Secrets Between Sailors

Secrets Between Sailors

 Bloomington, Indiana, USA
BandRockAvant-garde

SBS are the kids from your high school art class who, after playing several hundred high energy, sweat drenched rock shows across the US, grew up and got good. They combine the heart of Bruce Springsteen with the spirit of the Replacements and the volume and brutality of the Who.

Biography

Formed in the Winter of 2005 by students studying music, art and literature at Indiana University, Secrets Between Sailors played their first show at a now defunct lesbian bar in Bloomington, IN. They quickly gained a reputation in the Midwest as a talented, high energy rock and roll band and were regularly compared to the Who.

They're first album, "Secrets Between Sailors," was recorded at Russian Recording by Mike Bridavsky and mastered by Bob Weston, of the iconic punk trio Shellac, at his studio in Chicago. The record was released in January 2009 and received excellent critical reviews. They embarked upon US tours in 2009 and 2010--highlights included GonzoFest, an annual festival in honor of the late Hunter S. Thompson held at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland, as well as shows with Titus Andronicus, Wheat, Star Death & White Dwarves, Times New Viking, and Murder By Death among others.

"Now, Hear This!" was released in October, 2011 and as of this moment has already earned a four-star review from NUVO magazine in Indianapolis. A full fledged tour is currently being scheduled for March, 2011. Current live dates can be found on their official website-- www.secretsbetweensailors.com.

Lyrics

Get Together

Written By: Kyle David Burkett

When we were young
Oh man, we had everything
We could spend the afternoon indoors
And with bad intentions, yeah
We're gonna wander the streets at night
Light some shit on fire and watch it explode
We're gonna get together

We had Iggy Pop
And punk rock documentaries
To help us fight the boredom of the day
Combat rock, when we'd dance with our enemies
Clash until the sirens drove us away
We're gonna get together

Bald Is Beautiful

Written By: Kyle David Burkett

Toy soldiers, they go marching through the yard
And I will unlock the secrets to your heart
You get me high
You get me higher
Just think it over

When we met, you know that I could hardly breathe
But your face gave me reason to believe
You get me high
You get me higher
Just think it over

The Way You Are

Written By: Kyle David Burkett

Baby, don't you know that I would drive all night
Just to see your face again
In the morning light
Darlin', all the ghosts on the highway
And all the bones in the Earth
Say you're my man

Oh, don't forget about me
I love you now and that won't change at all
It's just the way you are

Vampires, they only come out at midnight
And they want my blood
But they can't come in
Werewolves, hear 'em howl in the graveyard
But I know you'll save me
'Cause you're my man

Oh, don't forget about me
I love you now and that don't change at all
It's just the way you are

Lioness

Written By: Kyle David Burkett

We went walking through a cotton field
You snuck up on your padded heels
We were dancin' to the radio
Didn't hear you coming when you cut my throat

Lioness, won't you lay it down for me
Every time I run you get your fangs in me
Lioness, won't you let me be free
Every time we kiss it's like you're killing me

We were driving in your Cadillac
The night was dark and your dress it was all black
We were singing to the radio
Didn't hear you coming when you cut my throat

Lioness, won't you lay it down for me
Every time I run you get your fangs in me
Lioness, won't you let me be free
Every time we kiss it's like you're killing me

Wolves & Thieves

Written By: Kyle David Burkett

Oh your lies
Stars and scythe
Proud men walk
While poor men die
Children on TV
Kill children on TV
This is what we see
All our hopes and dreams
Oh, beneath the broken lights
We feel so damaged
By wolves & thieves

And the Sun, it won't set on me

Discography

"Secrets Between Sailors" - 2009 - Self-Released
"Now, Hear This!" - 2011 - Hops Records

Set List

Secrets Between Sailors typically play anywhere from 30 minute to 2 hour sets, depending on the situation. They are known for their high energy live shows and play predominately original music. Covers they've played in the past include, but are not limited to:

"Bring It On Home" by Sam Cooke
"Where Is My Mind" by the Pixies
"Hollywood Nights" by Bob Seger
"Streets Of Fire" by Bruce Springsteen
"A Quick One" by the Who
"Janie Jones" by the Clash
"Last Caress" by the Misfits
"Deuce" by Kiss
"Big Takeover" by Bad Brains
"Turn It On" by the Flaming Lips
"Dead Flowers" by the Rolling Stones
"Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd
"Big Sky" by the Kinks