SOLARE

SOLARE

BandAlternativeRock

Sweetly distorted and anthemic, alternative rock band creating sci-fi parables of heartbreak and triumph.

Biography

Solare is currently in the process of completing its first American full-length record entitled, Fireworks over a Funeral. Recorded in Dave Grohl's Studio 606 with engineer John Lousteau (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains), the record features the mixing talents of Alan Moulder (Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine) and Brian Scheuble (Rachael Yamagata,Tom Petty, Dave Matthews band).

The Los Angeles-based, alternative rock trio materialized out of the partnership between Joshua Johnson and Christine Bruton. The band began in earnest after Johnson returned from an intense world tour as a member of Auf der Maur (Capitol Records solo project for the former Smashing Pumpkins, Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.)

Both Bruton and Johnson write songs relating to nature and science, often referring to the sun. The name Solare encapsulates this preoccupation using the Italian word for solar and referencing the nation that spawned some of history's earliest astronomers. The music reflects the epic spirit of these themes with swirling, shoegaze guitar/synth tones along with heavily layered melodies and a thick rhythm section. As active players in the art-infused Silverlake scene, the addition of renowned drummer Tim Dow (Shiner, On, Year of the Rabbit) allows the band to stand out as unabashedly "rockist" in a predominately indie/folk environment.

The group's first release, The Story of the Moon EP (2006), spawned considerable notoriety within the Southern California music scene, with tracks featured on national radio giant KROQ, as well as the influential alternative station Indie 103.1. With a feverish concert schedule, Solare has performed at some of the area's top venues including: the Troubadour, Key Club, the Viper Room, Spaceland and the House of Blues. The band has toured regionally, playing with notable acts such as Grandaddy, The Living Things, Aqualung, IO Echo and The Life and Times.

After garnering a sizable online following, the group caught the attention of Tokyo-based label Fabtone records. The label subsequently released Solare's first full-length record Theology in Japan in 2008. That year, the band was also asked to contribute the track "Daylight" to the Failure tribute record The Nurse Who Loved Me (released via Pop-Up records.)

Management:
Sebastian Robertson
sebrobertson@aol.com

Lyrics

Starsburn

Written By: Solare

Black ocean sleeps
light years deep
your somewhere inside of it

We made a stand
On a grain of sand
What did it get us

now you’re going out where the stars burn
like a bullet shot into the sky
you are fireworks over a funeral
and we are saying goodbye

One dark red code
For millions of years we wrote
Now it’s in side you

We learned to breath
Crawled out of the sea
Here is the next movement

At night we dream
of swaying emerald fields
and babies' hands
like perfect little suns
an arc of fire
that towers into space
we are fever sparks, just suffocating

now you’re going out where the stars burn
like a bullet shot into the sky
you are fireworks over a funeral
and we are saying goodbye

The Story of the Moon

Written By: Solare


You became the satellite
That moment we collided
Nothing less forgiving
Than the gravity that binds us
Mass combined with speed will keep you churning in an endless revolution

Luna
Luna
Luna

Gently pulling at the
Tides of the oceans and in humans
Given to inspiring
Fits of genius or delusion
Only visible from earth when captured in the fiery sun’s reflection

Through rains of fire your holding on
Though time conspires to fall apart
And glow like a promise
Alone in the darkness
Tonight

Luna (we can always find you)
Luna
Luna

The Night Is Ours

Written By: Solare

they were hunters
our knees crumbled

nobody saw it coming
'til everything came down
the city belongs to of monsters
our heroes are underground

the night is ours
to light on fire

don't be afraid
I'll find a way
to fight it
for one more mile
for one more day

lonely towers grow
black machine bones

breathing it feels like dying
but it is all we have

shuffling on like soldiers
monument made of sand

the night is ours
to light on fire

don't be afraid
I'll find a way
to fight it
old enemies
will stand up right beside us

for one more mile
for one more day

the night as ours
(it's falling over us)
to light on fire
(burns hotter than the sun)

don't be afraid
we'll find a way
to fight it
old enemies
will line up right beside us

for one more mile
for one more day

Nothing to Love

Written By: Solare

Many the hours
you hope for the answer
to watch it through Windows
that don't know they're open

with nothing to love
you have nothing to love

when this is over
they want you to wonder
what happened to hours
you hoped for the answers

with nothing to love
you have nothing to love

Spiral Out

Written By: Solare

Night you stole from the day
The light that comes from the sun
It’s absence shows a place
That fills me with awe
You have always shown
How small we really are
I try to comprehend
But you’re just too far

I wish I could see you again
But, I can’t see past the sun
So I wish I could just say goodbye
But I’d feel simple-minded
So I’ll go inside instead
And pretend

I look up to you
Cause you were always there
You’re never coming back
Don’t leave me here
And when the morning comes (don’t go)

You start fade away (don’t go)
Replaced by the blue sky (I’m afraid)
By the new day

I wish I could see you again
But, I can’t see past the sun
I wish I could just say goodbye
But I’d feel simple-minded
So I’ll go inside

And pretend that this life that you‘ve given me will never end
And pretend that this hope you have given me will never die

Now you may never know
What you mean to us all
Without you there this world seems so cold
Like we’re drifting alone
I’m torn between science and god
I don’t know what to think anymore
And my time’s running out

Summer Asleep

Written By: Solare


Wake I just can’t sleep this summer heat is itching me
Keeps all of my thoughts and my secrets locked up from me

Climb up to my roof lay on my back it’s comforting
Count the satellites and meteors until I fall asleep

I felt so disconnected from myself
My life was spinning out of all control
Now I see something that puts it into place
I’m sorry I saw things that way

Feel the morning sun light on my face it wakes me up
My body is warm, my mind is clear and they are now one

Now you are sound waves vibrations from silence
Now you’re a body that’s born from the violence

Winners

Written By: Solare

We were robbed
We knew we won
So we moved on
And we still had our fun

It’s too bad we really wanted you to be there (it was in your plans for so long)
Oh so sad we would’ve shown you what were made of (when we came together as one)
But it’s not your fault
We know that you tried your best

We were strong
They knew they were wrong
So we moved on
And we still had our fun

It’s too bad we really wanted you to be there
Oh so sad we would’ve shown you what were made of
But it’s not all lost
We can do it again

Every Day

Written By: Solare

One hour
4 hours
12 more gone
Every day since I was born

watch another sun
arc through the sky
In slow motion
lives are flashing by
And remembering though
child eyes
Could we ever get that high again

One day
4 days
12 more gone
Every day since I was born

watch another sun
arc through the sky
In slow motion
lives are flashing by
And remembering though
child eyes
Could we ever get that high again

One year
4 year
12 more gone
Every day that I am born

We Are Sorry

Written By: Solare

Proud animals
how history has kneeled to you
you bought the whole world
and payment is overdue

we are sorry
that we won't be around to see your faces
when it comes tumbling down

we spent so long
the sun was on our backs for you
but soon you'll be sick
with a fever
that can't be cured

we are sorry
that we won't be around to see your faces
when it comes tumbling down

tiny hearts
speeding up
whispered screams
echo out
brick and steel
falling down
sinking without a sound

we are sorry
that we won't be around to see your faces
when it comes tumbling down

Connected

Written By: Solare

I don't feel lonely when I'm by myself
and I am not frightened by my failing health

I am not open to your idea of God
and I know when I'm broken, you will move on

where ever you go
or how far away
we are connected
we are the same

I never questioned
where I am from
there's no hesitation
about what's to come

and I don't count the seconds
as they leave me behind
no need to fast forward pause or rewind

where ever you go
or how far away
we are connected
we are the same

I feel you
in my blood
I take you
as my breath
you think the thoughts in my head
I see you
in the stars
and the sun
everything everywhere everyone
because you are
what you are
and I am
what you are
you are what I am
when my surprise party comes
and it will come
out give you all this energy back
fire water carbon ash

Discography

"Ice Planet" from Winter Is On My Head (Christmas Benefit CD DEC 2009)
Theology (FABTONE 2008)
"Daylight" from The Nurse Who Loved Me (POPUP 2008)
The Story of the Moon EP ( 2006)

Set List

1.The Night Is Ours
2.Summer Asleep
3.Starsburn
4.Winners
5.Nothing to Love
6.Every Day
7.The Story of the Moon