SONS OF YORK

SONS OF YORK

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandRockGarage Rock

Rock and Roll for the hell of it. What else? Why else?

Biography

Really? Is this what you want? To listen to us describe our sound by insisting that we've somehow managed to emulate all the signature elements of our favorite bands and COMBINE them into something truly unique, all the while referring to ourselves in the third person, so that you won't think we wrote our own bio? Na, didn't think so.

All we'll say is our new EP Forever Potential is our best batch of indie-alt-garage-pop-rock yet. We recorded it in a crummy room within a commercial building. The air quality wasn't very good. While we got what we paid for in terms of the recording facility, we made off like bandits in the Producer position by way of our friend Sandy Taronno - Winnipeg's most prolific electro-pop wizard (Indicator, Indicator) and all around righteous dude. Sandy added his refined spacey vibe in all the right spots, but not so much so that it sounds like Rush. Not that we could ever sound like Rush even if we tried to, not that we don't like Rush, it's just, how could anyone out Rush Rush? Seriously though, just give us a listen, we think you'll like it, maybe even love it, if not, that's okay.

Lyrics

Splendor In The Grass

Written By: Luke Kennerd

Hey girl, I recognized your shape
From across the field, you’re making my heart race
Your confident stride, you kept a steady pace
From across the field, I can’t forget your shape
So certain I knew ya from this life or another
Aren’t you that same girl from the magazine cover?
Who started a turf war between Athens and Sparta
Three hundred soldiers all died because I loved ya

If I may be so bold as to ask
What is your name? Why you run so fast?
Raining for weeks, the sun shines at last
Darling lay down, splendor in the grass

Hey girl, what’s inside your chest?
I’m really curious, where do you lay your head down to rest?
And who’s inside your picture frame?
Are you all alone in your picture frame?
And could I be the one who stays inside your picture frame?
(on the bed-side table)

If I may be so bold as to ask
What is your name? Why you run so fast?
Raining for weeks, the sun shines at last
Darling lay down, splendor in the grass
(lay down, slow down)

Feel How You Wanna

Written By: Luke Kennerd

Free will, free will, they call me King of the hill
I got some thoughts to burn, I got some time to kill
The grass was yellow and the sky is gray
Everybody here stay outta my way

It’s your life, your life, well you’re living it up
So you can pass me the bottle and I’ll fill up your cup
If they try and stop us what will we say?
Everybody here stay outta my way

Feel how you wanna, go ahead now
Feel how you wanna, everybody
Feel how you wanna, start today

Turn around and around don’t be bringing me down
You gotta turn that frown of yours upside down
I’m real excited, no one’s around
Anybody here dare make a sound?

Everybody's Breaking Up

Written By: Luke Kennerd

I swear I can feel it, this whole city is sad
I swear I can feel it, this whole city is sad
I swear I can feel it, this whole city is sad
I swear I can feel it and it makes me mad
‘cause the sun passes by like we’re unpleasant to look at
I swear I can feel it and it’s taking me back

We rolled around on the carpet at your apartment
My memory is fading, not forgotten

Everybody’s breaking up, (yeah!)

There’s a girl that I know, ain’t she pretty? Ain’t she pleasant?
In her home town she was rich, but in the city she’s just a peasant
She’s in love with my brother though she don’t really know him
And he can’t really love her cause he’s happy lonesome
She’s in love with my brother thought she don’t hardly know him
And he can’t really love her cause he’s happy lonesome

They rolled around on the carpet at her apartment
Every brand new love will be forgotten

Everybody’s breaking up, (yeah!)

I keep seeing all your faces, reliving all your joys
I don’t remember any sorrow, gorgeous girls and good ol’ boys

We’re lonesome, we like it, we’re empty, we don’t mind it
We’re lonesome, we like it, we’re empty, we don’t mind it
Oh yes we’re lonesome, I kinda like it, I’m empty, but it’s alright

Everybody’s breaking up (yeah!)

Smoke/drink

Written By: Jake Kennerd,Luke Kennerd, Luke Kennerd

we say whatever we please
the wind catches our weightless words like leaves
and in the eye of the storm, is every hollow word
that your lips have ever formed
and I've spoken my peace, are you as unaffected as you seem?
at cruising speed, I leave behind what I don't need

so what's it to you? I'm the one with something to prove

wake me up when it's over, I'm all out
the sun's up but the hour feels much later

now every morning is mean, and every night is a lie I don't believe
and I could not care less, it hurts too much to hate the ones that you love best, so I smoke and I drink
and I drink and I smoke and I lose while it sinks
deeper into my bones, so tell me something I don't know

wake me up when it's over, I'm all out
the sun's up but the hour feels much later
I got lost at the border between states of sleep and awake
am I in danger?

Discography

Forever Potential (2014)
NYC Demos (2011)
Black And White Summer (2009)
Chicks, Dudes, Bad Attitudes (2008)

Set List

Young Blood Unite
Everybody's Breakin Up
Smoke/Drink

Answer
Feel How You Wanna
Forever Potential
Running Home To River Heights

Black And White Summer
Sweet Sarah