The Strand

The Strand

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Industrial Electro Thrash with a focus on an energetic live performance and pounding dancable beats.

Biography

Pounding electronic beats and riff driven synth lines dominated with vocals by Dave Strand and Kimberly Brown make up industrial Arizona based band The Strand. Since their inception in 2000, The Strand has produced three full length CDs, and received massive acclaim from promoters, journalists, DJs and fans across the globe. Thanks to that momentum, The Strand has secured distribution through Hot Topic and Tower Records nationally. The Strand gets airplay in numerous clubs worldwide and has appeared in a variety of magazines, websites, and movies. Featured on four nationally distributed compilations, The Strand has launched from being a small home-based production into the ears and eyes of industrial fans across the globe. The Strand has supported several national acts, and performed on the main stage at Convergence 11 2005, as well as the Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City 2004.

The Strand does not take the conventional techno approach when bringing the music to a live scenario. Instead, a majority of the music is performed live with a drummer, four keyboardists and two vocalists. If you have not seen a live performance by The Strand, it is really something to consider checking out. Currently The Strand is booking shows and hard at work on their next CD release, slated for late 2006.

Lyrics

Haunted

Written By: The Strand

HAUNTED (140BPM)

I war inside.
More than prophesized.
Won't kill sweetest dreams.
Arresting my puppet, my puppet strings.

What is the cost of my thoughts that became?
I wear a cast so I can't play any games.
This is the long haul, the pitfall that we face.
I'm haunted by the other lips you will taste.
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!

I know it's coming, I'm running for shelter.
I seek distractions for reactions I can't filter.
This is a symptom. I'm about to leave this chapter.
I was going nowhere, now I'm getting there faster.
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!

This mighty web we've spun can save us from all the weight above,
But who avoids the hands of time?
I pray it's your's and mine.
Your life has just begun and what we have can never be undone.
I know there's pieces you must find.
You're out of sight but not out of mind.

War!
War!

This is a symptom.
I'm about to leave this chapter.
I was going nowhere, now I'm getting there faster.
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!
I know it's coming, I'm running for shelter.
I seek distractions for reactions I can't filter.
Lips you will taste! OoAchaw!

This mighty web we've spun can save us from all the weight above,
But who avoids the hands of time?
I pray it's your's and mine.
Your life has just begun and what we have can never be undone.
I know there's pieces you must find.
You're out of sight but not out of mind.

This mighty web we've spun can save us from all the weight above,
But who avoids the hands of time?
I pray it's your's and mine.
Your life has just begun and what we have can never be undone.
I know there's pieces you must find.
You're out of sight but not out of mind.

You Make Me Crazy

Written By: The Strand


Lyrics for "You Make Me CraZy"
Girls, they make me want to pull out my hair,
Or pull a Vince Van Gogh, hey baby check out my ear.
There’s like a million books to try and figure them out,
But when it’s said and done, open foot insert mouth. No wait..

Crazy What are you talking about?
You make me crazy. Look, you’re the one freakin out.
You make me crazy. Now you’re just blowin off steam.
You make me.

I got no clue what I did. Oh yeah, I’m sure nothing’s wrong.
Well, whatever it is, let’s assume I’m at fault.
I mean, do we have to fight? This could go on and on.
Would you just say what you mean? I’m an insensitive bum.

You make me crazy. What are you talking about?
You make me crazy. Look, you’re the one freakin out.
You make me crazy. Now you’re just blowin off steam.
You make me, Honey, you need therapy.

D OoD EeD Oo. D OoD EeD Oo.

What the fuck is happening?
You make me crazy.
You make me crazy.
You make me crazy.
You make me,
You make me crazy. What are you talking about?
You make me crazy. Look, you’re the one freakin out.
You make me crazy. Now you’re just blowin off steam.
You make me, Crazy.

Chicks Suck

Written By: The Strand


Lyrics for "Chicks Suck"
Chicks Suck:

Lyrics:
no more bark and no more bite.
nowadays i don't put up a fight.
some rules i break some rules i bend.
but don't you ever ever ever let me date again, because..
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
fade out sight so noone sees
spreading rumors like a bad disease
when i'm back, then you're bold,
when i'm cold, then you bite!
it's the way, that you mold,
it's the way that you fight!
your conversation style is killing me inside.
you never listen to me, it's always time to hide
you should have censored all those nasty cliches'
you haven't got what i need anyways
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck)
Chicks Suck! (chicks suck)
Guys Suck! (guys suck

written by dave strand and kimberly brown

Discography

In the Trench (full length) 2001
Diatom (full length) 2005
RMX01 (remixes by nationals) 2005

Set List

45 minute set (10 minute setup and strike)
8 original, 1 cover

1. Shut Your Face / Onslaught
2. You Make Me Crazy
3. I Hate My Fucking Job
4. Haunted
5. You Bet Right
6. Be Afraid of Us
7. Chicks Suck
8. Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J Cover)
9. Apparent Disaster

(more songs if needed)