The Thousand Pities

The Thousand Pities

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandAlternativeRock

The Thousand Pities - Veterans of the first wave of College Rock put together a new sound, exciting ears, hearts and minds.

Biography

The Thousand Pities formed around the songwriting and ears of Matthew Davis. In the late '80s and early '90s, Davis fronted the Western Massachusetts band The Vestrymen, whose pair of independent records (on Absolute A-Go-Go and Vertebrae Records) garnered ecstatic reviews and plenty of college-radio airplay. After seven years of Econoline van touring — and sharing stages with acts like Aimee Mann's 'Til Tuesday, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Day and Belly — Davis called it a day in 1994, retiring his brand of jangly-guitar power-pop and heading off in non-musical directions.

In 2006, after a dozen years trying to ignore the songs that kept knocking on the door of his musical id, Davis began playing, writing and recording again, recruiting old bandmates and new friends from his adopted New Jersey home turf to contribute their talents. The result is The Thousand Pities, whose personnel includes guitarist Michael Carlucci (formerly of N.J. college-radio darlings Winter Hours and current leader of East Of Venus, which also features members of The Feelies and The Bongos), keyboardist Billy Donohue (another former Vestryman, who has also played with John Cale, Inger Lorre and New Brunswick/Jersey shore favorites The Blasés) and drummer Ken Meyer (of long-lived New York City group Life In A Blender). Rounding out The Pities' sound are guitarist/singer Matt Friedlander (whose résumé includes N.J.-based indie-rockers Painted Birds and garage-bashers The Miscreants) and bassist Racine Romaguera.

The Thousand Pities' debut album, BELIEVE IN SOUND (OverPop Music), was released in March, 2011, and is available in both old-school CD and ultra-modern download form.

Lyrics

Super High Moon

Written By: Matthew Davis

I promise you this is the year
Of the super-high moon
No one believes but it appears
It's coming soon

Pointing up into the sky
Fingers flying out to stars
How will I know if i don't try?
I don't want Mars

I sing a countdown in the dark
Behind the houses on the rise
Twenty years to reach this arc
She's super-high
Now she's super-high

Super High Moon

Written By: Matthew Davis

I promise you this is the year
Of the super-high moon
No one believes but it appears
It's coming soon

Pointing up into the sky
Fingers flying out to stars
How will I know if I don't try?
I don't want Mars

I sing a countdown in the dark
Behind the houses on the rise
Twenty years to reach this arc
She's super-high
Now she's super-high

Discography

Believe In Sound (CD) - 2011