The Times New Roman

The Times New Roman

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Drawing on a diverse range of influences TNR finds commonality in the music they write together. The band demonstrate their ability to knock you down with in your face rock, pick you up with resonating hooks and have you singing along for days on end.

Biography

The Times New Roman are a 5 piece Rock band from Baltimore, Maryland. Originally forming in the early months of 2008, TNR has risen up the Baltimore music scene playing such venues as Rams Head Live, Recher Theatre, Sonar and The Quarter at Bourbon Street.

Due out this Spring, "Passengers" will be the band's first full length release. These songs, which came out of writing and recording sessions in the band's warehouse practice space, are as diverse as the products surrounding them. The warehouse, with pallets stacked with stripper poles and boxes floor to ceiling of everything from drinking games to mirror balls, helped create a loose atmosphere for the band to write and record. Day long jam sessions turned into nights which turned into a mix of melodic, rock, and psychedelic bass driven tracks that come together to match the diversity of the band itself.

While every member hails from a different part of the country, this original rock band has made Baltimore home. Drawing on a diverse range of influences TNR finds commonality in the music they write together and draw on experiences gained throughout their travels. With standout tracks like "This City Is..." "Plastic" and "Underground", The Times New Roman demonstrate their ability to knock you down with in your face rock, pick you up with resonating hooks and have you singing along for days on end.

Lyrics

Burns Like It Should

Written By: Sam Morgan

There are things so complicated..
It consumes all of me
Hollywood goals
You'll remain nameless, into the light

But if it's like they're always saying
You can be anything
Prince of the night
Lord of the eve
Just bare your soul

CHORUS:
You don't know
What you're doing uptown
Fashions will fade
Friendships will fail
You're still around

There be hordes of expressionless faces
Haunting my sleep
Questioning eyes
Groping fingers
Tear into me

Still when darkness washes down main street
It takes a hold of me
Sends me crashing out into the night
Who is this guy?

CHORUS:
You don't know
What you're doing uptown
Fashions will fade
Friendships will fail
You're still around

No you don't know
What your still doing here
Seasons will pass
People will pass
You're still around...
Until the system drags you down

Shy Anne

Written By: Sam Morgan

Summer 2003
Well I think you pulled me out...
Of the underground
Across the way from the Albany

It was a kinda crazy thing
Cuz we'd met just days before
But I was drinking
And you looked different out of your uniform

This is the way I feel

We were torn by twists of fate
When I think back on those days
I have regrets for having never poured my heart out

You were alone
I wasn't lonely
You were a doll
I was a phony
You were in wanting
I couldn't stand the sight of me

Chorus:
If it's the way I feel
I just keep it bottled up
I just turn my music up
I just drown it out

If it's the way you feel
You just scream it out
You just shout it loud
You just boil over

Bridge:
Cold of the Winter
Shy Anne is calling
Whispering wind comes through my window pane

She's warming it up
Skipping the foreplay
Something that I'd never see again

Chorus

Discography

The Warehouse Sessions 2008
Shy Anne (Single) 2009
Burns Like It Should (Single) 2009
Both have been featured on Baltimore's 98 Rock.
In the studio now, working on our debut full length, "Passengers" due out this spring.

Set List

Plastic
900 Miles
Bright Lights
At Fault
Open Fire
Strikebreaker
Everything Is Gold
Them's The Breaks
This City Is...
Brush It Away
Shy Anne
Passengers
Underground
Burns Like It Should

Our Set is a little over an hour and we are constantly adding new songs.