Lou Evans

Lou Evans

 San Diego, California, USA
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We are influenced by artists such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, Muse, Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Rage Against the Machine, Explosions in the Sky and Incubus. Together, we created a driving, energetic sound that also grooves to a tragic yet hopeful note.

Biography

I was born in Scottsdale, Arizona October 5th, 1979. When I was six months old I moved to Milpitas, CA where I grew up. I played professional baseball in the Florida Marlins Minor League system from 2001-2005. In 2005, I decided to pursue my music career in Redding, CA. I developed a following pretty quickly playing at all the local bars, coffee shops, house parties, fairs...etc. In 2006, I put a band together called Within Crawling Distance. We played all over Shasta County and developed a solid reputation as a fun, rockin band with a lot of energy. We went strong for a year then in April of 2007, I parted ways and moved back to Milpitas for a few months. I booked a few shows in downtown San Jose getting a lot of positive responses from my performances. In January of 2008, I met a very talented musician/producer named Jake Chaplin. We hit it off right away and started collaborating on our own music. In March of 2008, I decided to move to San Diego. About six weeks later Jake followed and we are currently working on our first album together. We've been building a fan base there for the past few months playing acoustically at open mics and booking gigs at local venues. We are currently seeking a bassist and drummer/percussionist.

Lyrics

Ultimatum

Written By: Lou Evans

Ultimatums are no use because they don't phase me- No one can tell me who, when, where and how I gotta be- I'm gonna figure it out all on my own. But then again I get a heavy dose of reality- Head in my hands within this cell my rights are taken from me- Involuntarily indebted to the seeds that I've sewn. And I kept them watered with almost everything I felt was right- Not taking into account what's in the back of my mind- A mystical, hazy hovering of the best kind.

I close my eyes and when I'm blind I'm facing up towards the sky Look at me now I'm upwards willing myself to fly- I'm on a dare without a care or a concept of time.

Well I have to say that years ago I never thought I would be- 28 and steady influenced without a degree- Never needed it or wanted it or so says my pride. Get a taste of my life and you'd understand I ain't trying to knock it-I would much rather roll and burn what's stinkin up my pocket-Come and join me in a session-no discretion-don't be shy. Fill me in upon your whereabouts and I'll meet you there- You'll know I'm closer when my scent is resonating your air. Lets pull this train on Maryjane-no one to blame but yourself.

I close my eyes and when I'm blind I'm facing up towards the sky-Look at me now I'm upwards willing myself to fly- I'm on a dare without a care or a concept of time.

When I'm awake I'm always on but in an off kind of way- Wandering through iridescent tunnels of mystery. At times my conscience is runnin through my lower extremity- But when I'm sleepin I am dreamin beautiful melodies.

Ultimatums are no use because they don't phase me- No one can tell me who, when, where and how I gotta be- I'm gonna figure it out all on my own.

Lovejoy

Written By: Lou Evans

So you say you got this paranormal attraction that radiates this meta-physical reaction. Take it from me-it's all fiction and becoming your addiction and escape from yourself. I'm from the outside looking in-you've done the same for me my friend. I know you're gonna be headstrong-swallow your pride cause you know you're wrong-get a grip on yourself. She should be ashamed of herself.

She's not ready for those shoes to fill-I half-way hope she never will. She's got some major problems-you feel that you're the one to solve them? All this submissive behavior-yet you're posing as her savior-get this straight now-she's bad for your health...and an escape from yourself.

What the fuck?! So you got shot down-by that other girl that kicked you heart around. She really did a number on you to make you feel this way you do-get a grip on yourself. Now you're left with this question-How do you deal with this rejection? Find the next available girl in line-though she ain't worth a fraction of your time-get a grip on yourself. Because really need to tell...

That she's not ready for those shoes to fill-I half-way hope she never will. She's got some major problems-you feel that you're the one to solve them? All this submissive behavior-yet you're posing as her savior-get this straight now-she's bad for your health...and an escape from yourself.

She didn't think or care that she would get busted. She done proven she can't be trusted. Let her go. She's not ready for you- gotta let her go

Just Ain't Worth It

Written By: Lou Evans

No use in changing my mind. Inside I'm already gone. I've come to see you think I'm blind-which makes me feel better off all alone. Preserving what we had is not within reason. I know that it hurts and I won't be there to ease it. I was all about that physical-you rode me like a champ. Then you had to get emotional-I'm not the one to pamper you.

I know you think I'm talking all this mess-but I must confess-couldn't help but realize you're my cause of recent stress. I hear you blabbering-it makes me care for you less.

I can't try and change your mind. Inside you're already gone. I've asked around about you-what did I find? You think you're just this big fish in a small pond. Nothing to show from what we had. I'm through with trying to read your mind. I better get out while I can before this becomes a crime. You were too good to be true. False sense you were the best. One thing left to do-spread rumors you infected me.

I know you think I'm talking all this mess-but I must confess-couldn't help but realize you're my cause of recent stress. I hear you blabbering-it makes me care for you less.

Keep on giving into me even though we don't agree now child. Just keep on building up my confidence because you don't trust you're conscience child. Well I'm moving on-right along. No need for you to be strong for me because I ain't worth it baby. I just ain't worth it.

No use in changing my mind. Inside I'm already gone.

Shinchitulatudatu

Written By: Lou Evans

Can you say in parting with a day that's slipping fast-that you've helped a single person of the many who have passed?
Is a single life rejoicing over things you did or said-and does one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste a day or lose it?
Was it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trend of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think anyone would say that you've made this world much better from the life you lived today?

So I hit you up anyway-anyhow and let you know where to be. Hope you made it here to this place where I pour it out for all to see and hear and taste and feel and take in with a smile. Yet I know that I can't please you all with this quite influential style. So I'll soothe this mic in rhythm-massage it out with a rhyme. ...and I get in where I fit in because right now it is my prime.

I can't see right through into your soul...but I know that it's beautiful and withstanding love goes on and on and on.......

Discography

Currently, "Just Ain't Worth It" is getting radio airplay on two radio stations in California. 103.3, Santa Clara University and Rock radio station 106X (106.1) in Redding, CA. Our EP that will consist of four songs, "Lovejoy","Just Ain't Worth It", "Ultimatum" and "Shinchitulatudatu", will be released in late September of 2008.

Set List

Originals-30 minutes

Lovejoy
Just Ain't Worth It
Ultimatum
Shinchitulatudatu
Silhouette

Covers:
Black-Pearl Jam
Anti-gravity-Incubus
Imagine-John Lennon/A Perfect Circle
Dreamlife of Rand McNally-Jason Mraz
Hysteria-Muse