The Panic Division

The Panic Division

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The Panic Division poses innate pop instincts that are complimented by electronic loops and keyboard sampling. Their sound has been defined as dark electronic rock music mixed with pop sensibility. They have the ability to bring a human touch to a style that tends to sound mechanical.

Biography

Out of the strange swirls and chill of Texas, a scrim of what was to come of the next three years for Colton Holliday and his close friends was created. This eventual backdrop of aural textures enhanced by a wall of sound is now named The Panic Division.

San Antonio’s The Panic Division poses innate pop instincts that are complimented by electronic loops and keyboard sampling. Their sound has been defined as dark electronic rock music mixed with pop sensibility. They have the ability to bring a human touch to a style that tends to sound mechanical. Singer/Guitarist Colton Holliday elaborates on their songwriting process…”we write whole songs off of one electronic loop that we create ourselves. One small sample sometimes will spawn a whole song for us.”

Starting out being mainly an instrumental band gave The Panic Division the platform to mold their sound into something fresh and different. In turn, producing a sound that blends different styles from bands who inspire them. Colton adds, “we’re into all types of music, and some of us listen to more electronic than rock. I grew up loving artists like Aphex Twin and DJ Shadow, but I would always listen to Snapcase. I think our influences definitely show in our music. We love electronic & rock music and try to find a way to combine those two worlds in the right way.”

The Panic Division are no strangers to the challenges and triumphs of building a musical career. The band had long outgrown their state wide popularity by the time the ink dried on their contract from The Militia Group. TPD became increasingly more popular after multiple US tours and being a promotional machine for themselves.

Having overcome the daunting reality that bands in the San Antonio scene just don’t survive, The Panic Division turned down the allure from major labels to be on an independent label and make their own strides to success. Colton Holliday comments on the band’s growth, “It was very strange to me the day I started noticing that people I had never seen knew me by name. We knew then that it was time for us to take the next step in our career. We realized it’s so important to take a closer look at music and The Militia Group understood where we were coming from artistically. We’re stoked about being in the Militia family and can’t wait to progress in the industry.”

Lyrics

Versus

Written By: The Panic Division

These waters bleed of the faith insured, and Im chasing bottles, stuck on the shore. Reading peoples wishes like they were my own. This catatonic love leaves me breathless sometimes. Girl I wanna Hold On. I never should have Let Go Of You And I say Oh Oh, lets keep this thing alive. Are You Satisfied? As to a question, are we secured? Cause now Im not so sure we ever were. How could you do what you did? Now don't be shy, choke on every word until we find a reply. And cold, is what you made it. Its what you sold. I bought it last year, its getting old. How could you do all the things you did? I should have told you that Girl I wanna Hold On. I never should have Let Go Of You. And I said Oh Oh, lets keep this thing alive. Are You Satisfied? You make me younger. I swore my days were numbered. Cold, is what you made it. Its what you sold. I bought it last year, its getting old. How could you do all the things you did? I should have told you, I wanna Hold On. You're showing me a New Point Of View. And I said Oh O, lets keep this thing alive. Are you Satisfied?

Sweet Devotion

Written By: The Panic Division

Healing time, feeling the feeling. And little thoughts of you, hang from the ceiling. Underneath Youre Arms is Where I Belong. I want Sweet Devotion. Now you face youre kind, killing the killer. You brook the offense, what youve done is forever. Underneath Youre Arms is Where I Belong. I want Sweet Devotion. Now you choke on your code of submissions, and drown when you shut the fuck up. Ill be there when you burn. All these thoughts as they hang from the ceiling, theyre not of love. Its all I want. Sweet Devotion.

Discography

"Verses" - 2005 The Militia Group

Set List

Our typical set list 5 - 7 songs (30-40 minutes)

Versus
Goodbyes
Automatic synthetic
Songs of a dead poet
Sweet devotion
Danger zone(cover)