The Mainstream

The Mainstream

BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

The Mainstream began as a collective (2005) and has now been solidified, after much touring and visibility, as a band.
Their music explores love and life but there is a socially conscious effort being made as well.
We are all part of the main stream, the stream of life and consciousness that is now.

Biography

The Mainstream’s first two albums 'X' (2006) and 'THE BEAUTY IN THE MUNDANE' (2009) were produced via internet file sharing using social networking platforms to connect artists worldwide.
21 artists from 4 continents and countries like Chile, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and South Africa participated in the album 'The Beauty In The Mundane'.
The aim here was to breakdown social barriers, to unite artistic minds worldwide and all of these valued connections now exist in The Sidestream artists that virtually and physically worked with the The Mainstream on their first two projects and continue to create projects independently worldwide. The Sidestream includes amonst others artists such as Lexxx Luthor (USA), HollyDish (Canada), Mason Black (South Africa), Keurspi (France), Shane (USA) & Manifest-One (USA) and sometimes there are opportunities for these artists to join The Mainstream on tour and certainly feature on their tracks.
 
The Mainstream’s new album 'HAVE NO FEAR' was recorded at Lowswing Studio (Berlin) and the band's own studio.
The incredible minds involved include the band’s favorite producer, Guy Sternberg (Maximillian Hecker, Keane, 2raumwohnung , jazz-echo-gewinner 2009) able to develop an amazing acoustic sound.
The MainStream spent 2 intense weeks in Rivara castle (Italy) rehearsing for the live recordings on the new album that took place shortly after in Berlin and Hamburg.
The album was mastered by internationally famous Dj,producer & live-act Robert Babicz using a Studer tape machine to get that vintage touch that most records recorded digitally are lacking.

The artists involved in The MainStream realize that with the power they have to be heard, a certain amount of social responsibility comes hand-in-hand.
The Mainstream’s music explores love and life but there is a socially conscious effort being made as well in their music. World issues are discussed in the “Theme for Burma” on the ‘Beauty in the Mundane’ album and songs like 'Africa ' and 'Taylor Rain' on their new album. In addition, ‘Silenzio senza pair’, a remake of the song 'Un poco de Amor' (off the ‘Beauty in the Mundane’ album) was chosen as the title song for the 'anti-violence against women' campaign on the 25th of November 2010 in Italy.
 
After almost 7 years of hard work, 7 Italian tours (2009-2011), a tour in Chile (2009), China (2010), more than 70 gigs over the past 2 years in Germany and Switzerland and two album releases The Mainstream flows strong and steady while the world awaits what’s next.
We are all part of the main stream, the stream of life and consciousness that is now.

Lyrics

Birds

Written By: The Mainstream

these days i'm feeling sick and confused
birds can either fly or fall from the sky
and i don't think i am in love anymore

birds are falling from the sky
and i still wonder why
i can't stop dreaming of you

today the sky is grey with bits of blue
i'm picking up daisies from the sand
and i wish i could buy a house by the sea

birds are falling from the sky
and i still wonder why
i can't stop dreaming of you

Where Do You Think I Should Go

Written By: The Mainstream

it is cold and i've got blood on my hands
darling like a small child i don't wanna pretend
i'm gonna close my eyes
and watch you disappear

where do you think i should go
darling i think i should know
cause like a newborn child
i think i'm goin wild

it is late and i don't know what to do
for hours i've been hanging around waiting for you
i'm gonna close my eyes
and watch you go

where do you think i should go
darling i think i should know
cause like a newborn child
i think i'm goin wild

Mr.Lomax

Written By: The Mainstream

bought a doubleblade knife cuz i like to cut
left my beautiful wife so i could *******
how far down the hole will the rabbit go?
if you give it a spin and one paddle to row?

hey mr lowmax
what did you do?
did you spank the monkey
or the did the monkey spank you?

now i'm trying to get my life back on track
might get back with my wife so i can ******
how far up the ladder can one man get
until he falls down and winds up dead

hey mr lowmax
what did you do?
did you spank the monkey
or the did the monkey spank you?

by trying to escape from a world so cruel
i 've locked myself up with those monkeys at the zoo

hey mr lowmax
what did you do?
did you spank the monkey
or the did the monkey spank you?

Taylor Rain

Written By: The Mainstream

taylor rain
i see you goin down and it makes me sad
and what's been driving me insane
you're like a girl i once had
with such a beautiful body i guess it's easy to be naughty to be acting the way that you do
but still you look such a mess why don't you pray to god - confess
it might help you to let go of all that pain
taylor rain

ever since i saw you on the floor
you looked tired but you still wanted more
all that magic between your thighs
uhh-i could not believe - believe my eyes
musta been around 3 am
you were with at least 5 men
i had just gotton home
and you you seemed to be so alone…

taylor rain
i see you goin down and it makes me sad
and what's been driving me insane
you're like a girl i once had
with your beautiful body i guess it's easy to be naughty to be acting the way that you do
but still you look such a mess why don't you pray to god - confess
it might help you to let go of all that pain
taylor rain

love to please tease it comes with such ease
to slip off my layers i like how you leave
marks on my body i want to be naughty
see thru your eyes my thighs you divide
conquer my pride is how you want more
more of my body more of my core
whore they can call it but i love what i do
love how i play you'll be loving it to
need what i want want what i have
come play with me i want to be bad
no she wont be mad why resist lust
wont ask for your heart demand i can trust
i live for right now live for desire
show just how light you on fire
twist me i bend love for the night
sure i can lend it is so right

taylor rain
i see you goin down and it makes me sad
and what's been driving me insane
you're like a girl i once had
with such a beautiful body i guess it's easy to be naughty to be acting the way that you do
but still you look such a mess why don't you pray to god - confess
it might help you to let go of all that pain
taylor rain

Discography

'X' (2006) - album
'THE BEAUTY IN THE MUNDANE' (2009) - album
'BIRDS' (2009) - single
'CITY OF ANGELS' (2010) - single
'SILENZIO/SENZA PAURA' (2011) - single
'HAVE NO FEAR' (2012) - album