SHOCKLEY

SHOCKLEY

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Shockley's debut full length, Numinosity, is truly ambitious and refreshingly diverse. Numinosity is very unique, and feels very honest. Shockley is not easily categorized. The music is founded in rock but the song-writing takes precedence over style.

Biography

Shockley is the musical project of artist, Jeremy Shockley. Shockley was born and raised in the deserts of southern Arizona. Numinosity is his first release.

Fans of Pearl Jam's genre bending rock, Toad the Wet Sprockets' sublime song writing, and Duncan Sheik's introspection, will find Numinosity appealing.

Shockley is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist playing the piano, bass, guitar, drums, and singing. The ability to play many instruments gives Shockley a colorful musical lexicon. In a live setting, Shockley grabs the attention of the entire room giving a heartfelt and honest performance.

Growing up in Tucson, Shockley played in many bands providing the majority of the song writing. He then attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix and moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 1999.

Using his engineering education, Shockley worked as a producer-engineer in one of Los Angeles's top studios, Henson Recording. Under the influence of such talents as Rupert Hine (Duncan Sheik), David Kahne, (Jeff Buckley), and Tony Hoffer (Beck), Shockley eventually self-produced Numinosity for a nominal budget on bartered studio time.

Not satisfied to be just on the production side of music, Shockley played as a supporting guitarist, a drummer, and vocalist. He tested the material that would eventually make up Numinosity at open mic nights and with a three piece group all over Los Angeles.

In May of 2004 Shockley was offered an opportunity to live and work at the Carriage House Recording Studios (Deftones, Pixies) in Connecticut. Extending the invitation was Shockley's friend and Numinosity co-producer, Brian Humphrey (Jane's Addiction, Bruce Springsteen, Instruction).

After making the three thousand mile move in August of 2004, Shockley continued to engineer and produce while collecting the talent for Numinosity. Tim Newton (Duncan Sheik) handled the drums, Josh Dodes (VH1's Band on the Run) was on Keys, and Rich Buckland (Wooden Circus) flew in from Los Angeles to play bass. Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction, Alanis Morissette) was tapped to add his bass stylings to the song, "Koan".

Numinosity took shape over the next year. Ten songs were mixed in Los Angeles by Bryan Cook (Gary Jules, Inara George) and the final three were mixed by the artist himself in Connecticut. Mastering was done by Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Dave Matthews Band) in New York.

Numinosity is a diverse but cohesive work that begs the listener to engage. Shockley speaks his heart and mind with honesty and intelligence.

Lyrics

All I Have

Written By: Shockley

should I
choose from
what's in front of me
or what
I really want

I can have
any color
I want as long as it's black

All I have to go on
is faith
All there is circumstance and change
A joy that has no opposite
seems vague

A woman
on my radio
says we suffer from
a kind of religious ache

I'm not one for religion
but I most certainly ache

All I have to go on
is faith
All there is circumstance and change
A joy that has no opposite
seems vague

I keep going
full of fear
and doubt

All I Have
is your hand in my hand
as we watch the water

wear down the mountain

Apology

Written By: Shockley

I apologize
for all the things
left unsaid

I apologize
for all the weight
left on your head

I apologize

Oh Son listen loud
my love was too soft
Oh Son listen soft
my voice was too loud

I apologize
for secrets and lies

I apologize
for coming up short in your eyes

I apologize
did the best I could
I tried

Oh Son listen loud
my love was too soft
Oh Son listen soft
my voice was too loud

I apologize

Oh Son listen loud
my love was too soft
Oh Son listen soft
my voice was too loud

Hitherto

Written By: Shockley

I feel blocked
I feel choked
I want to write a song make it good
Wish I could write a song and make it true

is what I've learned wrong
the things I've known
up until this point

are they wrong

I feel bought
I feel sold
Like my dreams aren't my own
I only want what I'm told to want

is what I've learned wrong
the things I've known
up until this point

are they wrong

So breath it in
then let it all out
what you hold on to
holds on to you

is what I've learned wrong
the things I've known
up until this point

are they wrong

Discography

NUMINOSITY Full Length LP

Set List

Health
What I Mean
Koan
Open Up
Words
All I Have
Hitherto