Team Tomato

Team Tomato

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an amp on standby; Team Tomato is on soon. they Lust for the stage...

Biography

Team Tomato recently plucked their third (official) full-length album record from their ever fertile mine and consigned it to an obsolete media form, the Compact Disc. They are in the midst of producing a brand new short batch of songs, to be played only in the Digital Ephemera, thereby signalling their hipness to our rapidly changing times. They come from St. Louis, and stubbornly will not move to Brooklyn for some reason, and it's not out of local sports loyalty or anything. They write and play and record songs - and work, and have girlfriends, and go to the store, and have Netflix movies that sit on their coffee tables for weeks before being watched sometimes. They see their families over the holidays and talk about their new albums and assure everyone that the music is "going well, we're having fun, and staying busy" because after all that's all that matters, right? Team Tomato enjoys putting on tribute shows for bands they love like the Who, and long walks on the beach. Team Tomato can just cuddle, we don't have to do anything else.

Lyrics

Newlywed Deception

Written By: B. Wiegert

I'm watchin out for the changin constellations
how some are spent and some are wasted
I've seen a different side of solemn celebration
A wealth of useless information

you finally found yourself some sorrow
now lead me to the place where I go
someone tell me what I'm missing,
so I know, I'm gone until tomorrow

my cash got burned into a massive reputation
without scorn or plan of action
so take a walk with me to barren central station
the train to nowhere hasn't left yet

the weight of spiders on the ceiling
days of muddy season cleaning
the boy's chances are now fleeting
bring him back, his pets are only sleeping

I stole a glance inside of newlywed deception
this smiling child that we've created
he come along and stole the breath of every nation
walked 6 miles into the ocean

the weight of spiders on the ceiling
days of muddy season cleaning
the boy's chances are now fleeting
bring him back, his pets are only sleeping

June the Loon

Written By: B Wiegert

Do you love the afternoon?
Yes, I'll be there soon
My birthday stays in June
Yes, I'll be there soon
boxes everywhere
covered in cathair
it's impolite to stare
at my bartab over there

if it's only to believe it,
yes I will, I'll receive it
that's all I'll do for you
if it comes from the conception
yes you're still no exception
that's all I'll do for you

under covers, under where?
who would notice, who would care
suddenly I just don't care
about your boyfriend over there
do you love the vacant room?
yes, we'll be there soon
my birthday's still in June,
yes, I'm still the Loon

if it's only to believe it,
yes I will, I'll receive it
that's all I'll do for you
if it comes from the conception
yes you're still no exception
that's all I'll do for you

Baby Pretty

Written By: B Wiegert

I'm alright with indecision
but at least I know what's mine
there's a place for every wisdom
and at least I know I tried

in awhile I'm left behind with
all the lies I tried to hide
and there's a place for everyone inside

spent some time in every city and I think I caught the line
runnin wild with baby pretty but I think we've done just fine

in awhile I'm left behind with
all the lies I tried to hide
and there's a place for everyone inside

runnin wild with indecision but at least I know what's mine
spent my life with baby pretty but I think we've done just fine

in awhile I'm left behind with
all the lies I tried to hide
and there's a place for everyone inside

Discography

Teamwork Helps Us All LP1
Words and Skin and Bone LP2
Lie Down With Dogs LP3
Team Tomato (or, Into the Air Despite the Buckle) LP4
Infernet-only EP Coming Spring 2008!

Set List

King's Diamonds
Baby Pretty
Newlywed Deception
Here it Comes
In Stone
Kittenz4Life
One Comes Home
Stairway
Cavalry, Come!
I Was Born
D.D.E.S.
June the Loon
Half a Mound
Grey Has Silver
Poison Every Window
Cold Weather
Under Microscope
No Renovation
Atlas
Southern Sihlouettes
Words and Skin and Bone
Behold! The Naked Desert
Is It True?
With It Every Night
Last Lesson
Bill
Run Again
Quietly
Additive
The End of the List
This kick-ass new one that's got some great Neil Young style raw guitar sounds and a haunting melody but no set lyrics or title just yet - but, fuck, this one's really good.

covers:
White light/White heat (VU)
Heaven and Hell (The Who)
Booze me up and Get me high (Ween)
I got you (split enz)
20th Century Boy (t.rex)
Beware of Darkness (George Harrison)
Ziggy Stardust (Bowie)
we don't mind doing 45 min. slots, but when we're at our home bar, we enjoy playing for around 3 hours.