the indoor kids

the indoor kids

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The Indoor Kids, a rock band from Chicago, create a sound that will keep the listener wanting more. With intricate grooves, supersweet hooks, and raw intensity, this is a band that will keep you guessing but make you feel like you never missed a beat.

Biography

Hailing from Chicago, The Indoor Kids have been together in their current form since the fall of 2004. Singer/guitarist Bryan Manasse was looking for someone to help conceptualize his original music and in July '04 he began to collaborate with Toledo-implant Daniel Huber (bass). After looking for the right person to play drums for the band, the search finally ended when Dan Kuemmel jumped on board. Kuemmel, a journalist for the Associated Press in the Virgin Islands, was in the Boas (Overcoat Records) and toured with Chicago blues legend Melvin Taylor. Upon his return to Chicago, he met Manasse and Huber and began to add his distinctively unique feel to the music. The rest has been musical bliss. The Indoor Kids have spent unmeasurable amounts of time crafting an original sound and feel in an effort to capture each of the band members' personality. With influences spanning the gamet of musical artists, Manasse, Huber, and Kuemmel have finally found their chosen outlet. In 2006, the band began featuring fellow musicians Dan Spielman, Kate Mullaney, and Daryl Coutts, rounding out many of the songs on the album. The band is currently promoting their new record and writing songs for the next one.

Lyrics

This Is On You

Written By: Bryan Manasse

This Is On You
Words/Music: B. Manasse

I heard you calling
I ran to your side immediately
When the walls came in crashing and you were wildly thrashing
Yeah, that was me

What of the time when you didn’t believe in yourself?
Who stood beside you?
I tried to provide you with help but you hardly cared

Starting to think maybe it’s me that’s missing something
Over my head
Might have misread the writings on your walls and ceiling

Now is not the time to let me go blind
I am part of this thing
Like it or not, in case you forgot, it’s my time that you’re wasting

I want to take away everything I’ve done for you
Make a breakaway
Push you off into the blue
Skies are falling
This is on you

One thing I’ve learned is that trust is a difficult place that often gets side-stepped
I used to wonder why, now I see
And it only takes a minute just to realize and then it’s too late
A crystallized moment in time when you just hesitate
You can kiss me goodbye

I want to take away everything I’ve done for you
Make a breakaway
Push you off into the blue
Skies are falling
This is on you

Half Price Life

Written By: Bryan Manasse

Half Price Life
Words/Music: B. Manasse

There you are alone again
Had trouble lately making friends
Think what kind of message that would send
Though you toss and turn at night and tell yourself it’ll be alright
Gonna take your medication with all your dedication

Who knows who is wrong or right?
No reason to get so uptight
You’ll just make a mess anyway
All this aggravation and constant frustration
Take your medication with all your dedication

You wanted to view the world through bright clear eyes
And to my surprise you can’t
Wouldn’t it be so nice to redo this life at less than half the price?

Take your time jumping in
Knowing that it’s sink or swim
You’ll just watch them all float away
Trying to remember faces as you’re falling from their graces
Take your medication with all your dedication

You wanted to view the world through bright clear eyes
And to my surprise you can’t
Wouldn’t it be so nice to redo this life at less than half the price?

This your half-price life

You’re starting to feel a little better about the way that you carry yourself
Outside, your little circles
Walk around inside
Taking the hurdles, messing up your stride
I once complained but now I think I get it
This could be your one chance, want to live to regret it

You wanted to view the world through bright clear eyes
And to my surprise you can’t
Wouldn’t it be so nice to redo this life at less than half the price?

Come alone
Come along
You’re already gone
You’re already out there

Infusion of Blue

Written By: Bryan Manasse

Infusion of Blue
Words/Music: B. Manasse

She came in crying and I don’t know why that would bother me so
Used to have this thing buried deep in me but now that’s so long ago
Would you believe that this shit just keeps looking for me?

Days will go by where I won’t even try
To go to that place or remember that face
Don’t know why it’s not the same for you
What you gonna do with this life?
You might as well curl up and die

No more random glances
I’m taking chances upside my head
A long road that I’ve been down before
Don’t want to go anymore
Walk away instead

She’ll keep you guessing when you see the look on her face
Wanted attention but now you’re just messing around with amazing grace

No more random glances
I’m taking chances upside my head
A long road that I’ve been down before
Don’t want to go anymore
Walk away instead
Walk away

I’m like a whirlwind
Spinning in place
Just look at my face

Discography

2004--3 song demo (with alternate lineup)
2004--Single, 'Close To Me' (Mat Lejuene, Chicago Recording Company)
2004--EP 'A Half Step From Salvation' (Adam Newman, Pragma Studios)
June, 2007- Full length album 'The Indoor Kids' (Adam Newman, Pragma Studios)

Set List

Typical Set: 45-90 minutes (can cover up to 120 minutes)
Typical Setlist:
Just Give Up (original)
Superhero (original)
Human (original)
Lost It Anyway (original)
Place (original)
Captivated (original)
3 is the Magic Number (cover, Schoolhouse Rocks!)
She's Like a Dream (original)
Limited (original)
One of These Days (original)
We'll Drown (original)
Together (original)
Just Give Up (original)
A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley cover)
Crazy in the End (original)
When You're Not Around (original)
Close to Me (original)
Tightrope (original)