The Podunks

The Podunks

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We are a highly energetic alternative rock band. We base our sound off of melodic, hypnotic verses and exploding, loud choruses to build tension, and energy within the music to develop emotion in the song.

Biography

Introducing to you The Podunks, a highly motivated and energetic three-piece alternative rock band from Statesville, NC, whose influences include the melodic yet powerful riffs of Foo Fighters, and the lyrical content of Ryan Adams.
We are now in the process of scheduling dates to promote our self-titled debut album and to have fun, meet new people, and gain valuable experience performing for our growing fan base. We are currently working on our second album and writing new material. We are highly dedicated to make music that expresses our thoughts and attitudes towards the world we live in. We hope to continue doing what we love and one day be able to make a living writing and performing our music.
It was in early 2006 when Ethan Howard and Dustin Howell decided to form a two-piece rock band as a release to the everyday hassles of school and work. It was decided soon after that the band would be called The Podunks, podunk meaning a small, isolated town with nothing to offer. This name was chosen because of the seemingly insignificance of the bands hometown of Statesville, North Carolina. The two members enjoyed the rewards of making music together and dedicated more and more time to making music until the point that they began to practice everyday. Soon after the start of the band the two members felt it was necessary to add another member and decided to ask longtime friend Dylan Fox to join the band as a bassist. Dylans bass playing took the band to the next level of intensity and provided the rhythm during Ethans solos. With the line-up now complete The Podunks began writing original tunes and had soon written 11 original songs. Rehearsing their repertoire of originals throughout the early months of 2006, The Podunks decided it was time to go into the studio and make a record. After an all-night recording session in June the album tracks were completed, every song being done in one take. During the next two months their debut album was mixed by Allen Rufty, and scheduled to be released at their first gig in August at The Witches Brew in Lincolnton, NC. After the release of the first album the band continued to play shows and are currently writing songs for thier follow up album.
The band is fronted and led by guitarist, singer Ethan Howard. This 17 year old guitarist delivers powerfully with his melodic, hypnotizing verses and aggressive, exploding choruses, building tension and energy within the song. Ethan mixes the influence of the smooth John Mayer, with the intensity of the Foo Fighter to create the style of the band.
Dylan Fox takes the band to the next level with his funky, rhythmatic bass lines, providing the landscape of the song during Ethans solos. The 17 year old bassist combines his influences of Incubus and Tool to create intricate bass lines that keep the song going.
Drummer, Dustin Howell completes the bands line-up with his bold, power-house drumming technique. Dustin mixes the influences of drummers such as Dave Grohl and Danny Carey to provide the rhythm for the songs.
All in all, we hope to continue touring and making music, while making a name for ourselves in the music scene.

Lyrics

Keep 'Em Flying

Written By: Ethan Howard

I met you on cinema drive
I didn't know that things would ever be this way
You showed me, all i needed to see
And that girl is one thing that helps me sleep at night

Im not the one that will walk you home
Im not the one that will follow you everyday
I know one thing, I will say to you
And it will son keep 'em always, and we'll keep 'em flying

I saw you, on the corner of my street
Looking for a place that you can stay
But your not welcome around here anymore
And you will find out when I walk out the door

No Danger

Written By: Ethan Howard

And I can't see no danger, no warning signs
No I can't see no danger up ahead
We walked for an hour, only to find and old beat up country record shop

And I can't see no danger
No warning signs
No I can't see no danger up ahead

And I thank God everyday for keeping me
From danger and those evil traps
I've been fortunate for my health and everything, and a place that I can call my home

And I can't see no danger
No warning signs
No I can't see no danger up ahead

And theres just one thing to say to you
Just promise me, promise that you'll always tell me truth
We've been through so much these days
And its too late to throw it away on something that we know
And I know you've never been here before, but thats ok, I'll show you something you never heard before

And I can't see no danger
No warning signs
No I can't see no danger up ahead

C'mon Join The Bull

Written By: Ethan Howard

I'll start listening to your thoughts
As soon as you start caring about mine
It seems you've had overnight success
And left the hometown behind
You got to realize second chances don't come at an easy price
And with this friendship you can't afford to roll the dice

Your a walking sign
And it reads
C'mon everyone join the bull

And you know that nothings gonna be the same
Everyones pointing fingers, but your the one to blame
You've gone and lost yourself so far away
And now there is nothing left for us to say

Your a walking sign
And it reads
C'mon everyone join the bull

And now there is one last thing to say
Everyone's following you but i'll go my way
You've gone and lost yourselve so far, and your not coming back
And for that I won't cut you any slack

Your a walking sign
And it reads
C'mon everyone join the bull

Discography

The Podunks

Set List

Our typical set list consist of approximately 15 originals and 5 covers, and usually run between 1 hour and 1.5 hours.
Our original repertoire includes: C'mon Join The Bull, No Danger, Shallow Deep End, Keep 'Em Flying, FGA, Tis All Good, UTHAD, Trying Too Hard, The Real Deal, Miles Ahead, Wouldn't Be The Same, Parkay, New Wave, Mayberry, As I Wave Goodbye, and Placebo.
Our cover repertoire includes: This Is It (Ryan Adams), For All The Cows (Foo Fighters), Get Free (The Vines), Steady As She Goes (The Racontuers), U-mass (Pixies), Daughters (John Mayer), Lenny (Stevie Ray Vaughn), Tension Head (Queens Of The Stone Age), and How It Feels To Be Something On (Sunny Day Real Estate).