the aesthetics

the aesthetics

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the aesthetics are a 3-piece band from Ottawa who formed in the fall of 2010 to make pop music with more hooks than a tackle box. Their polished, high energy live show has earned them opening slots for Bleeker Ridge, Michou, electric six,WMM and a steadily growing reputation in the local scene.

Biography

the aesthetics formed in the fall of 2010 to make pop music with more hooks than a tackle box. Consisting of Fraser Holmes on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Gillespie on drums and vocals, and Andrew Bryant on bass and vocals, the trio from Ottawa hasn't wasted any time. Their polished, high energy live show has earned them opening slots for Bleeker Ridge, Michou, the Jimmy Swift Band, Wide Mouth Mason as well as a steadily growing reputation in the local scene. Their single "Sweat You Out" made top 12 across Canada in the Radiostar National Songwriting Competition. This success is a testament to the strength of the band's material, which they record and produce themselves. With 2 CMW showcase under their belts, an appearance at NXNE, as well as a three week tour spanning four provinces, the aesthetics have had a busy first half of 2011

Lyrics

sweat you out

Written By: the aesthetics

You pushed me farther then anyone else, broke me down and kept me all to yourself, and i know that, you are whats wrong with me infect somebody else

Chorus
I wanna forget you ever happened at all. I wanna sweat you out like a vice in withdrawl, and we'll fade away, into better days.

You should have known I'd eventually see, through such bleeding heart fallacies, and i know that you're insecurities just fuel your immaturity. you really just hate yourself, like everybody else.

nothing more to me

Written By: the aesthetics

Verse 1
it takes some getting used to, wearing my heart beneath your shoes, but once i let go of myself i grew to love our hell. It takes some time to wear one down, but you made quick work of me. As blind as love could be, i know have come to see.

pre chorus
Regret you more than, i ever claimed to love you. now heres a token of my depreciation of you.

Chorus
In a heart beat, black is white and up is within view, and my future, is built upon an effigy of you.
Take solace, exploiting someone else's charity. Because its plain to see you're just a whore and nothing more to me

Verse 2
Though i still need the time to heal i've found a better way to deal. Instead of drowning all my pain i've found another way. Looking ahead without her there i live a life without care. As blind as love can be, i have now come to see.

Pre chorus

Chorus

feeling this way

Written By: the aesthetics

verse
Attracted to your indecision, the situations that we get in. I want to stay, it seems as though, cant be with you or let this go. This fascinating indiscretion, is this love slowly defecting now. it seems as though, its starting to show.

Chorus
If we tried to do this apart, would we falter.
You and I have known from the start we don't have longer.
I don't mind breaking apart if it makes us stronger to stay feeling this way.

Verse 2
with the good has come confusion poured into me like a transfusion. Seasons change and friendships go, its not the time to take things slow. This clearly wasn't my intention, moving fast without direction now. I need to know, how far this can go.

Chorus

Bridge
See how far we can go. Before we just let go. Every now and then you have to set aside yourself. Try to find the strength for someone else

Set List

all but your pride
nothing more to me
if i was to say
for the massless
me, myself, and cry
forgetting my face
programmed lives
feeling this way
his girlfriend (waterloo)
sweat you out