royal nonesuch

royal nonesuch

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based in brooklyn, royal nonesuch create spacious, picturesque and lonely soundscapes, both cinematic and understated."

Biography

Formed in late 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, Royal Nonesuch has been carving a unique niche for itself in a music-saturated neighborhood that has a reputation for producing underground darlings. Unlike their peers, the band has distinguished itself with an understated sound that ranges from atmospheric folk to dissonant rock while experimenting with non-traditional instrumentation and dynamics within traditional song structures.

Royal Nonesuch began as a project of songwriter Lee Eaton, formerly of Atlanta based 'Away Portugual!', who initially enlisted Peter Imbres, (The Inklings and No Name All-Stars), to play guitar and lapsteel and Eli Schneider, who was then on tour with 'Timesbold' in Europe, to play upright and electric bass. As the instrumentation evolved, the decision was made to bring in drummer Tom
Greenwood to give a pulse to their cascading arrangements and the band began playing clubs in and around New York City.

The band recorded their first EP in early 2005, which was described as "a spacious, picturesque and lonely soundscape, both cinematic and understated." The band is planning on recording a full length album by the end of the year and is currently playing regularly in the New York City area
and beyond.

Lyrics

bees

Written By: lee eaton

draw some water for your bloom
because i outlived your living room
tossed your pollen to the breeze
lost in buzzing of my bees

please raise your voice
i can't hear a thing
look at my face
it's all washed and clean
i love what you do don't do it to me
do it for me

i've been everywhere i can
and i cannot find a map
i hate my girl and my old friends
i burned my candle at both ends

please raise your voice
i can't hear a thing
look at my face
its all washed and clean
i love what you do dont do it to me
do it for me

but i'm so lazy in the end
just a hazy kind of friend
and i'll listen for your keys
while i'm stirring up the bees

and if you're so scared
go on back home
pack up your bags and drag them to rome
this is the start of whats to come
if you don't go

you think you've got honey
but what do you know
even the queen can't follow this show
i just want to sting so bring out the bees
bring out the bees
the bees

graceful aging

Written By: lee eaton

listen to the sounds that ride
the song and dance of tv guides
that shoot your lonely murder in my ears

you and all those cigarettes
your flatulence of mind tourettes
steal away my breathing all these years

and you and i don't share anything
not this air
i'm shooting off my mouth

so this is how i feel about your sex appeal
don't make me nervous
just lie on your back and feed on the quality of abandon

blame it on the conversation
counting down your last menstruation
taking eyes at guys across the bar

curves and lines for rearranging
chalk it up to graceful aging
just another pickle in a jar

and you and i don't share anything
not this air
i'm shooting off my mouth

so this is how i feel about your sex appeal
don't make me nervous
just lie on your back and feed on the quality of abandon

it's all in your fears the years and how they disappear
aint that amazing
and mind what it takes to ease all those sad heart aches
and your waning
oh you

oh, lord

Written By: lee eaton

oh lord
i aint ever been dramatic but this town is so eratic that i think ive almost had it with the eye soars
i got them like i need them theres a farm that must of breed them think ill play with them and feed them
oh, lord

oh, lord
she's a down and out of lucker she got herpes from a trucker i cant help it that i love her when im down south, where she loves a lunar lander like a comb right through the dander shes a flame and just fanned her
oh lord

Discography

royal nonesuch ep

Set List

Our typical set runs from 45 minutes to an hour which would translate into 10-14 songs depending upon how long winded Lee is between songs.

We have 25 original songs in our repertoire. We could play an acoustic set, a louder rockish set or a mix.
the following is a typical 45 minute set list

1. Natural selection
2. Each and Every Particle
3. Night owl
4. Bees
5. White Ass Trash
6. I Can't Take a Joke
7. Dogfight
8. Graceful Aging
9. The Wine's on Me
10. Oh, Lord
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