Eskalators

Eskalators

 New York City, New York, USA
BandComedyPop

The high school marching band gone horribly, horribly wrong. A shifting cast of 10-25 Brooklyn co-eds with international origins come together to make earnest and energetic pop nuggets for the whole world to enjoy.

Biography

The Eskalators are a true American band, a melting pot of peoples and sounds from around the world, but when you boil it all down, they just like to have fun and sing along with everyone. Sometimes beer is involved. They are known for holding elaborate public performances on moving New York City subway cars, without the consent of the MTA. These performances have been documented by New York Magazine, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, The New York Post, and Brooklyn Vegan.

Lyrics

Handjobs Question Mark

Written By: Eskalators

of course we've all got habits
but we've also got traditions
and most of us have given up
the sweet false taste of sedition

of course we see the bridge burning
but most of us would rather stay
admiring the fires reflection in the water
cause we can't find one damn thing to say

and I've been finding out
there are things I never thought I could do
thought things about myself that weren't true
and someone's got to shout
that I am going down with you
yes I am going down with you

and of course we've all seen monsters
some bound in bottles some jammed up in jars
but if anyone tries to say they're not crazy
then they're not gonna get very far

of we all love climbing buildings
digging our fingers into the concrete
and if I knew what I was instilling
I could crawl somewhere close to complete

and I've been finding out
there are things I never thought I could do
thought things about myself that weren't true
and someone's got to shout
that I am going down with you
yes I am going down with you

intimations lead to iniimidations
escalations feel like masturbation
so I must learn to be patient

The Hit

Written By: Eskalators

I know not to hold onto anything
know it just a little bit too well
There's been times I resisted the closing of my fist when
I think it's time, but I just can't tell

I know that I've folded my memory
so thick that I can't quite see through
and I hum, "I've become my worst enemy"
but I still can't pretend to blame you

But it's cold not to hold onto anything
It's colder than a frozen over hell
Time has been twisting
Wrapped up around my wrist when
I reach for the ledge where I fell

SO I JUST KEEP FALLING!

Well in truth that's not my problem
It's that I move way too fast
I thought maybe things would be ok
Just cause sixteen? months had passed

And I know that I've lost something
Maybe several things in fact
Don't hope it's time to give up hopin
That they're ever comin back

Discography

2008 - Never Break Down
2009 - Cats & Dogs Living Together

Set List

90's hits, Love in this Club, Love Train, Crazy Train, Downtown Train, Train in Vain... also original songs.