STEREOBUSS

STEREOBUSS

BandAlternativeRock

"Song is the Lifeblood". The title of their debut release sums up just what Stereobuss is all about. In an age where its easier to make a rock star than good rock music, Stereobuss is focussing on the basics, combing pop and rock with honest raw lyrics to make music that is real.

Biography

Fall 2007 marks the release of Stereobuss’ first independent studio album, “Song is the Lifeblood”. The Vancouver based pop rock band was formed in late 2006 by Tom Howie, who is the lead singer, songwriter and visionary of the emerging group. Tom, along with lead guitarist Jason Nett and an experienced lineup of contributing artists have spent the last 8 months recording the album in Vancouver.

The record features eight memorable tracks with honest, raw lyrics about self exploration and life’s purpose. Guitars, trumpet, bass, piano, keyboards and percussion are combined to create the album’s diverse and soulful sound.

Included in the collaboration of musicians on the album, Sarah McLachlan lends piano and background vocals to Stereobuss’ talent. “Song is the Lifeblood” was produced by Mowgli (Sarah McLachlan), Tom Howie and Jason Nett and engineered by Chris Potter (Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan).

After recording the album, Tom and Jason recruited the talented local rhythm section that is Denham Trollip (drums) and David Marion (bass), to fill out the band’s live sound and bring more energy to the stage. With their diverse range of performance styles and capabilities, from rocking full band shows to chilled out acoustic renditions of the songs, Stereobuss is a versatile and stunning live act.

Lyrics

Fight With Me

Written By: Tom Howie

Fight with me,
I love you.
You’re a sybarritte,
Indulge yourself,
Don’t give anyone a view.
When I find a means I’ll tell you,
We can walk together,
And you’ll get all the girls.

I’m the words on the pages,
I’m the song, and its passed from me to you.
But if I’m to be the loser in this fight for space and time,
When you come down you’ll see the well’s run dry.

I may be your burden,
I’m a dieing disease,
I don’t want to see you go down.
Dragging you there slowly,
Now I’m down on my knees,
I don’t want to see you go down.

Show yourself, you coward.
I’m only here because you left behind your shoes.
And I want to be devoured,
Ripped apart,
Because I’m of no use.

I may be your burden,
I’m a dieing disease,
I don’t want to see you go down.
Dragging you there slowly,
Now I’m down on my knees,
I don’t want to see you go down,
I’m not gonna let you go down.

Sexy Poses

Written By: Tom Howie

I didn’t ask for this,
Now it’s not something I’m sad about,
Cause what you give helped sort me out.
I gotta learn this somehow,
Is there no other way?
Nothing I could say to you?

You treat us all like a loli pop,
Sucking every drop.
When’s it gonna stop,
Tell me, when will you change?
Nothing’s gonna change.
Taking it all,
When the sky falls,
You’re the one I’ll call.
You can tell us all what it is you had to say.
Nothing’s gonna change.

The sun’s shining red on me now,
Sometimes it still feels so cold,
As I’m letting go of what I’ve been told.
You’re throwing your weight around,
But you know the truth,
And all I’ve got are excuses.

You treat us all like a loli pop,
Sucking every drop.
When’s it gonna stop,
Tell me, when will you change?
Nothing’s gonna change.
Taking it all,
When the sky falls,
You’re the one I’ll call.
You can tell us all what it is you had to say.
Nothing’s gonna change.

Bulletproof

Written By: Tom Howie

The thought that came today,
Was not like the other ones.
I have made mistakes,
Some things I’ve never done.
Am I wasting time?
Is this moment a special one?

I’m not as bulletproof as I think,
It’s not a bullet in the head for me,
I’m not as bulletproof as I think.

We say many things,
We pump out our prophecies.
Some things never change,
But we change the way that we perceive.
And I’ve seen some things wrong,
My little catastrophes,
They were my blessings.

I’m not as bulletproof as I think,
It’s not a bullet in the head for me,
I’m not as bulletproof as I think.

So when it’s one of those days,
That’s not like the other ones,
Just look at our mistakes,
Even the wildest ones,
And see they were our blessing.

I’m not as bulletproof as I think,
It’s not a bullet in the head for me,
I’m not as bulletproof as I think.

Discography

Song is the Lifeblood (2007)
- Set Me Up
- Bulletproof
- Fight With Me
- Living Right
- Runaway
- Sexy Poses
- When the Time Comes
- Far Cry

Set List

Stereobuss has original material to last a 60 minute set, and cover tunes include songs like "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell, as well as songs by Coldplay, Radiohead, Counting Crows, and Dave Matthews Band, making possible a set of up to 1.5 hours.

Possible set list, no particular order:

Set Me Up
Living Right
Blind is Better
Far Cry
When the Time Comes
Stepping Stones
Run Away
Bulletproof
Sexy Poses
Fight With Me
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Yellow - Coldplay
Diamond in Your Crown
Karma Police - Radiohead
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen