The Comedowns

The Comedowns

 Auckland, Auckland, NZL
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Biography

The Comedowns are a New Zealand alternative rock band composed of Jason Mohi (Lead Guitar/Vox), Todd Mohi (Ableton Live/Keyboards/Vox) and Luke Vankan (Drums).

Currently based in Auckland, the two Kiwi brothers from Napier started the band while overseas in Vancouver, Canada in 2004. There they toured consistently, playing shows at all major venues in Vancouver. The Comedowns were featured as the headlining band at Vancouver radio station CFOX 99.3’s Indie Night in Canada, and their single Falling Down gained radio play on CFOX and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio. The Comedowns toured Canada and the United States in 2005 and 2006.

They relocated to New Zealand in 2007, and hit the ground running with creative new material. Their ‘For Your Pain’ EP was recorded at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios in Auckland, in May 2008 with Neil Baldock. Their singles Dissolve and Decontrol received extensive radio play on New Zealand’s The Rock FM, and various stations worldwide.

In addition to regular shows at popular venues across New Zealand, The Comedowns have toured New Zealand each year since 2007. They have also played shows with platinum selling artist Dane Rumble, Juno nominated band Marianas Trench and other major label bands.

In 2009, Jason Mohi performed at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards and Dissolve was selected for the Red Bull/42 Below 2010 soundtrack. They signed a publishing deal with Australian company Centrifuge and have begun working with The Music Agency, one of the biggest booking agents in New Zealand.

Most recently, The Comedowns have finished recording their upcoming album at Roundhead Studios, with mixing at The Kitchen Studio. They are planning for the release of this album in late 2010, and look forward to extensive touring through the end of 2010 and into 2011.

Lyrics

Dissolve

Written By: J Mohi, S Gowans

Red lights up in space
Take pictures of the world you replaced
And time seems to let you know
Dose yourself when it’s hard to take
And burn the memories you wanna fake
And play back the dreams you love

You used to mean the world to me
But now we’re all alone

Reminisce but brace for a change
Cause its too late and it’s not the same
Oh we used to be brand new
Red lights start to fade
On photographs asleep in their frames
Say you wont forget but you will

You used to mean the world to me
But now we’re all alone

Yeah dissolve away

Decontrol

Written By: J Mohi, S Gowans

Trace me all that you’ll never see
You’re leaving tapes of dreams
Hey man its 1984 a world that failed you in time
And it don’t care

Oh no it’s not the same
When Hollywood sinks so low
Oh just take it away
Emancipated by the dead freak show
You Decontrol you decontrol it all

Faces enable vacant bitter needs
You’re losing the chance to be
Burn out it’s the end of it all
A world that gave you control
Can shoot from behind

Oh no it’s not the same
When Hollywood sinks so low
Oh just take it away
Emancipated by the dead freak show
You Decontrol you decontrol it all

In spite in spite of fame
Lonely in spite of fame
You’re failing every time
And all the world you loved just let you go
You decontrol you decontrol it all

Discography

2008- Dissolve - Single high rotation
20009- Decontrol- Single high rotation

2009 - For your pain EP