Stella

Stella

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A genuine folk-rock band from Clinton Township, MI, "Stella" grew out of years of tinkering and music-making of two brothers-at-heart, Aaron B. and Greg P. By blending blues-inspired rock with a catchy singer-songwriter finesse, they manage to create a unique and soulful, folksy, simple sound.

Biography

Stella was formed in the early summer of 2010, by Aaron Brzozowski (vocals, guitar) and Greg Pawlowicz (guitar), out of the ashes of years of prior collaborative projects - a little band called Blue Solus, a four-piece jazz ensemble, and an improvisational rock duo aptly named Poetry Sung, Not Spoken, to name a few. Later, Katelyn Burkart joined forces to make the duo a trio, initially going by the moniker Anon Adrift.

Several months and three successful gigs later, they were Stella, an honest, genuine folk-rock trio from the suburbs, with influences as diverse and varied as Spoon, Gary Jules and Radiohead. A soulful, skilled group of musicians, Stella never forgot their love of classic rock acts or the blues of the deep south, either. They've become a thoughtful, artistic band with a folk-rock sound and a sincere singer-songwriter sensibility.

While staying together despite attending three different colleges has been tough, putting a strain on the collective creativity and ability to land gigs of the group, it's easily been more than worth it, and the three are looking forward to a more aggressive approach to gigging, promoting and advertising in the near future.

Lyrics

Train Out of Yesteryear

Written By: Aaron Brzozowski

Oh mama, let me take the train out of yesteryear
Oh mama, there ain't nothing left for me here
The world turns, the seasons change, there's a stirring in the air
The fashions shift, the faces too, and there's music everywhere

Oh mama, let me take the train out of yesteryear
Oh mama, let me jet right off to a brand new year
I'll read all about this one in the paper or a book
But I doubt I'll give it any more than a second look

Oh mama, help me get on the train out of yesteryear
Oh mama, please none of your theatrics or your tears
And if I ever want to come back to now, all I gotta do is say:
"Turntable, spin me back, take me back to yesterday"

Copyright(C) 2010 BlueBoy Records

Split the Night

Written By: Aaron Brzozowski

I spent a long time off, just thinking
I washed my dirty hands in the sink, and
In the end it doesn't really do anything for me
Through months of silent contemplation
I've concluded that daddy taught me something about living in fear
And momma taught me love, taught me to care

My tears split the night
On the brink of my life
And all I've ever known
Is how to be alone

This old house will keep on living
With or without me between its walls
I can only hope it appreciates the wisdom I've brought into its halls
Something in these old chords, or how they register
Awakens long dead memories of you
Memories I never meant to kill; I guess I failed there too

My tears split the night
On the brink of my life
And all I've ever known
Is how to be alone

And all I've ever known
Is how to be alone

Copyright(C) 2010 BlueBoy Records

Men in Black

Written By: Aaron Brzozowski

Well I'm on the fence right now
About how I feel this time around
Yeah, you know this thing is going to explode
And send us into the ground

On the one side
Crusading forth
With all the religious conviction of a tide
Bearing resemblance to a curse

And on the other end, a simple man
Dressed head to toe in black
Pouring his life's confessions into a can
With a crossbow upon his back

And on the third day, he rested
And did this for good reason
He simply did not want to be tested
Or accused of high treason

I'd have to say my allegiance lies with the can and the crossbow
'Cause in the end we're all just men in black, men in black...

Copyright(C) 2010 BlueBoy Records

Little Young Revolver

Written By: Aaron Brzozowski

Little young revolver walked on through the ranks with a grin playing across his face
As he imagined the battle about to take place
See, he always had sort of a strange perception of guilt
He thought that only through his own blood, through his own pain, could he ever be rebuilt

He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood
He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood

He stood there on the front line with his hands on his hips
Nothing but the taste of stale, unspoken words on his lips
He said come on boys don't forget about me, don't be rude
I wanna feel the machine gun sting; not enough to kill me, just enough to be renewed

He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood
He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood
He never, ever felt felt so pure as when he was almost sure
He'd never, ever make it back again, but in the field he'd meet his end

He just stood there, took it like a man when the machine gun bullets ripped him apart
And he fell to the ground with a start
He finally realized his whole life he'd always been forgiven
But now it was too late, there was no turning round, no going back

He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood
He never, ever felt so good as when he was covered in blood
He never, ever felt felt so pure as when he was almost sure
He'd never, ever make it back again, but in the field he'd meet his end

Copyright(C) 2010 BlueBoy Records

The Concern (Man of Few Words)

Written By: Aaron Brzozowski

It's hard to know which way to go when I come to a split
And I have to stop to think about it
It's hard to know just how to feel when I see you and I feel
That you don't seem to notice me

And the concern quickly becomes
Whether two hearts can ever beat as one
And it becomes
If it does, will I have to run, will I run?

If the best things in life are free, no wonder I pay
Every time that we're apart
And if you decide you don't need me, then I must confess
I won't know where to put my heart

And the concern quickly becomes
Whether two hearts can ever beat as one
And it becomes
If it does, will I have to run, will I run?
Will I run, will I run, will I run?

Copyright(C) 2010 BlueBoy Records

Discography

We are currently in the process of getting some old and newly written material together for an EP scheduled to be released before July, 2011.

What recorded material that we've put proudly on this EPK is comprised of one studio recording, some rough recordings from private band rehearsals and some live recordings taken straight from the mixing board at The Hayloft Liquor Stand in Mt. Clemens, MI.

Set List

Split the Night - 5min
Train out of Yesteryear - 4min
Men in Black/Warning Signs - 11min
700ft Ceiling (Tragically Hip cover) - 5min
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers cover) - 4min
Little Young Revolver - 4min
Where is Hope - 4min
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover) - 6min
Doctor Dogg - 7min
Man of Few Words - 4min