the stop motion

the stop motion

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The Stop Motion is a driving force that will not let go once it bites down. If you've never experienced a TSM show, mark it on your list of things to do before you die. Get ready to sweat and prepare to lose your voice. The Stop Motion will not only make you move but it will cause your soul to leap.

Biography

The Stop Motion (TSM) formed in the summer of 2001. A brainchild of singer/guitarist Juan Lopez and bassist, Gaston de la Vega, the band soon grew to include the drummer, Aristides Dimitriou, a long time friend and guitarist, Alex Garcia, a school mate of Gaston’s. Chemistry was obviously on their side when they released a self-titled E.P. and a full-length album entitled Crushed that same year.

In 2002, relishing in the rush of a new album and the buzz from the underground scene, TSM was given the opportunity to record their set at their hometown venue, Churchill’s Hideaway to a crowd of over 200 fans. After a rock solid performance and an excellent recording, the band decided to release a new CD: Live at Churchill’s.

Following the continued local success, TSM began recording a three song E.P. (VJ’s got a Message, Boo Kitty and 3-3-0) with Paul Trust at Dungeon Studios, birth place to Dashboard Confessional’s E.P.’s and first albums. With an amazing E.P. and a full-length album in hand they decided it was time to spread the word.

TSM took off for a month on their first tour up the east coast. They played several showcases, one of which was at the eminent CBGB’s in New York City. Label executives from Atlantic, Epic, Sony, Maverick, Lava, Roadrunner, A&M, MCA and Virgin were scheduled for attendance. Word spread quickly and upon their return to South Florida, TSM landed a gig for Garnier Fructis where “VJ’s got a Message” is played and licensed to be used by Garnier Fructis and its sister companies.

“VJ’s got a Message” wasn’t the only TSM hit that was being acknowledged. “Boo Kitty” is featured in a Kenneth Cole compilation CD that is given away at all Kenneth Cole stores nationwide. Following their showcase at CBGB’s in NYC, Maverick Records chose “Boo Kitty” for the soundtrack to their movie in collaboration with VH-1 “30 Days ‘till I’m Famous”. The movie was produced both by VH-1 and Maverick Records.

In February of 2004, TSM had the opportunity to play a showcase for Sony Music Publishing, Capitol Management Group and Blue Jankey Entertainment, INC. Capitol Management Group representative, Robert Metzgar said, “The Stop Motion is hot, they are very contemporary and release a driving heavy rock that just turns women into a puddle of love. The sound of this band pour out of the stage like the flood waters of a tidal wave.” President and CEO of Blue Jankey Entertainment, INC., Matt W. Rowe, was also judging the showcase and said, “The Stop Motion is an energetic group who lights the inner fire of the mind. They are very outspoken and do NOT stop the motion of the audience.”

TSM returned to the studio in 2005 and are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest full-length album “Greater than Grenades” due out this year. Following the finalization of the new album TSM will be heading out on a national tour in the winter of 2006. Their tour schedule takes them from the southeastern coast all the way to the northwestern coast of the United States.

TSM has just renewed their contract with Garnier Fructis for 06-07.

For more information on the band please visit www.thestopmotionmusic.com and www.myspace.com/tsm.

Lyrics

VJ's Got a Message

Written By: John M. Lopez

Help me, I'm losing, I'm bruising, I'm using the cells of my mind. And I know that you won't need compass here to find. Your way, the highways, the bi-ways, and all of the old days have gone. And we know that, circuit are helpless to defend.

I'm losing much sleep at night, over your head.

There's nothing in my head, i think you'll understand right now. I've got a message from my world.

There's nothing in my head. I think you'd understand right now. I've got a message from my world.

Help Out, the sheep in the pasture, the pasture is all up in flames. there's hell to pay for credit cards that phone calls activate.

Touch me, the feelings your hands bring is soo deep it touches my soul. And we know that touching, leads to kissing, leads to sex.

I'm losing my sleep at night, over your head.

There's nothing in my head, I think you'll understand right now. Ive got a message from my world.

There's nothing in my head. I think you'll understand right now. I've got a message from my world.

And now, I'm losing my sleep at night. I'm watching you crumble, crumble over the wait.

I've got a message (Repeats)

I hope you keep this message (Repeats)

Boo Kitty

Written By: John M. Lopez

Hold me down, It's just like water between us and I'll drown myself, Trying to get back, But I know where your from.

And I won't have to make you feel like you are safe and sound.

And I wont have to make you feel alright, tell you good advice, cuz it's only for a while, only for a while.

Save me from myself, save me from the last time that I see straight, save me from myself, you know I'll do nothing wrong.

Hold me back, It's just like heaven between us and I lose myself, trying to get back, but I know where your from.

And I wont have to make you feel like you are safe and sound. And I wont have to make you feel alright, tell you good advice, cuz its only for a while, only for a while.

So, save me from myself, save me from the last time that I see straight, Save me from myself, you know I'll do nothing wrong.

Uh Ohh

Save me from myself, You know I'll do nothing wrong.

3-3-0

Written By: John M. Lopez

When I close my eyes, I can hear you move. Somewhere far away, the pictures move on pages gone by, the pages never lie.

Something I can try, to reconnect with you and I, with you and I. And if I make it back. I promise that i'll never go home. Cuz, home is where you are.

Two shots and you just don't know where to move. And I've got my keys left and bruised and I know you wont have to be happy. And it's all your fault when you just don't know where to move. And I've got my keys left and bruised and I know you won't have to be happy.

Somewhere else, far away from here. Far away from here.

Two shots and you just don't know where to move. And I've got my keys left and bruised and I know you wont have to be happy. And it's all your fault when you just don't know where to move. And I've got my keys left and bruised and I know you won't have to be happy. 2x's

And the one's that are missed are the one's that are left. And I know in my heart I can never regret. All the things that I've done and the things that I've said, when I walked away and let you go. And I want u to know Im not leaving, I'm not happy when I'm not home with you, I'm around you.

Discography

The Stop Motion "S/T" E.P., The Stop Motion "Crushed" L.P., The Stop Motion "Live @ Churchills Hideaway" L.P., The Stop Motion "In Bad Company" E.P., The Stop Motion "Trust" E.P. & The Stop Motion "Greater Than Grenades" L.P.

Set List

Pick up the phone, Acting a Fool, My dog gone past, Constellation, Far away, VJ's got a message, Tuesday, What it's like, I'm out, Shipwreck, Melody, I h8 U both, Avada Kedavra, Wave the white flag, Bad girl - be good, Endorphins, 3-3-0, #9 dream, Binders n bandages, Boo kitty, Perils of Industry, I want your love, Valorem, Happy, Sedatives, Radio, Lacerator, Covers: baba o'reilly (The Who), Hey Jude (The Beatles), Galaxie (Blind Melon).