The Library

The Library

BandPopEDM

The Library inhabit the space where the philosophies of the Wu-Tang Clan, Radiohead, Ennio Morricone, Rush and Whitney Houston overlap. Fronted by a vocalist that invokes the ghosts of classic-era David Bowie and Mariah Carey, the six man-children are recording an album, "The Audio Testimony..."

Biography

Los Angeles based pop music ensemble, The Library, founded by two Pitzer alumni and a current Pitzer senior, signs recording contract with Burbank’s Feudal Records. Feudal Records, launched by former Columbia Records A&R-turned-SonyBMG music producer Robert Shahnazarian (The Killers, The Decemberists Kelly Clarkson, Incubus) signed The Library in 2007.

Senior Matthew Srolestar, alumni Steven Lopez (class of 2006) and Matthew Blackmar (class of 2007) currently record with Shahnazarian at Hollywood’s Westlake Studios (site of Michael Jackson’s Thriller) and North Hollywood’s Bill Schnee studios (site of Miles Davis’ Amandla). Asked about the recording sessions, Shahnazarian said he has “never worked with a group of young musicians with such focused talent and vision.”

During their time at Pitzer, Lopez, Srolestar, and Blackmar played music together in a number of student bands. They extended their musical education by attending music classes through The Joint Music Program of The Claremont Colleges and the Music Department of Pomona College.

Upon graduation in 2006, Lopez relocated to Los Angeles and established The Library. Other band members include Court Alexander, Dave Lewis and Sean Krell.

Their extensive tour in 2006-2007 allowed them to share the stage with major-label artists including De La Soul, Ghostface Killah’, Honeycut, and West India Girl, and perform at world-famous venues including the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Knitting Factory Hollywood, and Avalon (formerly The Historic Palace Theater). In November 2007, the band made their national television debut on the Lifetime network.

Lyrics

Robot

Written By: Steve Lopez

Robot:
Bitch made me go to church but I’m a revolution, revolution so hard that it hurts
Stealin Camels from her purse cause I’m a revolution, revolution so hard that it hurts

When I said that I was at home I wasn’t really at home

Pre-Chorus:
Once I was told by someone I didn’t know
About this place I couldn’t go, Oh no!

Chorus:
When your heart beats too hard,
have a bit of him in there with you
To make it through the winter time, aluminum coat

Bitch made me go to work when I was seventeen what an employee I turned out to be
Got fired for stealing from the register
My boss was a bastard but he was nice to me

Choirmaster said, I could be a senator, I’d rather be a janitor instead

Pre-Chorus:
Once I was told by someone I didn’t know
About this place I couldn’t go, Oh no!

Chorus:
When your heart beats too hard,
have a bit of him in there with you
To make it through the winter time, aluminum coat

You Don't Need No Docta, Suga

Written By: Steve Lopez

You Don’t Need No Docta, Suga
I’ve been thinking about this well into the night time
Oh I, my conclusion is this,
I think I want my rifle back from you
Swathe it, my motorcycle jacket cast it out from, my window

So the next time that I find
I’m accosted, in a bind
At least I’ll no I have this one recourse.

Chorus:
Stay away from me arachnid
I can look in your eyes and smile
You wouldn’t have any idea

Covers pulled over your head might not protect you from this
In which case I suggest, you evaluate or inspect
The methods you so ardently protest
I want to co-opt all the fire in your language
You are

An abbreviated mess
A number I can guess
A house cat in a lioness dress

Chorus: Repeat

Hands

Written By: Steve Lopez

Hands:
Verse I:
the problem with the kids is that they're not as fun as jesus.
back then, he was all the medicine I needed.

i couldn't be more sheepish, all my friends we're so indecent
they're was energy I simply could not compete with

this girl took me to Limelight back in high school.
i had reason to suspect this was the medicine i needed all along.

the sensation and smell of, like, a million people
moving is a bandaid for a boy that isn't bleeding

Pre-Chorus I:
i used to have a theory 'bout why
all these kids flocked to brooklyn the way they did...
after graduation
i had nothing and i knew my parents
wouldn't send me to college
i used to have this theory 'bout how
my whole life was destined to play out.
but, oh my god, it's the funniest thing
you got the medicine, I got the venom

Verse II:
The problem with the world is that it's off limits to people
with out means enough to enjoy all its evil.

I never had the money my friends did. fuck being equal.
i hated everyone one of them enough to - steal what I needed

this dude played me some Sabbath
before this chick took me to Tunnel

"this is religion for alot of kids, this scene is"

I fucked my brain up badly, they crushed glass into my cocaine,
thinking that I'd find that sort of humor funny.

Discography

Their extensive tour in 2006-2007 allowed them to share the stage with major-label artists including De La Soul, Ghostface Killah’, Honeycut, and West India Girl, and perform at world-famous venues including the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Knitting Factory Hollywood, and Avalon (formerly The Historic Palace Theater). In November 2007, the band made their national television debut on the Lifetime network.

The Library’s forthcoming maxi-single will be available on compact disc, vinyl, and digital download via iTunes Music Store beginning April 1st, 2008. Their forthcoming LP, The Audio Testimony of a Dying Cripple Healed by the Hand of Jesus Christ, slated for release summer 2008, is available for pre-order at www.thelibrarymusic.com.

Set List

DOCTOR (acoustic version)
GAN-GRAPE
BABY JESUS
ROBOT
GHOST
ONE FOR THE MAN
RUSSELL
HANDS