The Perfect Mistake

The Perfect Mistake

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Forming in 2003 we've released two EPs, been No. 1 unsigned artist on purevolume.com 4 times and were named winners of last year's Steven Untitled band search on Fuse. Also we have been featured as one of the top unsigned bands in the March issue of AP Magazine.

Biography

The Perfect Mistake. Creativity, Originality and Passion summed up.

Throughout the past 3 years, The Perfect Mistake has established itself as a mainstay in the New York rock scene, catching the ears of non-believers with their high energy live show and their ultra catchy sound resembling that of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. The Perfect Mistake has shared the stage with artists signed to Virgin, Drive-Thru, Victory and Tooth and Nail records among others. Now, with a new EP to be released May 2006 and with an uncompromised DIY ethic, The Perfect Mistake are set to make some noise.

The Perfect Mistake began in Spring '03 when Irving Safdieh and Joe Vaknen met in high school. That May, two months after debuting an original song at a school talent show together, Irv and Joe picked up Morris Betesh and Billy Mizrahi and hit the studio to record their first demo and The Perfect Mistake was born.

By that Summer, with an average band age of 13 and a half and no resources for promotion but the word of mouth, The Perfect Mistake exploded from nowhere, selling over 1,000 copies and proving to be a force to be reckoned with, giving a new face to the lifeless scene that was Brooklyn, New York.

That following Winter, TPM hit the studio once more to record their full length EP titled "In Flames". "In Flames" showcased the band's musical strengths, that which they are still known for today --- clever songwriting, contagious guitar hooks and overall solid, catchy rock songs.

In December '04, The Perfect Mistake was featured on the front page of Pure Volume which in turn, gave them the exposure needed to let the world know what they were missing. During that time, The Perfect Mistake held the positions of #1 overall artist, #1 unsigned artist and the #1, #4 and #6 songs throughout the whole Pure Volume community.

In March '06, TPM hit the studio once more, this time with producer Mike Watts (The Fold, The Almost, As Cities Burn, Hopesfall) to record their newest release, "A Step in the Right Direction". The new EP highlights all in which TPM have been praised for in the past while adding the perks gained from a few years of experience and just plain old growing up.

Presently, The Perfect Mistake are recording a new full length album to be released June 2008

The Perfect Mistake is a story about four boys coming together to pioneer a scene that, beforehand, did not exist in Brooklyn. Currently, the story's in the making...

Lyrics

A Step in the Right Direction

Written By: Irving Safdieh

Make no mistake
Our time has long been over
Why we try to fake it
Is what I’ll never understand

There’s certain things
That I see better off for you
Like better yet, I think it’s time to act your age
Stop hiding under things that were
That aren’t anymore.

We know we’ve got a problem
When words mean no more than that
We lie through our teeth
To feel the quotas that our heart’s demand

Let’s take a step in the right direction
And see the road beneath our feet
We’ve all have had our heartaches
So quit acting like you’ve never hurt before

‘Cuz after all
Ain’t this how love’s supposed to be
When all is said and done
Cut your loses to their smallest
Lock the door and keep this key protected
So no one knows this path existed

We know we’ve got a problem
When words mean no more than that
We lie through our teeth
To feel the quotas that our heart’s demand

But now our “I love you’s”
Do us no good at all
So pack your bags and save your shit
I want you walking out that door

I’m not asking as your accident
I’m asking as your only friend
How’d this spin so far out of control

Madison Lived in Jersey

Written By: Irving Safdieh

With time to spare she paints her eyes
But she’s not fooling anyone
The tears she’s cried have left her broken and without a place to run
The same routine has yet to satisfy her highest hopes and dreams
She’s beautiful, oh yes she is

It’s three o’ clock and she’s a wreck she’s smoking in the parking lot
She hears her name she spruces up, another bill another day
To her surprise he’s not the same
And he looks deep into her eyes
She’s beautiful and now she knows it

Meagan
Your smile brings me to my knees
I swear from now I’d never leave
Still I don’t even know your name

Meagan
How’d you end up this far gone
It won’t stay like this for long
Because, in the end you’ll see I’ll save you
I will be the one who guides you home

Show time, the lights are on, the heat can melt your soul away
Their eyes are just as hot, undressing you with every wink they take
I think you’ve had enough
I’m here to take a stand
I won’t let you fall away, why won’t you understand

Meagan
Your smile brings me to my knees
I swear from now I’ll never leave
Still I don’t even know your name

Meagan
How’d you end up this far gone
It won’t stay like this for long
Because, in the end you’ll see I’ll save you
I will be the one who guides you home

Remember when things were so nice and easy
No cares just spending time on the streets of Jersey
You left it all to find yourself and what was missing in your life
But all you found were sleazy men and cheap motels

Discography

"The Blue Room Sessions"-(Demos Sept-Jan 2008)
Various Demos

"A Step in the Right Direction" (EP/May 2006; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Mike Watts)

1. A Step in the Right Direction
2. Madison Lived in Jersey
3. Someone Phone the Paramedics
4. Friendship's a Title

"Two Years Too Late" (Single/June 2005; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. Two years too late

"The Perfect Mistake" (EP/June 2004; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. 7-9
2. Side to Side
3. Quarters for Thought (re-mixed)
4. Another Likely Story for Another Likely Story
5. Love Overdose (re-mixed)
6. No Murder in the Park... Ever
7. It's All Your Fault
8. In Flames

Untitled Demo --- (Demo/June 2003; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. Quarters for Thought
2. Love Overdose

Set List

The Perfect Mistake can play sets up to an hour and a half long. Their set usually consist of all original songs, including the following-

A Step in The Right Direction
Madison Lived in Jersey
Someone Phone the Paramedics
Friendships a Title
Two Years Too Late
In the Eyes of a Madman
Seven-Nine
Side to Side
Quarters for Thought
Another Likely Story
Love Overdose
No Murder in The Park...Ever
It's All Your Fault
In Flames
And Many New Songs That will be released in May 2008