final case.
And others touch the face of all the men in space.
So call upon it now as we go walking on.
As we hope to find the favor for this human race!
******
And I see you here and I know that you’re still ALIVE
And I see you here and I know that you’re still ALIVE
Still alive in time of doubt.
******
Some have fallen now and some have resin up.
And others cry as they try to sip this cup.
So call upon the things that you’ve heard before
As you hope to find the favor for this human race!
******
It’s time to take up where you’re from
It’s time to feel from what you’ve done
And take the back roads to the line.
*and see the hour that’s to come*

And Your Still, And Your Still, And Your Still,
ALIVE!

Killer In The World

Written By: Romance

Watch out for complications
In the time that your holding
when you’re lying in your beds at night.

And look out for tendencies
In the lives that you’re feeling
when you’re standing in the light of day.
******
Cause she feels alone when you sit by her
And you feel alone when she sits by you
Talking about the things you want
You feel as though they’re close
But you feel the pain again
Cause there’s a KILLER IN THE WORLD, in the world
and it wants to find you, it’s already in you
And there’s a KILLER IN THE WORLD, in the world
and it wants to find you, it’s already in you
******
So wait now for everything
That lies around you when you’re sleeping
When you wake from the shades of grey
******
So leave her here and make up once again
And leave them here and make up once again

Face On The Sun

Written By: Romance

You said that they don’t know what you’re about,
When you’re holding out by yourself,
When the lines of time have come.

Last night you tried to tell me about,
Everything that holds you to yourself,
Everything that fills your eyes!
BUT they’re asking you
*******
Is there a face on the sun, Is there something come undone
*******
So they wait,so they wait, so they wait for you to call,
To come apart from the lies,
In the histories of time.

And see that you’re here, that you’re here all alone,
And everything is the same
In this time of the past!
********
Is there something they have done, is there something wrong with them
********
So take, these theories in your head and wait for them to shed
When all of this is done and all of this is GONE!

Waiting By The Ocean

Written By: Romance

How could you ever be, lost inside my eyes
and why can’t you ever see everything that cries.
You’ve taken all your days apart and left them in the cold outside.
You’ve lost all the reason to, answer all these lies.

*So why can’t you see me, I’m waiting by the ocean
*and why can’t you feel me I’m sitting by the ocean.
and I wait,wait,wait, wait till the light of day
******
And I can never understand, what’s calling you to life
What’s calling you to die, I’ve seen your eyes and it’s over, it’s over
******
Well How could you ever be, lost inside my eyes
and why can’t you ever see everything that dies.

*So why can’t you see me, I’m waiting by the ocean
*and why can’t you feel me I’m sitting by the ocean.
******
Your only falling deeper
Your always falling deeper
Your only falling deeper, deeper
Your always falling deeper
******

Futurewave

Written By: Romance

Take the fires and the walking ties ,
and the people that you’ve already been
And show them how you’re going to make them all the same.
And watch the one with the shinning eyes,
that takes you down to the burning place,
and face, the calling of this race
******
Cause our Love can only go so far
Till we realize
and our love can only go so far
Till we see these lies
******
Listen now as the traffic turns,
And the lights go out from the things they want,
And tell them all that they can never do the same
And watch the one.........
******
Watch them when they run and hide
As this futurewave is on the rise

Discography

"When Things Are Better" EP 2006
"Paris Is Burning" single 2006
"The Divide" full length 2009

Set List

Give Them What They Want
Face On The Sun
Waiting By The Ocean
Killer In The World
Still Alive
Twentytwelve
Automatik
She's Never There
Paris Is Burning

45 minute set