The Bynars

The Bynars

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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"Contagious, danceable rock." - Performer Magazine

Biography

Whether you know The Bynars as the futuristic, synth-heavy band stationed in Boston or the half humanoid/half machine race from the intergalactic show, Star Trek, the cloned names are no coincidence. Matt Jatkola (guitar/vocals/programming) and Mike Champ (drums/programming) named their band after the aliens epitomizing their approach to music by blending the human aspect of lyrics and instruments with the mechanized aspects of programming, production and electronic elements, creating a danceable blend of rock and pop.

The Bynars have shared the stage with notable acts, playing with fun., The Front Bottoms and Math the Band. They've received comparisons to Passion Pit from the likes of The Boston Globe and Ryan's Smashing Life. In 2011, Mashable posted a link to their interactive music video for a track called "How Does It Feel to Be in Love?" which subsequently caused their website to crash from so much traffic. In 2012, they produced an ambitious short film/music video for their song "Every Little Thing You Love."

In addition to even heavier electronics and danceability on their newest material, they delved deeper into producing powerful, resonating lyrics and melodies. 

"The Bynars [debut album] is a sparkly, spiky, adrenalized dash through a Rentals-meets-Passion Pit electro-pop dream that buzzes with Weezer-y guitars, old school new wave synth squiggles, and perky songs about weighty topics like asking your mom for money." - The Boston Globe

"The Bynars are one of the best live outfits in Boston now, well representing experimental rock and electro-pop. Dig those guys!" - Ryan's Smashing Life

"Contagious, danceable rock." - Performer Magazine

"Chair dancing to these songs is a certainty." - Music Savage


MUSIC VIDEOS:

"Time vs. Money" (2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjQp5aMb3ew
Music video, directed by Shaun Clarke

"Every Little Thing You Love" (2012)
http://vimeo.com/48846042
Short Film/Music Video directed by Jean-Paul DiSciscio/Overdue Films


"How Does It Feel to Be in Love?" (2011)
http://thebynars.com/hdif-video.html
Interactive Music Video, directed by Shaun Clarke

"Party All Nite" (2009)
http://vimeo.com/6835179
Music Video, directed by Stebs Schinnerer/Paper Fortress


Lyrics

All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun Tonight

Written By: Matthew Jatkola

Hey Mr. DJ, hook hook me something good
I wanna hear something real I can give it up to
It's been so long since I turned up the radio
I'm ready to die and give you all my money

Ashes to ashes, give me some dust to dust
And I wish and I wish but it's not enough
There is no star, there is no sky, I have no home
Cause party people, we're so alone

All I wanna do is have some fun
We can blow the sun to kingdom come

All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun

If there was a god
I'd pray to him too
But there's nothing beyond the sky
Nothing but black inside
Just look at the moon

All I wanna do is have some fun
We can blow the sun to kingdom come

All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun tonight
All I wanna do is have some fun