the onlys

the onlys

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The Onlys personalize their music with vintage synths, noise modulation, and their unique brand of poetry. When asked, they would admit extracting from the British Rock Genre.

Biography

The Onlys have released three records,on Albuquerque label, "Detach Records.” Magnet Magazine has described the Limbic System as a “Hypnotic Trip”. A description that conveys an evolution of sound that was born 10 years ago.

In Recent years, the Onlys have performed at SXSW 2004-2007, and have shared the stage with bands Like Supergrass, and Starlight Mints.

Residing in Austin, TX, the band became a national act when their 2000 indie release, titled "Tune the Blue Screen", charted on national alternative radio charts. The Onlys first formed in the mid nineties. And during that time, the band worked tirelessly on sculpting their sound. They have always romanced the experimental side, and continue to deliver fragile sound-scapes accompanied with their signature wall of sound.
“The Onlys wear their influences on their sleave, the only problem is that the sweat and energy have smeared the lines, and you can't guess what planet they’re from.” Austin Chronicle

The Onlys have three songwriters, and at times, this can bring out many different influences on a record.

Rachel Romo is a classically trained musician, with music influences ranging from Chopin to Sex Pistols. She provides her unique element to the band's layering, and arrangements. Rachel joined the Onlys in 2003.
Jason Chenoweth is from the heavier side of music, and the founding member of the group. While growing up, he spent his afternoons playing guitar to Pink Floyd, and Led Zepplin records. In recent years, he has been experimenting with samplers and synth modulating.
Joel Chenoweth started his musical ventures as a drummer in high school. He started playing in rock bands at thirteen. At sixteen, he began song writing to broaden his spectrum, and since then has become the Onlys lead guitarist, and a contributing lyricist. The Onlys have just released their 2005 record, Limbic System on Albuquerque label, "Detach Records.” Magnet Magazine has described the Limbic System as a “Hypnotic Trip”. A description that conveys an evolution of sound that was born 10 years ago.

In Recent years, the Onlys have shared the stage with Supergrass, Starlight Mints, Dressy Bessy, Bloodthirsty Lovers, Drums & Tuba, Low Frequency in Stereo, and Explosions in the Sky to name a few.

Residing in Austin, TX, the band became a national act when their 2000 indie release, titled "Tune the Blue Screen", charted on national alternative radio charts. The Onlys first formed in the mid nineties. And during that time, the band worked tirelessly on sculpting their sound. They have always romanced the experimental side, and continue to deliver fragile sound-scapes accompanied with their signature wall of sound.
“The Onlys wear their influences on their sleave, the only problem is that the sweat and energy have smeared the lines, and you can't guess what planet they’re from.” Austin Chronicle

The Onlys have three songwriters, and at times, this can bring out many different influences on a record.

Rachel Romo is a classically trained musician, with music influences ranging from Chopin to Sex Pistols. She provides her unique element to the band's layering, and arrangements. Rachel joined the Onlys in 2003.
Jason Chenoweth is from the heavier side of music, and the founding member of the group. While growing up, he spent his afternoons playing guitar to Pink Floyd, and Led Zepplin records. In recent years, he has been experimenting with samplers and synth modulating.
Joel Chenoweth started his musical ventures as a drummer in high school. He started playing in rock bands at thirteen. At sixteen, he began song writing to broaden his spectrum, and since then has become the Onlys lead guitarist, and a contributing lyricist.

Lyrics

Reborn

Written By: the onlys

you color your hair blonde
or turn your brown eyes green
and after death
you'll grow your nails long
your the summer
yes you are
and your sunbeams are wonderful
for someone that has seen it all
and your pride
it does not crawl
never has and never will

you can check it out
yes you can check it out
cause life turns over
life turns over
for this you can not stop
it will not stop you
you can not stop it

the first time you walked
with heels low to earth
it was your last breath
you kept your word strong
it was your promise
that you always would
and those words they sing so beautiful
for someone that has heard it all
and your pride it does not crawl
never has and never will.

chorus

reborn

Discography

1997 "1300" (LP 12 songs)
2000 "Tune the Blue Screen" (LP 11 songs)
2005 "Limbic System" (LP 16 songs)
2008 "A little blood never bothered me"

Set List

we typically play a 10 song set, but these are the songs that you will most likely hear.

Airlpane
Abrigale
Destroyer
Under the sun
Como Se Va

Reborn (Limbic System)
Attica (Limbic System)
Black Hills Street (Limbic System)
Take the Apartment (Limbic System)
Como Se Va (unreleased)
To say it's love (unreleased)
under the sun (unreleased)
Shine (limbic System)
Intro Song (unreleased)
Attica (limbic System)
Caribou (Pixies)
Clap Song (unreleased)
Star Man (David Bowie)
Back to the Universe (tune the blue screen)
whiskey (tune the blue screen)
Lust (tune the blue screen)
Touch without feeling (1300)
Strange Perception (1300)
Tulsa Part 1 (Limbic System)
Tulsa Part 2 (limbic System