The Mythmakers

The Mythmakers

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Alterna meets shoegaze meets pop

Biography

The Mythmakers are individual singer-songwriters that have combined forces to support each others' music. As a result, you never know what you'll get from one track to the next. Each song is unique and anything goes. From who sings to who plays which instrument - it varies from song to song allowing for many "happy accidents" in their music.

First up, Roxanne, the undisputed leader of this incredible group of musicians, has been writing songs since the tender age of twelve. Before moving to the DC area, Roxanne lived in Austin, Texas where she made a living as a chauffeur. Between driving bachelors to parties and brides to weddings, she performed her little ditties at various open mic nights around town and sold the occasional EP. She built a reputation for solid songwriting, infectious hooks, and captivating lyrics.

Ok, maybe "undisputed" was a bit presumptuous... or a slight exaggeration. Wait, no, who are we kidding? Our vocalist/bassist, Christopher, seems to think he's somebody special too. He's not our leader, per se, but he does boss us around a lot. A seasoned performer, he is a former member of Two Hands Shining and shoegaze band The Offering. He can play 14 instruments and his musical talent borders on genius. He thinks pretty highly of himself too. He has to buy an extra seat on airline flights for his ego. Christopher was born and raised in the DC area. He's a health nut and prides himself on drinking at least 10 bottles of water a day.

Lead guitarist, Andrew, insisted we place him at the end of our bio - something about "saving the best for last." Well, since you're the boss, Andrew, we'll write exactly what you told us to write: Andrew, a transplant from the UK and greatly influenced by Bob Mould, is perhaps the best guitarist to ever call Northern Virginia his home. A humble man, Andrew practices ceaselessly at his art, ever striving to improve upon perfection. His guitar solos have been known to bring listeners to tears. One day his humbleness will abate and we'll have to buy an extra seat on flights for his ego too. But until then, we have the ideal lead guitarist: skinny, British, energetic, imaginative, hard-working, and not addicted to pain killers.

Lyrics

Waiting on You

Written By: Roxanne & Topher

I’m waiting on you
I’m waiting on you
Staying right where you told me to
I’m waiting on you

You know you’re such a sad girl
Living in a sadder world
No matter how I try to please
You always keep me on my knees

Like a dog outside a store
I wait patiently by your door
I’m not saying I think you’re a whore
But why are you always trying to score?

I’m waiting on you
I’m waiting on you
Staying right where you told me to
I’m waiting on you

You know you’re such a sad girl
Living in a sadder world
No matter how I try to please
You always keep me on my knees

(Come back to me
come back to me
come back to me)

You said you wanna slow down
And you always want me around
But I just end up holding your crown
While you’re runnin’ all over town

You know you’re such a sad girl
Living in a sadder world
No matter how I try to please
You always keep me on my knees

I’m waiting on you
I’m waiting on you
Staying right where you told me to
I’m waiting on you

Dreaming in Sound

Written By: Roxanne & Topher

I started thinking out loud
I started dreaming in sound
Turning into the light
Ready to speak my mind
Turning into the light
Ready to see the signs

Listening
Listening

I started walking in my sleep
I started heading due east
Catching up to the sun
Moving in my own way
Ending where I’d begun
Beginning another day

Listening
Listening

I don’t wanna see you breaking into my dreams
I don’t wanna feel you waking me from my sleep

I started thinking out loud
I started dreaming in sound
Coming into the light
Ready to cross the line
Coming into the light
Ready to take what’s mine

Listen here!
Listen here!

Jealous Beast

Written By: Roxanne & Topher

Walk in with you on my arm, take one,
Make our way to the floor to have some fun
Dance around and they surround you
Can’t find my way back to you
Walked in with you on my arm who are they?
Moving next to you that way?
The jealous beast in me comes out
Takes all I got not to bust them in the mouth

He’s too old for you
He’s too young for you
He’s not right for you
He’s not me.
Can’t you see?

They won’t treat you right
You should stay by my side
The jealous beast will have his way
So sorry I keep thinking this way

You’re beautiful

When they look at you I become a beast
When they talk to you I become a beast

I walk in with you on my arm, take two,
Make my way to the bar, order for you
At the table - all at once - here they come
Like planets orbiting the sun
Walked in with you on my arm who are they?
Talking to you that way?
The jealous beast in me comes out
Takes everything for me not to shout

He’s too old for you
He’s too young for you
He’s not right for you
He’s not me
Can’t you see?

They won’t treat you right
You should stay by my side
The jealous beast will have his way
So sorry I keep acting this way

Beautiful

When they look at you
I become a beast
When they talk to you
I become a beast

I walk in with you on my arm, take three
Can’t control the beast in me
Keep trying to calm me down
As I glare at every guy around
I walked in with you on my arm who are they?
Looking at you that way?
But the beast won’t break free
As long as you keep holding me

Here

Written By: Roxanne & Topher

Here.
The only one left here.
This place we built together
Where both our hearts were

Not as strong as it’d begun
Still shines as brightly as the sun
My heart still cares
I still care

For You.
The only that one mattered
Who used to wipe away my tears
You’re no longer here.

Here.
They only found a shell
Friends’ voices searched now gone
But linger like a song

Not as strong as it’d begun
It still beats out like a drum
My heart still hopes
I still have hope

Right Here.
The only one left here.
This place we built together
Where both our hearts were

Not as strong as I once was
You stay with me like a drug
I still love you
I’ll always love you

Right here
So sorry I let you down
My defeat was my own fear
Now you’re not here

Not as strong as I once was
You stay with me like a drug
My heart still cares
I’ll always care

Raindrops

Written By: Roxanne & Topher

Don’t worry - these aren’t tears in my eyes
You didn’t break my heart when you last told me goodbye
They’re raindrops that fell out of the sky
Settled onto my cheek
I would never let you see me cry

Don’t look at me that way
There’s nothing more you have to say
I don’t need your apologies
They’re just raindrops on my cheek

I saw you from across the street
Asked you how you’ve been
It’s so nice you stopped to talk to me
I’ve been spending my spare time catching up with friends
They keep you off my mind

Don’t look at me that way
There’s nothing more you have to say
I don’t want your apologies
They’re just raindrops on my cheek

How could you have missed those clouds?
They were in the sky
There was darkness all around
No – really, the thunder was loud.
The rain fell on my face.
The sun could not be found.

Don’t look at me that way
There’s nothing more you have to say
I don’t need your apologies
They’re just raindrops on my cheek

Discography

12-Track LP "Hear" is in the works

Set List

Dreaming in Sound
Wander
Carnation
Waiting on You
Dear Prudence
Jealous Beast
Useless
A Forest