Serenading The Dead

Serenading The Dead

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For years, Serenading the Dead have been the resident house band for the dead and the damned. Combining the sounds of vaudeville and burlesque with death and pop music, their music is powerful enough to silence the moans of even the most demanding demons.

Biography

Serenading the Dead is a dynamic acoustic trio hailing from Los Angeles, CA. The founding members, comprised of Gino Steffe (vocals/percussion), Ara Nalbandian (guitars/vocals/drums) and Justin Evans (bass) met while attending the University of Southern California, and have spent the past decade writing music together. After various musical projects, the three decided to get back to basics and focus on songwriting by crafting a bohemian take on pop music that has yielded comparisons to bands like Simon & Garfunkel, Wilco, The Beatles, and Elliott Smith.

Released in April of 2007, the band's self-titled debut is a musical odyssey that draws the listener in with its unique melodies and passionate lyrics.

Besides selling albums at shows, Serenading the Dead promote and distribute their product through various mainstream outlets such as Amazon.com, iTunes, and CDBaby. Most recently, "Brutus" and "She's Not Tangible" have been featured on several local and international podcasts, national college radio, and in the month of September, "Brutus" was featured on XM Satellite Radio's Radar Report, a weekly program that highlights new up and coming bands.

With a new record set to be released in the Summer of 2008, Serenading the Dead is currently submitting media kits to dozens of festivals, competitions, and top college radio stations, while seeking representation to bring their sound and message to the widest possible audience. In the meantime, you can still catch them hard at work touring their self-titled record at a host of shows in and around California.

Lyrics

She’s Not Tangible

Written By: Serenading the Dead

Verse 1
She has red hair growing ‘round her ears and everywhere
He lives alone trying to find a house to call his home

Chorus
It came in a dream, went unseen for what it’s worth…
Alone…and to dream again.

Verse 2
She dyes her hair making sure the roots are dark and true
He paints the spare room hoping that a coat will change his view

Chorus 2
They met in a dream, went unseen for all it’s worth
Alone…and to dream again.

Bridge
I like the many faces that you’ve made for me
I’ll wear them out in stride and hide among the weeds
But I’m not blending in
And she’s not tangible
And the masks aren’t covering
All the doubts I’m fathering for you…

Verse 3
She has red hair growing ‘round her ears and everywhere
He lives alone trying to find a house to call his home

Chorus 3
They met in a dream, went unseen for what it’s worth…
Alone…and to dream again.

Brutus

Written By: Serenading the Dead

Verse 1
Sick and tired of throwing my friends away
It’s more than I can count
And if I see another rumor spilled
This hearsay wears me out
I’m caught in a play I can’t get out of
It’s taking all I’ve got to suppress the angry side that smothers me…

Chorus
All of this for you…

Verse 2
Sick and tired of feeding the birds with you
You never bring the food
And if that wasn’t bad enough you’d still serve me if you could
You’re caught in a lie you can’t get out of
It’s taking all you’ve got to address the guilty shoes you’re standing in…

Chorus 2
All of this for you…

Verse 3
Sick and tired of throwing my friends away
It’s more than I can count…
I’m caught in a play I can’t get out of
It’s taking all I’ve got…

Chorus 3
All of this for you…

Moon Roof

Written By: Serenading the Dead

Intro
Lost in my car
And I cannot help but think about
All the signs that lead me back to you
Back to my home
And I’m not quite sure just where that is
But I know that I will find my way
All the way home

Pre-Chorus
All these places
Stored away
All my thoughts are twisted together

Verse 1
Los Angeles seems like a dream to me now
Get out if I could but I just don’t know how
Buried among the wreckage
Clawing towards the sounds
I’m not awake

Chorus
Comatose am I and it’s feeding time at the zoo today
And I’m never going back, I won’t let you…

Verse 2
Los Angeles seems like a dream to me now
Get out if I could but I just don’t know how
Buried among the wreckage
Clawing towards the sounds
I’m not awake

Chorus 2
Comatose am I and it’s feeding time at the zoo today
And I’m never going back, but it gets you…

Discography

Serenading the Dead (C) 2007. Available for purchase at itunes.com, amazon.com & cdbaby.com

Set List

We can play up to 2 hours if needed, however, the average show we play features 12 originals and 2-3 cover songs (about 45 minutes). Original songs include: Moon Roof, Brutus, Acrobat, She's Not Tangible, Notes From Underground, Bus Stop, Swamp Song, Wish I Were Lonely, This Road, Country Blu, Americana and Nocturne.