The Ethnographers

The Ethnographers

 Greenville, North Carolina, USA
BandRockPop

"Every second not listening to this album is a second that is seriously lacking in the aural wonder department..."
-Kissing Tigers Audio Blog

"Crafting indie rock full of introspective laments alongside screamable anthems this band will astound you..."
-Jeff Blinder of Amicitia Booking

Biography

The Ethnographers is an indie/pop/rock band based out of Greenville, North Carolina, and consists of Megan Kennedy and Danielle Eiler on vocals, Luke Rayson on guitar, Ian Collins on guitar and vocals, Samantha Hollen on keyboard and backup vocals, Justin Nelms on bass, and Matt Shapiro on drums and percussion.
The Ethnographers began their voyage in the summer of 2008 as a group of friends looking to experiment with each others' varying musical upbringings. Over the following year, they experienced several member additions and line-up changes, and added numerous local shows under their belt. By fall 2009, the band had found their most promising roster yet and since then has created a truly distinctive sound and loyal fan base. With their playful, yet convincing live shows, the band has demonstrated that they have the fortitude to turn what they've mastered on their record into an especially commanding experience onstage. Each of the seven members has their own distinguished style and poise; however, the medley finds the means to harmoniously gravitate together as friends and as artists. The name "The Ethnographers" was chosen as a reference to all of the band members' different musical influences and their universal desire to create an eclectic, yet inclusive, artifact that induces even the hardest of rockers to tap their feet and sing along with heartfelt conviction.

Lyrics

The Marathon Runner

Written By: The Ethnographers

This bedroom, cold curtains
Have i any reason to stay around?
Nostalgia, is lurking
This heavy air keeps me down.
Oh oh, oh oh

Favorite book, old backpack
I'm not sure how long I'll last.
Cold feet, money stash
Pieces of my heart and past
Oh oh, oh oh

Will you miss me?
Too late for sorry.

Stale faces, new places,
I befriended a singing man
I wonder, if he misses
Whatever it is he ran from
Oh oh, oh oh

This boxcar, my worn shoes
Things have changed more than I wanted them to
Your whisper, in my head
I hope you wonder if im dead.
Oh oh, oh oh

Run Away
You gave me no choice but to
Run away

Don't cry for me, I promise I won't cry for you.

If you're gonna say you miss me, don't say you're sorry

Will you miss me, or just keep running?

Fine and Dandelions

Written By: The Ethnographers

In the sky eating cotton candy clouds
In the sky eating cotton candy clouds
And I'm glad you're with me
And I'm glad you're with me
'Cause

I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions

In the sky eating cotton candy clouds
In the sky eating cotton candy clouds
And I'm glad you're with me
And I'm glad you're with me

In a bed tangled up in sheets,
In a bed tangled up in sheets
And I'm glad you're with me, yeah

In a field picking dandelions,
In a field picking dandelions, picking dandy
And I'm glad you're with me
'Cause

I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions
I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions

On a sun chasing sun spots,
On the sun chasing sun spots, solar flares
And I'm glad you're with me
And I'm glad you're with me

On the moon jumping 'round,
On a moon bounce, jumping up and down
And I'm glad you're with me

Drinking tea with a hatter,
Drinking tea, with a hare, in this style 10/6
And I'm glad you're with me

On a boat in the water,
You and I on a boat, I'm getting sick
So I'm glad you're with me
'Cause

I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions
I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions

And every wish, that I make on a dandelion
Is for you, I blow and hope it true

Sneakers on laces laced, socks pulled up,
Pants unzippered, zip, button, belt, your belt buckled,
Your belt buckle
Got your t-shirt on and you got your button up
Might want a jacket 'cause its cold out there
Just take my hand it'll keep you safe, just take my hand I'll keep you safe and warm
All I want is your love, all I want is your trust

I'll say it twice

'Cause

I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions
I'm just fine, I am fine
I'm just fine, I am fine and dandelions

Discography

The Ethnographers (Self-titled LP)
+available on iTunes and Amazon.com

NEW EP to Released Spring 2011!