The Jesse Minute

The Jesse Minute

 Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Providence locals The Jesse Minute are a female fronted 5 piece pop punk killing machine with nothing to lose. Sick and pretty lyrics over a minefield of musical destruction. They never heard of Discount or Tilt until they started this band.

Biography

Taking the Northeast by storm since their inception in 2006, The Jesse Minute has raised the bar for pop punk music with their relentless gigging and flawless live performances. From the seedy streets of Providence, RI, The Jesse Minute crafts memorable songs that are played with energy and conviction. The current lineup includes: Missa (vocals), Jimmy (guitar), Mikey (guitar), Sean (bass) and Vic (drums). “On stage, everything clicks,” says Jimmy. “We all feel the music when we play and it’s evident by the strong energy that comes off us and feeds the crowd.” Drummer Vic agrees, “There is a unity that we share that keeps us grounded and motivated. We know exactly what each other’s thinking. It’s a bond that no one can understand unless they are doing what we do.”
The Jesse Minute’s list of gigs reads like an encyclopedia, having played well over 200 shows in the last two years and making stops in 16 states. The band’s press is equally as impressive. They won the Providence Phoenix’s Best Music Poll for Best Punk/Garage act in 2009, 2010 and are nominated again this year. They have been featured on numerous compilations, have landed rotation on college and internet radio shows, and always have gigs scheduled 2-3 months in advance. They've already shared the stage with the likes of Far From Finished, New York Dolls, Supersuckers, The Charms and the Pink Spiders in such venues as The House of Blues (Boston), Lupo’s and The Met.
The Jesse Minute’s stage presence and work ethic is second to none. Because of that, they have made a name for themselves in a vast pool of talent that surrounds the Northeast. Their sound is unique; blistering melodic pop punk beats mixed with the sugary and operatic pipes of singer Missa Hills. They've been compared to Discount, Tilt and The Bouncing Souls, while maintaining an identity of their own.
Armed with a van, some amps and a good old-fashioned hunger for playing music, The Jesse Minute will continue to bring their music to the masses. If you missed The Jesse Minute on their last few tours, it won’t be long until their explosive show rolls through your neck of the woods.
Look for The Jesse Minute in a town near you in support of their 2nd full length album, Shut Up And Play, out now on 75 Or Less Records.

Lyrics

Sinking

Written By: Missa

sinking and flailing and having a wandering eye
losing and shaking and chasing another good time
sinking and flailing and having a wandering eye
losing and shaking and chasing another good time
I don't want to talk about, what's uncomfortable
drinking and watching and hoping my life wanders by
screaming and choking and pacing around like i'm fine
I don't want to talk about, what's uncomfortable
I had plans to make it seem so obvious
there was time enough to take a fall
I don't really care what I go on about
there is time enough to lose control
I dont want to talk about this
I dont want to talk about
sinking and flailing and having a wandering eye
losing and shaking and chasing another good time
I don't want to talk about, what's uncomfortable
I had plans to make it seem so obvious
there was time enough to take a fall
I don't really care what I go on about
it was time to lose all self control
sinking and flailing and having a wandering eye
losing and shaking and chasing another good time
sinking and flailing and having a wandering eye
losing and shaking and chasing another good time

Left Behind

Written By: Missa

if I swallow the words in my, mind I could make out the sign you left out
in that message its clear but clouded, by a suggestion you're hiding out there
on the left I felt i'm something barely in between
left behind I felt i've barely room enough to breathe
I feel hollow but just for once, sick of wearing a smile out loud
on this day its clear but clouded, by a suggestion you're hiding out there
on the left I felt i'm something barely in between
left behind I felt i've barely room enough to breathe
left behind I felt i've...barely room enough to...
you were outta touch you're outta time, outta time
left behind I felt i've...barely room enough to...
you were outta touch you're outta time, outta time
barely room enough, you're outta time, outta time

Pancake

Written By: Missa

i've always been your biggest fan, but there's a point that I would land, haha
not on my feet but on my side, cuz you are all that I would like
but you were waiting for, another chance to celebrate, I never know what to say
you practice all your favorite lines, the ones I heard a thousand times
your desperate lines, are just my kind, your desperate lines, are outta line
i'm on your team but i'll get canned, i'm sinking down, down in the sand
if there's a cut, then make it bleed, and take me on right in your scene
but you were waiting for, another chance to celebrate, I never know what to say
you practice all your favorite lines, the ones I heard a thousand times
your desperate lines, are just my kind, your desperate lines, are outta line
your desperate lines, are just my kind
and I counted all the times
your desperate lines, are outta line
and you make it right, and I counted all the times
your desperate lines, are outta line
and you make it right, and I counted all the times
your desperate lines

Not This Life

Written By: Missa

you, you got me waking up from my sense
and you, you're gonna pull me up from under all of these things
but GOD if you could read my mind you wouldn't
like me too much, it's not your turn now
to take it, all, and break it away
to make it, all, to make it okay-ay-ay
to take it, all, and break it away
to make it, all
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
I don't wanna be a part, of this fight
I dont wanna be a part, of this life, can't take it back now
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
I don't wanna be a part, of this fight
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
Now, I wanna hold onto this reason
but how, you know i'll forget what it's like until you're here again
but GOD if you heard what I said you wouldn't
like me too much, it's not your turn now
To take it, all, and break it away
to make it, all, to make it okay-ay-ay
to take it, all, and break it away
to make it, all
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
I don't wanna be a part, of this fight
I dont wanna be a part, of this life, can't take it back now
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
I don't wanna be a part, of this fight
I dont wanna be a part, of this life
you were scared that I had crossed that line
I was not and you were running outta time
you were scared that I had crossed that line
I was not and you were running outta time
you were scared that I was oh so oh

Pin Em All Down

Written By: Missa

there is a wall, down in between
i'll make a call, to hear the excuse that wasn't meant for me
and now i'm feeding on useless words, they wanted me to be
i'm not on your side or my side but somewhere, somewhere in between
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down
i'll make the call, and then you'll see
cant be on your side or my side i'm somewhere, somewhere in between
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down
your side or my side there's nowhere thats safer than where you just wanted to be
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down
pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down, pin em all down

Discography

Shut Up And Play - 2010
This Happened - Live @ AS220 - 2010
Do Or Die - 2009
EP Demo - 2007

Set List

Set list generally consists of 12 - 16 songs. There are 35 songs available to write a set list from.
Set length typically 30-45 minutes.