The Mediam

The Mediam

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...The band the everyone has been waiting for. Passionate Bono meets Henry Rollins vocals blended with moody/ riff based rock reminiscent of 90's hardcore. Often compared to: Early U2, Audioslave, Queens of the Stone Age, Fugazi and The Mars Volta

Biography

THE MEDIAM BULLET POINT BIO

• Goals: Tying together the solidarity movements of the past 50 years. Keying off influences of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, U2, Public Enemy, etc, The 60's, The Late 70's punk movement, 80's and 90's Hardcore to today. Today is ours. We are intelligent problem solvers, here to recapture and inspire past generations of discendant thinkers and modivate generations to come. We are relevent.

• Formed: July 2002
• Members: Gus Nicklos (Radiocontraband.com, Battery Legion & 5 Cent Refund), Joe Mengez (Climber & Setec), Ondrej Fercak (Battery Legion, 5 Cent Refund).

• Released "1” EP in September 2002

• 2 Westcoast trips November 2002 and February 2003

• Released "Out of Ideas” EP in May 2003

• First Midwest/Eastcoast tour June 2003
• Third Westcoast tour July 2003
• Fourth Westcoast tour August 2003
* 134 gigs played in first 365 days

• Studio sessions at The White House with Rob Daiker (Alter Bridge, Camaro Hair, Second Coming, Slow Rush, Acroma, Mylestone) January 2004 - May 2004
• Spins on 94.7 KNRK (Prior to to t.w.h.s. release)
• National college radio spins (Prior to to t.w.h.s. release)
• Fifth Westcoast tour May 2004
• Released "The White House Sessions" Sept 2004
• Currently in studio for new album due for release February 2005 thru Radiocontraband.com (The Control Group/Alchemy Music Group)

THE MEDIAM
info@themediam.com
1815 NE 15th Ave unit J
Portland, OR 97212
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Lyrics

SLIDE

Written By: The Mediam

It starts here. I’ll say what I have to say & then I’ll go away. Doing you a favor – delivering you to your savior. To your savior: the thinker, the actress, the singer… Yeah, I wish I could open up my eyes. Yeah, I wish I could see the bluest skies, but I’m stuck here falling for eternity. Maybe I’ll sit here for a while – maybe I’ll sit here in style because I know how to put on a show, you just don’t realize it yet. I wish I could open up my eyes. Yeah, I wish I could tell the truest lies, but I’m stuck here falling for eternity (into catastrophe into reality into) catastrophe, there has to be a way to see this sober. Yeah, I wish I could open up my eyes. Yeah, I wish I could see the bluest skies, but I’m stuck here falling for eternity. I pray I cant fly and so I cant cry, because I’m numb to this and I’m numb to your kiss. The beauty is mine, the beauty inside I’m keeping for myself. The beauty inside, the beauty is mine, but I’m stuck here…

GOD IS A COMMUNIST

Written By: The Mediam

Get ready the end is coming. This kid is such a mess - not enough time to invest - in her self so she's depressed - she takes pills to take care of the rest. Get ready the end is coming! Work so hard to spend your money! Get Ready! Get Ready! The TV is so upset - no more fear to invent - so start a fight and claim defense - no - leave that to the government yeah. Get ready the end is coming! Work so hard to spend your money! Get Ready! Get Ready! Get ready the end is coming! Work so hard to stand for nothing! Get Ready! Get Ready! God is a communist - the president's an actress - united we stand for nothing - and it's coming! Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready ya! Get ready the end is coming! Work so hard to stand for nothing! Get Ready! Get Ready! Get ready the end is coming! Look so good and stand for nothing! Get Ready! The end is coming! Stand for spend more & your gonna pay!

Discography

Out of Ideas - 2003
The White House Sessions - 2004
New Album - Projected Release Feb 2006

Preview our discs on the itunes music store.

Hear us and meet our community on myspace.com/themediam

We're also streaming and in pod casts on radiocontraband.com

Set List

Originals:

Slide
The Corporation
Emperial Death March
Falling Down (warhead)
God is a communist
¡Revolt!
Ishmael (I'll be gone)
-tion

Covers: In the past we have covered

Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (on Out Of Ideas Disc)
Re-ignition - Bad Brains (on Out Of Ideas Disc)
No Ordinary Love - Sade
Get Bored - Deftones
Girl - The Beatles
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Lets Dance - David Bowie
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura
New Years Day - U2
Enfilade - At The Dive Inn
Somebody Already Broke My Heart - Sade
Gene Machine - Bad Brains
Last Chance for a Slow Dance - Fugazi

Our sets normally run 30-45 min. Once we played 3 sets in one nights from 10pm to 1:30 am

We are toying around with some new cover ideas for the next tour, but haven't decided on any yet.