temper

temper

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temper plays beautiful, spacy, sad pop music anchored by groovy, fat bass and drums. dual female vocals add the sonic shimmer to top it off

Biography

a veteran of the boston music scene for over 15 years, pete sutton has been an in-demand bass player and part of some of the most influential music to come out of the city. pete previous bands include the barnies, trona, and baby ray. pete is currently a member of the willard grant conspiracy, ray corvair trio, mick mondo, and electrolux.

temper is pete's first foray into songwriting as well as fronting his own band. it's a marked difference from previous gigs. the music is more atmospheric, dynamic, driven by pete's trademark thumping bass.
in the tradition of the beatles, pink floyd, and xtc, two lead vocals switch back and forth between songs; sometimes even within the same song.

Lyrics

aquamarine

Written By: pete sutton


do you have eyes to see in the dark?
can you feel the waves of emotion break
and would it be fair to say, that at the end of the day
you find meaning in all this give and take

does it matter to have so little control
over what happens
makes me want to troll the depths of the ocean
feeling nothing i let it all go
i let it all go

close your eyes see aquamarine through your dreams
deep inside then swim out to sea - serene

do you have the faculties of an artist
can you make me over in any likeness?
some people may say, you can't make it ok
feeling nothing, feeling nothing
i let it all go

close your eyes see aquamarine through your dreams
deep inside then swim out to sea - serene

day and night

Written By: pete sutton

would you say that your my friend
and could it stay that way forever
i'd travel near and travel far
i've felt this way for you a long long time

i see the beauty underneath
and what's inside below the surface
i see the doorway to your soul
and once i'm in i'm never coming out

i long for you each day and night
even though i know, it just aint right
i'll keep it inside all to myself
and wonder when i'll be myself again

i've seen your good side and your bad
and in between just as important
i'll reach out in your time of need
or be there anytime of day - any way

do i throw caution to the wind (i'll keep it all mine)
and say my love for you is certain
don't know how long i can go on
can't stop emotions that i feel inside

i long for you each day and night
even though i know, it just aint right
i'll keep it inside all to myself
and wonder when i'll be myself again

it's not enough to say your name
or hear you calling on the telephone
or count the times during the day
that the night ends up with you in my arms

i see the beauty underneath (i'll keep it all mine)
and what's inside below the surface
i see the doorway to your soul
and once i'm in i'm never coming out

i long for you each day and night
even though i know, it just aint right
i'll keep it inside all to myself
and wonder when i'll be myself again

Discography

temper's debut cd, "hang by your own tail" a full-length record, was released in december 2006.

Set List

typical set list:

looks aren't everything (instrumental)
march for drugs
wee regret
tuff luck
aquamarine
the wave
somewhere man
cant/not/add
not bitter
day and night
3 tales

sets are typically 45 - 60 minutes

covers: "in the waiting line" - zero 7
"guess i'll wait" - scrawl
"low spark of high-heeled boys" - traffic
"collideascope" - dukes of stratosphere