Static People

Static People

 San Francisco, California, USA
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BEST PUNK/POST PUNK ARTIST 2013
Artists in Music Awards, Los Angeles CA

STATIC PEOPLE posits a parallel universe where punk and pop are conjoined twins then splits them with a buzzsaw guitar. The result is an atomic burst of refined madness that is as precise as it is lysergic, feral on the edges and underscored by the warm hum of a radioactive heart.

Biography

STATIC PEOPLE posits a parallel universe where punk and pop are conjoined twins then splits them with a buzzsaw guitar. The result is an atomic burst of refined madness that is as precise as it is lysergic, feral on the edges and underscored by the warm hum of a radioactive heart. 

Best Punk/Post Punk Artist 2013, Artists in Music Awards, Los Angeles

Press Quotes:

Snarling on the quirky, wiry, Metric/Epoxies-like “Monkey Scratches,” sweet on the wheezy, danceable “Tonight,” and seductive on the hurtling, propulsive “Just Go.” –The Big Takeover, NY

For a performer who defies facile definition, Smith does boast a single defining feature her voice, which she wields with virtuosic commandwith a natural warmth that adds a sultry dimension to the bands challenging, punk-infused arrangements. Bullpit Magazine, LA

"The Late Projectionist brings us deeper into the mind of singer Dmitra Smith, painting vivid pictures of the goings-on of a haunted mind. With top-notch recording and an album full of hooky songs, all they need now is the right company backing them to finally shoot to the top!...a great mixture of shine and grit. --Vandala Concepts, Canada

"Static People are destined to be your next favourite band. They combine distorted greatness, old school punk vibes and a touch of noisy indie you need them in your life."
--Somojo Magazine UK

"Static People make you feel your heart beating in its cage. Tank grrl Dmitra Smiths scrumptious voice, add the backing of Pascal Faivre...you get raving rock 'n' roll to grit your teeth to."
--New York Waste

"Each track has Dmitra Smith's voice front and center, full of the same angst and derision that propelled Patti Smith to stardom." --The Ripple Effect                                                                          

Associated bands:
Broun Fellinis
Ex's With Benefits (Seattle)
The Slippery Slope (SF)
Pony Fight (SF)
Voodoo Dolly (SF)





Lyrics

Monkey Scratches

Written By: Dmitra Smith,Pascal Faivre

he wants the money, she wants to party
is it a hole or a wall? last call
nobody's on the throne just the old dirty crows
it always goes the same way

a mortal machine, disintegrating view
crown the ideal, let the cities feed
oh such brittle stars, they're heading straight for Mars
spark up the tinder, make the most before it's gone
a voice inside your head no

we just don't wanna see, I don't know why
makes me wanna scream into the sky
monkey scratches, you throw it all away

grand slam pay dirt, don't even reach those itches
a riot inside, the fire this time
oh such brittle stars, they're heading straight for Mars
spark up the tinder, make the most before it's gone
a voice inside your head no

and the people cried
they cried into the sky
but there was no one there
there was no god there
no one to save their wretched skins
we threw it all away

monkey scratches
don't even reach my itches

we don't wanna see
the monkey don't know why
makes me wanna scream into the sky
monkey scratches
you throw it all away

Tonight

Written By: Dmitra Smith

Seems like it’s always my first time
I can’t remember when this ever was
We laugh so hard it’s like our heads are gone
Sometimes I feel like I could die

Now I lay me down
We’ll look into the stars
Just hold my hand, it’s what I never had
If we get lost I’ll look into your eyes
No lies

Tonight we’ll set the summer sun on fire
Tonight we’ll ride into the sea
Tonight they’ll never say those words again
Tonight the road is you and me

Now I lay me down
We’ll look into the stars
Just hold my hand, it’s what I never had
If we get lost I’ll look into your eyes
No lies

Meet me outside when it gets dark
Go down to the shore I’ll see you there
Take my hand don’t ever stop
we’ll fly away just don’t look back
Who are they to shut us down
you know they’ll never understand
Take my hand don’t ever stop our love is gonna live forever

C’est l’impression d’une premiere fois
Je ne me souviens plus comment c’etait
On rit c’est comme nos tetes on disparu
Sometimes I feel like I could die

Now I lay me down
We’ll look into the stars
Just hold my hand, it’s what I never had
If we get lost I’ll look into your eyes
No lies

Still

Written By: Dmitra Smith

Insatiable, like a hungry animal
Like a prophecy that you self fulfill
It’s lonely when you go behind your eyes
Did you know that each time, a little part of you just starts to die?

I know you can’t hear me anyway
Just trying to fill that hole inside
Like a splinter it cracks
And you are gone

Pace yourself, you don’t even know yourself
Just take your time, you can always stop tomorrow
It beckons with a promise of still
Did you know that each time, you were made for so much more than this?

I know you can’t hear me anyway
Just trying to fill that hole inside
Like a splinter it cracks
And you are gone

The rush inside

And they tear you down
the walls without sound
it's a lonely ride
when you're trapped inside
just break this down and rise
break this down and climb the sky
rise
like a flame

Just Go

Written By: Dmitra Smith

She disappears in the morning daylight
Steals away, she can't look back, never
She won't fit, not by a lucky shot
nothing's as it seems, kill the grey
fly away
Just go

Don’t be afraid just go
And run like it’s everything
You can leave them all behind
Now they can never hold you

Burning skin feel them watch you, endless
shake you down, makes small minds feel finer
hold your breath, shut out their voices
nothing's as it seems, kill the grey
fly away
Just go

Don’t be afraid just go
And run like it’s everything
You can leave em all behind
It’s all you have to carry you
It’s all you have to sail on
It’s all you have and nothing more

And I’ll be by your side
Turning tides again
Once an anomaly
Now here comes another
Hundreds become thousands
Thousands become millions
Where is your place in this world?
Just go

Don’t be afraid just go
And run like it’s everything
You can leave them all behind
now they can never hold you
you can leave them all behind
it's all you have to sail on
it's all you have to carry you
it's all you have and nothing more

Stars Fall

Written By: Dmitra Smith

Straight line
point your compass east
Caravan trail
filled with starlight

Unkind
dunes stretch out too far now
roll away
fade away from vision

And you know it’s there

if you don't know where
You can see it shine
In perfect silence
so quiet

And you take my hand
Stars fall like apples
In perfect silence
So quiet

And you know it’s there
Let it go this time

Rare Creatures

Written By: Dmitra Smith

when the light hits inside your eyes
and you’re looking like you do
never thought we’d make it

when i looked into the sky
on a night like this
never thought we’d make it
to this place its true

on a night long before i knew
myself still lost

and the light told me you were there
but on the other side
of the world

when i looked into your eyes
on a night like this
never thought we’d make it
to this place its true

can you attend the fire
is it enough to keep us warm
from the certain coming storm
when all the lights go down

will you walk with me?
wanna walk with you, till the end
till our dust is in the stars
hand in hand
this rare creature that is us
till the end

Discography

Rare Creatures  2014                                                                                                                                                                              The Late Projectionist  2011                                                                                                                                                                 Static People  2010


Set List

Typical set of 8-12 songs
all originals unless noted

Just Go
Monkey Scratches
Toxic Overload
Just Sink Down
The Late Projectionist
American Robot Mother
Bleed You
Carrier
Save The Worst
You Know It's There
Life on Mars(cover)